Lesson 8 – Achieving Cross-Cultural Competency
We are nearing the end of the term, and have covered a lot of concepts and perspectives relating to diversity and cultural interactions. This week, you will start applying these concepts and perspectives to your final project.
STEP 1: STRATEGIES for NAVIGATING DIVERSITY
Take careful notes, focusing on the ideas Mun Wah proposes for navigating difference constructively. This is the final entry in your journal for the term.
NO SUBMISSION. The Lessons are preparatory and there is nothing to submit.
IMPORTANT! You will not be able to earn full credit on your assignments each week (Tasks) without referencing the concepts from the Lessons.
Task 8 – Achieving Cross-Cultural Competency
For your assignment this week, you will submit a topic statement and References page for your Final Project. Follow the below steps.
You need to cite 5 sources for your Final Project, and for the References page you submit here.
Review the course objectives for this class, below:
1. Argue the rewards of learning from others and how to thrive in a cross-cultural world.
2. Discuss cross-cultural issues and the challenges they bring to our contemporary global society.
3. Classify types of cultural differences and how each acts upon the society in which it originated.
4. Identify the primary cultural elements found across various societal systems.
Be sure you clearly understand these skills and can apply them to the final project. Be thinking about how to show your mastery of these skills in your final essay, which deals with immigration. Review the assignments you submitted this term and the feedback you received, to see what your growth areas are and develop ideas on how to perform better in the final project.
You will be writing an academic argument paper about immigration. Do some initial research to narrow down the topic of immigration and find a specific wave of immigration, type of immigration, or issue with immigration as the focus of your paper. For example, you could focus on Chinese immigrants to the US in the 1800s, or the history of discrimination against Hispanic immigrants to the US, or what has happened to recent refugees from Syria, or whether immigrants have an overall positive or negative economic impact on host countries.
Once you have determined your topic and research question(s), find 5 sources you will use in your paper and create an APA References page. You may use 1 source from our course, but you have to find at least 4 on your own. You may use as many additional sources, from our course or elsewhere, as you like.
Conduct research. Find 5 legitimate scholarly or news sources that will help you answer your research question. Watch the videos below to acquaint yourself with research methods.
Write a paragraph explaining your research topic and research questions for the Final Project. On the next page, include your APA-formatted References page with 5 sources you will use in your Final Project.