The US: assassinated presidents and the near misses

Examine the events and reasons surrounding the assassination of both sitting and former Presidents: Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley and JFK, as well as the failed attempts on several others.

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Key course information

Date
25/05/14

Day(s)
Sun

Duration
1 week

Time
10:30 - 15:30

Fees ?
Full fee: £40NC

Venue
KS - Keeley Street

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Course code
HH329

Availability
Available
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NC: No concessionary fees available as there is no government funding for this course.

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Course outline

What is the course about?

There have been numerous assassination plots on both sitting and former Presidents: Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley and Garfield. The course will examine the events and reasons surrounding the assassination of these presidents, and the failed attempts on several others.

What topics will we cover?

- Assassinations of former American Presidents - perpetrators and their reasons, the events
- Assassination attempts that failed and reasons for the failures
- Superstition surrounding election year of Presidents and assassinations.

By the end of this course you should be able to:

- Identify the key incidents in American history when Presidents were assassinated
- Be able to discuss some of the main reasons/theories surrounding 'successful' and 'unsuccessful' assassination
plots of American Presidents.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is an introductory level course. While an interest in American history is expected, no previous study or knowledge is required.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Lecture, class discussions, small group work using sourced reading and online materials. Active engagement on the course is highly encouraged through in-class discussions and small group work.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

No cost. Paper and a pen would be handy for any notes you may want to take; although you will be provided with the necessary materials for the course on the day.

Do I need to have an interview before I can enrol?

No.

What feedback will I get?

You will receive regular feedback from your tutor throughout the course, as and when appropriate. At the end of the course you and your tutor are asked to assess the progress you have made.

How will I be able to give my views on the course?

Please complete the evaluation form at the end of your course. These are monitored and help us to continually improve our courses.

How do I find out if I can get some support for my learning?

You may be interested in: education and careers advice; financial and childcare support; disability support; support for Deaf and hearing-impaired students; dyslexia support; English and maths support; counselling, and library services (supported learning centre). To find out what may be available to you, and how to apply, see page 278 of the 13/14 course guide, or visit www.citylit.ac.uk/students

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