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Number:PS232
Name:Current World Problems
Description:This course explores contemporary global and regional issues with a focus on major categories of significant world problems: disaster, poverty, environmental degradation, war and genocide. Upon completion of the course students will be able to: ?critically examine significant, current world events ?identify common features of different categories of world events ? identify major international organizations and actors ? identify ways that private individuals can work to affect positive change in connection with world events
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s):

Course Objectives

Students will gain knowledge in the following areas: Causes of war, ethnic conflict, global terrorism, nuclear weapons proliferation and disarmament, Arab-Israeli Crisis, Iraqi War 2003, human rights, environmental issues, regional development problems, global poverty, and global crime.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher Instructor New Used Rental eBook
S 2017 TAKING SIDES:GLOBAL ISSUES 9780078050244 HARF 7TH 12 MCG Majewski $0 $30 $0
F 2016 TAKING SIDES:GLOBAL ISSUES,EXPANDED 9780078-05-0442 HARF 7TH 13 MCG Majewski $0 $35 $0
F 2016 "TAKING SIDES:GLOBAL ISSUES,EXPANDED" 9780078050442 HARF 7TH 13 MCG Majewski $0 $35 $25 $0
S 2016 GLOBAL ISSUES:POLITICS,ECONOMICS,+CULT. 9780205854592 PAYNE 4TH 13 PEARSON Majewski $0 $83 $0
S 2016 HOW SOCCER EXPLAINS THE WORLD 9780061978050 FOER 10 HARP PUB Majewski $15 $0 $0
S 2016 TAKING SIDES:GLOBAL ISSUES,EXPANDED 9780078050442 HARF 7TH 13 MCG Majewski $0 $35 $0
F 2015 2013-14 STATE OF THE FUTURE 9780988263918 GLENN 1 The Millennium Project Watts $40 $0 $0
S 2015 CURRENT WORLD PROBLEMS 9781308430850 BALL MCG (C) Ball $41 $0 $0
F 2013 GLOBAL ISSUES:POLITICS,ECONOMICS,+CULT. 9780205854592 PAYNE 4TH 13 Majewski $0 $0 $0
F 2013 HOW SOCCER EXPLAINS THE WORLD 9780060731427 FOER 5 Majewski $0 $0 $0
F 2013 TAKING SIDES:GLOBAL ISSUES,EXPANDED 9780078050442 HARF 7TH 13 Majewski $0 $0 $0
F 2011 HALF THE SKY 0-307-38709-7 KRISTOF RANDOM Shaw $16 $12
F 2010 THREE CUPS OF TEA 0-14-241412-3 MORTENSON PENGUIN Shaw $9 $7
F 2008 TAKING SIDES: WORLD POLIT 0-07-351525-6 ROURKE MCGRAW-HILL PUBLISHING Madore $32 $24
F 2007 TAKING SIDES: WORLD POLIT ROURKE 1 MCG Madore $30 $22
F 2005 TAKING SIDES:...WORLD POLITICS ROURKE 12TH 06 Madore $26 $20