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  • 1. Personal vs. Universal Aspects of Culture September 4, 2007 Day 4
  • 2. Plan for Today
    • Personal vs. Universal vs. Cultural (11-11:35)
    • Preparing to visit host country (11:35-11:45)
    • Word meanings (11:45-12:15)
  • 3. Question for Reflection
    • Make a list of 4 of your behaviors you think are personal, 4 that you think are universal, and 4 that you think are cultural.
  • 4. Cultural vs. Personal vs. Universal
    • Cultural - what a group of people have in common and how they’re different from other groups
    • Personal - how each person is different from others
    • Universal - how all people in all groups are similar
  • 5. Differentiating
    • Eating with chopsticks
    • Women walking 5 steps behind men
    • Walking rather than riding the bus
    • Feeling sorry for stepping on someone’s foot
    • Respecting your elders
    • Making a slurping sound when eating noodles or soup
    • Wearing warm clothes when its cold
    • Being depressed when a loved one dies
    • Sleeping with a light on
    • Shaking hands when you first meet someone
  • 6. Important things to know about host country
  • 7. Word meanings
    • Make a list of everything you associate with these words
    • Discuss descriptions together and rank associations according to 1)crucial, 2)very important, 3)important, 4)not very important
  • 8. Homework
    • Using the word family or marriage, interview two people from two different cultures. Ask the interviewee to say what the word means to them and then rank . . .