History

Ref: C2523076

Topics will include seventeenth-century material culture – housing and belongings, food and drink, clothing and hygiene; families, relationships, childhood, birth and death; religion, magic, science, and medicine; the world of work; entertainment and leisure; disaster, war and famine. So whether you want to know how to cure the plague, avoid the noose, light your house or enjoy a night on the town the seventeenth century way, this course is for you! Featuring not only lectures and discussions but lots of objects, sources, and activities. Wherever possible sources and information will come from the local area. If possible, the course may include a field trip to seventeenth century buildings in Newcastle.

Course aim

This course will examine the lives, possessions and thoughts of ordinary men, women and children through the seventeenth century.

Who is the course for?

- No skills or experience needed

What topics will this course cover

- 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 - You will study a range of sources, handly replica objects and take part in hands-on activities like period games and recipes.

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:

How will I know I'm making progress?

- 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 - There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

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

- All materials will be provided

Reading and information sources

- No pre reading or pre course work is required - There is no set course material but suggestions of interesting websites or books will be made throughout the course should you wish to pursue them.

What could the course lead to?

- Progress to another WEA course - Progress to a course with another provider - Details of more opportunities will be discussed in class.

Download full course outline

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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