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MASTERPIECE2020

Environment Global Issue

Week 4 Discussion

Discussion: Global Issue

As you have examined in previous weeks, your perspective is influenced by numerous factors, one of which is globalization. Important issues, such as resource scarcity or rapid environmental change, can be affected by globalization in ways that are both positive and negative. In this Discussion, you will now consider how globalization affects a global issue.

To prepare for this Discussion:

•Read the assigned essays in Chapters 8, 10, and 11 from the Muller text. Also, review essays assigned in earlier weeks. Focus on the connections between perspective, roles, and choices and their wider effects.

For this Discussion, your Instructor will either assign groups to threads or direct you to choose one thread from the choices listed this week.

If you are directed to choose a thread on your own, follow these instructions: Each thread is limited to a maximum number of students based on class size. A thread will close if the limit is reached. If a thread is closed to new posters, select from the open threads. You will post both your initial post and your response post in the same thread.

Thread 1: Environment

•Write 1- to 2-paragraph analysis of how the environment is affected by globalization.

 

Refer to 2 specific examples from your course reading and record in your assignment information about each source, including author, year, page number, and publication title.

 

 

 

Required Resources Readings

 

•Muller, G. H. (2014). The new world reader: Thinking and writing about the global community (4th ed.). Boston, MA: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning.

 

Chapter 7, “Culture Wars: Whose Culture Is It, Anyway?”

Chapter 8, “The Clash of Civilizations: Is Conflict Avoidable?” (pp. 262–279)

oChapter 10, “Global Aid: Can We Reduce Disease and Poverty?” (pp. 327–343)

oChapter 11, “The Fate of the Earth: Can We Preserve the Global Environment?” (pp. 344–366)