Learning Objectives

After studying this chapter, you will be able to

2–1 Recognize and understand the interpretation and complexity of culture

2–2 Understand the importance of cultural diversity in the United States and beyond

2–3 Identify reasons for the importance of intercultural communication

2–4 Describe the dimensions of cultural variability

2–5 Explain the obstacles to achieving intercultural effectiveness

2–6 Employ strategies to improve intercultural communication