Close Encounters:literature about first meetings between different cultures

Ref: C2422577

We will examine the literature generated by first encounters between different cultures, ethnicities and faiths, exploring issues such as colonialism, neo-colonialism, and the creation and extinction of societal and individual identities.

Course aim

This course will explore 'first encounters' between different cultures.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

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

  • You will be able to describe the history and legacy of exploration.
  • You will be able to discuss the impact of colonialism and neo-colonialism.
  • You will be able to explain how societies adapt, disappear or merge through the colonial experience.
  • You will be able to discuss the long shadow such first encounters leave.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

All studied texts will be provided on Canvas.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Close Encounters:literature about first meetings between different cultures

Conditions

This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 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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