Perception of Cultural Identity Essay
In this reflection paper, you are to critically engage the topic of the social construction of identity in your life.
How is your perception of your own identity related to or affected by social and cultural structures, ideas or conventions? Please discuss and provide examples of how at least one of your identities (i.e., religious, gender, ethnic, racial, class, sexual orientation, disability and/or age, among others) is shaped, or has been shaped, by cultural and societal influences within contexts of equality and inequality. Please integrate course material (concepts, theories, discussions, lectures, readings). Please cite at least one course reading and one appropriate outside source. All course materials are posted on the course HOME page.
Guidelines: Please review the rubrics before you start writing the paper. Your paper should have a clear structure, including a thesis, body paragraphs with clear topic sentences and focused discussions, and a conclusion. You can use any major citation format (APA, IEEE, Chicago, MLA); each paper should have in-text citations and a reference list.
Format: double space, 12 font size
The essay includes two citations from course readings or one citation from the course readings and a citation from other credible sources. The essay uses proper citation format in the text and in the reference list.