Globalization and Cultures: The Cosmopolitan Village?
What is the place of culture in the process of globalization, which seems simultaneously to be integrating and fragmenting the world? Is there a global cosmopolitan culture emerging, despite the valorization of cultural differences? These are the type of questions that this course addresses. Students will discuss the dreams, visions and imaginings of a shared global culture, but also the hard cultural differences that refuse to go away.
Additional Course Information
GS101 or GS102, or permission of the department.
Editorial Revision September 21, 2009: GS221 Prerequisite revision due to GS102 deletion; effective September 1, 2009.