WW1 Heroism: Through Art and Film - University of Leeds



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Discover just some of the ways that heroism and the First World War is portrayed through art and film.

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Where and when

Starts Location
04 April 2016
02 May 2016
06 June 2016
04 July 2016
04 January 2017
01 February 2017
07 March 2017

What you'll learn on the course


Course programme

The centenary of the First World War is a time for reflection and exploration. In this short course you will discover just some of the ways that heroism is portrayed through art and film.

You will explore recruitment posters and the messages they portrayed for both those going to war and those staying at home, as well as researching WW1 art and curating your own online exhibition of paintings. You will then move on to explore contemporary German film consolidating your learning by reviewing a recent book, film, or TV programme about the First World War.

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This course is part of a collection from the University of Leeds which have been specifically designed for those studying at school or college. All of the courses will help to enrich and extend your knowledge in a specific topic and develop your transferable skills. These courses will help you with making decisions about which subject to study at university and will give you examples and evidence when developing your university application.

Throughout the course you will join a community of online learners, providing an opportunity for interactive learning with other students both in the UK and internationally.

Each course is designed to complement your existing studies and aims to:

    • provide evidence for UCAS applications and prepare you for university

    • help you to gain new skills, think critically and learn independently

    • encourage online / social learning

    • develop collaboration and analytical skills

    • embed current research into your online learning

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The course can be used as a wider classroom or enrichment resource or can be used independently by students to discover more about the subject area. Each course provides flexible study and benefits from online discussions with other learners.

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