What is the course about?
Reagan reset the American Presidency after the traumas of the 60's and 70's. Often dismissed as a triumph of style over substance, Reagan changed the direction of the US and the world. Now, with some critical distance, it is time to review and appraise the man and what he achieved.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
- Ronald Reagan and his presidency over two terms in office
- what changes did Reagan make in US domestic and foreign policy in the 1980s.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an `introductory` level course and does not assume any previous study or reading although you will need a reasonable standard of English to keep up with the course. As with most of our history and current affairs courses, an open mind and a willingness to listen to and think about views with which you do not always agree are more important than specific levels of skills.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Lecture with question and answer opportunities.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
None. You may want to bring paper and a pen for any notes you might want to take.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Further information can be found on the City Lit website with information of upcoming courses in History and Politics.