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Cultural anthropology: Becoming a minority of one

Cross-cultural worship service attendance assignment -- Feeling like a foreigner

This assignment is designed to send you on a cross-cultural field trip where you become a minority of one. The worship part is not the central issue; finding yourself as a minority in a situation where you may be uncertain what is expected of you is the central issue.

In your one to two-page report, don't tell me how you discovered people can worship in any culture. In fact, don't focus on the worship event itself.

I'm looking for what you felt. I want you to process whatever uncomfortable moments you felt. You may tell me that you did discover that God speaks more than one language.

Do not report on an experience you had months or years ago before this course began. It must be an experience you have had since starting this class on Cultural Anthropology.


Sample student reports

     -- Howard Culbertson

Cultural Anthropology course resources:   Cultural adjustment realities   Cultural Bingo icebreaker   Bwanda Fusa game   Cultural anthropology case studies   Christianity and culture   Course home page   Path to cross-cultural understanding   Culture shock   Ethnocentrism   Exam study guides   Kwast's culture model   Light bulb illustration: What do you see?   Missions and culture   Monoculturalism    My own culture shock   PowerPoint presentations used in class   Reading report   Reentry: Coming home   Research paper topic suggestions

World missions course materials and syllabi

Cultural Anthropology    Introduction to Missions    Linguistics    Missions Strategies    Modern Missionary Movement (History of  Missions)    Nazarene Missions    Church Growth and Christian Missions    Theology of Missions    Traditional Religions    World Religions
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