Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Open to first year and new transfer students only. Contemporary issues, including global population trends, economic and environmental changes, cultural diversity and biodiversity, nutrition and food safety, fiber and textiles, changing consumer cultures. Inquiry processes emphasize ethics, multiple disciplines, and multiple perspectives. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SS, WE. Effective: 2003 Fall Quarter.