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Unformatted text preview: First Take-Home ExamLS 209: INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL CULTURES Fall 2007 Instructions Your answers should be printed by a word-processor, should be no longer than 2,400 words (approximately 8 double-spaced pages), and should include a word count. Words beyond the 2,400-word limit will not be read. If possible, use Times (New Roman) 12—point font on regular-size typing paper with 1" margins. Mg - The quality of your anmvers will be strengthened you provide supporting materiaisfrom this Coarse (£16., its iectures, videos, discussions. and readings) using any consistent form of citation you wish). You are encouraged to work together in formulating your answers. The final writing of your answers, however, is to be your own. On the front of your exam (and preferably in parentheses) please write the name/s ot‘those with whom you worked. You are to give your exam to your Teaching Assistant (Rodolfo Elbert, Paul Heideman, Ernest Rockwell, or Robert Schoville) at the start of class on Wednesday morning, October 17. This exam constitutes 35% of your final grade. The Exam Question One (34 points) Drawing from the readings, lectures, and discussions about language in Week Two — as well as from other course materials so far — make the strongest case you can that: (a) It is NOT possible for people who speak different languages to think and feel the same way. (b) It IS possible for people who speak different languages to think and feel the same way. Question Two (30 points) Edward Said, in his 1979 chapter “Knowing the Oriental,“ criticized Arthur James Balfour, one of England’s most knowledgeable statesmen in 1910, for endorsing England’s continued control of Egypt on the basis of his knowledge of “us” and “them.” In The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of the World Order (1996) Samuel P. Huntington, a respected and influential US. professor, on the basis of his knowledge of “us” and “them,” endorsed “Western technological and military superiority over other civilizations” in order to “protect and enhance the values” of Western civilization that he believed were being challenged by “Sinic” and “Islamic” civilizations. (a) Identify which criticisms Edward Said made of Balfour’s analysis, recommendations, and influence that Edward Said would probably make of Huntington’s analysis, recommendations, and influence. (b) Edward Said based his criticisms of Balfour on empirical evidence prior to 1979. Drawing exclusively from materials for this course through Week 6, including its discussion sections, what additional empirical evidence might Edward Said gather from post-1979 events to supplement his criticisms of Balfour's and Huntington’s analysis, policy recommendations, and influence. (continued) Questioon Three (36 points) I, From each of the four articles listed below (a) identify one statement that suggests some earlier phenomenon is either a necessary condition or a sufficient condition for some later phenontenon. (b) In each instance present your reasonfs for identifying the relation as a necessary condition or a sufficient condition. (a) In the case of each of the four statements, describe what information would be needed in order to show that the relation is NOT a necessary or sufficient condition (i.e., to “falsify” the suggested relation): (a) Carol Welch. “The Millennium Development Goals and the US Role in Making Them a Reality.” (Week 2) (b) “Special Report: The Srebrenice massaCre: A chronicle of deaths foretold” (Week 3) (0) “Karl Marx: Quotations Regarding Religion” (Week 4) (d) BOOK: The Three-Inch Golden Lotus (Week 6) ...
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