Course title:
Paris - City of Style
Tutor:
Deb Tyler-Bennett
Course ID:
C2345516
Start date:
28/10/2021
End date:
18/11/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Thu 28 Oct 2021 14:15 PM - 16:15 PM 2
Thu 04 Nov 2021 14:15 PM - 16:15 PM 2
Thu 11 Nov 2021 14:15 PM - 16:15 PM 2
Thu 18 Nov 2021 14:15 PM - 16:15 PM 2
Total sessions: 4
Total number of classroom hours: 8
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 8
Date
Thu 28 Oct 2021
Times
14:15 PM - 16:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 04 Nov 2021
Times
14:15 PM - 16:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 11 Nov 2021
Times
14:15 PM - 16:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 18 Nov 2021
Times
14:15 PM - 16:15 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

All welcome - and if you have had experiences of Paris, please come ready to share them.

This course is for beginners and improvers
Other

All welcome - and if you have had experiences of Paris, please come ready to share them.

What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
You may want to bring a notebook, and any books or objects that you'd like to share on screen.
Course aim:
This course provides personal history of Parisian popular culture from the Belle Epoque, 1920s, 1940s, and then the present day and what is left to see from these periods.
Course description:
Do you love Paris? Or the idea of the city through films, fashion, music, and art? Are you planning a trip there or have you dreamt of the city during lock down? This course, taught by a poet and writer who has loved the city and visited whenever she can, offers a personal view of Parisian history via popular culture. Answering questions such as why did the art of the Belle Epoque lead to 'twenties Deco? Who were the Zazous and why did their clothing infuriate the Nazis? And why do small memorials in the city matter? The Tutor also offers an alternative guide to well known areas and landmarks picking up and the little things that say a lot about the city's history and future.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Discuss and define what makes Paris the remarkable city it is, deploying images from the different periods analysed.
2. Recognise and appraise differing types of artistic iconography, defining how these become part of the 'language' of a city.
3. Break down the elements which lead to Paris being defined as a 'centre of style' - such as fashion, posters, and music.
4. Express why cities such as Paris remain so locked in public imagination and discuss terms such as 'city of love', 'city of light, and 'Paris, mon Amour.'
5. Define and analyse why some people (Josephine Baker, Edith Piaf) or groups (Zazous) have become synonymous with the city.
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