Course title:
Architecture or Revolution
Tutor:
Alistair Cartwright
Course ID:
C2423418
Start date:
22/02/2022
End date:
19/04/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Tue 22 Feb 2022 19:30 PM - 21:30 PM 2
Tue 01 Mar 2022 19:30 PM - 21:30 PM 2
Tue 08 Mar 2022 19:30 PM - 21:30 PM 2
Tue 15 Mar 2022 19:30 PM - 21:30 PM 2
Sat 19 Mar 2022 19:30 PM - 21:30 PM 2
Tue 05 Apr 2022 19:30 PM - 21:30 PM 2
Tue 19 Apr 2022 19:30 PM - 21:30 PM 2
Total sessions: 7
Total number of classroom hours: 14
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 14
Date
Tue 22 Feb 2022
Times
19:30 PM - 21:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 01 Mar 2022
Times
19:30 PM - 21:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 08 Mar 2022
Times
19:30 PM - 21:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 15 Mar 2022
Times
19:30 PM - 21:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Sat 19 Mar 2022
Times
19:30 PM - 21:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 05 Apr 2022
Times
19:30 PM - 21:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 19 Apr 2022
Times
19:30 PM - 21:30 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)
Peter House Community Centre
122 Forest Rise
Walthamstow
London
E17 3PW
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
£63.00 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

Intermediate to advanced level spoken English is required. Short extracts from selected historical texts will be discussed but students who are less confident with written English are still encouraged to join. Every effort will be made to tackle problems of language and ideas within the class.

This course is for beginners and improvers
Other

Intermediate to advanced level spoken English is required. Short extracts from selected historical texts will be discussed but students who are less confident with written English are still encouraged to join. Every effort will be made to tackle problems of language and ideas within the class.

What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
No prior experience of architectural or urban history is necessary. Students are encouraged to bring insights and questions from their everyday experiences of the city. The course will stand students in a good position to pursue their own further studies about architecture and urban history.
Course aim:
The course invites students to look afresh at the built environment, suggesting how architecture and the city have been shaped by the clash of rulers and ruled, and introducing students to key moments in the history of modern architecture.
Course description:
Beginning with the famous statement by the French modernist architect Le Corbusier – ‘The balance of society comes down to a question of building… architecture or revolution’ – the course introduces students to a range of key works, texts, figures and historical moments, from the 18th century to the present day, including: Pierre L’Enfant’s plans for the new federal capital of Washington, Baron Haussmann’s Boulevards and the Paris Commune, modernist experiments in Weimar-era Frankfurt, examples closer to home from British council housing, as well as parallel developments in Ghana during the era of decolonisation. As well as a broad knowledge of key moments in the history of modern architecture, students will develop skills in critically analysing images, plans, maps and other visual media. The course will also include an introduction to archival research techniques and the close reading of carefully selected short texts.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of key moments in the history of modern architecture
2. Relate this learning to my own experience of the city.
3. Feel more confident critically analysing and discussing historical texts.
4. Feel familiar with basic archival research techniques.
5. Critically analyse images, plans, maps etc
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