Course overview

You will be interested in the development of the familiar British landscape, through its physical form and the monuments that adorn it. New knowledge will be acquired about its development from the ancient ‘wildwood’ to our land of monuments and settlements. You will learn about the purposes for which these may above been constructed, what has been believed about them, and how they reflect the societies that created them. The monuments may have been prehistoric (such as stone circles), Christian, or secular in purpose. Whether you are a beginner or have previous knowledge, this course is ideal for anyone who is keen to develop or revise their knowledge.

Course description

You will improve your knowledge skills around monuments, and the ideas and purposes lie behind their construction and reasons for their positioning in the landscape. You will first learn about the timeline of human societies since prehistory, and how this has, in general, has impacted the British landscape. Much of this course is about features within the landscape that go beyond the

economic importance of food production, manufacturing, and the provision of shelter for humans.

We will investigate what is known historically about the belief systems around monuments and buildings, such as stone circles, ancient churches and monasteries and explore the values of secular buildings and symbolic value. Often the purpose of monuments in the landscape has changed, and you will learn why this might have been.

You will also learn about statues, why these might have been erected and why very often they come to cause controversy as our values and views of history change. Whether you are a beginner, or have previous knowledge of landscapes and their history, this course is ideal for anyone who is keen to develop or revise their knowledge.

You will learn through lectures, group discussion and there will be opportunities to ask questions. No previous knowledge is required.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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