Do an Internet search for timely and relevant journal articles related to deaf culture. Identify aspects of the culture that are surprising to you or that you did not know. Reflect on what you can learn from or about people who think differently than you because of their histories.
Next, do an Internet search on “whiteness” and consider the validity of the perspectives of the people you read about.
Choose another culture and do a third Internet search on it, considering its perspective.
Write a two-part essay (750-1,000 words) on what you found:
In the first part of the essay, carefully compare and contrast the three groups as to the factors that identify them as cultures. Consider the following in your essay:
- What are their rules and values?
- Describe the languages they speak or the gestures they use or do not use.
In the second part of the essay, thoughtfully reflect on what a person should know about these three cultures in order to effectively communicate with them. Consider the following in your essay:
- If you are a member of one of these groups, continue to write in the third person as though you were writing from outside of your group.
- Finally, reflect on how knowing these things about these three cultures should affect your intercultural communication.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.