21F.035 / 21F.037 Topics in Culture and Globalization

As taught in: Fall 2003

People dancing and playing drums.

N'Zérékoré, Guinea celebrates Internet connectivity. (Image courtesy of U.S. Agency for Intenational Development.)




Prof. Ian Condry

Course Features

Course Description

The concept of globalization fosters the understanding of the interconnectedness of cultures and societies geographically wide apart; America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Subject scans existing debates over globalization around the world. This course explores how globalization impacts everyday life in the First and Third World; how globalization leads to a common cosmopolitan culture; the emergence of a global youth culture; and religious, social, and political movements that challenge globalization. Materials examined include pop music, advertisements, film posters, and political cartoons.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.