Learning Objectives

After studying this chapter, you will be able to:

1 Describe the influence of culture and diversity in the Communication Age.

2 Identify the importance of understanding cultural context for effective and ethical communication.

3 Describe the importance of cultural competence for communicating in a globalized world.

4 Discuss different examples of diversity across communication contexts.

5 Examine how to become more aware of and overcome barriers to communication, culture, and diversity.