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Visionaries, Revolutionaries, and Reactionaries: Global Issues in the 21st Century

Course Code HUM-314
Lecture hours per week
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open

This course will examine contemporary global issues using analysis from diverse perspectives. It begins with an examination of ideological frameworks that provide students with tools to analyze competing perspectives on contemporary globalization issues such as: (1) Global inequality, poverty and justice, (colonization and neo-colonialism, corporatism, development). (2) Conflict and peacemaking (terrorism, religious conflict, Israel/Palestine). (3) Ecology, technology and sustainability (control of energy and environmental policies). (4) Global activism (anti-globalization, environmentalism, and human rights). Central to this course is the analysis of various commentators that propose various solutions to ameliorating global conflicts and concerns. Students will deconstruct specific problems and assess divergent solutions proposed using critical theories.