Identify a diversity situation or cultural dilemma that is prevalent in today’s society that involves more than one cultural group: What is the diversity situation or cultural dilemma that you chose?

  1. Identify a diversity situation or cultural dilemma that is prevalent in today’s society that involves more than one cultural group:
    1. What is the diversity situation or cultural dilemma that you chose?
    2. Provide an analysis of the topic, including an historical perspective and the current day situation.
    3. Explain why this is a topic of interest in general, and to you in particular.
  2. Compare and contrast the different cultural groups involved:
    1. What cultural groups are involved in this situation or dilemma?
    2. What stereotypes and biases are associated with each of these cultural groups?
    3. What privileges and power are associated with each of these cultural groups?
  3. Determine a personal position regarding the topic:
    1. Identify and present your own attitudes, beliefs, cultural norms, stereotypes, or biases that you may have, or had in the past, regarding this topic.
    2. Present at least one argument supporting the perspective of each cultural group involved with the topic.
  4. How can this situation or dilemma be addressed moving forward with a mutually beneficial outcome?

 

Utilize 5 to 7 resources, including resources provided throughout the course, to support your arguments. Make sure to gather evidence and present persuasive, well-reasoned arguments regarding your topic, and consider all perspectives and opinions.  Final Draft –Due 4/7/2017

Description: Cultural Perspectives Final Paper The goal of this assignment is to integrate cultural nuances, expectations, and perspectives into a final paper. You will present a current diversity-related situation or dilemma; compare and contrast the cultures involved in the situation; provide a historical perspective; and analyze the contributing factors to the current state of the situation. You will then interpret the effects of the situation on the cultures involved, provide evidence in favor of and opposed to each side of the situation. Finally, you will assess your beliefs and perspectives regarding the situation or dilemma and identify strategies for building inclusion by synthesizing the varying perspectives. Use the activities from Weeks 3 and 4, the rough draft feedback, and your accumulated learning from the course to write this final paper. It should be 2800- to 3500- words (8- to 10- pages) in length, double-spaced, and include a title page and references page. Be sure to include complete responses to the following: 1. Identify a diversity situation or cultural dilemma that is prevalent in today’s society that involves more than one cultural group: a. What is the diversity situation or cultural dilemma that you chose? b. Provide an analysis of the topic, including an historical perspective and the current day situation. c. Explain why this is a topic of interest in general, and to you in particular. 2. Compare and contrast the different cultural groups involved: a. What cultural groups are involved in this situation or dilemma? b. What stereotypes and biases are associated with each of these cultural groups? c. What privileges and power are associated with each of these cultural groups? 3. Determine a personal position regarding the topic: a. Identify and present your own attitudes, beliefs, cultural norms, stereotypes, or biases that you may have, or had in the past, regarding this topic. b. Present at least one argument supporting the perspective or each cultural group involved with the topic. 4. How can this situation or dilemma be addressed moving forward with a mutually beneficial outcome? Utilize 5- to 7- resources, including resources provided throughout the course, to support your arguments. Make sure to gather evidence and present persuasive, well-reasoned arguments regarding your topic, and consider all perspectives and opinions.

Total Possible Score: 26.00

Writing and Organization

Total: 5.20

Demonstrates exemplary clarity and organization. The paper contains organizational elements such as a clear topic followed by supporting details and good use of proper mechanics such as appropriate punctuation, word choice, capitalization, and other items supported by the Writing Center.

 

Demonstrates effective clarity and organization. The paper contains some organizational elements such as a clear topic followed by supporting details and good use of proper mechanics such as appropriate punctuation, word choice, capitalization, and other items supported by the Writing Center. A few errors distract from the writing.

Demonstrates adequate clarity and organization. The paper contains few organizational elements such as a clear topic followed by supporting details and decent use of proper mechanics such as appropriate punctuation, word choice, capitalization, and other items supported by the Writing Center. Several errors distract from the writing.

