Topic III: Cultural Patterns and Processes (13-17%)
Students are required to read Chapter 4: Popular and Folk Culture from the textbook: The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography
Reflections on a Global Screen
The rapid globalization of the media is a trend that some countries fear will homogenize culture, forcing out programs that reflect their own values to make room for Hollywood's. But globalization is a two-way street; Hong Kong stations can transmit their local broadcasts to Chinese populations in Europe and the U.S. just as CNN can offer worldwide coverage from Atlanta.