International Relations and Current Affairs

Ref: C2337369

Topical themes in international relations or current affairs will be chosen for analysis. The aim throughout will be to place the selected topics in their historical context and examine their present significance, e.g., Brexit, Syria, environmental issues, Labour and anti-Semitism

Additional information about this course

Themes for analysis and discussion will be selected from the major issues of the day as they present themselves.

Course aim

study of international relationsand current affairs

Who is the course for?

open to all students - no qualifications required

What topics will this course cover

topics chosen in response to developments in response to developments in international relation and current affairs

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

increased 1 knowledge 2 understanding 3 analysis 4 interpretive appreciation 5 historical empathy

How will I know I'm making progress?

Discussion

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

All that is needed is an open and enquiring mind

Reading and information sources

book list provided in which the tutor's own texts figure prominently

What could the course lead to?

wisdom and enlightenment

Download full course outline

International Relations and Current Affairs Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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