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2/29/2024 11:37:08 PMANTHRO 30 Course Outline as of Fall 2024

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ANTHRO 30Title:  ANTHRO OF GLOBALIZATION  
Full Title:  Anthropology of Globalization
Last Reviewed:12/12/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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An examination of anthropological perspectives and methods used to understand the phenomenon known as globalization. Students briefly study the historical processes of colonization including European and how they relate to the contemporary dynamics of globalization. Students then explore how the processes of globalization influence cultural dynamics in areas such as economy, technology, politics, social dynamics, religion, and language in different societies around the world.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent and Course Completion of ANTHRO 2Course Completion of ANTHRO 2

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
An examination of anthropological perspectives and methods used to understand the phenomenon known as globalization. Students briefly study the historical processes of colonization including European and how they relate to the contemporary dynamics of globalization. Students then explore how the processes of globalization influence cultural dynamics in areas such as economy, technology, politics, social dynamics, religion, and language in different societies around the world.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent and Course Completion of ANTHRO 2Course Completion of ANTHRO 2
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive: 
 Area:D
H
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Global Perspective and Environmental Literacy
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceSummer 2004
 D1Anthropology and Archeology  
 D7Interdisc Social or Behavioral Science  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceSpring 2007
 4AAnthropology and Archeology  
 4GInterdis:Social and Behavioral Sciences  
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Define the concept of globalization and explain its role as a central force in the process of cultural change in the world today.
2. Identify the challenges faced by anthropologists studying a globalized world and explain contemporary anthropological approaches to globalization.
3. Analyze the experiences of globalization of people from varying cultural traditions and explain how they relate to social problems.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Describe how historical forces (such as the formation of trade routes, European colonization, and technological innovations) lead to the processes of globalization.
2. Compare and contrast global changes in cultural traditions such as religion, politics, social organization, economics, gender roles, and ideas of illness and healing.
3. Apply and evaluate popular anthropological approaches and methodologies to globalization.
4. Describe and evaluate the processes of globalization.
5. Evaluate the accuracy and applicability of globalization frameworks upon current and future social problems.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to Anthropology as a Holistic Discipline and to the Guiding Principles of Ethnographic Inquiry
    A. Participant-observation
    B. Cultural relativism
II. Introduction to Globalization and its Influences on Human Culture
III. The Description of the Historical Processes from the Ancient World to the Present Relevant to Understanding Globalization
    A. Ancient trade routes
    B. European colonization
IV. Past and Current Theories Relating to Globalization
    A. Political economy
    B. World-system theory
    C. Global assemblages
    D. The global and the local
V. Westernization and Global Culture
    A. Cultural influences of westernization
    B. Impacts of globalization on "the West"
VI. Technology and Globalization
    A. Impacts of transportation technologies
    B. Impacts of communication technologies
    C. Impacts of medical technologies
VII. Impacts of Globalization on Cultural Traditions
    A. Social organization
    B. Political organization
    C. Gender roles
    D. Religion
    E. Economics
VIII. Global Governance
    A. Multilateral financial institutions
    B. Non-governmental organizations
    C. Global citizenship
IX. Impacts of Globalization on People of Particular World Regions and Cultural Traditions (may include one or more case studies).
 
NOTE: The specific preference for examples from a particular world region (such as lowland South American, Andean South American, or Oceania) will be set by the expertise of the instructor. However, all examples will be linked to a global perspective in the overview of the course.

Assignments:
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1. Reading in texts or supplementary readings. All textbooks will be read as homework (20 pages minimum per week).
2. Learning assessments (2-10), such as:
     A. Quizzes.
    B. Short essays.
    C. Group projects.
3. Writing assignments (2500 words minimum), such as:
    A. Reading response papers.
    B. Term papers.
    C. Field project reports analyzing the influence of globalization processes.
4. Exams (2-4) including a final exam
5. Optional assignments, such as:
    A. Map quizzes
    B. Other types of homework
    C. Attendance and participation.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 40%
Learning assessments; writing assignments
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 60%
Exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Learning assessments; optional assignments


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Cultural Anthropology: Toolkit for a Global Age. 4th ed. Guest, Kenneth. W.W. Norton. 2023.
Global Issues: A Cross-Cultural Perspective. Fedorak, Shirley. University of Toronto Press. 2023.
Global Outlaws. Nordstrom, Carolyn. University of California Press. 2007 (classic).
The Anthropology of Globalization: A Reader. 2nd ed. Inda, Jonathan and Rosaldo, Renato. Blackwell Publishing. 2007 (classic).

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