Eighth Week: Cultures in Motion

The Cultures in Motion section covers covers one week of class time (suggested) and begins with defining some basic concepts regarding how cultures spread or diffuse across space . We then introduce the concept of ethnicity and study various theories that explain how ethnic groups interact with other cultures. Finally, we look at ethnicity trends in America.

The Cultures in Motion section contains three separate days:
Day 1: Ethnicity and Race explains the difference between the two concepts.
Day 2: Ethnicity in America explain the distribution of ethnic groups across the USA.
Day 3: Diffusion examines how cultures move across space from their origins.