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Tuesday 10 October 2006
Week 06 Day 11

Poland

 

Flag of Poland.   Click for national anthem.

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Announcements

 

Tuesday 10 October 2006
Week 06 Day 11
    1    Matt K.

    2    Laura
      3    Dave
      4    Lauren A.
      5    Ashley
 

GCforum Topic 5

Map of North Korea.

The big news of the week:

North Korea conducts Nuclear Test
or so it claims


Global Cultures Korea resource page

BBC News headlines read
"Outcry at N Korea 'nuclear test'"
<http://news.bbc.co.uk/>
(09 October 2006)

"Condemnation greets North Korea's claim to have tested a nuclear weapon,
with the US leader calling it provocative."

"Text of announcement"

"Full text: N Korea statement"

"Reaction to nuclear test
"

"N Korea test: World roundup"

"Reaction from North Korea's neighbours" (video)


Other stories:
"N Korea test a blow to diplomacy"
"Asians shocked at nuclear tests"
"Q&A: N Korea nuclear stand-off"
"Profile: Kim Jong-il"


Background information:
"Underground test"
"How nuclear weapons are tested below the Earth's surface"
"North Korea's 'home-made' bomb"
"From atom to bomb"
"Timeline: Nuclear crisis"
"Test sparks Asian arms race fears"
"Country profile"
"History of the Korean War"


North Korea's leadership has much to gain from going nuclear.

"North Korea's leadership has much to gain from going nuclear"
-- BBC News


Questions:

1. What is your opinion about North Korea joining the Nuclear family? Why?
2. What difference does it make to you, living in Duluth, Minnesota, whether North Korea has weapons of mass distruction or not?
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REM: If you have any questions, you can post them on the GCforum
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Old Business

  • Methods of Analysis: Cultural Metaphors -- continued (slides)
    • Resume with introduction to cultural metaphors -- #19, Metaphors include . . .
  • Methods of Analysis: "A Four-Stage Model of Cross-Cultural Understanding" (slides)
  • Other Methods and Areas of Analysis:
    • these will be covered as time permits
 

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Tuesday 10 October 2006
Week 06 Day 11
   
Poland
1    Matt K.

    2    Laura
      3    Dave
      4    Lauren A.
      5    Ashley

 

 
 
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Thursday 12 October 2006
Week 06 Day 12

Korea

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North

South Korean Flag.   Click for national anthem.
South

Map of North Korea
   

 

North

 



     

      Map of South Korea


 

South

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Lonely Planet Map: South Korea


An Nyong

Thursday 12 October 2006
Week 06 Day 12
    1    Abby
      2    Hannah
      3    Krista
      4    Brynia
      5    
      6    Kyle
 

GCforum Topic 6

Make up a Good Question for Exam I
(
the exam will be on Tuesday 17 October 2006, Week 07 Day 13)

Assignment:
1.  

Make up at least one good question for Exam I and post it on the GCforum, and . . .

 

2.   Briefly describe why you think your question is a good one
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Old Business

  • Methods of Analysis: Cultural Metaphors -- continued (slides)
    • Resume with four-stage model -- #30
  • Methods of Analysis: "A Four-Stage Model of Cross-Cultural Understanding" (slides)
  • Other Methods and Areas of Analysis:
    • these will be covered as time permits
 

Assignments

 

Thursday 12 October 2006
Week 06 Day 12
    1    Abby
      2    Hannah
      3    Krista
      4    Brynia
      5    
      6    Kyle

 

 

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