In this paper, you
will be comparing and contrasting one of the following topics in two cultures
(other than your own), providing an analysis of the similarities and
differences, and explaining why these differences might exist.
A discussion of how two cultures (other than your own) approach
the topic, including specific ethnographic examples. Be sure to choose two
specific and contemporary (currently existing) cultures. Terms such as
European, Asian, or African refer to continents, not cultures, and are not
appropriate for this paper. Describe the culture briefly, including elements
such as location, language, kinship, or other relevant information. This helps
the reader understand the cultural context of your topic.
A compare and contrast analysis how the two cultures approach
the topic from a culturally relativistic perspective.
A discussion on the cultural context of the topic and how it
relates to symbolic systems such as religion, communication, or ritual. Here,
you can use what you described in section A and discuss how it relates to your
topic as it is found in the two cultures, which you discussed in section B.
The Final Paper:
Must be five to seven double-spaced pages in length, excluding
the title and reference pages, and formatted according to APA style as outlined
in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a title page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must use at least three scholarly sources from the Ashford
Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the
Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate reference page that is formatted
according to APA style