Literature: An introduction to the works of Thomas Hardy

Ref: C3843141

This course will introduce students to some of the works of Thomas Hardy. The two sessions will explore his life and provide an overview of his major works, both prose and poetry

Course aim

To introduce students to Hardy's life and major works To provide information and interest in some of the works we will be studying in the autumn term

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:

  • Demonstrate an awareness of Hardy's life and works
  • Discuss Hardy's reputation as part of the English 'canon'
  • Recognise some of the main themes in a selection of Hardy's work

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?

  • As this is a two week course, students will be encouraged to discuss during the classes and there will be a Q and A session at the end of the second week

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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Literature: An introduction to the works of Thomas Hardy

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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