Course title:
George Elliot's Middlemarch
Tutor:
Judith Hedley
Course ID:
C2345380
Start date:
29/09/2021
End date:
17/11/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Wed 29 Sep 2021 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM 2
Wed 06 Oct 2021 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM 2
Wed 13 Oct 2021 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM 2
Wed 27 Oct 2021 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM 2
Wed 03 Nov 2021 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM 2
Wed 10 Nov 2021 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM 2
Wed 17 Nov 2021 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM 2
Total sessions: 7
Total number of classroom hours: 14
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 14
Date
Wed 29 Sep 2021
Times
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 06 Oct 2021
Times
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 13 Oct 2021
Times
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 27 Oct 2021
Times
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 03 Nov 2021
Times
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 10 Nov 2021
Times
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 17 Nov 2021
Times
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
7
Total number of classroom hours:
14
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
14
Venue:
Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
Nottingham Mechanics
3 North Sherwood Street
Nottingham
NG1 4EZ
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:
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£57.40 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

It will be assumed that you have read the novel, or seen the BBC adaptation from 1994.

This course is for beginners and improvers
Other

It will be assumed that you have read the novel, or seen the BBC adaptation from 1994.

What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
Any edition of the novel is fine, though if buying secondhand you could look out for the Norton Critical Edition. There is good biography of Eliot by Kathryn Hughes.
Course aim:
This course provides an opportunity to share the experience of reading George Eliot's novel 'Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial LIfe', both as literature and as social history.
Course description:
George Eliot's most ambitious work has been hailed by more than one critic and fellow writer as 'probably the greatest novel in the English language'. Whether you agree or not, there is plenty here to consider - a multi-stranded narrative, characters from all walks of life, a skilful interweaving of real historical events, and above all Eliot's wise, erudite and compassionate overview. It's well worth seven weeks of your time, and some lively discussion is expected.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Give a broad outline of the narrative of 'Middlemarch' and the way in which Eliot has interconnected its various strands.
2. Explain some of the context of the novel in Eliot's own life.
3. Choose a short passage from the novel which seems to you to show why 'Middlemarch' has been so admired, and analyse its content and style.
4. Discuss some of the social and political history contextualised in the novel.
5. Compare 'Middlemarch' with other novels you have read, Victorian or otherwise, and give your opinion as to its inclusion on the school currriculum (as advocated by Michael Gove).
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

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Support

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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