Description

Cross-cultural communication was briefly covered earlier in the course. This type of communication focuses on the elements that impact communication across different cultures and how messages can be adjusted to reach audiences. “Culture is a dynamic, fluid, ever-changing, and complex force in the lives of individuals, groups, and communities” (Huff, Kline, & Peterson, 2015, p. 22). Communicators must understand this dynamic flow and address the nuances of culture in their work.

Assignment Instructions

Understanding culture is a key part of communication. This week’s introduction outlined key components of understanding culture as it relates to communicating with your key audiences. Here are those elements:

Objective Elements in Culture

Subjective Elements in Culture

Laws

Values

Regulations

Norms

Language

Beliefs

Attitudes

In this assignment, you will fill in the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association’s cultural competence checklist, located in this week’s resources.Here is the link http://www.asha.org/uploadedFiles/Cultural-Competence-Checklist-Personal-Reflection.pdf

After you have completed this assignment, you will comment on how your reflection helped you to better understand the elements of cross-cultural communication, awareness of your own cultural values, awareness and acceptance of cultural differences, development of cultural knowledge, and ability to adapt to cultural context.

Total Assignment Length: Completed checklist, to 2-page reflection, not including title and reference pages

Resources: Include a minimum of 3 scholarly resources to support your assignment.

Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented this week. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to University’s Academic Integrity Policy. Upload your document and click the Submit to Dropbox button.

Reference:

Huff, R., Kline, M. & Peterson, D. (2015). Culture, health promotion, and cultural competence. In R. Huff, M. Kline, & D. Peterson, Health promotion in multicultural populations (pp. 3-20). London, UK: SAGE Publications, Ltd. doi: 10.4135/9781483368771.n1

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Rubric Name: Common Grading Rubric – 10 Points

Criteria

Completed few parts of the assignment and/or did not address many questions/tasks posed in the assignment instructions or assignment prompt.

Completed some parts of the assignment and/or did not address several questions/tasks posed in the assignment instructions or assignment prompt.

Completed all required parts of the assignment and addressed most of the questions/tasks posed in the assignment instructions or assignment prompt.

Completed all required parts of the assignment and addressed all questions/tasks posed in the assignment instructions or assignment prompt.

No evidence of knowledge and understanding of assignment content.

No evidence of analysis of assignment content.

Responses were generally not thoughtful, thorough, or well-reasoned.

Little evidence of knowledge and understanding of assignment content.

Little evidence of analysis of assignment content.

Responses were occasionally thoughtful and/or may not have been thorough or well-reasoned

Some evidence of knowledge and understanding of assignment content.

Some evidence of analysis of assignment content.

Responses were mostly thoughtful, thorough, and well-reasoned.

Strong evidence of knowledge and understanding of assignment content.

Detailed evidence of analysis of assignment concept.

Responses were thoughtful, thorough, and well-reasoned

Resources are not scholarly and/or peer-reviewed; and/or were of poor quality and/or not appropriate for the assignment.

Some resources are scholarly and/or peer-reviewed; and/or were of good quality and/or appropriate for the assignment.

Most resources are scholarly and/or peer-reviewed; and/or were of good quality and/or appropriate for the assignment.

Resources are scholarly and/or peer-reviewed and were of excellent quality and/or appropriate for the assignment.

Numerous misspelled words and grammatical errors.

APA formatting not used.

Frequently misspells words and/or makes consistent grammatical errors.

Numerous APA formatting issues.

Occasionally misspells words and/or some grammatical errors.

Minor APA formatting issues.

No or very few misspelled words and/or no or very few grammatical errors.

No APA formatting issues

Overall Score

Rubric Name: Common Grading Rubric – 5 Points

Criteria

Completed few parts of the assignment and/or did not address many questions/tasks posed in the assignment instructions or assignment prompt.

Completed some parts of the assignment and/or did not address several questions/tasks posed in the assignment instructions or assignment prompt.

Completed all required parts of the assignment and addressed most of the questions/tasks posed in the assignment instructions or assignment prompt.

Completed all required parts of the assignment and addressed all questions/tasks posed in the assignment instructions or assignment prompt.

No evidence of knowledge and understanding of assignment content.

No evidence of analysis of assignment content.

Responses were generally not thoughtful, thorough, or well-reasoned.

Little evidence of knowledge and understanding of assignment content.

Little evidence of analysis of assignment content.

Responses were occasionally thoughtful and/or may not have been thorough or well-reasoned

Some evidence of knowledge and understanding of assignment content.

Some evidence of analysis of assignment content.

Responses were mostly thoughtful, thorough, and well-reasoned.

Strong evidence of knowledge and understanding of assignment content.

Detailed evidence of analysis of assignment concept.

Responses were thoughtful, thorough, and well-reasoned

Resources are not scholarly and/or peer-reviewed; and/or were of poor quality and/or not appropriate for the assignment.

Some resources are scholarly and/or peer-reviewed; and/or were of good quality and/or appropriate for the assignment.

Most resources are scholarly and/or peer-reviewed; and/or were of good quality and/or appropriate for the assignment.

Resources are scholarly and/or peer-reviewed and were of excellent quality and/or appropriate for the assignment.

Numerous misspelled words and grammatical errors.

APA formatting not used.

Frequently misspells words and/or makes consistent grammatical errors.

Numerous APA formatting issues.

Occasionally misspells words and/or some grammatical errors.

Minor APA formatting issues.

No or very few misspelled words and/or no or very few grammatical errors.

No APA formatting issues

Overall Score