For this essay, you will explore the key concepts of

 

For this essay, you will explore the key concepts of ethnocentrism and cultural relativism and relate them to events in the real world.

Instructions:

  1. 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.)
  2. Write a 300 word essay that answers the following questions:
    1. What is culture?
    2. What are ethnocentrism and cultural relativism?
    3. 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?
  3. Discuss with details and tie the findings in the article to what you learned.
  4. 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.

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