Course title:
6 Political Classics that Changed the World - Part 1
Tutor:
Kate Antoniou
Course ID:
C2423135
Start date:
01/03/2022
End date:
05/04/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Tue 01 Mar 2022 18:00 PM - 20:00 PM 2
Tue 08 Mar 2022 18:00 PM - 20:00 PM 2
Tue 15 Mar 2022 18:00 PM - 20:00 PM 2
Tue 22 Mar 2022 18:00 PM - 20:00 PM 2
Tue 29 Mar 2022 18:00 PM - 20:00 PM 2
Tue 05 Apr 2022 18:00 PM - 20:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 6
Total number of classroom hours: 12
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 12
Date
Tue 01 Mar 2022
Times
18:00 PM - 20:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 08 Mar 2022
Times
18:00 PM - 20:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 15 Mar 2022
Times
18:00 PM - 20:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 22 Mar 2022
Times
18:00 PM - 20:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 29 Mar 2022
Times
18:00 PM - 20:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 05 Apr 2022
Times
18:00 PM - 20:00 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
6
Total number of classroom hours:
12
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
12
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
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Who is this programme for?
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Fee
£38.40 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
No
Course aim:
This history course will look at 6 political works, the background to their production, and their influence and impact at the time. The aim is also to trace their impact through to our own times.
Course description:
This history course will look at 6 political works from Plato’s Republic to the 'Abolition of the Slave Trade' by William Wilberforce, and examine their significance at the time and their continued impact today. Using the original works, other primary sources and current interpretations, together with film and audio clips, we will seek to answer questions like, 'What is a just Society', ‘What is the proper role of Government’ and ,’Is Democracy necessarily the best form of Government’.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Be able to describe the significance of Plato's 'Republic' in later political thinking
2. Discuss ideas put forward by Machiavelli in 'The Prince'
3. Be able to describe the background to the production of the US Declaration of Independence
4. Explain some of the events surrounding the abolition of the slave trade
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