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Major Elements of Cultural Patterns

 

 

 

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Review your Discussion posts from Week 1 about how your beliefs, values, and norms are derived from your culture.
Review the major elements of cultural patterns in Chapter 4 of your course text:
Activity orientation
Social relations orientation
Self-orientation
World orientation
Time orientation
Use the Cultural Patterns Continuum document to analyze your orientations and those of your national culture for each of the five orientation categories.
Review the optional Walden Writing Center resource on effective PowerPoint presentations.
By Day 7
Compare your preferences in each dimension to those of your culture.
For the places where you marked yourself differently from your culture, explain what you believe accounts for these differences.
Explain why cultural patterns are effective for thinking about people from other cultures and understanding cultural differences.
Predict how knowledge of cultural patterns can be applied to interaction with people from a culture you select