This course allows students to discuss, examine and evaluate the events that are taking place globally, at the state level and locally. The major goal of the class is to have students understand and appreciate the importance of the events that are taking place in their lives. The local newspaper, television broadcasts and the internet are used to inform students of current issues and affairs. Students are asked to make a number of written responses to facilitate class discussions. This course is student-centered and requires regular attendance and active participation.