Global Issues / Current Events

The goal of the course is to help students recognize and understand  some  of the most important issues and problems that are affecting life on the planet.  Using an interdisciplinary approach, it explores how the problems arose and presents some of their possible solutions.  During the course  we will examine issues related to the wealth and  poverty of nations, population growth, food supply and use, energy consumption  and consequences, the environment, and positive and negative aspects of technology.  At the end of the course students will be encouraged to think about alternative futures for the world.