Alexander the Great

Ref: C3843829

Alexander the Great is one of the most famous individuals in history. This course examines how far he deserves the title “the Great”. We will trace his rise from the obscurity of Macedonia to the conquest of the Persian Empire and an early death in Babylon. The day will focus especially on his military campaigns that took him to Egypt, Persia and the Indus Valley. Does he deserve to be called "the Great" or not?

Additional information about this course

No fee remission available for this day school course Course runs 11 - 3 with break for lunch (included)

Course aim

To explore the life of Alexander the Great and his impact

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:

  • Relate the career of Alexander to the wider context of the Ancient World
  • Identify the major turning points in his life
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the political and religious setting of his career
  • Assess the significance of his impact on his own and future generations

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

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Alexander the Great

Enrolment Conditions

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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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