American Values Assessment – Part Two
American Values Assessment: Part Two (10% of course grade), due end of Week
Writing Assignment and Discussion
Prepare a two-page paper on the topic: “A Look From the Outside – In”
Guidelines: Use the website: http://www.watchingamerica.com/News/
“Watching America” is an online foreign news source that has numerous political, social, and economic stories of how the world understands us from their (foreign) perspective, not from an “American” view.
(1) Select and read an article of your choice (translated in English).
(2) Assume the role of a concerned citizen from the nation in which the article was written. Provide your own assessments of differences in a balanced and realistic outlook from a newsperson looking into and evaluating people’s values in the American Society. Is it possible for foreign personnel to look at people in the American Society in a “relatively fair” manner? Conclude by evaluating how you vision other nations’ “typical” values, using the cultural relativism perspective.