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  • Globalization and Culture

    Week 1August 31, 2016

    CULT 320Prof. Craig Willsecwillse@gmu.edu

    Fall 2016

  • 1. Review syllabus and course requirements

    2. Introduction to course website

    3. Key concepts: globalization and culture

    4. Mapping globalization

  • Syllabus and Requirements

  • Course Website


  • What is globalization?

    What do we mean with this term? How is it different from saying "the world," or "international," or other related words?

  • Dimensions of Globalization


  • What do we mean by culture?

  • 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)

  • Mapping Globalization

  • Political map

  • Population map

  • 1600s: Indigenouspopulations

  • 1600s: Indigenouspopulations

    1600s: New Englandcolonies

  • Economic map

  • Time zone map