Field Exercise: Cultural Event

Objective:Practice observation, analysis, critical thinking and writing skills. The student will increase literacy and experience activities of other cultures. The student will demonstrate appropriate etiquette and demonstrate understanding of the practices of these cultures.

Process: Attend a cultural event from a culture other than your own. Write a scholarly paper documenting the event and integrating course objectives.

With the pre authorization of the Faculty, attend a cultural event or celebration. Wedding, funeral, baptism ……..

Some annual autumn examples, Deepavali (Hindu Festival of Light), Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Chanukkah, Ramadan, Mabon - Autumnal Equinox, Samhain (Northern Hemisphere), Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), Oktoberfest, Fall Greek Festival.

There will be opportunities for cultural events sponsored by campus organizations, announcements will be made in class.

_____10Pts. Describe the event.

_____ 20 pt Identify 2 Symbols activities or rituals from this event. What is the purpose or belief behind this ritual, activity or symbol?

____10 Pts. Obtain a memento from the experience as proof of attendance. What is the meaning of this item? Include/attach to final paper as documentation of participation.

_____10 pts Identify 2 beliefs from the event represented by the experience. Describe how that belief could help to shape a person’s life.

______ 20 pts Using a claims and evidence format in the discussion above support the above statements with scholarly evidence. .

_____ 10 Pts. Attach a minimum of 3 web sites directly related to these experiences. Must meet criteria for scholarly or credible source. See handout.

_____10 Pts. A minimumof 5 References, USE YOU reading assignments and your textbooks. One reference must be a current journal article

____ 10 Pts. Format, MLA or APA style, , 5-8 pages in length

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