The world encompassed

Ref: C2228340

How Europe discovered the world. We shall look at the great voyages of discovery from the 15th to 19th centuries considering why and how they were undertaken, the people involved, and what they achieved.

Course aim

This course will chart the European discovery of the world, looking at the great voyages of the exploration, what motivated them, what made them possible and the men involved.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Recall some of the principal voyages of discovery and the people involved
  • Identify key stages in the European discovery of the world
  • Explain the motives behind the voyages of discovery
  • Discuss the nature of the achievement which individual voyages represent

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

It would be helpful to have access to an atlas

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

The world encompassed

Enrolment Conditions

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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 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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