Film, television, and popular music/music videos often depict characters/people from different cultures. Sometimes these characters accurately reflect a
cultural group. Other times, not so much. Select a film, television show, or group of songs/music videos you would like to study which highlights a
characters/people from a cultural group you feel interest you, or you can relate to. Determine whether you feel the cultural background(s) depicted in your
pieces is(are) accurately portrayed in your selections based on what we have studied in class.
Discuss the following points in your slideshow:
What culture is being highlighted in the media you have selected?
How does the character represent/or not represent the culture they are supposed to be portraying? (Consider the cultural beliefs, attitudes, views, practices
you see in the piece.)
Select from the following concepts and evaluate how they can explain what you see take place in the media you select as they relate to the study of global
psychology and mental health: prejudice, privilege, bias, racism, stereotypes, sexism, ageism, homophobia.
Support your points with theories related to these concepts.
Discuss your findings with someone who shares the same culture as the one(s) represented in your film. Highlight what their opinion is of the media and of
your findings in your presentation.
Support your points with information from our textbook and at least 1-2 peer reviewed journal articles published within the last 5 years (You can find access
to FREE ones via the FIU library). Journals must be related to course topics.
Here are a couple of music sources to get you started:
Cc Music: http://ccmixter.org/ (Links to an external site.)
Jamendo Music: https://www.jamendo.com/?language=en (Links to an external site.)
Note: Be sure to include speaker notes and images in your slideshow. Each student must include their own citations and name on their given slide(s). All
students must contribute equally to the final presentation.
Formatting Note: Your presentation must adhere to APA formatting guidelines. Presentations must be 10-12 slides minimum in length, APA formatted, and in
college-level English. Please see the APA resources folder in our classroom for additional resources and tools for help in preparing your project. Be sure to
cite your sources accordingly, to avoid plagiarism in your formal written assignments.
Fulfills Course Objectives:
Identify the interrelatedness of local, global, international, and intercultural issues, trends, and systems from psychological perspectives
Engage in a multi-perspective psychological analysis of local, global, international, and intercultural psychological and behavioral problems
Explain theoretical concepts using behavioral examples drawn from popular films, media, and scholarly publications
Fulfills Global Learning Objective: Global Engagement: Willingness to engage in local, global, international, and intercultural problem-solving.
NOTE RE: PRESENTATION: You are expected to turn the PRESENTATION in by the due date depositing it in the appropriate section in the CANVAS Classroom.
Assignments WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED after that deadline – check the syllabus and assignment links for specific information on time and dates.
Please label your document with your last name and the name of the assignment like this, FERNANDEZ_presentation.doc.
Format for PRESENTATION must be in PowerPoint format. That means ONLY.ppt files.
PDF or other files will not be graded – if you submit a file other than the specified required formats, your assignment will not be graded or will automatically
be deducted 10 points. You will be asked to submit the correct file format by a specific deadline. If you fail to meet this deadline, your paper will NOT be
graded. Check your email regularly.
Note: You will be required to submit an Initial Group Charter and a Revised Group Charter. One file per team will be submitted to the assignment link. These
files will have unique due dates and will require you to work as a team to set deadlines, assign group roles, and stay on task throughout the term. It is
intended to keep everyone up to date on the progress made on the presentation.