International Relations and Current Affairs
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.
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?
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