History Workshop

Ref: C2339564

A selection of topics from history courses offered by David Price, comprising the effects of the building of the Berlin Wall on people living in the city; pre- and post-Revolutionary art in France and Napoleon's conquests; racial tensions in American musicals Show Boat and South Pacific; and the contrast between the peasantry and the bourgeoisie in 19th century France.

Course aim

To give an overview of my various history courses through two-hour taster sessions.

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:

  • Know some of the ways in which the Berlin Wall affected life in Berlin from August 1961
  • Identify some of the effects on art of the French Revolution
  • Compare the treatment of racial tension issues in Show Boat and South Pacific
  • Identify some of the preoccupations of the peasantry and the bourgeoisie in 19th century France

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?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will have the opportunity to offer ideas and comments on the material presented

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

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History Workshop

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