Politics, Economics & 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.

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  1. Political biography reading group
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Through discussion of selected biographies we will explore in depth key individuals in world history , their legacy and the era in which they lived.The first class will discuss BOUND FOR THE PROMISED LAND: HARRIET TUBMAN PORTRAIT OF AN AMERICAN HERO by Kate Clifford Larson, 2005 One World Trade paperback edition.



    NOTE: This course consists of four sessions on the following dates: 5/10/21, 23/11/21, 18/1/22 & 8/3/22.



    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 £30.00
  2. European politics for beginners
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 19 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn about the history, institutions and issues that are essential for understanding recent political developments within Europe.



    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
  3. American politics for beginners
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 4 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    In this introductory course, you will explore the historical roots and evolution of American democracy, as well as current trends in the country’s national politics.



    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
  4. Cryptocurrencies: fad or revolution?
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 6 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Cryptocurrencies moved from the fringes to the financial mainstream. Yet, questions about their utility and long-term viability are far from settled. This course equips participants with tools to forge their own informed opinions.



    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
  5. Contemporary Middle-Eastern politics
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 30 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    The Middle East remains the global hotbed of conflict and instability where religion still plays a dominant role in the life and politics of society. This course will aim through a combination of teaching and participant discussion to not only provide a historical perspective but to connect, evaluate and understand contemporary politics and events in the region. 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 £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £70.00

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