2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog/Handbook 
    
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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog/Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GARP 0217 - Contemporary Global Issues


Credits: 3

Explores a variety of conditions, problem issues, and potential solutions confronting today’s increasingly global and interdependent society. Students are introduced to futurism methodologies such as delphi polls, trend extrapolations, future histories, and cross-impact matrices. Topical subject matter for the course includes exploding and imploding populations, global food supply problems, water supply and quality issues, air pollution sources and solutions, solid waste disposal, environmental disasters such as Bhopal, India, the problems and prospects for nuclear power, and geographical conflicts of global proportion like the Middle East.

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.