Current Affairs: World Heritage and History 1900-2017

Ref: C3741305

Media reporting of the Middle East, the EU and UK's Brexit option are analysed, with attention too to the UN, NATO, nuclear spectres, the US and Russia, China and Japan. Globalisation, nuclear spectres, the survival of fascism, and parliamentary democracy, and human rights in practice, are considered.

Course aim

To show the past in the present, contexts underlying headlines, so that real and apparent issues can be distinguished, at home aand overseas.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

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

  • Define globalisation and media old and new, as well as BRICS and UNESCO.
  • Discuss options for resolving conflicts in the Midde East.
  • Appreciate the complexity of apparently simple questions, e.g. withdrawal from EU or NATO.
  • Consider, as themes, deference and the survival of fascism, and zones of conflict and of peace.
  • Discuss more detail about Russia, the US, Japan and China.

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
  • 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
  • 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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Current Affairs: World Heritage and History 1900-2017

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