Independent economic, technological, political, and social relationships – globally * Globalization
Negative or positive?
The common theme is connectedness
Actions or processes that involve the entire world and result in something worldwide in scope. * World trade and international business
* The ability to move products, equipment, people, information and securities around the world with little concern for national or international borders. * How will the economy be managed and controlled?
* Do we need new organizations to set up better international standards of conduct? * Technology and travel
* Technology has expanded the ability of people throughout the world to connect with each other * Increasing competition for natural resources
* We need to consume more resources to sustain this economic growth * Particularly harmful to third-world nations
* Rising prices and food scarcities
* Global competition for food – especially fish
* International conflict and security
* The world is more dangerous than it used to be
* We need better intercultural communication skills so that we can meet each other’s needs * Environmental challenges
* Global warming
* Increased desertification
* Water shortage
* Need communication skills to help resolve all these problems * World health issues
* Interconnectedness influences health care concerns – think about how quickly AIDS traveled around the world * Shifting populations – increasing demographic changes * Immigration
* Population is increasing
* Driving growth in the U.S. instead of birth
* The aging U.S. population
* Will this shift cultural views?
* Multicultural society
* Is there an emergent global culture?
* Intercultural communication – interaction between people whose cultural perceptions and symbol systems are distinct enough to alter the communication taking place. * Dominant culture
* The group in power (in terms of control)
* The election of Obama may be a signal of the diffusion of power historically held by white males (in the U.S.) * Co-cultures
* Other cultures that exist in the presence of the dominant culture * Can be based on race, ethnicity, gender, age, etc.
* Communication is at the heart of all human contact and it has the power to create and destroy. * Functions of communication:
* Gather information about others – essential in dealing with strangers * Fulfill interpersonal needs – we are social creatures * Establish personal identities -
* Influence others – shape others to behave the way we want * Communication is a dynamic process in which people attempt to share their internal states with other people through the use of symbols. * Principles of communication:
* It is a dynamic process – it is never ending
* It is symbolic – an expression that represents something else * Communication is symbolic because there is not direct mind-to-mind communication between people. * It is contextual – the way we communicate depends on our culture, environment, occasion, time, the number of people we are with or addressing * We must learn how to communicate effectively in different situations * It is self-reflective
* It teaches us to communicate – some things we learn consciously some things we learn without thinking about it at all * It has consequences – All of our messages do something to...