How issues of diversity influence aspects of culture

IDS 400 Milestone Two Guidelines and Rubric

For your final presentation, you will create a diversity awareness initiative for an organization of your choosing. In this module, you will be creating a presentation outline for this project.


Your assignment is to submit an outline of the presentation you will give as part of your final project. Think of it as a script with notes that help add context to the points you will be making.

It does not need to include complete sentences or paragraphs, but it should contain enough detail to allow your instructor to offer you some feedback. While you may organize the outline however you choose, be sure to address the following:


I. Introduction: Examine the role of the individual in a global society and how issues of diversity influence aspects of culture and the individual. Explore topics that have been discussed in this course (sociology of diversity, biological diversity, cultural identity, diversity through socioeconomic status, etc.) to help guide your analysis.


A. How have social practices been shaped by issues of diversity in modern culture?


B. From an interdisciplinary approach, how has a topic discussed in the course influenced or not influenced modern society?


C. How have issues of diversity influenced social change? In other words, how have problems associated with diversity necessitated or encouraged some sort of change in society?


D. How have issues of diversity influenced the behaviors and operations of individuals in your discipline of study? In other words, look at the influence of issues of diversity through the lens of your discipline.


E. From an interdisciplinary approach, how have issues of diversity and a topic discussed in the course affected modern society? In other words, how has modern society changed or been impacted by issues of diversity? How does the topic relate to issues of diversity?


F. Using relevant research or diverse perspectives, describe the benefits and challenges of overcoming issues of diversity.


II. Issue: Introduce the issue and describe how it relates to diversity and any of the topics that were addressed in the course.


A. Using appropriate research strategies, describe a social or global issue that is related to issues of diversity.


i. What is the origin of the issue?
ii. What is the issue about?


B. Using appropriate research strategies, describe the target population of the issue.
i. Who is impacted by the issue?
ii. What is important to know about them?


C. Using appropriate research strategies, explain how the chosen issue relates to a topic discussed in this course.
i. In other words, how can you connect the social or global issue you have chosen with a topic discussed in this course?
ii. How does the topic inform your understanding of the issue?


D. Using relevant research or diverse perspectives, describe how the chosen issue is impacting the target population.


E. Utilizing interdisciplinary approaches, predict how the chosen issue will or will not change in the future.


III. Plan: Offer recommendations and a plan to improve the issue, as well as strategies for implementing your plan.


A. Make recommendations for how the current issue could be addressed so that it no longer adversely affects the target population.
B. Describe the strategies that could be utilized to address the issue.


C. Imagine you are in charge of addressing your chosen issue. Utilizing interdisciplinary approaches, explain how you would implement your plan.


D. Explain the benefits of your plan and justify why your plan would be preferable. Be sure to support your justification with relevant research or diverse perspectives.

Last Updated on June 28, 2021