Elements of intercultural communication | Social Science homework help

I need each question answered in about 150-200 words  

Please use and reference the following course text:-

Neuliep, J. (2017). (7th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Intercultural Communication: A contextual approach Publications. ISBN-13: 9781506315133.



Why is intercultural literacy needed in today’s world? How can the definitions of communication and culture be used to foster this literacy? How is the language used to describe a culture, such as the Nacirema culture from the course readings, shaped by this literacy?


Compare two different approaches to studying intercultural communication from Chapter 3 of your textbook. How does having a Christian worldview shape one’s motivations or methods for studying intercultural communication, if at all? Explain.


Read Chapters 1 through 3 in Effective Intercultural Communication: A Christian Perspective.

Read “How to Communicate Globally,” by Gundling, from Training & Development (1999).


 Read “Virtual Limits: Multicultural Dimensions of Online Education,” Linda, Nieckoski, Rodman, & Sheppard, from International Educator (2004).


 Read “Cultural Competence: Why It Matters and How You Can Acquire It” by Lee & Liao in IESE Insight (2015).


 Read “New Research Shows That Close Intercultural Relationships Can Enhance Individual Creativity and Innovation Potential” in PR Newswire (2017).


Read “Chapter 6 – Conclusions” by Abramson & Moran in Managing Cultural Differences: Global Leadership for the 21st Century (2018).


 Watch “Cross Cultural Communication,” by Riccardi, from TEDx.





Read the case at the end of Chapter 4 in your textbook carefully to identify elements of worldview as explained in the chapter. In what ways does this case illustrate the impact of globalization on cultural values?


What are two issues or challenges that arise in intercultural interactions that stem from the complex relationship between language and culture? Share examples that illustrate the complex influence of language differences on intercultural understanding.


Read Chapters 4 and 5 in Effective Intercultural Communication: A Christian Perspective.

Read “Transforming Faith: Teaching as a Christian Vocation in a Secular, Worldview-Diverse Culture,” by Cooling, from  Journal of Education and Christian Belief  (2010).


 Read “Culture, Worldview, and Contextualization,” by Kraft (1998).


 Read “Integrating the Study of Culture and Religion: Toward a Psychology of Worldview” by Johnson, Hill, & Cohen, from  Social & Personality Psychology Compass  (2011).


Read “10 Indispensable American Expressions,” by Hitchens, from Forbes FYI (2000).


Read “The Pragmatic Comparison of Chinese and Western ‘Politeness’ in Cross-Cultural Communication,” by Jiang & Yuxiao, from Journal of Language Teaching & Research (2010).


Read “Strong Language Lost in Translation You Talkin’ to Me,” by Williams, from New Scientist (2013).


Watch “How Language Shapes the Way We Think” by Lera Boroditsky in Films on Demand (2018).


 Read “Effects of Community Service‐Learning on Heritage Language Learners’ Attitudes Toward Their Language and Culture,” by Cabo, Prada, & Pereira, from  Foreign Language Annals  (2017).


 Read “The Relation Between Language, Culture, and Thought,” by Imai, Kanero, & Masuda, from  Current Opinion in Psychology  (2016).





Compare two different types of societies discussed in Chapter 6 of your textbook. What stands out to you about the similarities/differences between these types of societies?


What roles do social institutions within a culture play in producing, maintaining, or transforming a culture? What perspectives did you gain about the importance/role of social institutions in a culture that you didn’t have before this topic? What unique impact have particular social institutions had in your culture or in the way you communicate?


Read Chapters 6 and 7 in Effective Intercultural Communication: A Christian Perspective.

Read “Social Institutions and Work Centrality: Explorations Beyond National Culture,” by Parboteeah & Cullen, from  Organization Science  (2003).


Read “The Naturalness of (Many) Social Institutions: Evolved Cognition as Their Foundation,” by Boyer & Petersen, from  Journal of Institutional Economics  (2012).


 Read “Digital Transformation of Social Institutions,” by Mikheev, Serkina, & Vasyaev, from  Talent Development & Excellence  (2020).


 Watch “Racial Reconciliation – Ephesians 2:10-11,” by Baucham, from Founders Ministries (2019).


Read “Social Identity: The Role of Self in Group Processes and Intergroup Relations,” by Hogg, Abrams, & Brewer, from Group Processes & Intergroup Relations  (2017).


Read “Culture and Group-Based Emotions: Could Group-Based Emotions be Dialectical?,” by Lu, Hamamura, Doosje, Suzuki, & Takemura, from  Cognition and Emotion  (2017).


 Read “What’s Your Beef With Vegetarians? Predicting Anti-Vegetarian Prejudice From Pro-Beef Attitudes Across Cultures,” by Earle & Hodson, from  Personality and Individual Differences  (2017).





What role does nonverbal communication play in intercultural interactions? Give examples both from research on nonverbal cultural distinctiveness and from your own experience that show how nonverbal differences between cultures can influence intercultural communication.


Read sidebar 9.1 in Chapter 9 of your textbook and answer the following questions: People from cultures who prefer direct communication methods often think that indirect communication methods are deceitful. Consider how you would respond to a colleague who asks, “Why don’t they just come out and tell the truth?” Is “contexting” relevant to Christians communicating about their faith to other Christians or non-Christians? Explain.


Read Chapters 8 through 11 in Effective Intercultural Communication: A Christian Perspective.

Read “What, When, Where, Why and How: Know the Specifics of Your Communication,” by Iyengar, from Vidwat: The Indian Journal of Management (2012).


