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Cultural Information interview
Interview someone from another culture (not necessary ethnic) about interpersonal dynamics and customs in relationships. This may include discussions about friendship, dating, marriage, and family, but you are not limited to this list.
Keep in mind that culture is not limited to ethnicity. For example, if you interview the chief executive officer (CEO) of your company, you will find that CEOs have their own culture. If you interview a person in the military, you will find that the military has its own sets of rules that are standardized throughout its culture. If you interview someone who attended a private or religious school, whereas you attended a public school, you will find that he or she has a different culture.
After conducting your interview, prepare an interview summary and analysis that describes the relationships discussed. Address the following:
- Briefly describe who you interviewed and why you chose this person. For privacy reasons, do not include the person’s name.
- Provide specific examples for each topic area covered in your interview, including but not limited to friendship, dating, marriage, and family. Include nonverbal examples as well.
- Reflect on these examples, including nonverbal examples, through the theories and concepts from the course readings. Compare the different dynamics of interpersonal relationships between your culture and the culture of the person you interviewed. Be sure to connect your experience with as many concepts and theories discussed in the text as you can.
- How do theories of intercultural communication shed light on the information you learned from your interviewee?
- Did you learn that there are more similarities than differences? If so, please explain.
Refer to the Cultural Information Interview Scoring Guide as you develop this assignment.
- Written Communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
- APA Formatting: Paper, resources, and citations are formatted according to APA style and formatting.
- Paper Length: 2–3 double-spaced pages (not including title and reference pages).
- Font and Font Size: Times New Roman or Arial, 12 point.