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San José State University Department of Anthropology Anthropology/Asia 115 (02) Emerging Global Culture Spring 2010 Faculty Web Page Copies of the course syllabus and major assignment sheets may be found on my faculty web page accessible through the quick links/faculty web page links on the SJSU home page after the first week of classes. You are responsible for regularly checking with the new messaging system through MySJSU. This will be used for updates, etc. You may not reply to this message, use my email address for questions, etc. [email protected] Course Description and Goals This course examines the emerging global culture of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. We explore those aspects of human culture that merge human societies including communications, popular cultures, population shifts, and political movements, economic and environmental interdependencies. The central questions of the course are: What is globalization and how is it viewed by various groups and individuals? How have cultures changed in the twentieth century? Is there an emerging global culture and if so, what is it? What forces - such as tourism, social movements, and popular culture - nurture or limit an emerging global culture? Course name, number Semester page 1 of 11 Instructor: Karen Fjelstad Office location: Clark 463 Telephone: 924-5714 Email: [email protected] Office hours: MW 10:30-11:30 Class days/time: MW 12:00-1:15 Classroom: DMH 164 Prerequisites: Completion of core GE, satisfaction of Writing Skills Test and upper division standing. For students who begin continuous enrollment at a CCC or a CSU in Fall 2005 or later, completion of, or corequisite in a 100W course is required. For students who begin continuous enrollment Fall 2005 or later, courses used to satisfy Areas R, S, and V must be taken from three separate SJSU departments or other distinct academic units. GE/SJSU Studies Category, if applicable V
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How can we anticipate future manifestations in global cultures? How does the experience of living in a “global culture” affect both individuals and cultures? This course is taught from a multidisciplinary perspective, introducing the systems approach to social science issues. The course is based on the discipline of anthropology, however, it also integrates sociological and historic perspectives. It satisfies requirements for the Culture and Civilization Advanced General Education, as well as departmental and program requirements in anthropology and behavioral science. Student Learning Objectives Anthropology 115 Student learning objectives To be able to examine cultural systems and select predictive elements to anticipate cultural development (GAP project; GAP paper; examinations) To be able to critically analyze the assumptions underlying various projections of social issues (GAP project; class activities) To comprehend the links between cultural values and technological choice (class activities; exams) To understand the links between cultural values and social organization (GAP project; class activities; exams)
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