News stories confront us with people, places, issues, and crises from around the world. An understanding of background issues helps us make informed judgements. This subject focuses on the main news stories of the day and looks for your critical interpretations. Textbook required. *NOTE: Students wanting to register for a General Education course as part of their certificate or diploma program should make sure to receive formal approval from their Program Coordinator. It should be noted that some general education courses are too close to the vocational specializations of specific programs and are therefore excluded as an option for students. It’s therefore important to receive formal approval before registration.