Current and International Affairs

Ref: C3741486

Middle East in turmoil, China back as a superpower and a stumbling world economy. A different type of American President, the rise of Populism in Europe and beyond. Is the world heading for stormier waters ? Can an historical understanding help unlock the complexities of today's world ? Each week we will look at the history behind an international issue. Lots of time for discussion.

Course aim

To provide an historical and long-term perspective to current international events.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • 1. Understand the history behind some key international developments
  • 2. Clarify how some international issues are linked
  • 3. Understand what are the likely future options in some international issues.

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 consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • 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

Download full course outline

Current and International Affairs Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online 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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