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What In The World Is Going On?
Every day the TV or newspaper front page confronts us with people, places, issues, and crises from around the world. Each story has a background - cultural, religious, political or economic. Without this background it is hard to make informed judgments. This course will focus on the main international news stories of last year and the current year. News stories will be examined from different viewpoints (geography, culture, religion, imperialism) and a few common themes (the global economy, ongoing trouble spots, shifting power centres). Later, students will select key issues for class exploration. Each student will eventually concentrate on a particular story of personal interest. NOTE: This course is accepted for General Education credits.