British Social History Since 1700

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This course explores seven great themes in British social history, between roughly the 1700s and the present day. Our focus will be on the numerous long-term developments that have most transformed life in Britain, during the modern period. There will be scope to follow student interest, but topics are likely to include: - Urbanisation, suburbanisation, and the waning of rural work - Religion and secularisation - Emigration and immigration - The coming of democracy - Changing gender roles and family life - Central heating, convenience food, and electric lights: the modern history of livings standards and everyday life - Education, literacy, and culture

Course aim

This course explores seven great themes in British social history, between roughly the 1700s and the present day. Topics include: the growth of cities, the waning of rural work, changing gender roles, the decline of Christianity and more.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Identify at least three key developments in modern British social history.
  • Explore the richness, complexity and diversity of the past.
  • Discuss how many aspects of life today are the result of long term developments, stretching deep into the past.

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

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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British Social History Since 1700

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Due to face to face teaching being suspended unfortunately this course is not currently available for enrolment.

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Conditions

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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
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • 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 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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