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GEOG101: World Regional Geography

Unit 14: Course Conclusion and Globalization   This World Regional Geography course has taken you from continent to continent and country to country.  Along our journey, we have explored the particular physical and cultural characteristics that make each place unique.  In addition, we have seen how colonialism and globalization have blended and altered cultures, economies, and political structures.  This final lecture takes a deeper look at globalization and asks how globalization has affected regions, predicts how globalization will affect regions, and theorizes the level of integration or disintegration of regions due to globalization. 

Unit 14 Time Advisory
This unit should take you approximately 1.75 hours to complete.

Unit14 Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:
- Discuss and define the meaning of “globalization.” - Summarize how globalization has increased with the advent of the European Union. - Discuss how globalization has influenced local economies, regional economies, and the global economy. - Discuss how globalization has influenced unique cultures around the world. - Predict how globalization will affect the future of regional geographies, especially with respect to economics, politics, and culture.

  • Lecture: iTunes U: Binghamton University: Professor Mark Reisinger’s “World Regional Geography:” “Course Conclusions” Link: iTunes U: Binghamton University: Professor Mark Reisinger’s “World Regional Geography:” “Course Conclusions” (iTunes U)
     
    Instructions: Please click on the link above, locate the lecture titled “0027Course Conclusions,” and select “View in iTunes” to launch the lecture.  View the entire video for some final remarks regarding globalization and the future of regional geographies.  NOTE: please disregard comments at the end of the lecture regarding the “final exam.”
     
    Watching this lecture and pausing to take notes should take approximately 1 hour to complete.
     
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  • Lecture: TED Talks: “Ian Goldin: Navigating Our Global Future” Link: TED Talks: “Ian Goldin: Navigating Our Global Future” (Adobe Flash)
     
    Instructions: Please click on the link above, and watch this TED Talks lecture regarding both the dangers and benefits of globalization.

    Watching this lecture and pausing to take notes should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

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  • Lecture: TED Talks: “Sheikha Al Mayassa: Globalizing the Local, Localizing the Global” Link: TED Talks: “Sheikha Al Mayassa: Globalizing the Local, Localizing the Global” (Adobe Flash)
     
    Instructions: Please click on the link above, and watch this TED Talks lecture regarding how art and culture creates a country’s identity.  The speaker also addresses why every country should share its unique identify with the wider world.

    Watching this lecture and pausing to take notes should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

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  • Lecture: TED Talks: “Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index” Link: TED Talks: “Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index” (Adobe Flash)
     
    Instructions: Please click on the link above, and watch this TED Talks lecture, regarding the “Happy Planet Index,” which tracks national well being against resources use.

    Watching this lecture and pausing to take notes should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

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