AS_432_SOBs[1] - Winter 2009 Samples of Behavior Lesson 9...

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Unformatted text preview: Winter 2009 Samples of Behavior Lesson 9 Introduction to Cultural Studies (pg 93-98) 1. Explain the possible ramifications of USAF officers not understanding the importance of cultural differences. Pg. 94 1 st paragraph 2. Summarize Dr. Stephen Metz view on why U.S. military officers require cultural awareness training. Pg. 95 2 nd and 3 rd paragraph Lesson 10 Setting the World Stage (pg 99-134) 1. Define globalization and list the four dimensions of globalization Definitions: [The] integration of markets, nation-states, and technologies enabling individuals, corporations and nation-states to reach around the world farther, faster, deeper than ever before The compression of the world and the intensification of consciousness of the world as a whole concrete global interdependence... Bottom line : Globalization is a widening, deepening and speeding up of interconnectedness in all aspects of contemporary social life from the cultural to the criminal, the financial to the spiritual Four Dimensions Economic Environmental Cultural Political Each can be analyzed separately, but they often have powerful interconnections 2. Summarize the North-South Estrangement. East-West conflict is gone North-South = haves vs. have nots + 1 billion 95% in Third World 40% of world population survives on less than $2 a day 2.2 billion children in the world Nearly half live in poverty, and most lack adequate shelter, potable water, and health services Global poverty trends improving, but Sub-Saharan Africa poverty levels rising Extreme poverty leads to hopelessness Hopelessness leads to extremism Extremism leads to terrorism Demographic bubble Population under 15 Congo 48% Egypt 34% Liberia 43% Saudi Arabia 42% Philippines 36% Afghanistan 42% 3. Describe how Islamic extremists have become so dangerous within the context of the Global War on Terror (GWOT). The enemy consists of various extremist Islamic groups that espouse the use of violence to achieve their ideological aims al Qaeda being the greatest threat to the U.S. homeland today. Characteristics are: No state, no uniform, lives among the population Believes religion is under attack and calls upon Muslims to defend Islam Even support by 1% of the Muslim population would equate to about 13 million enemies While we view his beliefs as dangerously misguided. He is absolutely committed to his cause His religious ideology successfully attracts recruits...
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