4 courses

Critical Thinking

This course will be delivered online.

In the age of 'fake-news' and the dissemination of 'distruth', how do we begin to decipher a good
point from a bad one, a convincing claim from a baseless one? This 10-hour course focuses on how to identify an argument; how to judge it as good or bad, convincing or unconvincing; how to identify weaknesses and strenghts; how to deal with difficult jargon; how the medium affects the message; and how to respond clearly and critically to all the complications of communication.
Each week we will look at one or two texts, some...

17/01/2023 - Tue (15:00-16:30) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 10 weeks - £130.00 - L01232-222301

Cultural History Workshop 1

This course will be delivered online.

The key areas explored are the cultural ideas and experiences of classical cities, the Reformation, and the Renaissance.

The course will examine areas of cultural experience through a case study approach. This part is part one of two and will look specifically at: an introduction to cultural history; the culture of Rome and Athens; art and the renaissance; the reformation and cultural change. Each section will look at a cultural artefact drawing upon art, philosophy, literature, and music. You will be invited to examine materials prior to...

11/01/2023 - Wed (14:00-15:30) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 6 weeks - £80.00 - C02858-222302

Film - Theory and Appreciation

This course will be delivered online.

This is a popular yearlong course that consists of three distinct parts covering key films from America/Hollywood, Europe, and Asia. Each term has a different theme:

* World Cinema - an Introduction to Asian Cinemas.

This course will introduce you to key films and renowned film directors of India, Japan, and South Korea, covering a wide range of aspects and genres: from the 1950s films of the Indian pioneer Satyajit Ray and his pioneering counterparts Ozu and Kurosawa in Japan to more recent Japanese comedies and Korean genre...

19/01/2023 - Thu (19:00-21:00) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 10 weeks - £177.00 - C02297-222302
27/04/2023 - Thu (19:00-21:00) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 10 weeks - £177.00 - C02297-222303

Pre Access Humanities and Social Science (Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton)

(Women Only)

This course is essentially a foundation course for learners who are looking to progress to study an Access to Higher education Diploma . An Access Diploma, maths and English GCSE (or accepted equivalents) qualifications are standard entry requirements for many university degrees, Your Pre-Access course will help you develop the study skills you need to succeed on an Access Course,

Please note that this course is for women only.
16/01/2023 - Mon (10:30-16:00), Tue (10:30-13:00) - Hillcroft Campus - 22 weeks - £825.00/FREE - WR0084-222301