Women and Power

Ref: C2419844

The period from the late-eighteenth to the end of the nineteenth century saw the advance of democratic politics. But by 1900 women were still excluded from formal political power and many of them continued to exercise power in traditional ways; queens and empresses were still important. However, new methods of activism were opening up for women and by 1900 feminists were challenging male-dominated power structures.

Course aim

to show the often ambiguous relationship of women and power from the mid-eighteenth to the end of the nineteenth centuries.

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 political and cultural changes from the late-eighteenth to the late-nineteenth centuries
  • recognise the way women were still excluded from formal political power
  • assess the continuing importance of queens and empresses
  • understand the new openings for women by the end of the nineteenth century

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
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

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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Women and Power

Enrolment Conditions

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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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