Culture, society, and environment is a web that connects everyone and everything. The way people perceive the world is shaped by these things. Each culture has complex rules that define the way people live their lives. Structures of difference came up in almost every reading and film. The way a miner in China thinks of himself and the system he exists within is very different than how I, a white woman living in the U.S., perceives my one life. The man works to provide more for his family and children. I have the opportunity to learn anything, and go almost anywhere. Smith in Blackness, Citizenship, and the Transnational Vertigo of Violence in the Americas talks about the experience of being constantly afraid in a country that you were born in, a country that claims to be free. This experience is very different than even the white American. The important thing to note about this class is that all experiences of people are different. Many people are influenced by multiple cultures. Not to mention that many people also hold multiple different places in society. This class reveals the complex nature of society, culture, and environment and the effect it has on all people. Class, race, gender, sexuality are just a few of the things that influence people and culture. Near the end of the course, the lectures focused on different systems of labor and different ways people are classified in societies. Many readings and movies touched on the disadvantages of the poor along with the disadvantages of cultures that did not fit with the globalizing market. From potato farmers to shell traders, people have been hurt by their refusal to play the game of a monolithic market. Yet many in the world benefit and prosper because of globalization. More women each day are being educated world wide with the use of technology whose origins are American or Japanese. Globalization may threaten many cultures, but the world will never become one village. No one experience can be had by every person. Cultures and differences will continue to thrive. That is what I have learned in this class.