Exploring A Different Culture

For the Unit II Assignment you will be answering a series of response questions applying concepts you learned in this unit reading (culture and socialization) to a culture different from your own.

For this assignment, choose a culture different from your own and complete Part A, Part B, and Part C as follows:

PART A: Introduce the Culture and Identify Folkways, Values, and Taboos (Mores)

What culture did you research? Provide a brief introductory and background about the culture you researched.

Why did you choose to research that particular culture?

What is at least one interesting folkway in the culture?

What is at least one important value in the culture?

What is at least one taboo or more in the culture?

*Please make sure to use concepts and terminology found in your textbook about culture and remember to distinguish which things are the folkways, values, and taboos in your assignment.

Part B: Identify Two Agents of Socialization

What are at least two agents of socialization that are central in teaching some of the particular cultural folkways, values, and taboos you presented?

*Please, make sure to use terminology and concepts found in the textbook regarding agents of socialization as part of your discussion.

Part C: Reflection

What impact did studying this culture have on you? For example, did it reduce stereotypes you held about the culture or give you a greater appreciation for the culture? Did it help you understand more about the differences and similarities between your culture and the one you researched and help to differentiate between the different types of norms?

For this Unit II essay assignment, ensure you follow the requirements below:

1. Answer all of the questions listed in Part A, Part B, and Part C in your assignment.

2. Please answer the response questions in essay-style format. You will not be rewriting each question and answering it. You will be creating an essay that addresses the response questions.

3. Use sociological terms and concepts from the textbook reading in your essay to demonstrate you understand and can apply the concepts.

4. Cite the textbook at least once and cite a web source at least once in the essay, so the assignment requires two sources. APA style in-text citations are required to show how the textbook and the source were used in your essay.

An APA style reference list containing the textbook, the web source, and any other sources you cited in the assignment is also required. The following tutorial from CSU’s Writing Center on in-text citations is a great helpful resource. Click on the link to view this tutorial: http://columbiasouthern.adobeconnect.com/intextcit…

The essay should be approximately two to three pages and should use the following APA style components: APA style title page, double-spaced, 1-inch margins, and 12-point font.

Note: The rubric for this assignment contains a task section. Your task score is based on the following: (a) the page requirement is met; (b) whether unit terms and concepts are directly identified and specifically labeled; (c) all parts of each question are directly answered and clearly demonstrated; and (d) whether the textbook was cited.

 
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