Contemporary Global Issues
University of Westminster
Area of Study
Behavioral Science, Global Health, Human Development and Family Studies, Sociology
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis module will explore regional and global problems and their impact on the world?s resources, the environment and human societies (social and economic). The underlying causes of environmental and societal pressures, e.g. climate change and infectious and non-infectious diseases, will be identified and examined and the risks these pose, e.g. water scarcity and conflicts and biodiversity loss, examined.
Assessment: Coursework (30%) ; Individual and Group Case-study (70%).
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