Day School: The Rise and Fall of the Cold War, and Did It Ever Go Away?

Ref: C3741590

This course will provide an overview of the key events during the cold war and using primary sources including contemporary documents and archive film clips, examine its impact at the time and its continuing legacy to this day.

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

This course will investigate the origins and key moments in the Cold War, and its effect to this day

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • describe two key incidents in the cold war and their significance at the time
  • explain the sequence of events which led to the end of the cold war
  • describe some of the impacts of the end of the cold war

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

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

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • A list of further learning materials will be provided for students who wish to follow up some of the themes of the course.

Download full course outline

Day School: The Rise and Fall of the Cold War, and Did It Ever Go Away? 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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