The Monastic Landscape

Ref: C3671101

A series of illustrated tutor presentations covering the social history of monastic estates from their origins, through the Dissolution and the subsequent ownership. Enhanced by field visits to historic sites.

Additional information about this course

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Course aim

To give students a working knowledge of the social history of Yorkshire's monastic estates

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Identify and give a description of the principal monastic orders
  • Explain the reasons for the Dissolution
  • Identify the major recipients of the monastic estates
  • Identify the owners of the lands today

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, 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 can I do next?

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The Monastic Landscape 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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