Current Events: Understanding Our World
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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 political writers such 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 magazines, such 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.