African History - intermediate taster

Ref: C3678377

This workshop is an introduction to some key areas of ‘Black’ or African studies; Ancient Civilisations, The role of Media, Black Scientists and inventors and the the contributions of African women throughout history is very much an integral part of this course The workshop will introduce aspects of how the continental and global African experiences are linked and how they have been impacted by the enslavement period and Colonialism.

Course aim

This workshop will give students an understanding of the history and contributions of African people that have been excluded from mainstream society We will also look at issues around racial injustice and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • This course is for improvers
  • You will need to talk to a member of staff and do a short activity to make sure the course is right for you. For more information and to book an appointment please call 0300 303 3464

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

  • A look at how Colonial legacies and the Black Lives Matter movement are linked
  • appreciate the role of key ancient African civilisations
  • Appreciate the African Origins of humankind.
  • . Identify some of the Ancient and modern Sheroes and Heroes, including scientists , inventors and pioneers, and those in the struggle for freedom and justice.
  • Analyse the role of the media in its portrayal of black people.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • 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?

  • Your tutor will provide written, text and audio feedback recorded in WEA Canvas, WEA’s digital learning platform.
  • 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?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful
  • This workshop is partly based on the book by Robin Walker, ''When we Ruled'' Reading the book would be helpful, but is not essential.

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

African History - intermediate taster

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2020
  • 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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