2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PCADA 054 Contemporary World Issues (ABE) (5 credits)

Prerequisite None

Course Description
Students will examine the United States and diverse societies from around the world and explore major issues that affect our ability to connect and thrive as a global community.

Student Outcomes
1. Predict the dynamics of human societies by applying concepts of culture in order to develop the ability to develop understanding of societal trends and reactions. 
2. Analyze how the lack or removal of human rights in the past has led to oppression and/or suffering in order to develop empathy and global citizenship.
3. Analyze major patterns in human expression, subsistence, social organization, and belief systems in order to develop empathy for diverse communities and engage with them socially.
4. Apply the understanding of how geographic context shapes global issues in order to develop the ability to make informed decisions about global events.
5. Analyze global events using charts, graphs, maps, political cartoons, and primary and secondary sources in order to put contemporary world issues into context.
6. Analyze how traditional media and emergent media/technology (social media, twitter bots, etc) influence beliefs and frame global events in order to engage in global citizenship.

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