'Show Me The Money' - Political Economy from 1700 to Present

Ref: C3838041

This course explores the history, economics and politics that underpin the exhibition at the People's History Museum : Show Me the Money: The Image of Finance, 1700 to the Present.

Course aim

To increase understanding of the history of money, examine economic theories, and reflect upon the visual interpretations of 'markets' in the exhibition; Show Me the Money.

Who is the course for?

What topics will this course cover

Introduction to 'Show Me the Money.' Hoggarth and the rise of capitalism. From the South Sea bubble to the housing bubble. Markets and their discontents. Where has the money gone?

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

Have a better understanding of the history of money. Know of the visual representations of 'money' and 'markets.' Engage in discussion with others. Reflect upon distribution of money in society today.

How will I know I'm making progress?

Ongoing feedback, learner generated topic linked reflection,

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

none required

Reading and information sources

None

What could the course lead to?

Further reading on economics.

Download full course outline

'Show Me The Money' - Political Economy from 1700 to Present Course Outline

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2015
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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