Event title: Understanding America as a Culturally Diverse Society
General Education category event should be listed under: Multicultural Valuing
SCC competency addressed by event:
MCV: Student should be able to identify, analyze and articulate their own values as well as those of others and recognize how these values affect opinions, decisions and behaviors.
MCV: Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices/products and perspectives of the cultures studied.
Guidelines for accomplishment of event:
America is a stratified society, i.e., a class-structured in which the various class levels are arranged in a hierarchical way. In this society there is an uneven distribution of valuable resources such and wealth, power and opportunity. Often, in a culturally diverse society, an individual’s ethnic heritage will either enhance or inhibit his/her access to those valuable resources and seriously impact a person’s capability to attain a particular socio-economic status and social experiences that lead to a satisfying quality of life.
A culturally diverse society such as the United States is one that includes people who are different from one another in regard to socio-cultural characteristics such as race, ethnicity, religion, customs, language, etc.
Pick one of the following short stories, written by an author of a particular ethnicity that deals with people whose social experiences in America are impacted, in various ways, by ethnic identity:
Each of the above stories will be on reserve in the library. Ask at the circulation desk for the stories that are on reserve for College 299 (capstone).
Write a 4-page paper with a works cited page that answers the following questions:
SCC event creator: Bill Kristen
FOR FACULTY USE ONLY:
Did essay fulfill SCC competency? _____ YES _____ NO _____ PARTIALLY
Did essay fulfill event guidelines? _____ YES _____ NO _____ PARTIALLY