Time in a Frame - History

Ref: C2523013

The course will cover a selected range of images which encapsulate a period or some aspect of a period of history. They will be considered in their own right as pieces of art or historical illustration but will also be used to access the wider context from which they have come. They will be approached chronologically. Some of the images will be chosen from British history and some from European history. The methods employed will include segmented powerpoint presentations and discussion of the themes identified, as well as the usual class interaction.

Course aim

The course will cover a selected range of images which encapsulate a period or some aspect of a period of history. They will be considered in their own right as pieces of art or historical illustration but will also be used to access the wider context from which they have come. They will be approached chronologically. Some of the images will be chosen from British history and some from European history. The methods employed will include segmented powerpoint presentations and discussion of the themes identified, as well as the usual class interaction.

Who is the course for?

What topics will this course cover

Easter Term: Selected from : Goya and the Disasters of War; Codex Amiatinus; Lindisfarne Gospel; Guernica; Lady Waterford's Murals; The Wallington Murals of Bell Scott; William Hogarth; The Pre-Raphaelites; Surikov and the Morning of the Streltsy Execution; Delacroix and Liberty; The dresses of Queen Elizabeth; A class visit is included in this term normally

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

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

1. An understanding of the historical events covered 2. Familiarity with the broader context 3. An appreciation of methodological complexities 4. An ability to transfer the knowledge gained

How will I know I'm making progress?

Regular interaction with the tutor and with the group. Frequent feedback informally. Perhaps a couple of quizes

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

No need to bring anything specific to the course. Tutor will advise on reading where possible

Reading and information sources

Tutor will advise on reading where possible

What could the course lead to?

Further WEA courses

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Time in a Frame - History Course Outline

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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