Course title:
Amazons across the Ages
Tutor:
Jane Williams
Course ID:
C2228354
Start date:
11/01/2022
End date:
22/03/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Tue 11 Jan 2022 13:30 PM - 15:30 PM 2
Tue 18 Jan 2022 13:30 PM - 15:30 PM 2
Tue 25 Jan 2022 13:30 PM - 15:30 PM 2
Tue 01 Feb 2022 13:30 PM - 15:30 PM 2
Tue 08 Feb 2022 13:30 PM - 15:30 PM 2
Tue 22 Feb 2022 13:30 PM - 15:30 PM 2
Tue 01 Mar 2022 13:30 PM - 15:30 PM 2
Tue 08 Mar 2022 13:30 PM - 15:30 PM 2
Tue 15 Mar 2022 13:30 PM - 15:30 PM 2
Tue 22 Mar 2022 13:30 PM - 15:30 PM 2
Total sessions: 10
Total number of classroom hours: 20
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 20
Date
Tue 11 Jan 2022
Times
13:30 PM - 15:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 18 Jan 2022
Times
13:30 PM - 15:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 25 Jan 2022
Times
13:30 PM - 15:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 01 Feb 2022
Times
13:30 PM - 15:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 08 Feb 2022
Times
13:30 PM - 15:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 22 Feb 2022
Times
13:30 PM - 15:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 01 Mar 2022
Times
13:30 PM - 15:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 08 Mar 2022
Times
13:30 PM - 15:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 15 Mar 2022
Times
13:30 PM - 15:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 22 Mar 2022
Times
13:30 PM - 15:30 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
10
Total number of classroom hours:
20
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
20
Venue:
Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
Online Learning
Online
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Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
Programme description:
Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£64.00 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners
This course is for beginners
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
A rudimentary knowledge of world history would probably help, but will not be assumed.
Course aim:
To look at women warriors and military commanders in history, from the original Amazons to the present day, trying to strike a balance between chauvinism and feminism in favour of realism
Course description:
This course looks at women warriors and military commanders in history, from the original Amazons to the present day. It’s often been an emotive subject, one way or the other, with the facts obscured by the prejudices of the writers, and what they wanted to be true. We will try to find the facts behind all this, while also examining how the concept was used in propaganda and mythology. Specific periods to examine will include the original Amazons (Skythian horse nomads), the Vikings, the medieval period, the American Civil War, and WW2. Apart from serious literature and archaeology, we will also look at what can be learnt from historical re-enactment (and how it can be misleading!), and how the whole concept has been used in fantasy and historical fiction, and in gaming.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Understand the extent to which women fought, throughout history
2. Have a healthy mistrust of accounts by historians with an axe to grind
3. Name at least one major conflict in which women played a significant part
4. Describe some ways in which women are inherently better than men at fighting
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We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

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What next?

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