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 8 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, and 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.

Spring 2019 Schedule

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

Available
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Thursday 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Instructor: Myrna Hant
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Fee:
$80.00
43 days left. Enroll by Apr 4, 2019
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Notes

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.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 12, 2019
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Apr 4, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121C
Discussion
Thu Apr 11, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121C
Discussion
Thu Apr 18, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121C
Discussion
Thu Apr 25, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121C
Discussion
Thu May 2, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121C
Discussion
Thu May 9, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121C
Discussion
Thu May 16, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121C
Discussion
Thu May 23, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121C

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