International Relations and Current Affairs

Ref: C2346549

A course that analyses current major domestic and foreign issues against in broader historical, economic, social and cultural contexts. An opportunity to engage in lively debate and discussion, as we examine and explore issues - fresh from the headlines - in a supported environment.

Course aim

To trigger lively discussion by examining a series of topical issues and debates. To sharpen our skills of analysis and persuasion; to use fact to support argument; to promote understanding of the views of others.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

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

  • develop skills of analysis of topical issues
  • place topical issues in broader context - including, for example historical, economic, social and cultural
  • develop skills of rhetoric and persuasion, supporting opinions with factual information
  • develop skills of considering and respecting the views of others

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

All relevant materials will be provided on Canvas pages

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

International Relations and Current Affairs

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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