Feb 19, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog

POL6445 CURRENT WORLD AFFAIRS COURSE PROCEDURE


POL6445 CURRENT WORLD AFFAIRS

3 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level in either Freshman or Sophomore year and to area high school vocational students.

Catalog Description:

POL6445-Current World Affairs (3 hrs.)

A study of the most significant events, forces and trends in national and international affairs, with emphasis upon fact-finding and interpretations of current events.

Course Classification:

Lecture

Prerequisites:

None

Controlling Purpose:

This course is designed to help the student increase their knowledge concerning. Recent historic, cultural, social and political events have propelled us fully into the 21st century. Without the ability to comprehend, analyze and discriminate among all the information that floods over us every day, we are not literate; nor can we fully participate in our government, our society, or the global context.  This class will give students the tools to critically examine history as it is made around them.

Learner Outcomes

The student will become familiar with the production, distribution, and presentation of information, and will develop critical analytical skill for interpreting information, presented by all types of media.  Students will become familiar with current political, social, cultural and scientific developments on a local, national and global scale, and will be able to interpret and express the relevance of these events to their own lives.

Units Outcomes and Criterion Based Evaluation Key for Core Content:

The following outline defines the minimum core content, not including the final examination period.  Instructors may add other material as time allows.

UNIT 1: LOCAL AND STATE

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Identify the key sources of information for this subject area
  • Identify the leaders in this subject area, and those persons and organization who influence the issues of this subject area
  • Keep abreast of, analyze and interpret the latest developments, trends, and events in this subject area in a critical manner
  • Make relevant to this subject area to their personal lives

UNIT 2: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Identify the key sources of information for this subject area
  • Identify the leaders in this subject area, and those persons and organizations who influence the issues of this subject area
  • Keep abreast of, analyze and interpret the latest developments, trends, and events in this subject area in a critical manner

UNIT 3:  BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Identify the key sources of information for this subject area
  • Identify the leaders in this subject area, and those persons and organizations who influence the issues of this subject area
  • Keep abreast of, analyze and interpret the latest developments, trends, and events in this subject area in a critical manner
  • Make relevant to this subject area to their personal lives

UNIT 4:  NATIONAL POLITICS

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Identify the key sources of information for this subject area
  • Identify the leaders in this subject area, and those persons and organizations who influence the issues of this subject area
  • Keep abreast of, analyze and interpret the latest developments, trends, and events in this subject area in a critical manner
  • Make relevant to this subject area to their personal lives

UNIT 5: FOREIGN AFFAIRS I: POLITICS AND DIPLOMACY

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Identify the key sources of information for this subject area
  • Identify the leaders in this subject area, and those persons and organizations who influence the issues of this subject area
  • Keep abreast of, analyze and interpret the latest developments, trends, and events in this subject area in a critical manner
  • Make relevant to this subject area to their personal lives

UNIT 6: FOREIGN AFFAIRS II: SOCIETY & CULTURE

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Identify the key sources of information for this subject area
  • Identify the leaders in this subject area, and those persons and organizations who influence the issues of this subject area
  • Keep abreast of, analyze and interpret the latest developments, trends, and events in this subject area in a critical manner
  • Make relevant to this subject area to their personal lives

Projects Required:

Textbook:

Contact Bookstore for current textbook.

Materials/Equipment Required:

Attendance Policy: 

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy

Course Time Frame:  

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission, and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching, and assessing the educational aspects of the college. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time. The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program: 

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.