VOCABULARY WORDS FROM VIDEO TAPE
Opportunity =good chance
Overcoming =winning over
Attitude =point of view, perception
Clarify =make clear
Conversation deepens =talk seriously
Summary of Videotaped Introduction
Dr. Archer says that in Module Five, you will learn to be friends with people
who are from different cultures. You will learn special rules for feeling friendly
with people from different cultures. You will see Mazen and Josh talking about
the mini-movie, “Brian and Aziz.” They talk about what American people and
Syrian people think about dressing, about “shame” and about dating and marriage.
They talk about ideas that are different in the USA and Syria and ideas that are the
Summary of a Reading on Universals
People come from different cultures and act in different ways
because they come from different cultures. For example, in the
cartoon in Module Four Akira waits until the class time is finished before he leaves the classroom. However, Brian leaves the classroom as soon as he finishes his test paper. They act differently because they come from different cultures.
Cultural values are the ideas that are important in each culture.
First, we must ask one another why we do what we do. We
must think very much about this question. Next, we must ask
ourselves how we do the same thing. We must discover what
is the same for every person. That is a common or universal
situation. When we have a culture bump, we must ask
ourselves three questions:
1. What are you doing?
2. Why are you doing that?
3. How do I do that?
Below there are some examples of situations and ideas
that are the same for all people in the world.