Current Events: Understanding Our World

GENINT 711.229

Osher (50+). This discussion course offers members an opportunity to discuss the national and international news of the week. Diversity of views of class members are encouraged.

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Hybrid
Starting at $80.00
As few as 10 weeks
0.0

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 unique discussion group focuses on exploring 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 that 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 today. This course uses the Hybrid (Flexible) format which allows students to participate remotely and/or in the classroom.

Summer 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
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Format
 
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Thursday 10:00AM - 12:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Myrna Hant
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Fee:
$80.00
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Location: UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
Notes

Hybrid course: combination of in-person and live-online.

Plus members pay only $40 for this course. Enrollment limited. Visitors not permitted. If you participate remotely, please download a free version of Zoom at https://zoom.us/ to participate in this course.

You must be at least 50 years old and a current member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UCLA to enroll in this course. If your membership has expired or if you wish to become a new member, please proceed with enrolling in courses and you will be automatically prompted to add a membership during checkout. 

 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 12, 2024
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Jun 27, 2024
10:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121ABC
Discussion
Thu Jul 4, 2024
10:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121ABC
Discussion
Thu Jul 11, 2024
10:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121ABC
Discussion
Thu Jul 18, 2024
10:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121ABC
Discussion
Thu Jul 25, 2024
10:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121ABC
Discussion
Thu Aug 8, 2024
10:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121ABC
Discussion
Thu Aug 15, 2024
10:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121ABC
Discussion
Thu Aug 22, 2024
10:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121ABC
Discussion
Thu Aug 29, 2024
10:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121ABC

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