What is the course about?
On this day course, you'll be introduced to a range of powerful women from Theodora the circus acrobat who had an affinity with geese to the beauty queen Irene who murdered her son to gain power and sainthood.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- discuss one or two of the powerful women introduced today and identify where they derived power from.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an `introductory` course and does not assume any previous study or reading although you will need a good
grasp of English to keep up with the course. As with most of our history and current affairs courses, an open mind and a willingness to listen to and think about views with which you do not always agree are more important than specific levels of skills. You will gain more from the course, in terms of enjoyment and learning, if you are able and willing to do some supplementary reading.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Tutor presentation, class discussion, handouts, images, etc.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No. Please bring pen and paper.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Further information on other Medieval history courses can be found on the college website, at bildutrapagaran.info.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details