Calendar

WEEK # TOPICS KEY DATES
1 Culture and Globalization

Lecture: Introduction to Culture and Globalization/Goals of the Course
2 A Pre-History of Globalization: Guns, Germs, and Steel
3 Cultural Activism and Minority Claims Essay 1 due (3 pages, double-spaced)
4 Hip-Hop as Cultural Movement
5 Hip-Hop in Japan
6 Hip-Hop in Europe and the Islamic Connection
7 Lessons from Hip-Hop
8 Coolhunters: Who's Got It? Essay 2 due: World Hip-Hop Nation
9 No Logo
10 "Music Wants to be Free": MP3, P2P - Anarchy or Activism?
11 Television Nations  Essay 3 due

Student symposium 1 (5-7 People Present)
12 Transnational Media Student Symposium 1 (5-7 people present)
13 Globalization as the End of Culture?  Student symposium 1 (5-7 people present) - if necessary
14 Conclusions and the Future of Globalization Final paper due (6-8 pages, double spaced)