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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. More current affairs
    Course start date:  Wed 12 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    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 takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £70.00
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    88% of 100
  5. Rising Powers: Brazil
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Jan 2022

    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 £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £44.00
  6. History of the European Union: from World War II to the 2004 expansion
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Mar 2022

    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 £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £39.00

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