Victorian Scandals

Ref: C3671522

This course will explore issues that led to public scandals in Victorian England. The four themes will look at politics, sexuality, marriage and society. The sessions will include illustrated talks and workshop sessions to explore original sources and discuss the issues that they raise. Students will be able to gain a wider understanding of Victorian society and how double standards were often applied. Also they will look at the role of journalism and social historians in exposing scandals and the impact of these revelations.

Course aim

This course will look at four themes that scandalised Victorian Society and led to changes in the law, social attitudes and the lives of thousands of Victorians.

Who is the course for?

- No skills or experience needed - This course is for beginners - This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

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

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

- Nothing else is needed

Reading and information sources

- No pre reading or pre course work is required

What could the course lead to?

- Progress to another WEA course - Progress to a course with another provider

Download full course outline

Victorian Scandals Course Outline

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You can only enrol in person on the course.

Please call 0113 245 3304 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

Conditions

You can 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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