Liberalism, Democracy and Fascism: World History from 1600

Ref: C2419164

Whilst Liberalism and Democracy seem twins now, this apparent link masks contrasting national and transnational trajectories. As with Fascism, Imperialism, Social Darwinism and also Socialism, global transitions explain contrasting experiences of Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Russia and the U.S: revolutions and counter-revolutions have causes, as well as precipitants, to explore. fusion masks different origins and orecursirs. Socialism and fascism have sometimes appeared both moder,and archaising.

Course aim

In this course we will be looking at Liberalism, Democracy, Socialism and Fascism from 1600 until present day.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Define Fascism, Liberalism and Democracy.
  • Consider Russia in I917 in a comparative context.
  • Suggest why and how Germany, Italy and Japan abandoned democracy for decades.
  • Distnguish between Populism and Active Citizenship in theory and practice.
  • Explain the apparent stability of societies (including British) in contrast to other societies in crisis.

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

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
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

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Liberalism, Democracy and Fascism: World History from 1600 Course Outline

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  • 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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