Class presentations are drawn from the primary readings in the course. Students will present the findings in the assigned readings. Class presentations should be 20-30 minutes in duration.
This assignment requires students to read about and investigate certain aspects of two different cultures. The inquiry can focus on gender differences or ethnic differences and should compare and contrast communication within each culture, and across the two cultures. An example would be to compare communication between men and women in Japanese and United States societies; the communication between men and women in Japanese society is very different from communication within the U.S. between women and men.
The proposal for the final paper topic should include an abstract of the paper or papers, if they are not in the assigned reading list. The source materials need to be approved by the instructor before the paper is written.