Women, Romance and the Fallen Hero

Ref: C3678005

Michael makes a life-changing decision while drunk. Miss Havisham plans revenge on all men... Miss Havisham, Jane Eyre, Maggie Hobson, Juliet Capulet - strong women standing up for themselves. Discuss heroic soldiers laying down their lives, flawed human beings making mistakes and romance that goes horribly wrong. Consider how the actions of individuals affect the well-being of others. Dip into some classics and discuss life!

Course aim

To explore how writers stir emotion in the reader. To explore individual characters fighting for their own values and identity against a society that would judge them by rules of their culture.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • This course is for a group of around 15 students studying in a live video-learning platform conference and an online digital learning environment platform from the comfort of your own home.
  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Write emotionally in role as a character
  • Discuss the problems caused when people use their power irresponsibly
  • Create an in-depth character with values, a life-purpose and a weakness
  • Understand the influence of society on relationships
  • Explore women who defied the culture of their time

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will have the chance to continue discussion through Canvas. Text extracts, poetry and scripts will be used.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • 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
  • You will be able to keep a record of your progress, creating a Learning Log on Canvas.

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need pen and paper to jot down ideas and to use for creative writing.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • Supporting resources will be available in Canvas

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Continue to explore Creative Writing connected to Well-being through another WEA course

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Women, Romance and the Fallen Hero

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • 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

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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