Protest and Reform 1830-1900

Ref: C3741273

The course will use a range of material including contemporary sources to examine a number of key protests and reforms between 1830 and 1900, with a view to examining their causes and impact and the continuing significance of some incidents to this day.

Course aim

An introduction to the process of protest and reform between 1830 - 1900, using contemporary sources to illustrate and discuss its origins and its continuing relevance today.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • describe the conditions which led to the great reform act of 1832
  • have a basic understanding of the arguments and tactics of the chartists
  • have a basic understanding if the conditions which led to the growth of trade unions in the 1880s

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 or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member

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Protest and Reform 1830-1900 Course Outline

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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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