Politics & Current Affairs - Online Courses

Get to grips with the issues dominating today's headlines, learn about key concepts, and make sense of modern politics on City Lit's range of short courses.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

  1. A taste of politics

    Course Date: Wed 24 Mar 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Join this class for a taste of our politics courses. This course will focus on the politics of belonging.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

  2. Political thought reading group

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 19 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Through the discussion of selected texts we will explore a number of interesting and important ideas from contemporary and historical political thought.

    Ahead of the first session, please read: Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origins and Spread of Nationalism.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £30.00

  3. Rising Powers: Brazil

    New
    Course Date: Mon 19 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Brazil's rise has been impressive but seems to have stalled. What are the factors the country’s growing presence and the challenges Latin America's leading power faces in its endeavour to achieve its international ambitions?

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £35.00

  4. More current affairs

    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Continue your exploration of current affairs through lively, informed discussion. Run as a tutor-moderated discussion group of current news events. This course follows on from 'Current affairs' but new students are welcome. Tutor: Michael Bloomfield.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £74.00

  5. History of the European Union: from World War II to the 2004 expansion

    Course Date: Thu 22 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore the fascinating evolution of the European Union throughout its history.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £57.00

  6. Books that changed the world: history, politics, and the social sciences

    Course Date: Tue 27 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Books change the world. Join us to discuss a different selection each term from the fields of economics, history, politics, and more.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £70.00

  7. How we come together and drift apart: understanding nations, states and peoples

    Course Date: Tue 27 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    The twenty first century has placed a question mark over subjects that we thought were settled: politics, states, nations, and peoples. This course explores these themes to help understand what might happen next.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £70.00

  8. Understanding the Israel-Palestine conflict

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 28 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Trace the historical roots of this conflict and study the peace process of the 1990s: Madrid talks, Oslo agreement, Camp David talks and the recent Middle Eastern road map, as well as the latest developments on this stimulating interactive lecture course. Tutor: Noman Hanif.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £66.00

  9. A compact guide to international migration: history and present

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 28 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore and understand trends and developments in international migration since the industrial revolution.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £35.00

  10. Contemporary political issues

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 28 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This course discusses eight contemporary issues in the UK. It does not seek to offer answers, but instead set out the arguments and equip you with the tools to decide based on your values.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £57.00

  11. Culture Wars: minds, media and memes

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 29 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This course explores contemporary culture wars, from American political polarisation to Brexit Britain, and from the battle grounds of Twitter to disagreements in our own living rooms. Drawing on cultural, media and psychological studies, we will step out of the conflicts themselves to explore how they come about, how they work, and ways in which we might change ourselves in the pursuit of ‘culture peace’.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £61.00

  12. Politics and the press: archaeology between the world wars

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 8 May 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    In this short course we will explore ‘Tutmania’ and other phenomena of popular fascination with the past by looking at archaeology in the press, fashion, cinema and other aspects of popular culture.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £35.00

  13. Recent challenges to the European Union

    Course Date: Thu 3 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn about the recent challenges the European Union has faced and what it has done to mitigate these.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £57.00

  14. History and memory as democratic practice

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 18 Jul 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    The course will explore history and memory work in the different spheres of British politics, activism, popular culture, heritage, history education, and historical research and openly address the question of how we can engage to promote history and memory work as democratic practice.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  15. Cultural History and Politics

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 29 Jul 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    What is Britishness in relation to race, ethnicity, and nation, how has it been presented in film, image and museums, and why is this important? In this course, we explore these question through several examples in the form of posters, cartoons, photographies, films and museum exhibitions.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £30.00

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