Roots of Contemporary Issues
About Roots of Contemporary Issues
Roots of Contemporary Issues (HISTORY 105) is a required course for WSU undergraduates and is offered every term on multiple WSU campuses. Each section of the course focuses on five themes: Humans and the Environment, Our Shrinking World, Roots of Inequality, Diverse Ways of Thinking and Roots of Contemporary Conflicts. One of the learning goals is to "increase information literacy" and a primary way it is addressed is through completion of a research paper. The research for and drafting of the paper occurs across five three-week segments during the semester (work periods are condensed during summer and intersession course offerings). Librarians provide reference help, embedded online tutorials and instructional sessions as requested, to help support this research endeavor.