1-Explain at least two ways in which ethnocentrism, stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination act as barriers to effective intercultural communication.
2-We all belong to various cultural groups. Identify two groups you belong to both voluntary and involuntary. Describe your membership to each group. Then explain how belonging to that group influences your perceptions of others within and outside of your cultural group.
3-Explain the importance of histories and their relationship to cultural identities. Why is it important to discover histories when studying intercultural communication?
4-Explain the differences in how identities are developed from a minority versus majority group members in the United States.
5-Identify and describe the benefits and challenges of interpersonal intercultural relationships. Then discuss the impacts of interpersonal intercultural relationships on our ability to communicate across cultures.
2 to 3 paragraphs for each topic