Philosophy: Contemporary Issues Part 3

Ref: C2419149

To develop the ability to analyse concepts, issues and arguments of relevance to contemporary life. The course will allow students to have the opportunity to examine a number of important aspects of existentialism.

Course aim

To develop the ability to analyse concepts, issues and arguments of relevance to contemporary life

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers

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

  • To understand the history and development of neo-liberalism
  • To understand the significance of neo-liberalism in our contemporary world
  • To reflect on the values and ethics that are part of neo-liberalism
  • To reach informed evaluations about neo-liberal policies as they affect concrete situations

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

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Philosophy: Contemporary Issues Part 3

Conditions

You can 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 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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