Translations*

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.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

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.