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AQA A-Level Anthropology: Perspectives on World Issues - Chapter Summary
Consult this study guide resource to help you prepare for the AQA A-Level Anthropology exam. These lessons cover topics ranging from global warming to why wars take place. This chapter's world issue perspective topics are designed to help you answer the exam questions related to:
- Defining ethnocentrism, human rights and cultural relativity
- Evaluating current global environmental issues and treaties related to climate change and pollution
- Analyzing the causes and effects of global warming
- Understanding various threats to human security, including terrorism
- Assessing the global impact of nationalism
- Recognizing the nature and themes of modern day wars/conflicts
Reviewing different perspectives about current world issues can help you establish fluency in these matters and earn a higher score on this AQA exam. You can supplement your studying experience by taking the accompanying lesson quizzes and chapter exam.
1. Cultural Relativity, Ethnocentrism & the Rights of Humans
This lesson will seek to explain the concepts of ethnocentrism and cultural relativity. In doing so, it will also highlight the role human rights plays in the actual working out of these two concepts amid cultures.
2. Global Environmental Issues: Types & Treaties
The following lesson defines and then discusses examples of global environmental issues, such as global climate change and pollution. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.
3. Global Warming: Atmospheric Causes and Effect on Climate
Global warming is a multifaceted, complex issue. It involves both natural and human causes that can increase the amount of greenhouse gases. This lesson looks at some of the facts about global warming and how they could contribute to climate change.
4. The Global Threat to Human Security & the Security Dilemma
The following lesson describes the steps nations take to secure their borders, as well as threats to national security that come in the form of terrorism and violent crime. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.
5. How Nationalism Impacts World Politics
Nationalism has the ability to provide tremendous benefits to a society, but also the capacity to wreak devastation if its power is misused. In this lesson, we'll take a look at nationalism's impact on the world stage.
6. The Nature of Modern Wars & Conflicts
In this lesson, we will examine the nature of modern conflicts. We will learn why war takes place, what types of war exist, and what themes have been integral to 20-century conflicts.
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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: Globalization & Populations
- AQA A-Level Anthropology: Human Movement & Migration
- AQA A-Level Anthropology: The Local Perspective
- AQA A-Level Anthropology: Practicing Anthropology
- AQA A-level Anthropology Flashcards