Full year course – 4 credits GLOBAL ISSUES introduces students to issues of poverty and development in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, regions of the world collectively referred to as the “Third World” or “developing countries.” Students use readings, documentaries, group projects, role plays, lectures, and a research paper to explore pressing issues facing these areas today. In the past these issues have included child health and development, the status of women, population growth, hunger, rain forest destruction, human rights, AIDS and infectious diseases, and drug trafficking. The class explores contemporary issues. Consequently, students are required to follow the news, and discussion of current events is a daily class routine. In addition to the course material, there is a strong emphasis on the development of basic skills in reading, writing, note-taking, and organization. Writing analytical essays is an important component of this course. (2-4)