Scandinavian and German Literature 1900 to the Present Part 1

Ref: C3744200

This course will discover the nature of Scandinavian literature, exploring how identities are related to the landscape, and how the traditions of Mediaeval literature have been renewed through the course of Realism and Modernism to express the history of Scandinavia from the twentieth century onwards.

Course aim

This course will introduce students to the richness of twentieth and twenty-first century Scandinavian literature.

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:

  • Describe in summary the history of modern Scandinavia.
  • Outline in brief the history of Scandinavian literature.
  • Identify and be able to outline modern themes relating to identity and landscape.

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?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Students should buy or have access to the texts.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Students should read: The Summer Book - Tove Jansson. Heaven and Hell - Jon Kalman Stefansson. The Ice Palace - Tarjei Vesaas. Shyness & Dignity - Dag Solstad.

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

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Scandinavian and German Literature 1900 to the Present Part 1

Enrolment Conditions

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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
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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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