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Institut Catholique de Toulouse - ICT
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  • Crédits ECTS : 2 crédits pour l'ensemble de l'UE11E
  • Niveau d'étude : BAC +2
  • Volume horaire : 22H00 pour l'ensemble de l'UE11E
  • Langue d'enseignement : Anglaise
  • Période d'enseignement : Premier semestre

World News



This class deals with actual topics to be found in newspapers and weekly news magazines. In the first session, students will become acquainted with the most reliable and respectable sources available in the English language. In order to prepare for the following sessions, students will use these sources by reading newspapers and news magazines dealing with the most important world political events on a daily basis. Furthermore, each session will focus on one issue in particular, highlighting its complexity, its historical background and context as well as the different positions of the actors involved.






A problem-based approach to learning will be applied. The students are supposed to analyze the situation and single out possible solutions. Sessions take place on an interactive basis, the exchange of ideas among students receives priority. In order to ensure students’ active participation in class, minor homework will be demanded so that everyone comes to class well prepared. Depending on the topic, this work can eventually be done in groups of three or four.




- Regular reading of respectable newspapers and news magazines, familiarity with renowned English language media

- Critical understanding of the topics discussed in these, awareness and responsiveness in particular

- Skill to identify the ‘bigger picture’ behind an issue making the headlines


Students become aware of topics with an important impact on world politics, such as governance issues, the cooperation between states, international crisis management, public opinion and foreign policy or the role of international law. This class aims at enabling them to recognize the meaning of events in world politics. Furthermore, ideally, students will be able, at the end of the class, to identify different perspectives on an issue emanating from different countries and actors whilst taking into consideration the different interests of the actors involved.


Institut Catholique de Toulouse

31 rue de la Fonderie
B.P. 7012
31068 Toulouse Cedex 7

Tél : 05 61 36 81 00

Contact :L'ICT (dircabrectorat @

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