The Development of Working Communities in Yorkshire

Ref: C3673361

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:

  • Explain the social and economic reasons for the development of Yorkshire's industrial communities
  • Have an understanding of the history of the county of Yorkshire
  • Understand the social implications of the demise of working communities

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

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The Development of Working Communities in Yorkshire

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • 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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