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“The student will select a particular cultural group, such as the Hopi, Sioux, T

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“The student will select a particular cultural group, such as the Hopi, Sioux, Trobriand Islanders, the Nuer, Massi, Kurds, Fuzhounese, etc. And select a universal biological need or universal phenomena and describe how that need is met in the selected culture or what ceremony or practice takes place to mark a phenomena. You’ll be describing the culture’s particular cultural pattern or practice for one of the universal needs or phenomena and providing your assessment of why that practice is pattered as it is. A good guide to this is Ruth Benedict’s Patterns of Culture. It should have an introduction (including thesis), a paragraph stating the selected definition of culture and argumentation why it was selected, a paragraph (or several) introducing your selected cultural group, describing where the group lives/lived. It will also have a paragraph stating the universal biological need or phenomena selected and a description of how your selected cultural group meets the need or passes the phenomena. This section will be based on your research and can be as long as necessary to provide a basis of comparison. You should describe the pattern or practice based on your research of the selected group. The student will compare and contrast the cultural pattern or practice between the selected cultural group and their own cultural group. Highlighting observed differences, noting any similarities. Ultimately, the student will determine if the cultural pattern observed for the event or practice can be more broadly generalized to other of the universal needs or phenomena. Does the cultural patterning inform or shape a person’s approach to other situations in their lives and how? Remember that Culture and Place are linked attributes. it should be 5-7 seven pages in length with no specified amount of resources. “

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