Contemporary Global Issues
Students in this class will explore contemporary global social and political issues as well as the historical events that set the stage for these issues, whether they are conflicts or peaceful. Coverage of the issues will encourage students to think critically about current events, their underlying causes, and their impact on affected populations. Topics will include human rights, poverty, population trends, environmental issues, starvation, resources and scarcity, globalization, human rights, and economic pressures. The capstone project for the class will be completed on a digital platform.