History: North East Society 1536 - 1832

Ref: C2523260

The course will examine in detail the impact of political movements between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries on the lives of the people of the north-east. Among the topics to be covered will be the Pilgrimage of Grace, the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the Civil War of the 1640s, the Jacobite rebellion, gentry and noble families, Durham crown lordships, developments in agriculture and land usage.

Course aim

to examine the impact of political movements between 1500 and 1800 on the lives of the people of this region

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • comprehend how various political issues affected the lives of the people of this region
  • appreciate the differences in lifestyle and opportunity for the different "sorts" in society
  • understand the realities of daily life in towns and villages in the north-east
  • realise how the region was administered and be aware of the changes in its administration during the period

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

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: North East Society 1536 - 1832 Course Outline

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Conditions

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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • 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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