Outsiders - Outlaws, Pirates, Smugglers and Highwaymen

Ref: C3744013

An exploration of why in the past certain activities outside of the law involving people such as outlaws, poachers, smugglers, highwaymen and pirates have been to a certain extent glamorized in folklore, popular culture and children's literature. The course will be illustrated by slides and folksongs.

Course aim

An exploration of why historical activities outside of the law such those of outlaws, poachers, smugglers, highwaymen & pirates have been glamorized in popular culture and folklore.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • appreciate why certain activities outside of the law have in the past attracted interest in folklore and popular culture.
  • evaluate sources of information.
  • discuss the topic in a group.
  • be aware of further reading and research in the subject area

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
  • discussion of the topics & evaluating visual sources

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • 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 or pre course work is required
  • 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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Outsiders - Outlaws, Pirates, Smugglers and Highwaymen

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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