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HUM/HIS 381: CONTEMPORARY GLOBAL ISSUES WILMINGTON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES BASIC COURSE INFORMATION COURSE NUMBER: HIS 381/HUM 381 (FALL 2019) COURSE TITLE: Contemporary Global Issues Faculty Name: TIM CAMMAROTA Contact Information: [email protected] Pre-Requisite: none Text/Software: (course specific) Credits: 3 40 Hours of Structured Learning Activities COURSE DESCRIPTION: 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. COURSE GOALS : GOAL A: Demonstrate knowledge of global conflicts or periods of accord by examining the underlying issues that led to or contributed to the conflicts or periods of accord. Learning Objectives: The student will A-1 Assess current global conflict or periods of accord for underlying socio-political and economic causes. A-2 Using academic resources, complete independent research about global conflicts or periods of accord. Syllabus is sole property of Wilmington University College of Arts and Sciences – HIS/HUM 381 online Page 1
A-3 Evidence critical thinking and communication skills in all class activities associated with this goal. GOAL B: Analyze global conflicts or periods of accord by examining historical events that led to or contributed to the current conflict or periods of accord. Learning Objectives: The student will B-1 Examine the historical background, related events, and related ethnic or social groups of current conflicts or periods of accord. B-2 Using academic resources, complete independent research about the historical background of global conflicts or periods of accord. B-3 Evidence critical thinking and communication skills in all class activities associated with this goal. GOAL C: Develop a global perspective that embraces global diversity and acceptance while understanding the common issues that impact humanity in general. Learning Objectives: The student will C-1 Examine how different cultures have been shaped by social, political, economic, and geographical pressures. C-2 Analyze current events through independent research, using academic sources. C-3 Evidence critical thinking and communication skills in all class activities associated with this goal. Syllabus is sole property of Wilmington University College of Arts and Sciences – HIS/HUM 381 online Page 2
EVALUATION PROCEDURE AND GRADING POLICY: Student Products and Weight for class Assessment How many X points each Total Points % of Course Points Pretest (participation score, not performance score) 1 x 25 25 3% Milestones for Final Project

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