Credits: 0.5
Term: Fall 2017, On Demand
Prerequisites:

None





Course Description:

With more than six billion people in the world today, there are a lot of stories to write about.  Researching and writing these stories will be your assignment as a new reporter for the Global News Network. In this course, all the stories are big stories.  Human rights, the environment, global security, and international economic systems are all part of your beat.  The stories also have real human interest because they deal with peoples’ customs, cultures, and how they interact.  Your job will be to research the facts, and present them with clarity and context.   Your job will also involve identifying real global problems, and then suggesting well-developed solutions. This is a course that makes you think.  The stories are current and compelling.  They need to be told, and the right person to tell them is you



Topics & Concepts:
Module One: Orientation
  • 01.01 First Day On the Job
  • 01.02 Your Pace
  • 01.03 Module One Checklist
  • 01.04 Your Own Words
  • 01.05 The Right Tools
  • 01.06 Module One Discussion-Based Assessment
Module Two: Global Perspective
  • 02.01 Module Two Checklist
  • 02.02 Using Geography to Think Globally
  • 02.03 Getting There
  • 02.04 Global Climates
  • 02.05 Climate Classifications
  • 02.06 Global Perspective
  • 02.07 You Decide
  • 02.08 Module Two Discussion-Based Assessment
Module Three: World Population
  • 03.01 Module Three Checklist
  • 03.02 Seven Billion and Counting
  • 03.03 Using Demographics
  • 03.04 Listen Up!
  • 03.05 What Is Your Shoe Size?
  • 03.06 Take Action
  • 03.07 A Hungry World
  • 03.08 Food for Thought
  • 03.09 Module Three Discussion-Based Assessment
Module Four: Celebrating Diversity
  • 04.01 Module Four Checklist
  • 04.02 First Impressions
  • 04.03 Stereotypes
  • 04.04 Closer Look
  • 04.05 Understanding Culture
  • 04.06 Cultural Universals
  • 04.07 Take Action
  • 04.08 Module Four Discussion-Based Assessment
Module Five: Global Governments
  • 05.01 Module Five Checklist
  • 05.02 Power and Politics
  • 05.03 Planning a Government
  • 05.04 National Identities
  • 05.05 Language of Anthems
  • 05.06 Module Five Discussion-Based Assessment
  • Segment One Collaboration
  • 05.07 Segment One Exam


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