Current Events: Understanding Our World

GENINT 711.229
Osher (50+). This discussion course offers an overview of the national and international news of the week. Diversity of views of class members are encouraged.
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Classroom
Starting at $80.00
As few as 9 weeks
0.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Discover news resources
  • Understand and compare diverse political opinions
  • Define new terms used in the media
  • Recognize theoretical bases for political actions
  • Identify new laws and acts and what they mean

About this course:

This discussion group focuses on the news of the week. Participants share articles and opinions that pertain to what's happening both in the United States and internationally, particularly to introduce diverse views. Many of the pundits we analyze write for The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. These include such political writers as David Brooks, Thomas Friedman, Paul Krugman, Ross Douthat, Fareed Zakaria, John Bolton, Peggy Noonan, Maureen Dowd, and many more whom the class may wish to cover. We also examine such magazines as The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, and other journals that give in-depth coverage of current topics. This is your chance to listen and to be heard on the events of the day.

Summer 2019 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Future Offering (Opens 29 Apr 2019 12:00:00 AM)
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Thursday 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Instructor: Myrna Hant
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Fee:
$80.00
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Notes

No meeting July 4.

Plus members pay only $40 for this course. Enrollment limited. Visitors not permitted. Parking information can be found in the Osher Booklet and on the Osher website at osher.uclaextension.edu/parking.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 9, 2019
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Jun 27, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121ABC
Discussion
Thu Jul 4, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121ABC
Discussion
Thu Jul 11, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121ABC
Discussion
Thu Jul 18, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121ABC
Discussion
Thu Jul 25, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121ABC
Discussion
Thu Aug 1, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121ABC
Discussion
Thu Aug 8, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121ABC
Discussion
Thu Aug 15, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121ABC
Discussion
Thu Aug 22, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121ABC

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