Ch 9: AQA A-Level Anthropology: Globalization & Populations

About This Chapter

This collection of anthropology lessons helps you review globalization and population topics that you'll need to know for the AQA A-Level Anthropology exam. This self-paced study resource helps you solidify your understanding of exam topics and prepare yourself to earn the highest score possible.

AQA A-Level Anthropology: Globalization & Populations - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter to equip yourself with the globalization and population knowledge you'll need to demonstrate for the AQA A-Level Anthropology exam. The chapter's lessons can help you solidify the following skills:

  • Evaluating the causes and consequences of globalization
  • Understanding the relationship between global and local environments
  • Defining cultural relativism
  • Assessing globalization's impact on local societies/cultures
  • Analyzing different global population densities and sizes
  • Identifying world regions with sparse human populations
  • Differentiating between highly developed vs. developing country populations
  • Recognizing current concerns and issues about global populations

Our lessons break down important globalization and population topics in a way that's easy to comprehend and remember. We've included plenty of self-assessment quizzes to help evaluate your readiness to answer globalization and population questions on the AQA A-level Anthropology exam.

9 Lessons in Chapter 9: AQA A-Level Anthropology: Globalization & Populations
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Globalization: Definition, Causes & Consequences

1. Globalization: Definition, Causes & Consequences

This lesson provides an introductory understanding of globalization. Sections within the lesson define the process, discuss why it is a source of political controversy, and touch on the history of globalization and its effects.

Cultural Relativism in Sociology: Definition, Argument & Examples

2. Cultural Relativism in Sociology: Definition, Argument & Examples

In Bolivia, 14-year-old girls can legally get married. In China, men have to wait until they're 22. Why is there such a variance in what's acceptable and what's not? Cultural relativism explains why one society shouldn't try to impose its own beliefs onto another.

How Globalization Impacts Local Culture & Society

3. How Globalization Impacts Local Culture & Society

Globalization has had many effects on local cultures and society. While there are many positive effects, there have also been many negative effects which influence people's everyday life. This lesson will discuss some of the pros and cons of globalization.

Population Density Around the World

4. Population Density Around the World

This lesson will explain the concept of population density. In doing this, it will discuss sparsely versus densely populated areas. It will also identify the primary and secondary population clusters of the world.

The Human Population: Factors that Affect Population Size

5. The Human Population: Factors that Affect Population Size

The human population is constantly changing. In this lesson, we will explore the factors that cause increases and decreases in the human population, including births, deaths, immigration, and emigration.

Sparsely Populated World Regions

6. Sparsely Populated World Regions

This lesson will explain the reasons for a sparse population distribution. In doing so, it will highlight the factors of relief, natural resources, climate, and political and economic stability. It will also give examples of sparsely populated areas.

Population Characteristics of Highly Developed & Developing Countries

7. Population Characteristics of Highly Developed & Developing Countries

The population of a country is based on many factors. In this lesson, we will explore several important factors that differ between developed and developing countries.

How Technology Affects Global & Local Cultures

8. How Technology Affects Global & Local Cultures

The following lesson will discuss the effects that technology has both on a global and local scale. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.

Global Population Issues, Concerns & Politics

9. Global Population Issues, Concerns & Politics

The following lesson will cover the issue of global population trends and the resulting concerns. We'll explore concepts like carrying capacity, how developed and developing countries differ, and how some cultures and governments affect this issue.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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