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.