Awardee: Anita Harker
Institution: Whatcom Community College
Course Title: Contemporary Social Issues in the Himalayas
Description: This class examines a variety of contemporary social problems, taking a critical view of American society, and contextualizes these issues within the cultural, economic, and political spheres of the United States in juxtaposition to Himalayan culture. Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate to others the complexities of contemporary social issues and to apply different theoretical explanations. The course is divided into three broad themes: Perspectives & Values, Thinking about Fairness & Inequality, and Democracy & Advocacy.