This course is developed to give students an understanding of the events and incidences occurring in our world, nation, state, and community. The students will realize those contemporary happenings, regardless of how near or far, have an effect of us all. The relevance of current issues and the significance of keeping oneself informed and up-to-date in today's information age is studied. Students will also explore the media, and their influence on public opinion. Newsmagazines, television news programs, and newspapers all are part of the text.