Course title:
Modernism: Pushing Boundaries 1900-1955
Tutor:
Judith Hodgkinson
Course ID:
C2345394
Start date:
13/01/2022
End date:
10/03/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Thu 13 Jan 2022 13:30 PM - 15:00 PM 1.5
Thu 20 Jan 2022 13:30 PM - 15:00 PM 1.5
Thu 27 Jan 2022 13:30 PM - 15:00 PM 1.5
Thu 03 Feb 2022 13:30 PM - 15:00 PM 1.5
Thu 10 Feb 2022 13:30 PM - 15:00 PM 1.5
Thu 17 Feb 2022 13:30 PM - 15:00 PM 1.5
Thu 24 Feb 2022 13:30 PM - 15:00 PM 1.5
Thu 03 Mar 2022 13:30 PM - 15:00 PM 1.5
Thu 10 Mar 2022 13:30 PM - 15:00 PM 1.5
Total sessions: 9
Total number of classroom hours: 13.5
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 13.5
Date
Thu 13 Jan 2022
Times
13:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Thu 20 Jan 2022
Times
13:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Thu 27 Jan 2022
Times
13:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Thu 03 Feb 2022
Times
13:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Thu 10 Feb 2022
Times
13:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Thu 17 Feb 2022
Times
13:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Thu 24 Feb 2022
Times
13:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Thu 03 Mar 2022
Times
13:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Thu 10 Mar 2022
Times
13:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Total sessions:
9
Total number of classroom hours:
13.5
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
13.5
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 1 (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
£43.20 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?
No particular knowledge is required, nor do you need to bring anything with you. Handouts will be provided which give a weekly summary of the course - and will help to fill the gap should you have to miss a week.
Course aim:
A brief introduction to a wide-ranging subject with its heyday in the 1930s, but which relied on technologies developed in the later 19th century and a greater freedom of expression which gradually emerged out before and after WW1.
Course description:
The Oxford Dictionary describes Modernism as a ‘style or movement in the arts that aims to depart significantly from classical and traditional forms’. This international and interdisciplinary course will look at those who brought about change with an innovative approach to design and materials, primarily in architecture and the arts, but also touching on literature and music. Some names may be familiar: Frank Lloyd Wright, Picasso, T S Eliot and Shostakovich will feature, but there will, I hope, be quite a few surprises. The course is based on a PowerPoint presentation, but discussion will be encouraged, and your contributions always welcome!
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Define modernism: how ‘the departure from classical and traditional forms’ might be shown in art or architecture
2. Identify the major development / building material which enabled modernist architecture
3. Identify at least one pioneering group of modernist artists (an -ism perhaps?)
4. Explain the significance as teacher, impresario, architect or artist, of one modernist
5. Define modernism: how ‘the departure from classical and traditional forms’ might be shown in art or architecture Identify the major development / building material which enabled modernist architecture Identify at least one pioneering group of modernist artists (an -ism perhaps?) Explain the significance as teacher, impresario, architect or artist, of one modernist Give an example of the way writers, poets, or composers, might demonstrate modernism in their work
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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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