COM 315 Week 1 Study of Local Demographics for Cultural Differences
After reviewing the assigned readings for this topic, research other timely sites that give thorough demographic or census information. Choose an area that interests you, maybe the city or zip code where you live, and research the demographics of the area using relevant and timely sources.
Identify the varieties of national heritage, language spoken at home, socioeconomic level, educational level, family size, and religion that are represented in the area you are researching.
For this assignment, write a two-part essay (750-1,000 words) explaining the demographics of this area and the intercultural communication implications they demonstrate.
Part 1-The first section of the essay should attentively describe the demographics in specific detail.
Part 2- The second section should comprehensively explain the implications based on the readings in the textbook and the observations in the research.
Finally, thoughtfully respond to what you have discovered from the readings:
1. How did you respond to the results?
2. What are some of the possible intercultural communication opportunities locally?
3. Do you need to learn more about the people in your area or the language they
speak in order to communicate with them?
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.
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