Literature: Keeping it in the family - the relevance of relationships

Ref: C3842810

This course will explore the complexities and dynamics within family relationships as depicted in a variety of novels and poetry. Amongst others, texts will include Thomas Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge and Honore De Balzac's Eugenie Grandet

Course aim

To examine, identify and discuss concerns presented within the selected literature.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • For learners who have a love of literature and enjoy group discussion and critical debate.

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

  • Compare various themes and issues between authors and their work.
  • Comment on the major concerns and the complexities and dynamics within family relationships in the work of authors discussed
  • Place texts in their social, cultural and historical context

How will I be taught?

  • Group discussion, critical debate and reflection of texts studied is the main emphasis of the class.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • Written feedback on Individual Learning Plan and mid point discussion.

What else do I need to know?

  • Books as required by the class schedule.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Reading of the course schedule is expected.

What can I do next?

  • Attend further WEA course Undertake FE programme of study

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Literature: Keeping it in the family - the relevance of relationships

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  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
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