For this essay, you will explore the key concepts of ethnocentrism and cultural relativism and relate them to events in the real world.
- Find a NEWS article that addresses an example of ethnocentrism. (A news article is an article from a media source like a newspaper or magazine tsuch as the New York Times, FOX, The Washington Post, VICE, etc. that addresses a current event. It does not include sources like Wikipedia, eHow, dictionaries, academic journals, or other information websites.)
- Write a 300 word essay that answers the following questions:
- What is culture?
- What are ethnocentrism and cultural relativism?
- How does the artlcle you chose exemplify the ethnocentrism at work in the world today, and how would a cultural relativistic approach improve the situation?
- Discuss with details and tie the findings in the article to what you learned.
- Your essay should be:
- A total of 300 words or more.
- Written in complete sentences and paragraphs.
- Proof-read for clarity.
- Use factual information from the textbook and/or appropriate articles and websites.
- Original work and will be checked for plagiarism.
- Cite your sources – type references according to the APA Style Guide.
- Essays without proper citations and/or large portions copied from other sources will receive a zero.