ETH 120 Week 2 Religious and Ethnic Groups

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ETH 120 Week 2 Religious and Ethnic Groups
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ETH 120 Week 2 Religious and Ethnic Groups

This week you learned about cultures and religions and their relationships to concepts such as discrimination, prejudice, stereotypes, and ethnic or religious diversity in the United States. In this assignment, you research and share about a culture or religion outside of your own.

Review the Religious and Ethnic Groups Paper Instructions.

Complete your Religion and Ethnic Groups Paper.

Note citations and references throughout your paper. APA formatting is preferred but not required.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

Select one religious group and one ethnic/racial group to which you do not belong from the following list:

  • Religious groups

o    Christianity

  • Evangelical Protestant
  • Mainline Protestant
  • Historically Black Churches
  • Roman Catholic
  • Latter-Day Saints(Mormons)
  • Jehovah’s Witnesses
  • Orthodox (Greek, Eastern)

o    Judaism (Orthodox, Conservative, or Reform)

o    Buddhism (Theravada or Mahayana)

o    Islam (Sunni, Shia, Sufism)

o    Hinduism

  • Ethnic groups (found in 5, 11, and 14 of Racial and Ethnic Groups)

Write a 350- to 700-word paper in which you address the following questions regarding the religious group and ethnic group you selected:

Religious group:

  • How does your selected religious group differ from other religious groups (in beliefs, worship practices, or values)?
  • How has your selected religious group contributed to American culture? Provide at least one example.
  • What is an example of prejudice or discrimination your selected religious group has experienced? What was the source of this prejudice or discrimination?
  • How has your perception of this religious group changed as a result of your exploration? Provide a brief summary.

Ethnic group:

  • How does your selected ethnic group differ from other ethnic groups (differences in ancestry, language, or culture)?
  • How has your selected ethnic group contributed to American culture? Provide at least one example.
  • What is an example of prejudice or discrimination your selected ethnic group has experienced? What was the source of this prejudice or discrimination?
  • How has your perception of this ethnic group changed as a result of your exploration? Provide a brief summary.

Note citations and references throughout your paper. APA formatting is preferred but not required.

Submit your assignment to the Assignments tab.