In your opinion, what is the most significant and pressing issue in the world today? (Define "world" as you see fit; e.g., world, the West, particular nation(s) or region(s), your hometown, community, etc.) Please keep your answer very concise--just a few words at most.
Why did you sign up for this course? (Please be frank and concise.)
What do you hope to gain from taking this course? (Again, be frank and very brief.)