In the News Forum

Social Science

Course Description

This current affairs discussion group will be based on articles that have appeared in one of the following four publications: The Economist, The Atlantic, Maclean's and The New York Times.

Each week the selected article, together with supporting material, will be forwarded to participants seven days in advance of the class. Participants will also be given the opportunity to propose current articles of interest.

Articles will be selected for discussion  based on originality, balance, and their potential for provoking divergent opinions.

Discussions will delve into the current and historical context of the subject, its impact on Canada and the world, whether it changes previous interpretations, and why it might be controversial.

Please note that this course has a maximum enrollment of 14 students.

Please note that we do not allow participants to audit courses for free.

There are no books to be purchased for this course.


Please call 514-935-9585 or e-mail if you are interested in being added to the waitlist for this course. You will be contacted if space opens up.

Course Details

Location: Zoom

First Session: Wednesday, September 20th, 2023

Course Length: 12 weeks,Wednesdays, 6:15 to 8:15 p.m.

Discussion Team: Pam Butler, Tony Rustin, Alberto Venturelli          

Degree Credit: 0 credits

Course Fee: 

$150.00 (standard tuition)
$100.00 (promotion for new students)

Administrative Fee:



$185.00 (standard tuition)
$135.00 (promotion for new students)

Course fees are refundable in full before the second session. After the second session, a fee of $50 for the withdrawal will be applied. Refunds will not be issued after the third session. Please note that non-attendance does not constitute a withdrawal.

Course leaders, and students wishing to use credit vouchers, should call (514) 935-9585 to pay by phone or to schedule an appointment to pay in person.

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