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Global Issues

Course Number: 
INT-101
Minimum Credits: 
3
The course provides an introduction to political, economic, and social issues and conditions in the contemporary world. The course will begin with an overview of the division between developed and developing countries and the nature of global inequalities, and will examine issues prevalent in each category of countries. The course will then discuss issues and concerns that cross national borders; these include migration, global environmental issues, international security and conflict, and the international human rights agenda. Students who complete this course will be able to knowledgeably analyze and discuss important contemporary international issues, and will be able to draw connections between those issues and the global social, economic, and political context.