Scandinavian Literature 1900 to the Present - Part 2

Ref: C2420951

This course will discover the manner in which individuals and societies interact with landscape, and how those individuals negotiate with tradition and the changed circumstances of the twentieth century.

Course aim

This course will continue the exploration of Scandinavian literature, but is suitable for new students.

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:

  • You will be able to outline main elements of twentieth century Scandinavian history.
  • You will be able to describe how historical identity has been threatened and renewed in Scandinavian nations.
  • You will be able to argue that this literature has made a vibrant contribution to world literature.

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?

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

What else do I need to know?

  • You will need to pre-read: The Tower at the Edge of the Word - William Heinesen. Doctor Glas - Hjalmar Soderberg. The Visit of the Royal Physician - Per Olov Enquist. Purge - Sofie Okansen.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Read list above.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Scandinavian Literature 1900 to the Present - Part 2

Enrolment Conditions

This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority. You must be a resident of Greater London in order to attend this course. Click here to learn more about government funding changes. If you don't know whether you are a resident of Greater London, you can check your postcode here:

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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 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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