Fundamentals of Communication Response Paper 1
Culture and Multicultural Diversity
-Write a 1000 word (about 3 full pages double-spaced Times New Roman 12 point font) observation/reaction/analysis.
-Talk with or interview someone who has a distinctly different cultural background than you. This person should be someone who you do not already know. Your goal is to discover cultural differences and similarities.
-Here are some questions to consider asking:
-Where are they from?
-Whats the dominant past time in their culture (football movies bowling?)
-What foods they eat?
-Favorite treat or dessert?
-What rituals they embrace?
-What holidays do they celebrate?
-What are their religious beliefs?
-How do they perceive your culture?
-These are merely suggestions. Please feel free to come up with your own questions.
-In your Response Paper identify these cultural differences and/or similarities and any new awareness you may have developed. At some point in the paper either at the beginning the end or during identify yourself and your own cultural background/heritage by comparing/contrasting these differences to your own.
-Questions you may want to answer in your paper:
-Do you feel that knowing more about their culture has led to a different level of understanding?
-Did you previously have any stereotypes about their culture and if so have they changed?
-Do they have any stereotypes about your culture?
-Have they embraced the Melting Pot philosophy or the philosophy of Cultural Pluralism?
-Please write this paper in paragraph form. Be sure to double-check your grammar and punctuation.
-Submit your papers on Canvas.
Have fun with this assignment!