Compare cultural norms conveyed in news reporting.
Select one intercultural area of study from the following: 1. Intercultural interaction with a person from a culture different from your own. Create a list of people from another culture in your community whom you do not know well and would benefit from getting to know better (e.g., works in the same office place, attends the same place of worship or the same gym, is the parent of your child’s friend from school or sports, volunteers for the same organization you do). Consider with which person from your list you would most like to spend 3 hours to half a day or more. Reflect on the types of activities you can share with this person. For example, you could have a meal together in a home or restaurant, visit a cultural center or museum, attend an event together, or take a 1-day class you both are interested in and discuss it afterward. 2. View a movie or other media representation of a culture different from your culture. Select a film from the movie list provided in this week’s Learning Resources or select a film yourself. Note: The film you select must be approved by your Instructor. Notify your Instructor of your choice of film by the end of this week. 3. Compare cultural norms conveyed in news reporting. Select a specific culture that is different from your culture View several news reporting events from sources originating in your selected culture Find similar news reporting events originating in your culture. For example, a news story about an Olympic event reported in your culture and also reported in the selected culture. Write a comparison paper explaining the different approaches to news reporting in your culture and the selected culture 4. Compare cultural rituals or events. Select a ritual or event (Be sure that it is appropriate for you to attend or view this ritual or event) Select another comparable event in another culture Write a comparison paper explaining how the events reflect cultural beliefs, values, or norms Submit by Day 7 a 2 page paper in which you: • Identify an intercultural area from options 1–4 above and a culture to study. • Explain why you have selected this area. • Describe your personal culture. • Describe your prior knowledge of the culture you have selected to study and why you selected this culture. • Explain what you hope to learn or achieve by studying this culture in this manner. • Cite all references using APA style citation