Course title:
Book of the Month
Tutor:
Nicola England
Course ID:
C2345662
Start date:
01/10/2021
End date:
06/05/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Fri 01 Oct 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Fri 05 Nov 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Fri 03 Dec 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Fri 07 Jan 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Fri 04 Feb 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Fri 04 Mar 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Fri 01 Apr 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Fri 06 May 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 8
Total number of classroom hours: 16
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 16
Date
Fri 01 Oct 2021
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 05 Nov 2021
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 03 Dec 2021
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 07 Jan 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 04 Feb 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 04 Mar 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 01 Apr 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 06 May 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
8
Total number of classroom hours:
16
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
16
Venue:
Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
Arnold Library
Front Street
Arnold
Nottingham
NG5 7EE
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
£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

There will be one book discussed each month and participants should try and read the set texts before class. Books can be borrowed from Arnold Library.

This course is for beginners and improvers
Other

There will be one book discussed each month and participants should try and read the set texts before class. Books can be borrowed from Arnold Library.

What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
There is an arrangement with the library to have twelve copies of each book available for you to borrow - please let the library staff know that you will are participating in the WEA 'Book of the Month' group.
Course aim:
This course offers participants the opportunity to read and discuss seven contemporary and popular books. Subject matter, style, characterisation, structure, setting, plot and meaning will be discussed. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly.
Course description:
The group will discuss seven well-known books, looking at how the author portrayed narrative, style, language, plot, characterisation and meaning. Books are supplied by the library service. We read one book per month The first session in October will discuss - Beloved by Toni Morison. It will help if you can read this over the summer. The Library service has copies. All subsequent books will be available on loan from the library. Members are expected to read one book per month for discussion at the next class. Books will be critiqued in class by group and whole-class discussion, guided by the teacher. Following this (not necessarily in order) we will read. Swift, Graham. Mothering Sunday: a romance Packham, Chris. Fingers in the sparkle Drabble, Margaret. The dark flood rises Forster, Margaret. How to measure a cow Erich Maria Remarque. All quiet on the Western Front Mukherjee, Abir. A rising man Texts for 2022/3 will be chosen at course end. Relaxed, friendly, informal
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Discuss characterisation in the selected texts
2. Analyse the use of different narrative structures in the selected texts
3. Describe your own fiction preference with other class members
4. Identify passages and phrases to support your critique of the texts
5. Extend your reading choices
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