Politics, Economics & Current Affairs

Courses Online & In London

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

Online and classroom-based courses

This term our courses are delivered online. From January 2022 we will offer courses both online and in the classroom (please check specific courses on the website). For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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Our courses are taught by experts in their fields. Our tutors come from a range of backgrounds, and include academic experts, experienced educators, serving politicians, acclaimed authors and renowned guides. Whoever your class is taught by, all our courses are intellectually rigorous and stimulating.

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  1. Understanding economics: from stock markets to game theory
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Economics is about what drives human behaviour in making decisions faced with limited resources. You will learn how economics is applied to financial markets in making investment decisions.



    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 £159.00 Concession £70.00
  2. 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
  3. Understanding the Israel-Palestine conflict
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 27 Jan 2022

    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 £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £70.00
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  4. US foreign policy: continuities and changes
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    This this online module will introduce you to key ideas, actors, themes, and trends in US foreign policy. Join us to focus on the bigger picture and to bring past and present together.



    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
  5. American politics for beginners
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 4 Nov 2021 (and 1 other date)

    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 £63.00 Concession £40.00
  6. Islam and politics in South and Southeast Asia post-1945
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 9 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Islam has long history in South and Southeast Asia and has remained a powerful influence in social and political spheres in the region following decolonisation. Join this course to learn how Islam has shaped the political dynamics of key countries and actors in the region.



    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

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