6 Political Classics that Changed the World - Part 2

Ref: C2423136

This history course will look at 6 political works from 'The Rights of Man' by Tom Paine, to the 'Treaty of Rome' in 1958, 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’.

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.

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:

  • Be able to describe the significance of 'The Rights of Man' at the time and its continuing influence today
  • Discuss ideas put forward by Mary Wollstonecraft in 'A Vindication of the Rights of Women'
  • Be able to describe the background to the production of the Communist Manifesto
  • Explain some of the events leading up to the creation of the 'Treaty of Rome' in 1958

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

No

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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6 Political Classics that Changed the World - Part 2

Enrolment Conditions

This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

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

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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