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History – The Stuarts: The beginnings of a new era

Course aims

To learn how politics, power, passion and pride took the country on the path to civil war and democracy

Course length

10 weeks (15 hours)

Who is this course for?

Anybody who has an interest in the politics of the early modern era or history in general.

Course content

  • The succession of James I
  • The Gunpowder Plot
  • Jamestown colony
  • The King James Bible.
  • The Ulster Plantation
  • Prince Henry the king who never was
  • Charles I

Will I gain any qualifications?

This course has no formal qualification; however, your work in class will be assessed by your tutor in order to enhance your learning. You will be expected to take these assessments.

What could this course lead to?

Further history courses will be organised throughout the year.

How will I learn?

There will be tutor input, group pair and individual work, and use of a range of audiovisual and IT resources. We aim to match the teaching to a wide range of individual learning styles and to make your learning enjoyable, challenging and rewarding. You will be given homework to complete after each session.

Your commitments as a learner

  • Attend every session of your course. If you need to miss a class, please let your tutor know in advance; Learners should consider their personal commitments and circumstances that may prevent attendance before enrolling on a course as missed classes will affect their learning. Missed classes cannot be taken at another time;
  • Complete the course;

What do I need to bring with me?

You will need to bring a pen, paper, ring-binder.

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