Multicultural Matrix Assignment

Multicultural Matrix Assignment

Multicultural Matrix Assignment

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Multicultural Matrix and Analysis

SOC/315 Version 5
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University of Phoenix Material

Multicultural Matrix and Analysis Worksheet
Instructions:

Part I: Select and identify six groups in the left-hand column. Complete the matrix.

Part II: Write a summary.

Part III: Format references consistent with appropriate course-level APA guidelines.

Part I

What is the group’s history in the United States?
What is the group’s population in the United States?
What are some attitudes and customs people of this group may practice?
What is something you admire about this group’s people, lifestyle, or society?
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Part II

Summarize what you learned from this activity in a 350- to 700-word analysis of the advantages of a multicultural society and labor force. Use the following questions to guide your writing:

· How has U.S. society used each group’s culture to construct the group identity? How has each group been stereotyped? How accurate are these stereotypes?

· How does the social concept of race relate to each group? What prejudice has each group faced?

· How do the behavior and thinking patterns of U.S. culture apply to each group, especially regarding class systems and employment?

Write your analysis here:

Part III

Format your sources consistent with appropriate course-level APA guidelines.

Write the references for your sources here:

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes. Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages. Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor. The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.