The Chinese consider the saying “May you live in interesting times” a curse, because “interesting” times are periods filled with conflict: wars, natural catastrophes, environmental crises, economic collapse, disease pandemics, etc. Periods of conflict test us: if we survive them, our characters grow stronger, more vibrant. In this course, we explore the qualities and characteristics of a true global citizen. Whatever our passions — art, business, science, politics, spirituality, medicine, history, technology, etc. – in this course we acquire tools to help us succeed in these areas in the 21st century. Through hands-on activities, simulations, readings, literature, film and websites, learners encounter the primary skills and knowledge necessary for globally literate citizens. Learners are evaluated on their participation and on a course project.