Course title:
The Eastern Question 1774-1923
Tutor:
Daniel Bamford
Course ID:
C2345807
Start date:
25/01/2022
End date:
15/03/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Tue 25 Jan 2022 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Tue 01 Feb 2022 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Tue 08 Feb 2022 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Tue 22 Feb 2022 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Tue 01 Mar 2022 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Tue 08 Mar 2022 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Tue 15 Mar 2022 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 7
Total number of classroom hours: 14
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 14
Date
Tue 25 Jan 2022
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 01 Feb 2022
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 08 Feb 2022
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 22 Feb 2022
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 01 Mar 2022
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 08 Mar 2022
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 15 Mar 2022
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
7
Total number of classroom hours:
14
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
14
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
£44.80 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

Introductory talks with slide-shows will be consolidated with comprehension and interpretation activities including small-group work in Zoom ‘break-out rooms’. Additional material including links to further online viewing, listening and reading will be provided via the Canvas online platform.

This course is for beginners and improvers
Other

Introductory talks with slide-shows will be consolidated with comprehension and interpretation activities including small-group work in Zoom ‘break-out rooms’. Additional material including links to further online viewing, listening and reading will be provided via the Canvas online platform.

What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
You will need an internet connection, e-mail address, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use Zoom video conferencing and our Canvas video learning platform. For information about Zoom and Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec http://bit.ly/WEAonline
Course aim:
To explore the violent decline and fall of the Ottoman Empire and to examine how this led to the creation of the modern ‘Middle East’. Was a more peaceful answer to this ‘Eastern Question’ ever possible?
Course description:
A broadly chronological structure will be followed spanning 150 years of international politics. The importance of diplomacy, war, economics, religion, culture and political ideology will be considered. Each session will include the study and discussion of significant historical documents. Also, one session will include a role-play game of the 1878 Congress of Berlin with teams of students representing each of the European ‘Great Powers’. Students will be encouraged to consider the different answers to the ‘Eastern Question’ that were considered, as well as its continued contemporary relevance. 1. The Ottoman Empire & the Eastern Question 2. The Ottomans & the Great Powers in the 18th Century. 3. Napoleon in Egypt & the Greek War of Independence, 1792 - 1832. [HALF TERM BREAK] 4. Mehmet Ali in Egypt & the Crimean War, 1832 - 1856. 5. Eastern Crisis to Eastern Question, 1856 – 1914. 6. First World War & Peace Settlements, 1914 – 1923. 7. Aftermath & Assessment.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Give a brief description of the development of the Ottoman Empire.
2. Describe some of the problems and challenges of Ottoman rule, as well as the various attempts at revival and reform.
3. Compare and contrast the different interests of the European ‘Great Powers’.
4. Assess the consequences of the fall of the Ottoman Empire.
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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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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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

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