Current Politics and International Affairs

Ref: C3743150

Do you wonder what to think or say about political issues worldwide or in the UK? Let's find out more together so you can get your head around what's going on and feel better about having your say.

Course aim

To assist course members to feel confident in their awareness of, and their expression of, their opinions about what's in the news and what is happening in the less reported world.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for anyone who wants to share what they know so far, and be open to how events are developing and they can learn more from the tutor and other course members.

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

  • Through research and Discussion, greater understanding of the background of current events.
  • Greater clarity regarding how current crises and political realities are interlinked.
  • A greater ability to put into words ones understanding of subjects studied, giving reasons for one’s views.

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?

  • All materials will be provided

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

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Current Politics and International Affairs

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  • 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
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