Global Studies Honors
The purpose of the Global Studies course will be to promote an understanding in students of their role as responsible global citizens. Students will use 21st-century tools to explore the complexity of current global topics as they develop as independent problem-solvers. The course uses Windward’s active learning model and incorporates methodologies such as design thinking, case studies, seminar discussions, and collaborative problem-solving. As a model of interdisciplinary learning, Global Studies Honors uses a cross-curricular team teaching model, with course instructors including members of the History, Science, and World Language Departments.
Course topics vary from year to year, but include a subset of the following: cultural identity and awareness, poverty, global climate change, water, biodiversity, sustainability and social justice, roots of political conflict, geopolitics, global economic interdependencies, resource allocation, and the geography of resource utilization.