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Situations where you may encounter racism can often come about suddenly. These situations may be so offensive that you are at a loss for words, or these situations can be so commonplace that a person does not recognize them as offensive or racist. For example, you may be at a party and a friend uses a racist slur to refer to people of a certain ethnic group. One person laughs nervously, another looks away, and yet another person nods approvingly. But no one says anything. What do you do? Call the person racist? Walk away? Explain that it offended you? Discuss the harm done by racist comments?
Read the following scenario and imagine being in this situation:
Kevin and C.J. have been friends since elementary school. Even though C.J. has been attending college out of state for the last year, the two have remained close friends. On some occasions, however, both C.J. and Kevin have noticed some changes in the other. Kevin has noticed that C.J. is a little more serious about life and C.J. has noticed that Kevin has begun to refer to members of other racial groups in very derogatory ways. After being around Kevin for three days, C.J. has decided to discuss the problem.
C.J.: “What’s with you, Kevin? Why do you call people names like that?”
Kevin: “Ah, it doesn’t mean anything. It’s just talk.”
C.J. “Yeah, but it’s hard to ignore. It sounds real harsh to me.”
Kevin: “Come on, C.J., don’t take things so seriously. I would never say those things to anyone’s face.”
C.J.: “I guess.” (C.J. didn’t want to start anything with his friend, so he just shrugged his shoulders and let the issue drop. He felt it wasn’t worth getting into a fight over, but he did not feel comfortable with Kevin’s explanation.)
.substantively answer the following questions:
1.) Describe, in your own terms, the dilemma facing C.J.
2.) Have you ever been faced with a similar dilemma with a close friend, acquaintance, or family member? What happened? How did you deal with the situation?
3.) Why are we often afraid to “start anything” with people, who have offended us or made us angry? What keeps us from speaking up? Is it easier to say something to a friend or to someone you have just met? Why or why not?
4.) What is the harm of using racist terms, if the person or group being referred to does not hear the comment?
5.) Consider Kevin’s phrase, “It’s just talk.” Can some of the things we say be labeled as “just talk” and not really mean anything? Why or why not?
6.) How might C.J. have talked with Kevin, about his use of derogatory language, without causing a rift between them?

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Reflect on a time where you interacted professionally with a person from a different culture and the communication did not go as desired.. Describe the occurrence leading up to the interaction. Explain the contributing factors that lead to the miscommunication (such as different cultural communication styles, beliefs, traditions, word meanings, values, etc..). Identify two changes you could make to improve your intercultural communication skills based on this incident.

Short Essay 4 (Content Input) Standard

standard Assignment Requirements:
You still need to write at least 275 words (Extra Credit 5 points for 275 words) NOW, if you look to the bottom right of this box, you will see a word count. Pay attention to the word count. If the word count is below 275 words, this part of the assignment will lose points.
Content Input Question:
Identify 2 key ideas from the F. J. Mathien article and discuss how such interactions between regions helps us understand cultural diffusion.

Week 4, The Rise of the Toltecs

To Receive full credit, you will to write at least 275 words.
Question:
The Toltecas are the main group to rise after the downfall of Teotihuacan in the central highlands of Mesoamerica.
In this week’s module, in the Rise of the Toltecs, discuss and identify 2 key ideas in their development of their calendar. And, explain what aspect in development of their calendar you found most interesting.

Week 3, Corn and the World

To Receive full credit, you will to write at least 275 words.
The domestication of corn allowed for the rise of Mesoamerica. Its grand cities were built upon the foundation that these city-states were able to control resources from water to food, in this case corn. The domestication of corn throughout the centuries has given rise to social and political problems.
Address the following question:
In the corn articles and videos, what sticks out to you? What seems to be the most interesting idea from the information that caught your attention? Explain it to the class. Why did it pique your interest?

Short Essay 3 (Content Input) Standard and Honors Section

Standard Assignment Requirements:
You still need to write at least 275 words (Extra Credit 5 points for 275 words) NOW, if you look to the bottom right of this box, you will see a word count. Pay attention to the word count. If the word count is below 275 words, this part of the assignment will lose points.

Short Essay 2 (Content Input) Standard and Honors Section

Standard Assignment Requirements:
You still need to write at least 275 words (Extra Credit 5 points for 275 words) NOW, if you look to the bottom right of this box, you will see a word count. Pay attention to the word count. If the word count is below 275 words, this part of the assignment will lose points.
CONTENT INPUT QUESTION:
Art History Question: Describe one artifact found in the art history site from one of the Mesoamerican periods and explain 3 characteristics that made the artifact interesting to you.
Here is the link in case you missed it.
https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/ht/04/cam.html

Values of the Dominant Culture in the U.S.

Arguably, any value taken to an absolute extreme is likely to be logically absurd. Please examine the values of the dominant culture in the U.S.
Identify and interpret one of the following values of your choice: Individualism, Equal Opportunity, Progress and Change, Work and Play, or Competitive Nature.
Writing 275 words or more,
1. Identify and interpret one value in a positive way.
2. Identify and interpret the same value in a negative way.
3. Explain how you would guard against the negative manifestations of the value without compromising the value itself.

Hofstede’s Value Dimensions

Cultural values may be used as a roadmap for behavior. Examine one of Hofstede’s Value Dimensions by comparing and contrasting the two contributing topics.
Choose one of the following topics:
1. Individualism/Collectivism.
2. High/Low Uncertainty Avoidance.
3. High/Low Power Distance.
4. Masculinity/Femininity.
5. Long/Short-term Orientation.
Your assignment:
Provide an in-depth comparison of the value dimension you chose.
Examine the effect of your topic on society and intercultural communications.
Explain how you can utilize this knowledge to assist in enhancing your intercultural communication skills.

Please create a PowerPoint with up to 10 slides, which includes the title slide and the references slide.
Each slide should include a “scriipt” in the notes section of the slides as if you were presenting to an audience.
Include 3 APA references for the presentation.
Be creative and professional in a way that engages the audience from the scriipt.