Course Info



What is Culture?

Required Texts:

  • Robert Marks, The Origins of the Modern World: A Global and Environmental Narrative from the Fifteenth to the Twenty-first Century. Rowman & Littlfield. 3rd Edition, 2015.
  • Dave Zirin, Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, The Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy. Haymarket Books, 2014.

*Required texts are available for purchase in the university bookstore.
*Additional required readings are posted within the “Weekly Schedule.”

It is essential for you to complete readings as assigned (all reading assignments should be completed by the day listed on the syllabus) and be prepared to actively engage in the classroom. As a 300-level course, upper-division level reading comprehension and writing skills are expected. You should also come to each class with the required texts for reading.

If you have not yet taken (or are currently registered for) GLOA101 or its sister-course SOC120, I encourage you to drop this course. CULT 320 requires that you have an introductory knowledge of globalization and its contentious issues from which we will build.

Review: I suggest reading (or rereading) Steger’s Globalization: A Short Introduction.