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  • 1. Globalization and Culture Fall 2014 Week 1 August 27, 2014
  • 2. 1. Review syllabus and course requirements 2. Introduction to course website 3. Key concepts: globalization and culture 4. Class activity: mapping globalization
  • 3. Syllabus and Requirements
  • 4. Course Website cult320f14.cwillse.net
  • 5. What is globalization? What do we mean with this term? How is it different from saying "the world," or "international," or other related terms?
  • 6. Dimensions of Globalization political economic cultural
  • 7. What do we mean by culture?
  • 8. What do we mean by culture? Culture consists of the beliefs, behaviors, objects, and other characteristics common to the members of a particular group or society. Through culture, people and groups define themselves, conform to society's shared values, and contribute to society. Thus, culture includes many societal aspects: language, customs, values, norms, mores, rules, tools, technologies, products, organizations, and institutions. (source: Bukisa.com)
  • 9. Globalization and Culture in the World Today What are current events going on today that we might think about in terms of globalization and culture?
  • 10. Mapping Globalization
  • 11. Political map
  • 12. Population map
  • 13. 1600s: Indigenous populations
  • 14. 1600s: Indigenous populations 1600s: New England colonies
  • 15. Economic map
  • 16. Time zone map
  • 17. The Global and the Local Free-write prompt: How has your life been shaped by globalization?
  • 18. The Global and the Local 1. In your small group, introduce yourselves. 2. Discuss what you wrote for the activity. 3. Map the connections (and disconnections, perhaps) between your experiences of globalization.