From British colonisation to revolution, through expansionism to the Trump administration, learn about US history and politics - its presidents, power shifts and presence in global politics. These history classes and lectures focus on many aspects of America’s rich history and allow you to engage with passionate tutors on a variety of topics prominent in the American story.
Course Date: Wed 31 Oct 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetFederalism in the United States is the dynamic relationship between state governments and the federal government of the United States. Develop an understanding of this complex relationship and explore how shifts of power in America challenge government cooperation.
NOTE: no class session on Wed, 21 Novembmer 2018. Tutor: Dale Mineshima-Lowe.Full fee: £89.00Senior fee: £89.00Concession: £39.00
Understanding the US mid-term elections: America’s choice (results and review of the 6th November mid-term elections)Course Date: Thu 8 Nov 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThis one-off talk will be reviewing the American mid-term election results of the 6th November election. Surprises? Expected results? Impact of the mid-term results on Congressional outlook for the remaining two-years of the presidential cycle. Tutor: Mark Malcomson.Full fee: £29.00Senior fee: £29.00Concession: £15.00
Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExplore this dynamic period of American history - from its contentious relationship with Britain to its fight for independence during the American Revolution. Examine key points that would shape America to what it is today. Tutor: Gregor Davey.Full fee: £199.00Senior fee: £159.00Concession: £88.00
Course Date: Thu 24 Jan 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThis four-week interactive lecture-based course examines the US political system from its inception to today – reviewnig its structure and constituent parts. Tutor: Mark Malcomson.Full fee: £59.00Senior fee: £59.00Concession: £26.00
Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetPost-Revolutionary America was a time of unity as well as competition between the former colonies. This course will examine the founding of the new nation, from a confederation of states to a federal state under a constitution. We will consider the relationship between states and the federal government, as well as government and the people, through the changes and developments from the Articles of Confederation, the controversies over the Constitution, to the framers and founders of the new nation, many of whom would go on to hold positions in the new government.
NOTE: Break Week - no class session on Wednesday, 29 May 2019.Full fee: £189.00Senior fee: £151.00Concession: £83.00
Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetUncover a dramatic history of coups, interventions and revolutionary struggles. This course unravels the key themes of US-Latin American relations, brought to life by film clips, photography and primary sources. Tutor: Jack Gain.Full fee: £149.00Senior fee: £149.00Concession: £66.00