SCOPE Too broad Too narrow Reasonable New York City The history of Status of Liberty, NYC. New York City – a typical image of the US cultural diversity What about New York City??? Merely listening the historic marks of the status? Diversity seen in: -Races -Ethnic groups -Religions -Languages -Festivals -Fashion
MY GRADUATION PAPER A comparison of Intergenerational affection communication pattern between Vietnamese and European American families Nghiên cứu so sánh mô hình biểu lộ tình cảm xuyên thế hệ giữa gia đình người Việt và gia đình người Âu-Mỹ Scope Feasibility
RESEARCH QUESTIONS 1. What is the Vietnamese’s perception of intergenerational affection display? 2. What is the European American’s perception of intergenerational affection display? 3. What is the intergenerational communication pattern in Vietnamese families when it comes to parent-child affection display? 4. What is the intergenerational communication pattern in European American families when it comes to parent-child affection display ? 5. What are the differences between these patterns?
BIGGEST OBSTACLE Matter more within one culture rather than affect the differences between two cultures. gender, age, and relationship quality do not have much interference with the differences between Vietnamese and American’s preferred pattern of communication of family affection Parent - ing style Cultural values Setting Relation - ship quality Gender Age Family affection display
US Universities – a reflecting pool of some US typical values
1. A world of diversity
International students , different races and religions
- Various clubs, varied tuition fee
-Diverse campus sites, even within one campus each building is unique
2. Freedom and competition
-Each school has its own curriculum
-Numerous courses to choose from; however, certain number of courses are required, difficult specialized courses are norms.
-Teacher of each course decides what to learn, what to test, what books to use
-However, some school’s result of one state may not be recognized in other states => teachers and students both need to strive hard to get the best quality possible.
3. Wealth and Hard work
-Graduates from prestigious schools often get top-ranking jobs, handsome salary (wealth) but during school years they had to work much harder than others (hard work) due to extremely competitive courses.
-In order to manage high tuition fee, those students need to work hard (part-time job)