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SO 220: Cultural Diversity

Artifact Assignment

Paper Assignment:

While culture is composed of a countless number of elements however, there are five elements which relate directly to the curriculum of this class: history; religion; values; social structure and language. For this assignment you will be choosing a culture that you are unfamiliar with and would like to learn about. In this paper you will discuss these five elements, as well as illustrate the values of that culture through their symbols and traditional myths, legends or parables.

Paper Guidelines:

APA Format (please use the guide provided by the Briarcliffe College Library)

Three sources required

Introduction/Thesis Define the terms communication and culture (1 paragraph) 10%

Part I: History and Religion (2-3 pages) 10% each bullet

i?? Discuss a brief history of the culture

i?? Explain cultural religious beliefs; explain how understanding the religious aspect of a particular culturei??s lifestyle helps you understand that culturei??s worldview

i?? Explore how family interactions and social structure influences gender roles

Part II: Symbols and Myths (2-3 pages) 10% each bullet

i?? Explain the difference between verbal and non-verbal language; discuss how non-verbal actions are reflective of the culture

i?? Define symbol or symbolism; explain how symbols illustrate specific cultural values or messages

i?? Research a particular myth, legend or parable that expresses certain values, beliefs or values held by that culture; how does this myth influence the cultural identity of the region?

(provide 2 examples).

Conclusion (1 paragraph)

15 % APA style

15% grammar/mechanics

PLEASE FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS EXACTLY. CHOOSE A CULTURE THAT YOU ARE UNFAMILIAR WITH AND LIKE TO LEARN ABOUT. DO EXACTLY AS THE DIRECTIONS ON THIS PAPER SAY. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A COVER PAGE, 5 PAGES IN THE BODY, AND A REFERNCE PAGE. IM AFERICAN AMERICAN SO DONT CHOOSE THAT CULTURE. CHOOSE YOU OWN TOPIC FOR PAPER