Constructing a personal cultural background


Culture and Multiculturalism

? Examine
the concept of culture and how it is used to construct group identity.

? Define
descriptive categories that contribute to diversity, including age, ethnic or
racial status, socioeconomic class, gender, physical abilities, sexual
orientation, national origin, and religion.

? Compare
theories of multiculturalism with the process of cultural assimilation.

? Recognize
the value of diversity.

Prepare a Cultural Background Summary of your personal
cultural background. This paper should highlight the different sources that
have contributed to your cultural background. Additionally, speculate on the
extent to which your current identity has been molded by assimilation,
acculturation, and/or a climate of pluralism.