This is a semester course in which students will explore historical and contemporary issues from around the United States and the world. This course provides students an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the issues that frequent online, print, and television news that fuel the controversies dividing our population here in the United States as well as around the globe.

While this course will be flexible to accommodate significant current events, it is not simply a current events course. The general direction of the class will be to study how and why we make decisions, how we perceive right and wrong, and what role the individual has in society.