Course title:
Paris, Art, Architecture and Romantic History
Tutor:
Mike Grundy
Course ID:
C3746799
Start date:
21/01/2022
End date:
11/03/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Fri 21 Jan 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Fri 28 Jan 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Fri 04 Feb 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Fri 11 Feb 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Fri 18 Feb 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Fri 04 Mar 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Fri 11 Mar 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 7
Total number of classroom hours: 14
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 14
Date
Fri 21 Jan 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 28 Jan 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 04 Feb 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 11 Feb 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 18 Feb 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 04 Mar 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 11 Mar 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 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)
Online Learning
Online
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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
£44.80 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?
- All materials will be provided - It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.) - Handouts will be provided to each student containing relevant reference material.
Course aim:
To provide an insight into the turbulent history, world-famous art and glorious architecture of Paris, concluding with the development and architecture of the famous Metro, where art installations celebrate Parisian history, creativity and style.
Course description:
This course is a journey of discovery through the history, art and architecture of Paris, a city renowned throughout the world as the city of love, the city of light and the city of elegance and style. The last 300 years have seen a series of dramatic and often traumatic passages in the lives of Parisians, their royal, military and political leaders, and their cultural icons. The course starts with an overview of this history, which sets the context for the main study of the changing cultural scene of France in the fields of art and architecture. Examples of the topics to be covered in the art history include the works of the Romantic, Realist and Impressionist artists. In architecture, the course includes a study of the impact on Paris of the two Napoleons, and then the Beaux Arts style of the Belle Epoque and the revolutionary Art Nouveau movement. Finally, the art displayed in the Metro stations provides a local Parisian perspective on its history and its great cultural heritage.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Locate the resting places of the four Napoleons of France, two now in England and two in France.
2. Assess the importance of the Franco-German war of 1870 in changing the balance of power in Europe.
3. Describe the characteristics of the work of two of the French Impressionists, and cite one major work for each.
4. Describe the different architectural styles of the two major Opera Houses of Paris, the Garnier and the Bastille.
5. Name the Paris Metro station that is a full-scale replica model of Jules Verne's submarine Nautilus.
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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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