Ronald Reagan: the 'happy warrior'

Course Dates: 04/03/21
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Online
Tutors:

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 course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

Description

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
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...

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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.

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Do so it was interesting and well presented. It was also informative.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 18/07/2019)
A fascinating look at an iconic man of the late 20th century - and a way of contextualising current American politics too.
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Review by Ruth / (Posted on 18/07/2019)
Tutor Biographies
Mark Malcomson

Mark is the Principal of City Lit, having previously been the Director of Executive Education at London Business School and President of the New York Institute of Finance. He teaches American history and politics at City Lit, concentrating on the lives of Presidents, as well as how the US political system and institutions work. He has lived and worked in both New York and Chicago, is married to an American and visits regularly. Mark possesses a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Edinburgh; a Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Strathclyde; and a Masters in International Relations from the University of Kent. Mark was recognised in the 2017 Queen’s New Year’s Honours as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to adult education.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

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Course Code: HAH41

Thu, eve, 04 Mar - 04 Mar '21

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £19.00
Senior fee: £19.00
Concession: £10.00

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