Codes of Cultural Behavior

Section #2:  Codes of Cultural Behavior


My Choice of Country

Choose a destination (one country) anywhere in the world.  To begin this section, explain why you chose this particular country.


Brief Cultural Overview

Provide a brief cultural overview of the country to include historical background, language, religious beliefs, and other information you believe is pertinent. Provide references cited in parentheses by title only, immediately after the information presented.  For example:  (CountryWatch)


Codes of Cultural Behavior

Conduct additional research on the codes of cultural behavior in the country.  Provide information on cultural “Dos” and “Don’ts” for tourists to the country.  Analyze at least five “Dos” and five “Don’ts” which document the codes of cultural behavior in the country that will assist tourists in avoiding conflict with the cultural values of the hosts.  Again, discuss (not just list) the “Dos” and “Don’ts” as a major component of this assignment.  After each of the “Dos” and “Don’ts” make certain that you provide the reference cited.  The references may appear by title only, in parentheses, after each listing.  For example: (CountryWatch)


Unusual Aspects of Culture

Explain which of the “Dos” and which of the “Don’ts” seem most unusual to you and might contribute to your unease in the country you chose.


You must have a minimum of two online resources and two library reference works.  Do not cut and paste material from the online resources.  You must report the information in your own words.  The Turnitin system detects direct plagiarism.  Again, a total of at least four sources must be used.  List these under the heading “References” at the end of this section.  It is not necessary, in this class, to provide the full citation (since it will be easier for you this way and I’m already familiar with all the reference works).  Note:  Use only credible online sources.  Do not use Wikipedia.  The more reference material you refer to, the higher quality your response will be, and will result in higher points.


I encourage you to go to the University library to complete this assignment where you will find all of the traditional reference works.  The librarians are happy to assist you with this.  Also, if you have any trouble with the online resources the librarians can provide help with that too.


Additional information on this project may be found by clicking on “Online Work.”  

Length:  Five to seven pages

Recommended Date of Completion:  As noted on the course calendar


Points:  25