Liberalism, Democracy, Socialism and Fascism, with Revolutions on Board - Part 3

Ref: C2419251

The course explores cultural and political, class and institutional aspects, with particular reference to 21st century Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia and US. The scope of regional groupings, and the resurgence of fascism are key themes, alongside fresh legal rights and boundaries. Consumerism, depressions and presentism come into related focus.

Course aim

Developments after the cold war are considered, with a particular focus on ideas and international relations in the present century.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

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

  • Define consumerism and presentism
  • Relate attitudes to the EU and BRICS to media and historical influences on individual citizens
  • Identify nuclear and ecological concerns and fears
  • Consider whether abiding national or, contrastingly, transnational considerations explain more satisfactorily contemporary Britain, France, Germany, Japan, Russia and the US.
  • Discuss whether generational priorities shape the scope of political goals, with reference especially to media old and new.

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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

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?

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Liberalism, Democracy, Socialism and Fascism, with Revolutions on Board - Part 3 Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • 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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