Perspectives of a world citizen : a comparative analysis of cosmopolitan attitudes
The objective of this study is to provide cross-cultural comparative observations about students' attitudes and behavior towards globalization and localization, which in turn can help determine students' cosmopolitan attitudes. A major part of this discovery is to find which independent variables influence such a "cosmopolitan" perspective through the use of quantitative research. Using the method of survey research to measure the "globalized" and "localized" viewpoints of students in the U.S., Russia, and Turkey, the focus of this project addresses the subjects of globalization and localization. The topic is significant in research as well as teaching perspectives, especially in a cross cultural context. Therefore, the key purpose of this project is to delve into the study of major concepts known as globalization, localization, and cosmopolitanism as they relate to the social sciences and to discover the similarities and differences between them. This research explores the minds of the generation whom "globalization" will most impact; it is they who will take part in its growth in the future. Ultimately, this study will attempt to uncover the implications of teaching and learning about "globalization" in international relations courses and examine students' perspectives towards these major concepts.
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Sadri, Houman A.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Sciences
Dissertations, Academic -- Sciences;Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Zilner, Jennie E., "Perspectives of a world citizen : a comparative analysis of cosmopolitan attitudes" (2008). HIM 1990-2015. 781.