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Global Affairs (LGS-210)

Semester: Fall 2020
Number: 0960-210-002
Instructor: Peter Debartolo Jr
Days: Tuesday Thursday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Note: Online, Both synchronous and asynchronous
Location: Online
Credits: 3
Status: This Course is Filled to Capacity

For Levermore Global Scholar Students Only
Class Normally Meets Tuesdays And Thursdays Online Synchronously On
Zoom, But Is Conducted Online Asynchronously 10/13 And 10/15. After
Thanksgiving, Synchronous Sessions Continue On Tuesdays Only. Other
Course Content Will Be Online Asynchronously.

Course Materials: View Text Books

This course introduces students to current global trends and international affairs, exploring how the topics connect to their own lives. Against the backdrop of globalization in the Post-Cold War world, students examine various political, economic, social, and cultural dimensions of conflict and security, human rights, political economy, and international relations. (Learning Goals:G;Distribution Reqs:Social Sciences)

Learning Goals:   • Identify, describe, and interpret key issues in global and international affairs• Apply current theories to better understand contemporary transnational phenomena• Recognize, differentiate, and evaluate alternative viewpoints about global trends, and engage in constructive dialogue and debate about salient challenges• Communicate clearly and coherently about major themes in global affairs using written, oral, and/or electronic means• Critically analyze the interplay of various factors contributing to contemporary sociopolitical transformations, tensions and conflicts, and/or events around the world• Explain how global and local power dynamics are interconnected in interdisciplinary ways affecting the political, social, economic, and cultural dimensions of everyday life• Formulate informed positions, arguments, and opinions about pressing issues of public concern and global importance

*The learning goals displayed here are those for one section of this course as offered in a recent semester, and are provided for the purpose of information only. The exact learning goals for each course section in a specific semester will be stated on the syllabus distributed at the start of the semester, and may differ in wording and emphasis from those shown here.

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