 Read “Doing Business Abroad? Simple Faux Pas Can Sink You,” by Gary, from USA Today (2007).


Read “Face to Face” by LaCour in OD Practitioner (2016).


 Read “Getting to Sí, Ja, Oui, Hai, and Da” by Meyer in Harvard Business Review (2015).


 Read “The Importance of Non-Verbal Communication” by Phutela in IUP Journal of Soft Skills (2015).

Explore “Compare Countries,” from Hofstede Insights.


 Read “Non-Verbal Communication in Hospitality: At the Intersection of Religion and Gender,” by Islam & Kirillova, from  International Journal of Hospitality Management  (2020).


 Read “Emoticons and Non-Verbal Communications Across Arabic, English, and Korean Tweets,” by Park & Mimouni, from Global Knowledge, Memory, and Communication (2020).


Read “Nonverbal Communication in Text-Based, Asynchronous Online Education,” by Al Tawil, from International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning  (2019).


Read “Learning Pakistani Culture Through the Namaz Emoji,” by Sadiq & Shahida, from iCoMET (2019).





What is the difference between an “honor-oriented society” and a “justice-oriented society” and how do these value differences get expressed in communication? How do different communication values in these societies influence communication about the gospel?


What is the difference between masculine and feminine cultures? Chapter 13 in your textbook mentions that “gender differences can and often do result in painful gender disparities.” Discuss one example of this that stands out to you from the chapter. 


Read Chapters 12 through 14 in Effective Intercultural Communication: A Christian Perspective.

Read “You Need to Understand My Gender Role: An Empirical Test of Tannenʼs Model of Gender and Communication,” by Edwards & Hamilton, from  Sex Roles  (2004).


 Read “He’s a Man and She’s a Woman: A Conversation Analysis on Linguistic Gender Differences,” by Sumpio, from  International Journal of English Literature and Social Sciences  (2020).


Watch “What Is a Shame Society? What Does Shame Society Mean?,” from  The Audiopedia  (2018).


 Watch “Toilets, Bowties, Gender and Me,” by Mason-Hyde, from  TEDx  (2018).








How does your cultural background affect how you handle conflict? How might the Christian worldview as a “cultural background” influence the way someone might handle conflict? What suggestions do you find helpful from intercultural communication researchers? Cite any sources used.


Read sidebar 17.4 in Chapter 17 of your textbook. After reading, respond the following reflection prompts: Identify which of the above areas you would consider an area of strength for you. Do you think it would still be a strength in a cross-cultural setting? Why or why not? Choose one of the items above that you find most difficult and explain what it might take for you personally to grow in this area.


Read Chapters 15, 16, 17, 21, and 23 in Effective Intercultural Communication: A Christian Perspective.

Read “Developing Skills to Address Cultural Issues in Arbitration and Mediation” by Cheng in Dispute Resolution Journal (2017).  


 Read “Conflict Management Practices for Diverse Workplaces” by Prause & Mujtaba in Journal of Business Studies Quarterly (2015).


 Read “Leading Globally, Thinking Interculturally: Developing Global Characteristics” by Caldwell in The Journal of Business Diversity (2015).


 Read “Coping Strategies for Culture Shock as Indicators of Cultural Identity,” by Rempel, from Journal of Undergraduate Anthropology (2011).


 Read “Culture Shock” by Zukauskas in Salem Press Encyclopedia (2015).


 Read “The Role of Intercultural Competence and Local Wisdom in Building Intercultural and Interreligious Tolerance,” by Sri Eko & Putranro, from  Journal of Intercultural Communication Research  (2019).


Read “Interventions to Promote Learners’ Intercultural Competence: A Meta-Analysis,” by Zhang & Zhou, from  International Journal of Intercultural Relations  (2019).


 Watch “How Culture Drives Behaviours,” by Bourrelle, from  TEDx  (2015).





Charles Kraft has identified several myths (some of which are outlined in sidebar 18.1 of Chapter 18 in your textbook) about the communication of the gospel (for the full list, see Kraft 1991a, 35–54; note also the critique and notations in Hesselgrave and Rommen 1989, 193–96). As you read through the list, can you identify any that you have believed? If you think it is not a myth, how would you respond?


Chapter 18 describes different evangelistic methods based on assumptions about the conversion process as well as communicative elements of cultures that shape decision-making responses to the sharing of the gospel. What do you think about these methods? Do you think one is better than the others? Do you think they all have some merits and some drawbacks? Explain, analyzing specific elements of the methods as you compare them.


Read Chapters 18, 19, 20, and 22 in Effective Intercultural Communication: A Christian Perspective.

Read “Conversion to Christianity: The Colonization of the Mind?,” by Stanley, from  International Review of Mission  (2003).


 Read “A Crucial Part of the Social and Cultural Fabric: Christianity and Chinua Achebe’s ‘In a Village Church,'” by Purcell, from  The Explicator  (2020).


Read “The Historical Influence of Christianity in Cultural Communication between China and the West,” by Bai, from Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Arts, Design and Contemporary Education  (2017).


 Read “The Influence of Christianity on Lisu People’s Cultural Development,” by Liu, from Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Contemporary Education, Social Sciences and Humanities  (2019). 


 Read “The Battle for Our Culture: An Interview with Francis Schaeffer,” on pages 4 – 9, from New Wine Magazine (1982).


Read “How to Engage Culture Like Francis Schaeffer,” by Ashford, from  Intersect Project  (2015).


 Watch “Arop,” from  Wycliffe Bible Translators  (2014).


Review the ”  Wycliffe Bible Translators” website.




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