The goal of this class is to build in each student an understanding of and passion for the goings-on in the world around them. To accomplish this goal, each week a student volunteers to research a topic of their choice (varying according to world events and students’ interests) and then present their findings and opinion. Learning activities include weekly readings of news articles, regular writing to communicate ideas, vocabulary and critical thinking exercises, videos and multimedia, and live webinars. Students also learn to create their own presentations on current events topics of their choice and moderate an online discussion with their classmates. This class can be repeated as every semester will be different due to changing world events.