320f13 week1

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320f13 week1

  1. 1. Globalization and Culture August 26, 2013
  2. 2. 1. Review syllabus and course requirements 2. Introduction to course website 3. Key concepts: globalization and culture 4. Class activity: mapping globalization
  3. 3. Syllabus and Requirements
  4. 4. Course Website cult320f13.cwillse.net
  5. 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. 6. Dimensions of Globalization political economic social
  7. 7. What about culture?
  8. 8. What about 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. 9. Mapping Globalization
  10. 10. Political map
  11. 11. Population map
  12. 12. 1600s: Indigenous populations 1600s: New England colonies
  13. 13. Economic map
  14. 14. Time zone map
  15. 15. The Global and the Local Free-write prompt: How has your life been shaped by globalization?
  16. 16. 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.

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