History Everywhere!

Ref: C2224452

Britain's history lies in its familiar geographies. Town and country have been shaped by planning and by accidents, agreements and conflicts, policies and technologies, by work and by play, by worship, and, above all, by changing climate and population. We can discern a series of chapters. * the long era of prehistory, for which archeology is the sole evidence * the Roman period, commonly imagined as one of radical change but now seen, by some historians, as a mix of innovation and tradition * the Saxon period, which witnessed both the collapse and the reinvention of state government and towns * the later Middle Ages, when growth was followed by catastrophic decline * the Early Modern period of urban and rural development under new concepts of civilization * the industrial age of massive growth, technological transformation and radical policies. The principles for studying landscapes are simple but the analysis of causes can be complicated.

Course aim

The turn of any lane, the lay-out of fields and the pattern of woods, the fabrics of castles and villages and the names of all these features, all bespeak history.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

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

  • recognize the general pattern of history in Britain
  • recognize the principal issues in landscape history
  • anticipate and recognize the principal features and forms of evidence
  • understand how to apply the principal methods in East Anglia or elsewhere

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

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 have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • 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?

  • possibly a pair of good walking shoes

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
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/

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History Everywhere! 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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