Ommunication of the Saudi Arabian Culture

FOR A GRADUATE LEVEL INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION CLASS:
This major paper is meant to reveal your ability to study the communication tendencies of a culture, interpret and describe those tendencies according to cultural characteristics discussed in class. You must have at least ten scholarly citations. At least six of these have to be refereed journal articles. The rest could be from single author books, edited books, and textbooks (at least 2 beyond our textbook Neuliep, J.W. (2009). Intercultural Communication: A Contextual Approach. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.) All citations should include not only the source, but the appropriate page number (or paragraph number in the case of a web page) must also be identified. It is very tempting to copy directly from web pages, so try to keep that to 1 to 3 sentence inserts, and use quotations when materials is copied from any source. Limit quotations to no more than 10% of the paper. Papers will be checked through the universityas paper check, so any unauthorized copying or plagiarism will be caught and dealt with accordingly.

PART 1 a Present the Saudi Arabian culture and provide appropriate information (about 250 words):
a? let the reader know what the culture is
a? who the people are (any tribal or micro cultural qualities)
a? relevant history of the culture
a? most salient qualities of the culture

PART 2 Discuss the characteristics of the culture and its elements and how they are transformed into communication choices in the Saudi Arabian culture (about 300 a 350 words on each topic).
a? describe the collectivist nature of the culture
a? describe the value orientation of the culture
a? describe the low context or high context communication of the culture
a? describe the power distance of the culture
a? describe the channels of nonverbal communication (while you may not use all aspects of nonverbal communication, consider kinesics, paralanguage, proxemics, haptics, olfactics, physical appearance and dress, and chronemics)