Introduction to Global Issues (IGI101)

Thursday 19:40-21:30
Tokyo (Maps & Directions)
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Course Details

Hunger, Poverty, Water Shortage, Food, Security, Global Warming, Conflict, Disease: These are all examples of Global Issues. These problems are difficult to solve but one step is to learn more about them. In this class students will explore some selected issues. There will be some readings appropriate for the class level (mostly internet based) and students will prepare short written responses to portions of the readings. In class, students will share their written responses and then move into group problem-solving tasks and discussions.

Through the readings students will build vocabulary as well as improve critical reading skills in English. A comfortable class atmosphere and small group work will help discussion skills grow. Students will have opportunities to do small independent research projects on topics that they would like to explore.

Intended for non-native English speakers, this class provides a good opportunity to build up all areas of language skills, practice critical thinking, and learn some valuable new information about important topics affecting our world today.

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