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Understanding Global Cultures

 Fall Semester 2017


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All readings except "TBA" are from the textbooks listed on the textbook web page:

 


Text Reading Assignments


 
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Week 1

  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART I: INTRODUCTION
Chapter 1: Understanding Cultural Metaphors
  Chapter 19: The Italian Opera (as a case study in Metaphorical Analysis)


Week 2

  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures


Pick at least two two of the "Authority Ranking Cultures" . . . 

PART II: AUTHORITY RANKING CULTURES
Chapter 2: The Thai Kingdom
Chapter 3: The Japanese Garden
Chapter 4: Bedouin Jewelry and Saudi Arabia
Chapter 5. Dòn Gánh: The Two Sides of Vietnam
Chapter 6: Kimchi and Korea

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Week 3

  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART III: SCANDINAVIAN EGALITARIAN CULTURES
Chapter 7: The Swedish Stuga
Chapter 8: The Finnish Sauna
Chapter 9: The Danish Christmas Luncheon

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Week 4

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PART IV: OTHER EGALITARIAN CULTURES
Chapter 10: The German Symphony
Chapter 11: Irish Conversations


Week 5

  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART IV: OTHER EGALITARIAN CULTURES
Chapter 12: The Canadian Backpack and Flag
Chapter 13. Australian Outdoor Recreational Activities
Chapter 14: French Wine

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Week 6

The GC Midterm Exam Live Chat will be the night before the exam from 07:00-08:00 CST, on Monday, 9 October 2017. Sign in on Moodle logo. in the Week 7 Panel.

f2017 Understanding Global Cultures Midterm Exam will be in class, Week 7 Day 13, Tuesday, 10 October 2017

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After the Midterm Exam

  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART V: MARKET PRICING CULTURES
Chapter 15: American Football
Chapter 16: The Traditional British House

Recommended

Ch. 19 "The Sacrifice," from The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, pp. 278-288


 The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, by Anne Fadiman (NY: Farrar, Strauss and Biroux, 1977).
  Anne Fadiman
1953-

 

Lia LEe


Week 7

  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART VI: CLEFT NATIONAL CULTURES
Chapter 17: The Malaysian Balik Kampung
Chapter 18: The Israeli Kibbutzim and Moshavim
Review: Chapter 19: The Italian Opera

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Week 8

  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART VI: CLEFT NATIONAL CULTURES
   
Chapter 20: Belgian Lace
PART VII: TORN NATIONAL CULTURES
Chapter 21: The Mexican Fiesta
Chapter 22: The Turkish Coffeehouse

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Week 9

  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART VIII: THE BASE CULTURE AND ITS DIFFUSION ACROSS BORDERS (CLUSTERS OF NATIONS): THE EXAMPLE OF CHINA
Chapter 23: China’s Great Wall and Cross-Cultural Paradox
Chapter 24: The Chinese Family Altar: The Expatriate Chinese Outside of China
Chapter 25: The Singapore Hawker Centers

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Week 10

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PART IX: INDIA, TRADITION, MODERNITY, AND DIVERSITY
Chapter 26: India: The Dance of Shiva
Chapter 27: India: A Kaleidoscope of Diversity


Week 11

  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART X: AN AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE
Chapter 28: The Nigerian Marketplace
Chapter 29. South African Townships
Chapter 30: The Sub-Saharan African Bush Taxi

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Week 12
Work on Readings for Your Project


  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART XI: THE STRUGGLE FOR CULTURAL IDENTITY AND THE SPLINTERING OF NATIONS: THE CASE OF THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE
Chapter 31: The Russian Ballet
Chapter 32. Estonian Singing
Chapter 33: The Polish Village Church

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Week 13
Work on Readings for Your Term Paper
(which is due next week)


  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART XII: SAME METAPHOR, DIFFERENT MEANINGS
Chapter 34: The Spanish Bullfight
Chapter 35: The Portuguese Bullfight

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Week 14

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PART XIII. POPULAR MUSIC AS CULTURAL METAPHORS

Chapter 36: The Brazilian Samba
Chapter 37: The Argentine Tango



 


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Week 15

  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART XIV. OVERLAPPING CULTURAL METAPHORS FOR GEOGRAPHICALLY RELATED NATIONS
Chapter 38. Cultural Metaphors for the Caribbean
  Conclusions




Week 16

The Understanding Global Cultures Live Chat for the Final Exam will be from 07:00-08:00 CST, on Monday, 11 December 2017. Sign in on Moodle logo. in the Week 15 Panel.

f2017 Week 16 ("Finals Week"): The Understanding Global Cultures Final Exam is scheduled for 2:00-3:55 p.m., Tuesday, 12 December 2017, in Cina 2014

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Find a good book on Peoples and Cultures of Europe and have a look at it


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