Assignment 2: Discussion—Understanding Cultures
often go through life without having made any connection to cultures
besides their own. This not only hinders one’s personal development but
it also limits one’s ability to fully grasp the nature of other people’s
lives. In this assignment, you will explore a culture of your choice,
one that you might want to know more about.
Using the readings for this module, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, do the following:
- Reflect on a culture that is interesting to you, but one with which you are personally unfamiliar.
Discuss the following:
you were to meet someone who belonged to that culture, what five
questions would you ask to engage that person in a conversation?
Be sure that these questions reflect the research standards suggested in the textbook chapter entitled “Researching Culture” and
consider the sensitivity to cultural differences. In addition, ensure
that the questions you pose are substantive in nature and do not merely
elicit a yes or no response.
Write your initial response in 1–2 paragraphs. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.
By Saturday, March 19, 2016, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Wednesday, March 23, 2016, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.
Discussion Grading Criteria and Rubric
discussion assignments in this course will be graded using a rubric.
The purpose of the discussion rubric is to frame and promote
collaborative learning. Active and regular participation is not only
important for the instructor, but also important for you in learning the
course content and in developing your thoughts and positions on various
topics. Download the discussion rubric and carefully read it to
understand the expectations.