Intercultural Communication ( Reflection Paper )

The reflection is personal and should address and include certain sections as discussed below. It is NOT A SUMMARY of each the chapters or lectures.

Length:

Your reflection should be 4-5 pages in length double spaced 12 point font.

Structure:

Your reflection should have a title, a brief introduction, all 3 sections listed and explained below (personal application reflection, class content reflection, and online class format/structure reflection) and a conclusion. Additional content of personal experience is welcome although not required.

Personal application reflection: this section should introduce and briefly explain one, two or three concepts from the chapter/s (e.g. ethnocentrism; high context; cultural shock…) this should not be more than half of a page in length at most. After you introduce the concept, you analyze it looking into how you may have seen it in your life and how; you should provide concrete examples from your life or that of other people close to you (e.g. gender roles, as I was growing up I was taught that…). If you disagree with the certain concept (e.g. the chapter says that Greek culture is high context in general and you disagree) you may provide arguments why you disagree. Please note that the sample personal application reflection is provided on blackboard and is a sample for content and not length nor in covers all required sections. Make sure that your transition between the concepts you choose to reflect on and discuss is smooth.

Class content reflection: in this section you will focus on the material discussed in class e.g. the lectures, chapters and text, video links, activities and self-assessments, guest speaker recorded lecture, discussion boards, speakers and topics for extra credit opportunities…etc. In this section you will write your own assessment of all or some of these.

Online class format/structure reflection: in this section please focus on the format of the class; you may discuss what worked for you? What did not work? What you liked and what you wished was different. While we all may have preferred the class to be face to face and you may mention this if you like, please focus in this section on the class’ online format itself.

Other: you surly can add anything that you would like to share which you may not have mentioned in the other sections.

Conclusion: Please conclude with a brief paragraph assessing your overall experience in this class.