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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Other chapters within the AQA A-level Anthropology: Practice & Study Guide course
- AQA A-Level Anthropology: Human Beliefs & Behavior
- AQA A-Level Anthropology: Principles of Evolution
- AQA A-Level Anthropology: Culture & Society
- AQA A-Level Anthropology: Thinking & Communicating
- AQA A-Level Anthropology: Organizing Social Relations
- AQA A-Level Anthropology: Engaging with Nature
- AQA A-Level Anthropology: Personhood & Identity
- AQA A-Level Anthropology: Defining Boundaries
- AQA A-Level Anthropology: Human Movement & Migration
- AQA A-Level Anthropology: The Local Perspective
- AQA A-Level Anthropology: Perspectives on World Issues
- AQA A-Level Anthropology: Practicing Anthropology
- AQA A-level Anthropology Flashcards