I’m working on a communications project and need guidance to help me understand better.
You will complete a rough draft describing the current state of the COVID-19 crisis in the US (or if you want to choose another country, that’s fine, but focus in on only one country). The overall goal of the final paper is to reflect on how the COVID-19 pandemic affects the world. Since this is an intercultural class, your focus will be on how the pandemic might influence a particular culture in unique ways. You should choose a culture you are not from. Example cultures: Service industry culture, health workers culture, Chinese-American culture, undocumented culture, senior citizen culture, millennial culture, etc. For the first half of the paper, you only need to provide an overview of the actual crisis. You’ll need to use at least two credible sources to help you explain this, but you can also use your personal experience. I have given you an outline for the whole paper below. The first half includes the intro and description sections. For this semester, all first drafts are credit/no credit. To be clear, this is the case if you choose the interview assignment as well. Very important: If you do not have both required sections, you will receive no credit.
Your final paper will be a continuation of the assignment above. You must use quotes from the course text twice and you need at least four outside, credible sources. These sources do not have to be academic. You must have a reference page. Your paper should be 5-7 pages (not including the reference page). Here is an outline for your final paper (You will be graded with an expectation of you using this outline. The rubric will give you more details.)
I.Intro (here you might use a narrative to explain where we are today) (one paragraph)
II.Describe the crisis (use both descriptive language and direct quotes) (approx. 2 pages)
III.Discuss the group you chose to focus on, including key aspects of their culture and how this culture was impacted (approx. 1-2 pages)
IV.Reflect on what you could learn from their experience (you might relate this to how it is the same and/or different from your own culture’s experience of the pandemic) (approx.. 1-2 pages)
V.Conclusion (one paragraph)
You do not need to do a rough draft, but if you want to your can. Please message me for credentials to watch the video in the link above.