Overview

This course is for students whom have an interest in and enthusiasm for modern history and would like to study major international issues in the modern world, as well as looking in greater depth at the history of particular regions. Exploration of historical concepts such as cause and consequence, continuity and change and similarity and difference throughout this syllabus enables learners to develop analytical skills and the ability to explain historical issues and events.

Students will be encouraged to research the topic and then individually or in groups discuss this through class presentations to encourage debates and active peer interaction.

Students will be given lectures by world-leading experts in their field and through informal group discussions , tutorial, individual research, students will be expected to present their finding.

Academic content

The course aims to challenges students to consider the great social, technological, economic, political and moral transformations concentrating on post war ( 1945) to the present. The modern history course is aimed to be especially relevant to the lives of students whom will attend the course, as the events and issues that form its content are, in many cases, still current. Through classes, debate and tutorilas the course will require students to analyse the causes, progress and effects of these transformations and, finally, to make their own judgements about them.

Introduction to Modern History

Modern Middle East: 1945 to Present

Currents topics to stimulate the students mind will be offered. E.g “Syrian Crisis – What has caused it?”.

Background : Since gaining independence from France in 1946, Syria’s modern history has largely been one of instability driven by conflicting interests of various groups. A union with Egypt in 1958 was invalidated by a military coup in 1961. But its importance is elevated due to its strategic location at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa, and its oil reserves. Ethnically, the region is diverse, being the home of Alawites, Sunnis, Armenians, Kurds, Christians, Assyrians, Palestinians and Jews.

What is the Syrian Civil War? The Syrian Civil War is one of the biggest crises of our time. The humanitarian loss, the economic consequences, the political implications and the geostrategic importance of the conflict had hardly be overstated.

Modern Europe: 1945 to the Present.

Twentieth-Century Britain. 

Modern America: 1945 to the Present.

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deborah smith

The medical course was not what I imagined, It was better than I expected. I went on the Medical as I would like to be a doctor one day, and this summer camp was recommended by a friend in Lebanon. However the course was vastly different to the basic science done at other places and was very intriguing and has also made me very passionate about a career in medical science. The tutor Rebecca was also very friendly and so easy to understand that it might as well be basic science. Thanks Rebecca!

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Chris Irwin

The place was fantastic, teachers were very thorough with their explanations. I had engineering and my tutor Gao Wei was very energetic with the subject and had an infectious attitude, he was easy to keep up with and understand. I loved my engineering course.

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Robert Jenkinks

Sports activities were great as the facilities and equipment available were very good and effective. The tasks set out were effective to either determine or effect a variable of the student, such as endurance or strength of a certain limb or muscle. The tasks set were easy to understand and were fun to complete. Overall these activities were very effective and worth while.

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Aira Waseem

The summer course was excellent as I found out many things unknown to me at this course. Also the great activities done after the course for the day were very engaging and entertaining. The activity leader Mr Lucas was social and easy to get along with allowing for the other attenders to engage with each other if the activity required group work.

Posted 3 months ago

Ranama Bilash

At first I was nervous to go to this place as I didn't know any of the teachers or any of the other attenders. However the English course I was set to do was very effective as teacher Doris was very kind and patient,that allowed me to get settled in and get engaged with the work. There were many scenarios where I was not confident or didn't know the answer and she was patient for me to try for the correct answer and if I didn't get the answer she would drop hints for me to use.

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