Course title:
American Women and the Short Story Post-1945 Part 2
Tutor:
Abbie Saunders
Course ID:
C2228588
Start date:
11/01/2022
End date:
01/02/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Tue 11 Jan 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Tue 18 Jan 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Tue 25 Jan 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Tue 01 Feb 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 4
Total number of classroom hours: 8
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 8
Date
Tue 11 Jan 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 18 Jan 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 25 Jan 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 01 Feb 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
4
Total number of classroom hours:
8
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
8
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
£25.60 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
Other

Complete pre-course reading, which can be found on the 'Modules' tab on your Canvas course page.

This course is for beginners and improvers
Other

Complete pre-course reading, which can be found on the 'Modules' tab on your Canvas course page.

What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
Free PDF copies of the short stories we will be working with each week, which can be found on the 'Modules' tab on your Canvas course page.
Course aim:
This course aims to provide an introduction to four key American women engaged in short story writing in the immediate aftermath of WW2: Eudora Welty, Ann Petry, Margaret St. Clair, and Tillie Olsen.
Course description:
This course aims to provide students with an introduction to four key American women engaged in short story writing in the immediate aftermath of 1945. Students can expect to gain a brief overview of the lives and works of Eudora Welty, Ann Petry, Margaret St. Clair, and Tillie Olsen, and understand how their contribution to literature helped to shape the cultural output of the latter half of the twentieth-century. These sessions focus on key short stories by Eudora Welty ('A Worn Path'), Ann Petry ('Like A Winding Sheet'), Margaret St. Clair ('The Perfectionist'), and Tillie Olsen ('I Stand Here Ironing').
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Establish a basic knowledge of the American women experimenting with the short story form in the immediate aftermath of 1945.
2. Illustrate a basic understanding of how to approach and analyse a short story using terms such as structure, style, and language.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of these writers' contribution to American post-war literature.
4. Develop the confidence to offer opinions and interpretations in a class setting.
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

Information and advice

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

For information about course fees and financial support whilst you study visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/course-fees-and-financial-support

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