Date of Defense
Dr. Melissa Gibson
Human thought, behavior and communication stem from a shared construct known as culture. While there are various definitions of culture, the overarching paradigm denotes a common set of values, premises and meaning that are held to varying degrees by a group of individuals. It is the implications of culture that create meaning amongst members of the group. Intercultural communication focuses attention on how such commonalities within a group affect their patterns of communication as well as their interactions with other cultures. The domain accepts and uses differences as methodology to comprehension.
McKinnon, Sara L., "Setting the Stage: Training for Experiential Intercultural Communication" (2001). Honors Theses. 809.
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