Course title:
Literature: The Writing of Sylvia Plath with Dr Greta Depledge
Tutor:
Greta Depledge
Course ID:
C3532638
Start date:
12/11/2021
End date:
17/12/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Fri 12 Nov 2021 13:00 PM - 14:30 PM 1.5
Fri 19 Nov 2021 13:00 PM - 14:30 PM 1.5
Fri 26 Nov 2021 13:00 PM - 14:30 PM 1.5
Fri 03 Dec 2021 13:00 PM - 14:30 PM 1.5
Fri 10 Dec 2021 13:00 PM - 14:30 PM 1.5
Fri 17 Dec 2021 13:00 PM - 14:30 PM 1.5
Total sessions: 6
Total number of classroom hours: 9
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 9
Date
Fri 12 Nov 2021
Times
13:00 PM - 14:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Fri 19 Nov 2021
Times
13:00 PM - 14:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Fri 26 Nov 2021
Times
13:00 PM - 14:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Fri 03 Dec 2021
Times
13:00 PM - 14:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Fri 10 Dec 2021
Times
13:00 PM - 14:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Fri 17 Dec 2021
Times
13:00 PM - 14:30 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?
The course will commence with a consideration The Bell Jar so it would be ideal if learners could have read this prior to the start of the course. After The Bell Jar, alongside extracts from Plath's journals, we will look at some of Plath's poetry, also alongside extracts from her journals.
Course aim:
This course will be a six week study in to the writings of Sylvia Plath.
Course description:
This six week course will consider a range of writing by the American writer and poet Sylvia Plath. We will look at her novel The Bell Jar and consider a wide range of her poetry and look at extracts from her journals. Learners will need to obtain a copy of The Bell Jar. Copies of the poems to be studied will be provided as will extracts from the journals although, of course, you may wish to obtain your own copies of her poems and journals in order to read more widely but you do not need to do this in order to take part in the course.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. understand a range of writing by Sylvia Plath.
2. consider her prose writing alongside her poetry.
3. understand Plath's poetic techniques.
4. consider the enduring appeal of Plath's writing.
5. engage in group discussion about this writer and her work.
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

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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