Course overview

Explore the captivating journey of writing, from ancient petrographs and petroglyphs on rocks to cutting-edge electronic communication systems. This course invites both beginners and those with prior knowledge who share an interest in history and writing. Over six weeks, taught online, engage in presentations and discussions, with convenient access to materials even after each session.

Course description

Over the six weeks, you will learn about where and how writing developed, how different writing systems emerged, how writing systems are influenced by social and political factors, and how we know what we know about systems that are no longer used. Throughout the course, you will also learn about the geographical distribution and spread of writing systems, from ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, China, the Mayan civilisations and Europe. The course may appeal to anyone with an interest in history or linguistics.

This course is design for adults and requires no previous experience. It is delivered online over six weeks, through a series of presentations and discussions.

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 alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

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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