So202 Global Issues 4 credits
This course is designed to introduce students to some of the major issues confronting the global community. Students will begin their investigation by studying some of the major political ideologies, such as Liberalism, Marxist-Leninism and Islamic Fundamentalism, that influence contemporary politics. Students will then tackle a variety of issues that challenge the world community--persistent poverty, further globalization of the world economy, the role of corporations, the collapse of the USSR and the spread of democracy and capitalism, the struggles of women and children, the role of religion in society and environmental challenges, among others. Students will be asked to stay informed of current events around the world and research one particular global issue.