“Watching America” is an online foreign news source that has numerous political, social, and economic stories of how the world understands us from their (foreign) perspective, not from an “American” view.
(1) Select and read an article of your choice (translated in English).
(2) Assume the role of a concerned citizen from the nation in which the article was written. Provide your own assessments of differences in a balanced and realistic outlook from a news-person looking into and evaluating people’s values in the American Society. Using the Cultural Relativism perspective Is it possible for foreign personnel to look at people in the American Society in a “relatively fair” manner? Cultural relativism – the idea that the values, knowledge, morality and behavior of people must be understood within their own cultural context.
(3) Post your ungraded essay to your assignments folder and also to the Special Discussion (Week 5). In the Week 5 Special Discussion, read and review the postings of your classmates. Respond to at least two classmates’ postings. A maximum of three points will be added to your Assessment Part 2 assignment grade.
Note: Be sure you include an in-text citation for any sources you use for your paper using APA format, like this (Author, Year) and a Reference List. For tips on APA formatting, please see the “Course Resources” Module and “APA Style” guide (in LEO).
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