2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Dec 04, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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INTS 140 Contemporary Issues in International Studies ( 5 credits)



Distribution Area Fulfilled Social Sciences; General Transfer Elective
Course Description
Contemporary issues facing a visiting foreign professor’s homeland, including but not limited to: historical, geographical, demographic, political, economic, environmental, and social/cultural issues.

Student Outcomes
1. Discuss the geography of the homeland of the visiting professor.
(objective tests, essay tests, class discussions, class presentations, written assignments)
2. Compare and contrast the cardinal developments in the civilization of the country in question.
(objective tests, essay tests, class discussions, class presentations, written assignments)
3. Explain the chief components (religious, economic, political) of the culture of the visiting professor’s homeland.
(objective tests, essay tests, class discussions, class presentations, written assignments)
4. Analyze the interconnections (social, ethnic, racial, gender, artistic, intellectual) among different historical movements, changes, and trends.
(objective tests, essay tests, class discussions, class presentations, written assignments)
5. Discuss the impact of scientific and technological progress on humans and their environment.
(objective tests, essay tests, class discussions, class presentations, written assignments)
6. Determine the salient similarities and differences between the cultures of the U.S. and the native country of the visiting professor.
(objective tests, essay tests, class discussions, class presentations, written assignments)
7. Identify the major problems facing the homeland of the visiting professor.
(objective tests, essay tests, class discussions, class presentations, written assignments)
8. Determine an overall plan for mutually beneficial ties between the U.S. and the homeland of the visiting professor, based on lessons that are drawn from history.
(objective tests, essay tests, class discussions, class presentations, written assignments)



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