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May 9, 2011

(S9.E17.) Unit 15 Globalism and the Future

Unit 15 Globalism and the Future

The final unit in the course is about globalism and the future. What are the history forces at work shaping the near future? One outcome already recognized is globalism, the interconnectedness of nearly everything. An important question is who are the big winners and losers with globalism? Within a single country the answer may be mixed. Globalism has presented new economic markets for U.S. companies, but has also led to moving jobs to other countries to reduce labor costs.

You can download and listen to this podcast episode by licking the following link to download this episode. It will begin playing on the default media player on your computer. (S9.E17.) Unit 15 Globalism and the Future.m4a

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May 8, 2011

(S9.E16.) Unit 14 Africa Since World War Two

Unit 14 Africa Since World War Two

Africa has suffered from the itnerference from outside countries for more than 500 years. Most have gained their independence in only the last half century. These nations have faced considerable challenges as they have sought to find their identity, protect their people and borders, and engage in new relationships despite past turmoil. The genocide in Rwanda is a tragic example of the history forces at work.

You can download and listen to this podcast episode by licking the following link to download this episode. It will begin playing on the default media player on your computer. (S9.E16.) Unit 14 Africa Since WWII.m4a

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(S9.E15.) Unit 13 South Asia Since WWII

Unit 13 South Asia Since World War Two

The major countries studied in this unit were India and Pakistan. Formerly one nation, the peoples of these two countries share a common history and culture, but are divided by religion and feelings and life experiences of discrimination. The history forces that tore the two countries apart was examined and the history simulation of the creation of Pakistan from India illlustrated the mistakes that were made and different futures that could have been chosen, even staying united as one nation.

You can download and listen to this podcast episode by licking the following link to download this episode. It will begin playing on the default media player on your computer. (S9.E15.) Unit 13 South Asia Since WWII.m4a

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(S9.E14.) Unit 12 Southeast Asia Since WWII

Unit 12 Southeast Asia Since WWII

The major focus for this unit was the Vietnam War. The historical causes, catalysts, and outcomes have deeply influenced U.S. history as well as in Southeast Asia.

You can download and listen to this podcast episode by licking the following link to download this episode. It will begin playing on the default media player on your computer. (S8.E14.) Unit 12 Southeast Asia Since WWII.m4a

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(S9.E13.) Unit 11 Middle East Since WWII

Unit 11 Middle East Since WWII

The Middle East over the past 2,000 years has often served as the crossroads of the world. Earlier it was the transportation crossroads for Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Now it is the center of the world due to oil exports and interest in the dispute between Israel and Palestine.

You can download and listen to this podcast episode by licking the following link to download this episode. It will begin playing on the default media player on your computer. (S9.E13.) Unit 11 Middle East Since WWII.m4a

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May 7, 2011

(S9.E12.) Auschwitz Concentration Camp Slide Show

Student Visit to Auschwitz Concentration Camp

Eric from our class visited the Auschwitz Concentration Camp and shared his thoughts about the visit and talked about some of the photographs he took when there. This is a short ten minute interview with Eric and the course instructor.

You can download and listen to this podcast episode by licking the following link to download this episode. It will begin playing on the default media player on your computer. Eric at Auschwitz.m4v

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