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
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?
you learn that there are more similarities than differences? If so, please
to the Cultural Information Interview Scoring Guide as you develop this
Paper Length: 2–3 double-spaced pages (not including title and reference
After completing your Cultural
Information Interview assignment in this unit, write about your experience.
Discuss your findings. Be sure to share your interview summary and relationship
analysis, as well as any insights you discovered about the different dynamics
of interpersonal communication between cultures.