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FC: I N T R O v o c a b | By: Jasmine Chao

1: Belief: an opinion held with conviction; what he/she believes to be a fact versus fantasy. | Even though her mother was atheist, Molly states that her belief is Christianity.

2: Cultural Anthropology: study of people; their religions, beliefs, values, etc. | My uncle says that he uses his cultural anthropology skills to decipher between different people groups at work.

3: Culture Shock: feeling of disbelief of a person that is amidst a culture completely different than his/her own. | The aliens felt culture shock when they landed on planet Earth because it felt so different than their original home.

4: Culture: arts or aspects that make up a certain group of people and present them as a society. | In the Chinese culture, they have many festivals around new year where red decorates their streets.

5: Economics: study of how people use resources in ways of production, consumption and transfer of wealth. | A country with terrible economics will end up with very poor people.

6: Ethnicity: a distinct fact that separates that group from other people groups. | I can tell Jamie's ethnicity by her curly black hair and dark skin.

7: Ethnocentrism: belief that one's group is superior to the others. | John thinks the way America controls most of the power makes us solely ethnocentrism.

8: GDP: stands for Gross Domestic Product; reflects on a country's economy. | The GDP of Africa does not compare to America's because our mass-production of goods is better.

9: Geography: study of the Earth's physical features. | The geography of the world looks different in on a map than in 3-D because some of the land masses are stretched out of proportion.

10: Globalism: the transfer of national issues to global ones, concerning fast-spread Internet. | Internet has made it possible for globalism, where information can be passed at the speed of light.

11: Government: A body of people that write, publish and enforce laws on its country. | The U.S. government consists of the President and two separate groups whom argue over governing issues of the people.

12: History: A record of the past. | Though history is often bloody, it has made us who we are today.

13: Multiculturalism: Different religions and cultures living together in harmony with each other. | The U.S. practices multiculturalism where we have Christians and atheists living peacefully.

14: Ritual: a series of certain actions performed in order according to a practice or religion. | In India, there is a prayer ritual, where a pattern occurs for proper forgiveness.

15: Stereotype: placing people in categories according to their physical appearance without truly knowing them. | A stereotype generally placed on Asians is that we have Einstein-like brilliance.

16: Values: personal belief on a moral issue. | Respect is one of my top values because I want the same from my peers as well as give it to those who deserve it.

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