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ABE 24 - ABE HS Contemporary World Issues

5 Credits
Introduces the events, issues, and patterns that we confront in our globalized world. Challenges students to view current events through the lens of history. In this class, students will be expected to conduct research on current events, present findings to the class, and discuss effective solutions to global problems in small groups. This class fulfills the required Social Studies credits for high school Contemporary World Issues. 

Instructor Permission Required Yes

Quarters Typically Offered
Designed to Serve High School Completion candidates who are under prepared for college level social science classes.
Active Date 2014-09-03

Grading Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 10
Shared Learning Environment Yes
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Field Studies 0 Clinical 0 Independent Studies 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
Course Outline
  • Introduction to world geography
  • Impact of historical events on present developments
  • Models and frameworks for understanding and problem solving
  • Media literacy
  • World resources and sustainability
  • People, geography, cultures
  • War and migration
  • The United Nations

Student Learning Outcomes
1. Describe important aspects of global issues using a five-point classroom model.

2. Summarize news stories in writing and class discussions.

3. Apply the concept of sustainability to human behavior and current events.

4. Analyze current events in a social, political, cultural, and historical context.

5. Evaluate the equitable distribution of essential human needs such as food, water, and air.

6. Analyze how information is presented in the media by identifying its intent, evaluating its application, and assesing its impact.

7. Evaluate the effect of key geographical features on current world issues.

8. Name the countries of the world and locate them on a map with 80% accuracy.

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