Culture and Ethnic Studies

Requirements • Response Papers: These are 2-page essay-style papers responding to a set of questions related to the reading for the particular class session. All papers should be typed and should be 2 pages. Papers will be evaluated on 1.) demonstration that reading has been completed, 2.) application of concepts and ideas, 3.) clarity of writing. Reading Response Paper #1 Paper: Chapter 3 and Grinde (5 points) (see the attached files) Based on your reading of Chapter 3 and examples from the article by Grinde, address the following questions: a.) What role does power play in the “text” we call “history?” b.) How does history influence intercultural interactions? c.) How does the socially constructed category of “race” impact your everyday life?