The Underworld Part 2

Ref: C3742764

Anthony Trollope's 'The Eustace Diamonds' tells the story of deceit and robbery among the upper classes, and again features a female criminal. We will also study the relationship between ordinary, honest people and the smugglers who flourished as a result of excessively high duties prevalent during the long years of war with France, and will look at Daphne du Maurier's 'Jamaica Inn' which illustrates the dark and dangerous side of the illegal trade.

Course aim

The course will study crimes in a different social class.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Examine the historical background of the various texts.
  • Describe the social conditions of the 'underworld'.
  • Give reasons for the popularity of this kind of fiction.

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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • 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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

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

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The Underworld Part 2

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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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