Day School: We Need to Talk about Donald - Trump, America and the World

Ref: C3741186

This course examines why some Presidents are revered, some are respected and some are deplored. We examine the criteria used by US historians and political scientists to rank the Presidents. We will see that some Presidents maintain their status as 'great' or 'failed', but others move up and down the rankings as time passes. We will closely analyse the performance of particular modern Presidents, including John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Finally students will assess the performance to date of President Trump.

Additional information about this course

This course is not supported by the Skills Funding Agency and does not have a fee waiver but concessions may be available - contact the Branch for further details.

Course aim

The main aim of this course is to enable students to evaluate the performance of US Presidents.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for those interested in US politics and culture

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

  • Evaluate the performance of American Presidents on a structured basis.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of greatness in American Presidents.
  • Discuss American politics more confidently.

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?

  • You will engage with the tutor and other students.

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Day School: We Need to Talk about Donald - Trump, America and the World

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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