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

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