SOS 101 - Contemporary World Issues
An introduction to the ideas, methods, and materials (print, visual, and electronic) used in various social science fields, including history, political science, sociology, economics, anthropology, and geography. Topics will cover selected modern global issues such as that will change each semester, but which will focus on underlying issues of globalism, pluralism, democratic aspirations, and equity. Additional topics may cover issues in population, human rights, natural resources, development, conflict resolution, and cooperation. Intended for beginning liberal arts students who will take social science courses in the future. Daily newspaper reading is a core activity.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Identify some of the fundamental principles underlying current global issues.
2. Apply some of the basic concepts of the social sciences, including political science, geography, economics, and others, to an analysis of current global issues.
3. Describe select current global issues.
4. Identify various views on these issues.
5. Identify and analyze various solutions proposed for these issues.
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