2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 14, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIS 152 - Contemporary International Problems


This course is designed to have students think critically about contemporary international problems. The course title has impacted its design in several ways. The first is the emphasis on “contemporary.” The historical background of selected problems provides the context for an examination of the present, and the future! The second is “international.” The world’s population now exceeds 7 billion people, only 320 million of which live in the United States. While the United States is an important player, the primary objective is to analyze international problems from an international perspective. The third is the question of what constitutes an international problem. This course emphasizes intractable problems the world likely will be wrestling with for decades to come rather than focusing on current events.

 

1 semester 3 credits