SAGE 450

Global Issues and Ethical Response

3 credits

SAGE 450 is the capstone course in the General Education program. This course challenges class members to investigate a topic of global significance and develop a response as servant leaders. Topics of global concern will vary from year to year. Guided by a faculty convener, students will work to understand historical and ideological roots of this issue, to collect cross-disciplinary data, to explore political and social dimensions, and to formulate an ethically sensitive response. The path of inquiry will be particularly informed by the students’ disciplinary studies. The class will work collaboratively on a culminating project and presentation. Students will write substantial essays that synthesize their learning in the context of the seminar and their broader academic experience. Prerequisite: Senior standing. This course is required of all students. Offered Fall and Spring semesters.