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  • Globalization and CultureSpring 2015

    Week 1January 21, 2015

  • 1. Review syllabus and course requirements

    2. Introduction to course website

    3. Key concepts: globalization and culture

    4. Class activity: 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 terms?

  • 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)

  • Globalization and Culturein the World Today

    What are current events going on today that we might think about in terms of globalization and culture?

  • Mapping Globalization

  • Political map

  • Population map

  • 1600s: Indigenouspopulations

  • 1600s: Indigenouspopulations

    1600s: New Englandcolonies

  • Economic map

  • Time zone map

  • The Global and the Local

    Free-write prompt: How has your life been shaped by globalization?

  • 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.