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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
F 2011 HALF THE SKY 0-307-38709-7 KRISTOF RANDOM
F 2010 THREE CUPS OF TEA 0-14-241412-3 MORTENSON PENGUIN
F 2008 TAKING SIDES: WORLD POLIT 0-07-351525-6 ROURKE MCGRAW-HILL PUBLISHING
F 2007 TAKING SIDES: WORLD POLIT ROURKE 1 MCG
F 2005 TAKING SIDES:...WORLD POLITICS ROURKE 12TH 06
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