Post-Modernist Detective Fiction

Ref: C2224299

The course will examine the life stories of a range of individuals from 1066 to the present day. Learners will be encouraged to consider the influence of specific time periods on the behaviour of individuals, and will investigate links between people and events. Students will meet scientists, writers, philanthropists, noblemen, soldiers, gardeners and villains; we will discuss their lives and their legacies.

Course aim

To introduce a wide range of personalities from Essex history to explore how individuals have contributed to the county.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Discuss the influence of specific historical eras on individual behaviours.
  • Name five Essex Worthies and recount their stories.
  • Evaluate so called 'villains' and 'heroes' from history in the light of current day thinking.
  • Link Essex personalities to their home village/area.

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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support 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 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

What else do I need to know?

  • Please bring a pen to each lesson.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member

Download full course outline

Post-Modernist Detective Fiction Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online 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 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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