AMS 207 America: A Global Perspective
Midterm Quiz Study Guide (Oct 15)
I will be available for extended office hours from 9-4 on Tuesday October 14.
The exam will contain a mix of IDs and one longer essay question. You will have one hour to
AMS 207 Spring 2013
Study guide for the final
The final is a two-part multiple-choice exam.
Readings: Patel, Steger Chapter 8, Johansson.
Part 1: It covers ONLY the readings done after Midterm 2.
You will be assessed on your correct understanding of the r
The Justification of Territorial Expansion
You walk into a 400 level class as a senior in college and you glance around the
room to try and find the perfect spot. You want a spot that is pretty close to the front so
that you dont fall a
So you Think its Flat
The debate over whether the world is flat or not is still a prevalent one in todays society.
Some people believe that the world is flat, and some do not. Some believe that the flattening of
the world is a good thing, and some do not.
Are we Losing our Culture?
In recent history we have seen a push back against the dominant global powers more
than ever. The reason we are starting to see this push back is due to the loss of some unique
cultures. The theory of Globalization is no longer
Immigration and Rubios Stance
Immigration policy has been a lingering issue in the United States for the past decade or so. It is
also an issue for the United States government that will likely shape the future of our nation for the
foreseeable future. Th
Sex Trafficking has been an ongoing problem for many years and the number of victims
continues to escalate. Sex trafficking has been defined as "the sexual exploitation of women and
girls and their victimization and degradation (Shelley,
An Insidious Form of Imperialism
Americans tend to believe that America is the best. We have the best values, the
most freedom, the best democracy, and overall we are exemplary compared to all other
countries in the world. When American
AMS 207 America: A Global Perspective: Midterm Study Guide
Midterm is closed book, closed notes.
The exam will contain a mix of IDs and one longer essay question. The IDs will be important
terms, ideas, and people from class materials and readings. You sh
Brand America in a Multipolar World
Combined 40% of
of worlds land
US 4 trillion in
South Africa (joined in 2010)
Globalization and the
2009 1st BRIC summit (Russi
Food exists in
place and in time.
Where we are and
work shapes what
and how we eat
Control of our
space (and time)
we choose to eat.
Historically, tastes have been
Through war: canning, expor
Bangladesh Liberation War
In 1971, two south Asian countries of Pakistan and India declared war on each other
centered around the liberation movement of Bangladesh. This war involved many outside
The Truman Show
Extra Credit 10/26
In the movie The Truman Show, Truman Burbank is a man whose life is a fake
one. The place he lives is a big studio with hidden cameras everywhere, and all his
friends and people around him are actors wh
AMS 207 Study Guide
Turner, The Significance of the Frontier in American History
This is the only linked reading for the semester, so get the website address from the syllabus. This is also one of
the primary sources we read in 207. The essay was written
AMS 207: Coke and Nike Questions
What are some forms of consumer resistance, and what kind of consumers resist? How can it affect large
corporations production decisions?
Why is Jordan such a great endorser? How can Nike afford to pay its spokespeople so
AMS 207 Disney Study Guide
Disney is perhaps the best case study for the spread of American culture abroad and its
acceptance/rejection/hybridization because the company is very invested in its version of American
popular culture. It sells an idealized (t