Codes of Cultural Behavior

  1. Choose a destination (one country) anywhere in the world. To begin this section, explain why you chose this particular country.
  2. Provide a brief cultural overview of the country to include historical background, language, religious beliefs, and other information you find interesting.
  3. 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: (CultureGrams) or (When Cultures Collide). What this means, fully explained, is that you do not have to provide a full reference, but only the title of that reference. You can use APA or MLA or some other form of citation.

Also, for an online source you can simply provide the title in parentheses, but be sure to provide the full link in the references section (see below). Also, be certain the source offers accurate information. For example, accurate sources include major news outlets such as The New York Times, credible journals and news magazines such as The Economist, government sources, and academic sources. Do not use sources other than the accurate sources listed in the previous sentence. Do not use Wikipedia.

  1. 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.