Cross Culture And Country StudiesPresentation Transcript
CROSS-CULTURE AND COUNTRY STUDIES
WHICH IS WHICH?
A Vietnamese - American cross-cultural study of touching behaviour = Nghiên cứu giao văn hóa Việt Mỹ về các hành vi động chạm.
The rich and poor gap picture in New York City, United States of America = Bức tranh về khoảng cách giàu – nghèo ở thành phố New York, Hoa Kỳ.
American people’s perspective on freedom as seen in some typical symbols of the US = Cách nhìn của người Mỹ về tự do được thể hiện qua một số biểu tượng của nước Mỹ.
A Vietnamese - English Cross - Cultural Study on Gestures for Greeting = Nghiên cứu giao văn hóa về cử chỉ chào hỏi Việt – Anh
A comparative study on the Vietnamese and American views on individual independence = Nghiên cứu so sánh quan điểm của người Việt Nam và người Mỹ về tính tự lập cá nhân.
NARROW DOWN YOUR TOPIC!
WHAT IS A GOOD TOPIC?
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
CONTENT Motivation Creative
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
GOOD OR NOT GOOD ?
Disney Land – A Famous amusement park of the US
I. Lands of Disneyland:
The original park consisted of 5 lands
1. Main Street USA:
2. Adventure land:
3. Frontier land:
4. Fantasyland :
5. Tomorrow land
II . Transport:
1. Disneyland Railroad:
2. Disneyland Monorail system:
3. Main Street vehicles:
4. Disneyland Helipad:
III . Attraction :
GOOD OR NOT GOOD?
III. Chance of study and job opportunity
Applicants each year
Graduates each year
Alumni and their job
GOOD OR NOT GOOD?
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)
GO UP OR GO DOWN?
Characteristics (weight, height, material, etc)
Best time to visit
What does it represent?
Is Freedom an important value to American people?
* Where else in American can we see Freedom? Freedom
Secondary research (especially Country studies) – 30-40 pages
Clear, answerable questions
Like a presentation with literature review (e.g. explain the value, related studies that have discussion on the same value)
Analysis that provide reasonable answers to research questions
Immigrants – another face of American society.
American’s view on women’s independence reflected in the movie “Waitress”.
A comparative study on Vietnamese – American preferred handshake styles.