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World Regions & Cultures

School and Department: 
  • Liberal Arts, College of
  • Geography & Urban Studies
Course Number: 
0867
Category: 
Undergraduate
General Education
Semester: 
Fall
Spring
Description: 

How does the process of globalization impact people in different culture regions? Explore this central question through readings, discussions, mapping exercises, field trips to Philadelphia sites and special events that celebrate the international flavor of the city. Focusing on four regions, we will learn how people cope with environmental problems like desertification, population growth, rapid migration to cities, and ethnic and religious clashes. We will investigate why some areas are mired in poverty and violence while others experience a growing economy and peaceful politics. For each region we will read case studies illustrating both cultural continuity and change.