Contemporary Global Issues

Course Description

This is an interdisciplinary introduction to contemporary global problems and issues, with emphasis on cultural events that impact all of our lives. Students will learn to explore, analyze and identify local solutions to global issues and problems, through the lens of intrapersonal, interpersonal, institutional, and cultural perspectives. The impact of race, ethnicity and inequality in world affairs, the processes of economic development and globalization, the environmental impacts of human activities, and people's experiences of war and peace will be analyzed. Consideration of various cultural points of view on processes of interdependent changes in our lives at global, regional, national, and local levels will be encouraged.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
48687 INTL 5 60Z ······· TBA-TBA Veronica Keiffer-Lewis ONLINE

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2024-04-08 to 2024-06-28.
INTL D005.60Z: Fully ONLINE. This is an online class that does not have scheduled meetings. Students can log in anytime to do the required weekly course work. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at

Course Details

4 Units
  • Weekly Lecture Hours: 4
  • Weekly Lab Hours: 0
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading

General Course Statement

General Statement
See general education pages for the requirements this course meets.

Requisite and Advisory

EWRT D001A or EWRT D01AH or ESL D005.
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