Date of Award:


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Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)


Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology

Committee Chair(s)

Therel R. Black


Therel R. Black


Man is a social animal. Without participating in social activities and enjoying the social privileges, man cannot live but physically. He has something in common with the rest of the human race and a particular interest in his own community which imposes on and shares with him the same cultural pattern. The different cultures have a universal cultural pattern common to mankind, but in the same time there are many traits which prohibit the different groups from understanding each other, not because of languages, but because of the existence of the cultural barriers. To cross the barriers of cultural islands and the cultural lags, or to be able to narrow the margin of the differences in cultural determination, for the purpose of achieving acquaintance and understand, the world needs an effective communication system. “The process of communication is the web of signals, expectations, and understanding that makes living together possible….”.