Exams

You will need a Scantron form for each of the three exams. The exams’ format is objective, including multiple choice, short answer, and possibly matching. Some questions will involve

Reading Comprehension
Students will study an excerpt from our assigned reading and then answer questions about the passage.
Audiovisual Analysis
Students will study a film clip, still image, chart, or audio excerpt and then answer questions about it.

Exam 1

This exam covers all assigned material since the beginning of the term.

You are expected to know the major facts, concepts, and agents presented in each of our assigned readings. To help guide your study, the following list includes some of the terms and concepts for which you are responsible.

  • feature phones vs. smart phones
  • mobile subscriptions
  • mobile broadband subscriptions
  • agency
  • globalization
  • Martin Luther King’s “triple revolution”
  • Appadurai’s five “-scapes”
  • nonisomorphic
  • indigenization
  • nation-state
  • colonialism
  • post-colonialism
  • Global North and South
  • advanced countries (i.e. the core)
  • emerging countries (i.e. the semi-periphery)
  • developing countries (i.e. the periphery)
  • deterritorialization
  • homogeneous
  • heterogeneous
  • secular
  • diaspora
  • consumption fetishism
  • production fetishism
  • Americanization
  • diversity explosion
  • Heartland, Melting Pot, and New Sun Belt
  • Telstar
  • global village

Exam 2

This exam includes all assigned material covered after Exam 1.

You are expected to know the major facts, concepts, and agents presented in each of our assigned readings. To help guide your study, the following list includes some of the terms and concepts for which you are responsible.

  • hybridity
  • glocalization (and its 2 distinct types)
  • indigenization
  • cultural appropriation
  • McDonaldization
  • Americanization
  • cultural imperialism
  • Global North
  • Global South
  • cultural proximity
  • active audience theory
  • hypodermic model
  • agency
  • cricket
  • soft power

Final Exam

The final exam is comprehensive: it covers everything that we have studied this semester.

You are expected to know the major facts, concepts, and agents presented in each of our assigned readings. To help guide your study, the following list includes some of the terms and concepts that were introduced after Exam 2.

  • clustering
  • Hindustani
  • gestural vocabularies
  • Bharatanatyam