British Photography and Industrial Society

Ref: C3838042

This course explores the history behind the photographs in the exhibition at the People's History Museum: British Photography and Industrial Society.

Course aim

To increase understanding of the history behind the photographs in the exhibition at the People's History Museum exhibition; British Photography and Industrial Society.

Who is the course for?

What topics will this course cover

Introduction to 'British Photography and Industrial Society.' Capital, industrialisation, and class struggle. The building of the Manchester Ship Canal and its impact on the region. The impact and relevance of these photographs today.

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:

1. Have a better understanding of the history behind the photographs. 2. Know why and how the Manchester Ship canal was built. 3. Engage in discussion with others on key issues relating to industrialisation and class struggle. 4. Reflect upon the relevance and impact these photographs today.

How will I know I'm making progress?

Questions and answers, Presentation, Discussion, Research, Group Work, Observation, Individual Work, Other (Gallery visit)

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

none required

Reading and information sources

no

What could the course lead to?

Other WEA courses on wider subject area FE Volunteering

Download full course outline

British Photography and Industrial Society 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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