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Culture Shock: The overwhelming experience of living in a culture (or subculture) very different from your own is sometimes known as “culture shock.” Travelers, immigrants, and anthropologists often have difficulties trying to adjust to a new culture. Common reactions are confusion, disgust, homesickness, irritability, boredom, or withdrawal. Write about your experiences (traveling abroad, moving to another country, attending a new school). Did you make any cross-cultural bloopers? How were your usual values and assumptions challenged? How did you feel? How did you finally make the adjustment?
Food and Culture: Everywhere in the world, food in its specific varieties has tremendous emotional and cultural significance. In some cultures, rice rather than beef is “real food for real people,” while in others, sweet potatoes constitute 90 percent of the diet. To reject food offered by others often means rejection of a social relationship. Discuss the cultural meanings of food and its presentation in your family or community (for example, Christmas, Thanksgiving, family reunions, or local festivals centered on food). What is the main food that you would miss the most if you no longer had it for celebrations? Why is it important to you, and what memories do you have attached to that food?
Canvas Web Activities must be completed by the posted deadline listed on the syllabus.
- To obtain any points, the student must complete/submit the activity on Canvas by the posted deadline in the syllabus.
- It will not be accepted late under any circumstances. You will not be able to access the activities after the posted deadline.
- At a minimum…. Responses to activities should be at least THREE fully detailed paragraphs. Each paragraph should have at least 6-8 sentences. They should be well thought out, organized, clearly presented and checked for basic spelling and grammar. I am looking to see that you fully understand and can apply the course concepts.
- REMEMBER…. MINIMAL EFFORT EQUALS MINIMAL GRADE (20-30 POINTS). IF YOU WISH TO EARN THE MAXIMUM POINTS, YOU MUST SHOW MAXIMUM EFFORT AND MASTERY OF THE COVERED CONCEPTS AND MATERIALS. (Basic grading rubric: Below Expectations: 0-10 points, Needs Improvement: 11-20 points, Meets Expectations: 21- 30 points, Exceeds Expectations: 31-40 points.)