Throughout the course, you will engage in Discussions with classmates to share reflections on the concepts of each unit. The Discussions will also give you the opportunity to learn from the interpretations and perspectives of your classmates. This course itself will be a study in different social, political, and cultural influences, as the class is made up of individuals with varying views of the world. The Discussions will give you an opportunity to express your point of view. Be sure to write carefully and respond to classmates respectfully.
To make the most out of your learning experience and earn a good Discussion grade, you must answer the Discussion question and then respond substantially to at least two classmatesâ€™ postings for each unit Discussion. You should write at least 200 words in the original post; then you should post with content and detail on the posts to your peers. Aim for at least four sentences in each post to your peers, building the Discussion with references to the Reading, application in your life, or other information to help share your perspective. With the original reply and two posts to your peers, this means you will post three times to each Discussion Board. You will want to use APA format with in-text and full end reference for citation of sources, which can help to give credit to the research you used and also to distinguish between your ideas and the sources.
Consider your youth. When cultures raise a child, there are values, attitudes, traditions or beliefs that are communicated. The child must adapt to these elements to find their place in the culture. Often, for children, the first influences of culture are behavioral. This can be as simple as participating in holiday festivities, completing expected duties around the house, or maintaining that â€œwe always do X on Fridays.â€ Behavioral expectations nearly always serve as demonstrations of a belief. For example, we always eat dinner at the kitchen table is meant to demonstrate time spent as a family in communication.
Please choose a story from your youth when your culture was communicated to you, and you responded by adapting or rebelling. Identify the cultural value, belief, or tradition that was expected of you. Who was in this culture and taught it to you? Why was this such an important cultural element for you to learn? Tell a story about how it had an impact. Finally, note whether this is still a part of your behavior or belief system. I am of African American an Asian ethnic background