Culture and Globalization OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Bachelor Level Class on Globalization

Published Jan 27, 2009

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Analyze culture and globalization to determine the effects of globalization on culture in this free OpenCourseWare. 'Culture and Globalization', is offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and provides an opportunity to learn how globalization has affected culture and some of the issues and debates surrounding globalization. This course has no prerequisites and will be most useful to those studying foreign language and culture.

Culture and Globalization: Course Specifics

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Culture and Globalization: Course Description

This course allows students to discover the pros and cons of globalization, including how globalization and culture mesh unevenly. Students also explore how individual nations lose some of their individuality as the world becomes more global, including how cultures and values arrive in conflict. This course is offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in Cambridge, MA, and explores the problems of globalization as the world becomes smaller and cultural differences emerge. The course is ideal for students studying culture or language because it covers how advertisements can be targeted through ethnic and corporate branding. MIT Professor Ian Condry challenges students to take a look at how advertising affects them on a cultural level and identifies various cultural factors and influences.

Lectures and notes for this course are available for free online. A list of course readings and some assignments are also included. To learn more, visit the culture and globalization course page.

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