Discuss the Degree of assimilation or marginalization from mainstream society

Each student will choose no later than Week 2 of class, one cultural group and one socio-cultural group from the list provided below and set up a PowerPoint presentation (APA style) Minimum of 16 slides.

Preparation for the presentation will include synthesizing the information from assigned readings, the scientific literature, Internet resources, and other sources. Students will provide a minimum of 5 references.

The presentation will address the following:

· A brief history of the cultural/socio-cultural group

· Values

· Worldview

· Language and communication patterns

· Art and other expressive forms

· Norms and rules

· Lifestyle characteristics

· Relationship patterns

· Common rituals

· Health behaviors and practices.

The presentation must include a comparative and contrast analysis of common characteristics and distinguishing traits between the cultural group and the socio-cultural group. As well as a brief explanation of differential approaches needed by health care professionals.

Grades will also be based on overall quality of the professional presentation including handouts and references. The presentation is due by the end of Week 8.

Cultural Groups:

Socio-cultural group

African American & African

African American Heritage, Haitian Heritage

Asian American, Asian, & Pacific Islander

Chinese Heritage, Japanese Heritage, Korean Heritage, Filipino Heritage, Russian Heritage, Thai Heritage, Indian Heritage, Vietnamese Heritage

Native American

Apache Heritage, Navajo Heritage, Yakama Heritage, Cherokee Heritage

Hispanic & Latino Americans

Mexican Heritage, Brazilian Heritage, Cuban Heritage, Puerto Rico Heritage, Guatemala Heritage

European American

Jewish Heritage, Polish Heritage, Baltic Heritage, Greek Heritage, Turkish Heritage, Irish Heritage, Italian Heritage