Demonstrates some clarity and organization. The paper contains few, if any, organizational elements such as a clear topic followed by supporting details and limited use of proper mechanics such as appropriate punctuation, word choice, capitalization, and other items supported by the Writing Center. Many errors distract from the writing.

Lacking clarity and organization. The paper lacks organizational elements such as a clear topic followed by supporting details and mechanics such as appropriate punctuation, word choice, capitalization, and other items supported by the Writing Center.

 

Research

Total: 5.20

5 – Demonstrates exemplary critical analysis of the research materials.  The student comprehensively uses varied, scholarly, relevant, and current resources to inform analysis, evaluation, problem-solving, and decision-making.

4 – Demonstrates effective critical analysis of the research materials. The student fully uses varied, scholarly, relevant, and current resources to inform analysis, evaluation, problem-solving, and decision-making.

 

3 – Demonstrates adequate critical analysis of the research materials.  The student adequately uses varied, scholarly, relevant, and current resources to inform analysis, evaluation, problem-solving, and decision-making.

2 – Demonstrates some critical analysis of the research materials.  The student partially uses varied, scholarly, relevant, and current resources to inform analysis, evaluation, problem-solving, and decision-making.

1 – Lacking critical analysis of the research materials. The student fails to use varied, scholarly, relevant, and current resources to inform analysis, evaluation, problem-solving, and decision-making.

 

Identifies and analyzes a current diversity situation or cultural dilemma involving more than one group, the historical perspectives of the situation or dilemma, and current day situation, including explanation of interest.

Total: 3.90

Clearly identifies, analyzes, and explains a current diversity situation or cultural dilemma with reason for interest.

Fairly identifies, analyzes, and explains a current diversity situation or cultural dilemma with reason for interest.

Adequately identifies, analyzes, and explains a current diversity situation or cultural dilemma with reason for interest.

Partially identifies, analyzes, or explains a current diversity situation or cultural dilemma with reason for interest.

Does not identify, analyze, or explain a current diversity situation or cultural dilemma and provides no reason for interest.

 

Compare and contrast the different cultural groups. 1. What cultural groups are involved in this situation or dilemma? 2. What stereotypes and biases are associated with each of these cultural groups? 3. What privileges and power are associated with each of these cultural groups?

Total: 3.90

Clearly compares and contrasts the different cultural groups, explaining stereotypes, biases, privileges, and power associated with each.

Fairly compares and contrasts the different cultural groups, explaining stereotypes, biases, privileges, and power associated with each.

Adequately compares and contrasts the different cultural groups, explaining stereotypes, biases, privileges, and power associated with each.

Partially compares and contrasts the different cultural groups, explaining stereotypes, biases, privileges, and power associated with each.

Does not compare or contrast the different cultural groups or explain stereotypes, biases, privileges, and power associated with each.

 

Determines a personal position regarding the topic and present at least one argument supporting and at least one argument opposing the topic.

Total: 3.90

Clearly presents a personal position and arguments in support and in opposition of the topic.

Fairly presents a personal position and arguments in support and in opposition of the topic

Adequately presents a personal position and arguments in support and in opposition of the topic.

Partially presents a personal position or arguments in support or in opposition of the topic.

Does not present a personal position regarding the topic or argue in supporting or against the topic.

 

Illustrates how the situation or dilemma can be addressed moving forward for a mutually beneficial outcome.

Total: 3.90

Clearly illustrates how the situation or dilemma can be addressed moving forward for a mutually beneficial outcome.

Fairly illustrates how the situation or dilemma can be addressed moving forward for a mutually beneficial outcome.

Adequately illustrates how the situation or dilemma can be addressed moving forward for a mutually beneficial outcome.

Partially illustrates how the situation or dilemma can be addressed moving forward for a mutually beneficial outcome.

Does not illustrates how the situation or dilemma can be addressed moving forward for a mutually beneficial outcome.

 

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