The State of the Union: Two years of the Biden administration….and the continuing saga of Trump

Course Dates: 26/01/23
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Location: Online
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Every year the President of the United States addresses a joint session of Congress and proposes a legislative agenda and national priorities - the State of the Union. In this one evening course, we review Joe Biden’s time in office – his achievements and failures. We will also discuss the ongoing presence of Donald Trump in America’s body politic and what the coming year have in store.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: HPC54

Finished Thu, eve, 26 Jan - 26 Jan '23

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

Every year the President of the United States addresses a joint session of Congress and proposes a legislative agenda and national priorities - the State of the Union. In this one evening course, we review Joe Biden’s time in office – his achievements and failures. We will also discuss the ongoing presence of Donald Trump in America’s body politic and what the coming year have in store.

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 I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Definitions / understandings of democracy
- Origins of it as an idea
- Characteristics of democracy
- Evolution of democracy as an idea (or ideal) through time
- Explain differing understandings of democracy
- Identify key points in history and associated events/occurrences that coincide with changes to the idea of democracy.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

No particular skills are needed, but a good command of English will increase your enjoyment.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This course is lecture-based.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no additional costs, but you may wish to bring materials for note-taking.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Check out our range of politics, history of philosophy classes via our website.

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.

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