Course ID: 04064AS17-2
Credits: 0.5
Term: Spring 2017
Prerequisites:

Global Studies segment 1





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 Six: Global Security
  • 06.01 Module Six Checklist
  • 06.02 What Is Terrorism?
  • 06.03 Views of Terrorism
  • 06.04 Mapping Terrorist Activity
  • 06.05 In Our Hands
  • 06.06 Module Six Discussion-Based Assessment
Module Seven: Global Economy
  • 07.01 Module Seven Checklist
  • 07.02 Thinking About Economics
  • 07.03 Global Economics Systems
  • 07.04 Debate on Communism
  • 07.05 Gross Domestic Product and Gross National Product
  • 07.06 Globalization
  • 07.07 The European Union
  • 07.08 What Do You Think?
  • 07.09 Module Seven Discussion-Based Assessment
Module Eight: Human Rights
  • 08.01 Module Eight Checklist
  • 08.02 Visitor From Outer Space
  • 08.03 Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • 08.04 Ending Apartheid
  • 08.05 Refugees
  • 08.06 Child Labor
  • 08.07 Disappearances, Prisoners, and Torture
  • 08.08 Human Rights Enforcement
  • 08.09 Take Action
  • 08.10 Module Eight Discussion-Based Assessment
Module Nine: Protecting the Environment
  • 09.01 Module Nine Checklist
  • 09.02 Cassandra’s Dilemma
  • 09.03 Got Water?
  • 09.04 Energy Around the World
  • 09.05 Global Warming
  • 09.06 Focus on Oil
  • 09.07 Waste Not, Want Not
  • 09.08 Magic Metaphors
  • 09.09 Module Nine Discussion-Based Assessment
Module Ten: Global Community
  • 10.01 Module Ten Checklist
  • 10.02 Keep Dreaming
  • 10.03 Project Plan
  • 10.04 Module Ten Project Presentation
  • Segment Two Collaboration
  • 10.05 Segment Two Exam
 


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