Current Events: Understanding Our World
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.
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.
Fall 2019 Schedule
These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.
Plus members pay only $40 for this course. Enrollment limited. Visitors not permitted. You must be a current member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UCLA to enroll in this course. To become a member, proceed with enrolling in an OLLI course and you will be prompted to purchase a membership during checkout. For more information about OLLI, visit the Osher website.