Afrikan History - Taster

Ref: C3675822

African people have a unique and fascinating history, the breadth and depth of which will shock and amaze you. During this course, you’ll discover how African people have innovated and influenced in Agriculture, Trade, Science and technology,and Architecture since ancient times. You’ll gain an insight into many of these exciting contributions of African women and men to the ancient and modern world.

Course aim

This course is an introduction to Black or African studies looking at the contributions and achievements of people of African descent throughout history

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

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

  • Describe many of the innovations of African peoples
  • Describe some of the great ancient African civilisations
  • Appreciate the value of African history to everyone regardless of cultural, ethnic, political or religious background
  • Recognise many of the forgotten Heroines and Heroes of African history

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?

  • 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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

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
  • The workshop is based on Robin Walkers book, 'When we ruled '

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • The workshop could lead to our basic or advanced course in Black/African studies

Download full course information sheet

Afrikan History - Taster

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

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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