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December 18, 2009

(S6.E21.) Chpt 16 New Global Order

The New Global Order

The final chapter in the textbook focuses on the global community, both the interconnections as well as the forces for change. A variety of major problems are highlighted as dominating near future events. The assigned essay questions reframe the discussion by understanding the forces of history at work and how they can be both predicted and changed.

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(S6.E20.) Special Interviews, Iraqi War Veterans

Special Interviews: Iraqi War Veterans

This special interview podcast features with two veterans from the Iraq War. Both share their perspectives about the Iraqi people and the prospects for the future. Both share how much good news could be reported about progress for the people regarding their living conditions, but little is reported from the mainstream press. The podcast ends with music selections by a student that chose the group Ax. One of the selected songs is "War is not the answer." This selection helps to provides another perspective on the difficult challenges facing the U.S. and other countris in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world.

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(S6.E19.) Chpt 15 Middle East Since World War Two

The Middle East Since World War Two

This podcast episode focuses on changes and challenges inside the Middle East since the end of World War Two. The discovery of oil in the early 1900s drew the interest, interference, and interaction with industrialized countries form around the world. In addition to the economic competition for the dwindling natural resource of oil, the creation of Israel and lack of accomodations for the Palestians by the United Nations has led to continuing turmoil in this region that involves countries from around the world. The music featured at the end of the podcast focuses on working people, especially those in factory life.

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(S6.E18.) Chpt 15 Middle East Lecture Rewind

Middle East Lecture Rewind

This podcast episode presents the PP slides used during the class sessions on recent events in the Middle East since World War Two. The images include those comparing architecture and art between Western European Christian churches and Muslim mosques. The background music for the video is called "Middle Eastern".

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Chpt 15 Middle East Lecture Rewind

(S6.E17.) Music Special: South Africa

Music Special: South Africa

This special podcast features contemporary music from South Africa. Many of the mujsic artists are published through the recoridng label African Cream Music (www.africancreammusic.com/ The music ranges from soft melodies to dramatic lyrics.

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December 17, 2009

(S6.E16.) Recent Africa Since World War Two

Recent Africa Since World War Two

This podcast explores changes and challenges within Africa since World War Two. As one of the oldest cultures, it has been dominated by European colonies during the 1800s through World War Two. The recent liberation of the countries has created great opportunities but also challenges regarding economics, politics, and social conditions. The Rwandan genocide is explored to understand how the forces of history help to explain this tradegy and the influence by outside countries with the events.

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(S6.E15.) Chpt 14 Recent Africa Lecture Rewind

Chpt 14 Recent Africa Lecture Rewind

Greetings. This episode is a music video created through Animoto.com of the lecture slides displayed during the class session on Chapter 14, Recent Africa Since World War Two.

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Chapter 14 Recent Africa Lecture Rewind

(S6.E14.). Music Special: 1960s Music from the United States

1960s Music from the U.S.

This episode features music selected to represent the turbulent environment within the United States during the 1960s. As Grant points out, it was a time of protesting the Vietnam War, a time of exploring new lifestules, and a search for personal identity. The music from Buffalo Springfield, Mamas and the Papas, The Who, and Jefferson Airplane were featured at the Montrerrey Pop Festibal in California. In addition to Woodstock, it was one of the most important music events of the decade.

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(S6.E13.). Contemporary South and Southeast Asia

Contempoary South and Southeast Asia

Greetings. This episode explores changes in India since World War Two and the creation of Pakistan. The intertwined history of these two nations explain the opportunities and challenges for this region of the world.

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December 10, 2009

(S6.E12). Chpt 13 South Asia Since World War Two Lecture Music Video

Lecture Music Video of Chpt 13 South Asia Since World War Two

Greetings. This episode is a music video created through Animoto.com of the lecture slides displayed during the class session on Chapter 13, South Asia Since World War Two.

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Chpt 13 South Asia Since World War Two Lecture Music Video