Course title:
Dickens on Film
Tutor:
James Clarke
Course ID:
C2228533
Start date:
13/01/2022
End date:
24/03/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Thu 13 Jan 2022 16:00 PM - 18:00 PM 2
Thu 20 Jan 2022 16:00 PM - 18:00 PM 2
Thu 27 Jan 2022 16:00 PM - 18:00 PM 2
Thu 03 Feb 2022 16:00 PM - 18:00 PM 2
Thu 10 Feb 2022 16:00 PM - 18:00 PM 2
Thu 24 Feb 2022 16:00 PM - 18:00 PM 2
Thu 03 Mar 2022 16:00 PM - 18:00 PM 2
Thu 10 Mar 2022 16:00 PM - 18:00 PM 2
Thu 17 Mar 2022 16:00 PM - 18:00 PM 2
Thu 24 Mar 2022 16:00 PM - 18:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 10
Total number of classroom hours: 20
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 20
Date
Thu 13 Jan 2022
Times
16:00 PM - 18:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 20 Jan 2022
Times
16:00 PM - 18:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 27 Jan 2022
Times
16:00 PM - 18:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 03 Feb 2022
Times
16:00 PM - 18:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 10 Feb 2022
Times
16:00 PM - 18:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 24 Feb 2022
Times
16:00 PM - 18:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 03 Mar 2022
Times
16:00 PM - 18:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 10 Mar 2022
Times
16:00 PM - 18:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 17 Mar 2022
Times
16:00 PM - 18:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 24 Mar 2022
Times
16:00 PM - 18:00 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
10
Total number of classroom hours:
20
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
20
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
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 and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
As time and opportunity allow you as a student, there will always be material to view and read that relates to our classes. The tutor will always be available to communicate to via the WEA email system.
Course aim:
This course will explore the diversity of film adaptations of a number of Charles Dickens stories. If you're interested in digging more deeply into Dickens' writing and some of the ways that film works this could be the course for you.
Course description:
This course will look at how a number of Dickens' stories have been variously adapted across the decades. We will focus on specific sections from Dickens' work and then compare and contrast with how the film adaptations treat and adapt character and plot. In doing so, we will also have the opportunity to consider some of the creative and social impulses that fuelled Charles Dickens and look at the kind of creative choices filmmakers have emphasised in their adaptations. The course will be supported and enriched by the use of WEA's Canvas virtual learning environment online to provide you with reading and viewing material that can be referred to in our sessions. James Clarke is a tutor with WEA and he specialises in courses on film and literary subjects. As a writer, James's books include The Virgin Film Guide: War Films and Bond: Photographed by Terry O'Neill.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Identify and use some of the language of Film Studies.
2. Identify and use some of the language of literary study.
3. Explain some of the relationships between fiction and the circumstances within which a novel or film have been made.
4. Explain how genre functions as a way of expressing ideas about the wider culture and society.
5. Identify some of the overarching themes and characters that are central to the work of Charles Dickens.
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

Whether your course is face to face or online, the WEA uses its online learning area, called Canvas, to support your learning. This includes using Canvas to think about and record your progress and to give your tutor and the WEA feedback on your course. Your tutor may put resources or activities on Canvas to use during or between lessons. If you want to understand more about our Canvas online learning platform please visit: www.wea.org.uk/help

WEA online sessions/ courses- Zoom

If your course is online, you will join a virtual classroom using a weblink: the WEA uses a video-conferencing tool called Zoom. To use Zoom you will need a Laptop, Computer, Tablet or Smart phone which has speakers, a microphone and a video camera. For some courses, to submit work, we advise you to use a laptop or computer. For more information on Canvas and Zoom please visit www.wea.org.uk/help

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For more information and advice about our courses phone our support team on 0300 303 3464 or email: courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

Support

We will ask you about any support you may need when you enrol. You can also telephone the Student Support Team on 0300 303 3464 or email studentsupport@wea.org.uk. The earlier you tell us about your needs the better. We will be able to provide help more quickly.

You can also find out about what support is available through our Student Handbook. This highlights what you can expect from WEA and what we expect from you. https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/student-handbook

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For student support relating to specific learning need or disability visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/learningsupport

What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

You can also find information on our website to support you to make decisions about what you can do next https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/whatsnextandprogression

You may benefit from speaking to the National Careers Service regarding your future career plans - call 0800 100 900 or visit their website https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk