Course title:
African History
Tutor:
Kwame Gad
Course ID:
C3679896
Start date:
02/03/2022
End date:
11/05/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Wed 02 Mar 2022 18:30 PM - 20:30 PM 2
Wed 09 Mar 2022 18:30 PM - 20:30 PM 2
Wed 16 Mar 2022 18:30 PM - 20:30 PM 2
Wed 23 Mar 2022 18:30 PM - 20:30 PM 2
Wed 30 Mar 2022 18:30 PM - 20:30 PM 2
Wed 06 Apr 2022 18:30 PM - 20:30 PM 2
Wed 13 Apr 2022 18:30 PM - 20:30 PM 2
Wed 20 Apr 2022 18:30 PM - 20:30 PM 2
Wed 27 Apr 2022 18:30 PM - 20:30 PM 2
Wed 04 May 2022 18:30 PM - 20:30 PM 2
Wed 11 May 2022 18:30 PM - 20:30 PM 2
Total sessions: 11
Total number of classroom hours: 22
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 22
Date
Wed 02 Mar 2022
Times
18:30 PM - 20:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 09 Mar 2022
Times
18:30 PM - 20:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 16 Mar 2022
Times
18:30 PM - 20:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 23 Mar 2022
Times
18:30 PM - 20:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 30 Mar 2022
Times
18:30 PM - 20:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 06 Apr 2022
Times
18:30 PM - 20:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 13 Apr 2022
Times
18:30 PM - 20:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 20 Apr 2022
Times
18:30 PM - 20:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 27 Apr 2022
Times
18:30 PM - 20:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 04 May 2022
Times
18:30 PM - 20:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 11 May 2022
Times
18:30 PM - 20:30 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
11
Total number of classroom hours:
22
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
22
Venue:
Mixture of Face to Face and Zoom sessions (plus Canvas)
Online Learning
Online
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Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Entry 3 (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
£0.00 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
Other

Although the course is primarily aimed at beginners, those with some knowledge of black history/African/Caribbean history, should find the course content interesting and engaging.

This course is for beginners
Other

Although the course is primarily aimed at beginners, those with some knowledge of black history/African/Caribbean history, should find the course content interesting and engaging.

What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
A key part of the course is based on the book 'When we ruled ' by Robin Walker Reading some of this book before or during the course would greatly help but is not essential. However for those intending to take their learning to the next level , the book is highly recommended.
Course aim:
This is a basic African history course aimed at challenging and dispelling, common myths and stereotypes of Africa and Africans. We use a fact based approach with an emphasis on using unknown , but powerful imagery, to consolidate the learning.
Course description:
This course will look at the history and contributions of Africa and African women and men from the continent and in the diaspora from ancient to modern times. As the course is a basic introduction to African history, we will mainly focus on key pre-colonial African civilisations The course will cover the main West African empires and those of East and Southern Africa with a key section on North Africa The contribution of women throughout history is integral to the course and there will also be a special section on African American pioneers, inventors and scientists. The course is based on the research of many well known authors of African heritage as well as European sources, but primarily the work of resercher, teacher and author ,Robin Robin
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Appreciate the importance of African history and its relevance today
2. Chart the rise and fall of several key African empires
3. Understand some of the key factors, that lead to the metamorphosis of insignificant ancient towns into empires with international influence.
4. Recognize key female figures of influence from ancient times including several warrior Queens and female Pharaohs
5. Recognize the hidden contributions, of women and men of African descent, in the fields of Science, Invention, discovery and technology.
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.

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

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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