University of Leeds & BBC Online Course On World War 1

Present course, ‘World War 1: Changing Faces of Heroism’ is offered by University of Leeds and from FutureLearn platform. This 3-week course is designed for applicants at school or college, working or retired having interest in the World War 1 and how it has shaped culture and society in Britain, France and Germany over the last hundred years.

The overall objective of this course is to help you explore, discuss and challenge the ways in which World War 1 heroism has been remembered. The course starts on October 26, 2015.

Course At A Glance

Length: 3 weeks
Effort:  4 hours/week
Subject: World War 1
Institution: University of Leeds and FutureLearn
Languages: English
Price:  Free
Certificate Available: Yes.
Session:  Starts on October 26, 2015.

Providers’ Details

As one of the UK’s largest research-based universities, the University of Leeds is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and a centre of excellence for teaching. The University provides unique learning opportunities and early exposure to world-class research knowledge and practices.

The University wants to reach a global audience, meeting the growing worldwide demand for access to higher education, so that the outstanding knowledge it creates can benefit a wider community.

FutureLearn offers a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.

About This Course

Did World War 1 make heroism meaningless or was it the conflict that gave it the most meaning? University of Leeds has designed this course in partnership with the BBC to help you explore, discuss and challenge the ways in which World War 1 heroism has been remembered. The experts will take you through the changing British, French and German views of heroism and discuss important similarities and differences.

Through discussion and analysis of art, literature, film and television, guided by our experts, you will explore the portrayals of heroism before, during and after the war. Drawing on rarely seen archive, you will be curating a mini exhibition, exploring a war memorial and writing a review of a representation of war. This course is part of a series designed in partnership with the BBC to commemorate the war :  World War 1: Paris 1919 – A New World Order? (University of Glasgow), World War 1: Aviation Comes of Age (University of Birmingham), World War 1: Trauma and Memory (The Open University).

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. Applicants can get a personalized, digital and printed certificate. This course is part of a series designed in partnership with the BBC to commemorate the war. No previous knowledge or experience is required, just an interest in the war and how it has shaped culture and society in Britain, France and Germany over the last hundred years.

Learning Outcomes

Applicants will learn learn about the changing faces of heroism, from distant figureheads and brave warriors to the ordinary “Tommy” and front-line nurses. The course also tell about the emergence of alternative hero figures, including anti-war campaigners and vulnerable, shell shocked soldiers, is also covered.

Instructors

Alison Fell (Educator)
Professor
French Cultural History,
University of Leeds, UK

Requirements

No previous knowledge or experience is required, just an interest in the war and how it has shaped culture and society in Britain, France and Germany over the last hundred years. You could be at school or college, working or retired. The course is designed to be flexible so you can study at a time and place convenient to you.

How To Join This Course

  1. Go to the course website link.
  2. Sign Up At FutureLearn
  3. Select a course and Join
  4. Once a course has started, you will be able to access the course material
  5. After the start date, you will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on your My Courses page.
  6. Applicants can buy, to show that you’ve completed a FutureLearn course.
  7. On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).

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