The purpose of this course is to educate and encourage the development of globally competent citizens and leaders. The course is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be engaged, responsible, and effective members of a globally interdependent society. Most importantly, students will be asked to think deeply about their world (including its future, current issues, its impact on their local area, and our personal responsibility as global citizens). This course will have a service learning component.
- Adopt global perspectives in examining the critical issues currently facing our world.
- Understand the nature of the worldwide forces and problems as well as the underlying causes of these problems.
- Identify actions that can be taken locally that will address the global issues considered in this course.
- Gain skills that will enable them to obtain and evaluate information about global issues and to take action to address these issues.
- Be able to communicate both verbally and through written work at an advanced level.
- Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
- Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.
- Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
- Develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.