Contemporary World Problems analyzes and evaluates various aspects of world issues from the
viewpoint of economics, government and citizenship. This course examines the responsibilities of citizenship; and, how citizens have historically worked to initiate changes in government. The course addresses and analyzes the economic effects and impacts of differing economic systems around the world.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- learn how individuals and movements have shaped contemporary world issues
- understand the complexities of regions and problems involved in defining those regions
- create a map of new world regions based on cultural and environmental factors
- gain an appreciation for current opportunities and obstacles connected with international migration
- understand the ethics of current and future uses of technology based on how technology has shaped history
- learn the advantages and disadvantages of different economic systems for countries and groups of people
- understand the significance of position, and how to evaluate position
- understand how the development of ideas has influenced institutions and societies
- understand the relationship between the arts and the times during which they werecreated
- gain an appreciation for how art, architecture, literature, music, and drama reflect the history of the cultures in which they are produced
Note: This course is not designed for ELL (English Language Learners) students. ELL students may enroll in this course ONLY if they have adequate mentor support at their home school and are able to fulfill all course requirements.