Social Diversity

Step 1: Select a social group to which you do not belong, with regard to ethnicity, sexual orientation/gender identity/expression, socioeconomic status, age, disability status, religious belief, political belief, cultural perspective, veteran status, country of origin, etc.  It would be helpful to choose a group toward which you have some less than positive opinions or feelings, or one that you know very little about. [Criterion 1: Awareness]
Step 2: Conduct research on your selected social group.  Be sure to locate at least 2 scholarly sources. One of your sources should discuss the selected groups experience in the United States and the other should discuss their experience and how they are perceived in a country other than the U.S.  [Criterion 2: Knowledge]
Step 3: Conduct a 30-minute interview with a person from the selected social group. [Criterion 3: Application, Cultural Awareness]
Step 4: Write your paper. Your paper must be no fewer than 5 pages in length. 
Page 1: Title page (APA Format)
Page 2: Summary of the research you located
Page 3: Summary of the interview
Page 4: A personal reflection in which you discuss ways in which your perception of compassion and empathy toward this group has changed
Page 5: An APA formatted Reference page
[Criterion 4: Application, Global Awareness]
Step 2: For Scholarly sources on the group you are investigating see Sinclairs LibGuide on Diversity at:  
Step 3: Suggestions for questions to ask in your interview:

Tell me about your experiences as a member of (the social group).
Have you always been a member of (the social group), or has this changed for you? 
What characteristics do you find that people seem to associate with (the social group)?
Are there any advantages or disadvantages to being a member of (the social group)?
What do you want other people to know about being in (the social group)?
What are your concerns and hopes for (the social group)?

Step 4: Using APA (American Psychological Association) Style:  Library/LibGuides/Citation Styles/APA Resources: 
Purdue Owl APA Formatting Guide: