Yorkshire Communities

Ref: C3672260

Yorkshire's greatness comes from its communities. From farming to fishing, religious to mining and industrial, the social history of theses communities sets the tone of the county. We will look at the growth of these communities, their hierarchies, social conditions, wealth and poverty using specific examples of each community.

Course aim

To give students a working knowledge of the development of Yorkshire's industrial communities.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Understand the development of Yorkshire's industrial communities
  • Understand the reasons for the eventual demise of the communities
  • Explain the social implications of the loss of community life

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
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

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?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full course outline

Yorkshire Communities 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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