African History Intermediate

Ref: C3674362

The course will look at some of the major contributions, of people of African descent, from ancient to modern times in greater detail. The course will continue to look at people and civilisations chronologically and geographically. The course is designed to instill pride and generate respect through the mutual understanding of the vital contributions of African peoples. We will continue to focus on aspects of African history that have been and continue to be, hidden and misrepresented in mainstream education. We aim to challenge the negative portrayal of people of African descent in history and in the media with evidence and facts from a range of studies.

Course aim

The course aims to build on the learning from the previous 22 week course, focusing on the same topics areas, but in much greater detail. The course will require more input from learners in terms of preparation for classes and some homework.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • Although this course is designed for learners who have done the previous 22 week basic course, those with some previous experience may find this course suitable.

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

  • Identify the many contributions of peoples of African descent in detail
  • Describe in some detail some of the contributions of many pioneers of African descent, in the fields of science, invention and technology.
  • Describe some of the various aspects of some of the Great Ancient African civilisations, in some detail.
  • Appreciate the antiquity of African peoples and their heritage
  • Understand in greater detail some of the Sociological and Psychological perspectives, of peoples of African descent. This will including looking at issues around misrepresentation in the media.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • Whilst appreciating that learners are busy people, you will be asked to undertake some additional work in your own time to support your learning. This may also include some activities in your own time, based around project work.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Some materials will be provided but additional materials such as notebook and pen would be helpful.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • The course is based on the book ' When we ruled' , by Robin Walker . It would greatly help to read some of this book although its not essential.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • After completing the course , attendees may be interested in enquiring about an Advanced African/Black history course

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African History Intermediate

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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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