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 inter-dependencies, resource allocation, and the geography of resource utilization.