Politics

Ref: C2524065

How does politics affect me? Should I care? What is politics anyway? This course will provide an opportunity to explore these questions by examining the main political theories that have shaped and informed political practice in this country. We will examine political theories and discuss how politics affects us and our communities in our day to day lives. We will be able to question our own views and help each other to consider different points of view in an atmosphere of open friendly discussion.

Course aim

To provide an introduction to political theory and give participants an opportunity to discuss how the theory and practice of politics might impact on individual lives and on the lives of communities.

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:

  • Understand the basic principles of some major political theories.
  • Be able to identify how political theory relates to political practice.
  • Be able to identify and explain how politics affects me and my community.
  • Be able to examine critically my own political views.
  • Be able to engage with other people’s ideas and views and see things from their perspective.

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

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?

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Politics

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Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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