Women in History

Ref: C2338161

Women have made untold (literally) contributions to history from raising families, inventing labour-saving devices and leading armies. Women can claim many 'firsts' in science, computing, maths, medicine and the arts but these have been overlooked by historians. We will find out why!

Course aim

Forget (his)story; let's explore (her)story! An opportunity to understand the role of women and discover their many contributions that have revolutionised our lives but which fail to be recorded in the history books.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Develop an awareness of the factors which have led women to become agents of change.
  • Identify women who have made a difference in society.
  • Develop an understanding of how women are perceived in different cultures.
  • Explore the opportunities available to women in the past, in the present and in the future.
  • Research and develop a personal project related to the topic (optional).

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 have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

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
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course outline

Women in History 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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