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Journalism & Communication
Pages 4 (1004 words)
Course Reflection Communication is an essential aspect of life and people’s interaction. The school of journalism, mass media, and communication offers various important courses. Although all the courses that I have learnt at school are important, this particular course has proved to be of great importance to both my career and personal life.
The paper will emphasize on my change of perception towards intercultural relations and communication. This course has been quite helpful for my future career and personal life. Through this course, I have learnt important skills that have enabled me change my perception towards other people and their cultures. Reaction towards other cultures is the first determinant of intercultural relations. Although other forms of interactions determine intercultural relations, communication remains the most important factor (Lustig & Koester, 2010). Having a negative reaction or attitude towards people from a different culture is intrinsic to human nature. After going through this course, I have learnt that our cultural diversity is the basis of our strength. This has enabled me to have a positive attitude towards people from different cultural background. This has greatly improved my reaction towards people from different cultural backgrounds. Before taking this course, I considered intercultural communication as something almost impossible and unachievable. The course has enabled me to realize that the difficulty is just a perception. I have also learnt that positive attitude is beyond cultural barriers. Effective communication starts with effectiveness in basics of communication. ...
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