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Unformatted text preview: U.S. and the World Global scene Population: 6, 478, 344, 396 Immense disparities in wealth 6,912 known living languages 193 countries Huge numbers of migrants, asylumseeker, and refugees Uneven distribution of technology Defining the U.S. What makes the U.S. a thing in itself? What holds it together despite vast internal differences? What makes up its borders? Is the U.S. an empire? How is the U.S. defined by external sources The Role of Culture Words, behaviors, artifacts, and symbols shared by a group of people The shared way a group makes meaning of the world A process of learning Always changing Often associated with art, literature, film, music, and other creative forms The Global Flow of Cultures
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This note was uploaded on 06/20/2008 for the course IAH 201 taught by Professor Dontknow during the Spring '05 term at Michigan State University.
- Spring '05