Course title:
A History of the Labour Party (1840 - 1906)
Tutor:
Christine (Pushpa) Kumbhat
Course ID:
C3680143
Start date:
19/04/2022
End date:
24/05/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Tue 19 Apr 2022 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Tue 26 Apr 2022 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Tue 03 May 2022 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Tue 10 May 2022 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Tue 17 May 2022 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Tue 24 May 2022 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 6
Total number of classroom hours: 12
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 12
Date
Tue 19 Apr 2022
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 26 Apr 2022
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 03 May 2022
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 10 May 2022
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 17 May 2022
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 24 May 2022
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
6
Total number of classroom hours:
12
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
12
Venue:
Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
Wigginton Church Hall
Back Lane
Wigginton
YO32 2ZH
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
£45.60 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?
You do not need to bring anything to the class. Learning resources will be provided by the tutor on the Canvas system for you to access online. These resources will include weekly optional homework reading for each class.
Course aim:
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the history of the early Labour Party. It will do this by taking account of the development of the trade union movement, socialist ideology and the emergence of an organised labour movement.
Course description:
What was the Labour Party and why was it founded? Who were the men and women of the British labour movement? How and why did they represent the specific political, social and economic interests of working class people from diverse backgrounds? This course will use these questions to understand the pre and early history of the Labour Party in the context of the trade union movement, socialist ideology and universal suffrage. We will discover why and how the Labour Party came to prominence in a political system previously dominated by the aristocracy and landed classes. It will also introduce students to the diversity of political thought among fellow travellers in the labour movement and what they wished to achieve politically.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Understand the impact of the enlightenment, industrialisation and the extension of the franchise on British society and politics during the 19th century.
2. Describe the development of the trade union movement from the 19th to the 20th century and identify key events that led to the founding of the Labour Representative Committee (LRC) in 1900.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of different socialist ideologies including Fabianism, Christian socialism and Marxism and how they influenced the development of the British labour movement.
4. Describe the biographical profile of early Labour Party politicians and develop an understanding of what motivated them politically.
5. Discuss the origins of the British Labour Party in classes and/or present a short optional presentation in the final session on any aspect of the course that interests me.
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.

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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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