Revolutions in the 17th Century

Ref: C2523213

Do you feel that the 17th century - a century when they killed a king, tried to run the country without a king and then welcomed the king's son back as king - is a very odd century? So do we, but we are trying to understand it, with the help of copies of some of the original sources. Come along and join us in a friendly informal atmosphere

Course aim

To help you grasp some of the essentials (and handle some of the evidence)in a fascinating historical period.

Who is the course for?

- This course is suitable for beginners and improvers - This course has been studying the 17th century for a while, but you won't be the first person to join in mid-stream, and the tutor is used to helping new students catch up with the rest.

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 sometimes be asked to take home and read a copy of an original 17th-century written or printed document.

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 consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

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

- Nothing else is needed

Reading and information sources

- No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What could the course lead to?

- 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/

Download full course outline

Revolutions in the 17th Century 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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