For this Assignment, you will be writing a proposal for a television script that incorporates
characters from diverse cultures and subcultures who are mostly effective
intercultural communicators although one of them needs to be an ineffective
Your characters might include a Caucasian country girl from
Iowa who is a star athlete and graphic designer; an Asian city boy from Los
Angeles who is a rapper and also works the computer help desk; or an
African-American marketing specialist from Chicago. Your characters will
interact in a professional workplace setting. Once the script is written, you
will write a 400 word explanation for each character that explains why each
character acts the way he or she does. Your script should take account of the
legitimate behaviors within cultures and not be satisfied with only the
stereotypes associated with them.
To help you create your characters, check out “Creating
Characters for a Multicultural Scene” in Doc Sharing. You do not need to take
every suggestion the document offers, but the information can help you start
thinking about who your characters might be. Once you have created the
characters, you will imaginatively put them in the scene and let them interact.
Follow these “Assignment specifics” to meet all the
- You do
need to cite and reference appropriately in the character explanation
a reference page.
three or four characters of different cultural backgrounds.
character must be ineffective in intercultural communication.
characters must interact in a professional workplace setting.
a script that includes at least two group conversations with all the characters.
Characters may interact one-on-one as well, but the two group scenes are
a script that is at least three pages in length and that includes sample
dialogue and interaction. Put each character’s dialogue on a separate line
preceded by the character’s name. Include actions in parentheses.
each character, include a minimum 400 word explanation about the
character’s culture and actions. Why does the character act or react this
way, from a cultural point of view? Include citations and references in
these summaries to meet the source requirements.
- Use a
minimum of five sources about the cultures represented in the script.
These could include the course textbook, readings from the course,
resources from the Kaplan library, and print or electronic publications.
Arrange the assignment paper in the following order:
of characters and setting