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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Remote Instruction
Starting at $80.00
As few as 9 weeks
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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.

Fall 2021 Schedule

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Thursday 10:00AM - 12:00PM PT
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Instructor: Myrna Hant
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Fee:
$80.00
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Location: Online
ENROLL BY: Sep 23, 2021
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Notes

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

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 01, 2021
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Sep 23, 2021
10:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Sep 30, 2021
10:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Oct 7, 2021
10:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Oct 14, 2021
10:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Oct 21, 2021
10:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Oct 28, 2021
10:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Nov 4, 2021
10:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Nov 11, 2021
10:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Nov 18, 2021
10:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Online

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