Course title:
Literature: The Novels of Elizabeth Gaskell - Part 2 with Dr Greta Depledge
Tutor:
Greta Depledge
Course ID:
C3532637
Start date:
10/11/2021
End date:
15/12/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Wed 10 Nov 2021 15:00 PM - 16:30 PM 1.5
Wed 17 Nov 2021 15:00 PM - 16:30 PM 1.5
Wed 24 Nov 2021 15:00 PM - 16:30 PM 1.5
Wed 01 Dec 2021 15:00 PM - 16:30 PM 1.5
Wed 08 Dec 2021 15:00 PM - 16:30 PM 1.5
Wed 15 Dec 2021 15:00 PM - 16:30 PM 1.5
Total sessions: 6
Total number of classroom hours: 9
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 9
Date
Wed 10 Nov 2021
Times
15:00 PM - 16:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Wed 17 Nov 2021
Times
15:00 PM - 16:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Wed 24 Nov 2021
Times
15:00 PM - 16:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Wed 01 Dec 2021
Times
15:00 PM - 16:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Wed 08 Dec 2021
Times
15:00 PM - 16:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Wed 15 Dec 2021
Times
15:00 PM - 16:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Total sessions:
6
Total number of classroom hours:
9
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
9
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
£28.80 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
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
We will study the novels in the order they are listed in the course description. You do not need to have read all the novels prior to the start of the course but it would be useful if you have made a good start on the reading in advance of the course starting.
Course aim:
This course will explore the work of the popular nineteenth-century writer Mrs Gaskell. This is Part 2 of two courses on Mrs Gaskell, each part will look at different novels however it is not essential to do both parts.
Course description:
Mrs Gaskell was a very popular writer in the nineteenth century and her popularity has endured with her novels still in print and adaptations of her work regularly being made for tv, radio and film. This course will explore a range of novels by Mrs Gaskell and consider her literary style, narrative techniques and the social and political context of her novels. This course will study the following novels: North and South, A Dark Night's Work and Wives and Daughters. The first Mrs Gaskell course will have looked at Mary Barton, Cranford and Ruth . It is not essential to do both courses.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. understand the literary context of the novels of Mrs Gaskell.
2. consider the literary style and narrative techniques of this writer.
3. understand the social and political context of the novels of Mrs Gaskell.
4. make connections to a variety of novels by this writer.
5. engage in group discussion about this writer.
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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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.

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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

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