Each student will choose no later than Week 2 of class, one cultural group and one socio-cultural group from the list provided below and set up a PowerPoint presentation (APA style) Minimum of 16 slides.
Preparation for the presentation will include synthesizing the information from assigned readings, the scientific literature, Internet resources, and other sources. Students will provide a minimum of 5 references.
The presentation will address the following:
· A brief history of the cultural/socio-cultural group
· Language and communication patterns
· Art and other expressive forms
· Norms and rules
· Lifestyle characteristics
· Relationship patterns
· Common rituals
· Degree of assimilation or marginalization from mainstream society
· Health behaviors and practices.
The presentation must include a comparative and contrast analysis of common characteristics and distinguishing traits between the cultural group and the socio-cultural group. As well as a brief explanation of differential approaches needed by health care professionals.
Grades will also be based on overall quality of the professional presentation including handouts and references. The presentation is due by the end of Week 8.
|Cultural Groups:||Socio-cultural group|
|African American & African||African American Heritage, Haitian Heritage|
|Asian American, Asian, & Pacific Islander||Chinese Heritage, Japanese Heritage, Korean Heritage, Filipino Heritage, Russian Heritage, Thai Heritage, Indian Heritage, Vietnamese Heritage|
|Native American||Apache Heritage, Navajo Heritage, Yakama Heritage, Cherokee Heritage|
|Hispanic & Latino Americans||Mexican Heritage, Brazilian Heritage, Cuban Heritage, Puerto Rico Heritage, Guatemala Heritage|
|European American||Jewish Heritage, Polish Heritage, Baltic Heritage, Greek Heritage, Turkish Heritage, Irish Heritage, Italian Heritage
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.