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Online Course

WW1 Heroism: Through Art and Film

University of Leeds via FutureLearn

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Found in History
  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Finished
  • Language English
  • Certificate $39 Certificate Available
  • Effort 2 hours a week
  • Duration 2 weeks long
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Overview

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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 reflecting upon a painting you have chosen. 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.

This course is part of the Going to University collection which has been specifically designed for students at schools and colleges. They provide a taster of undergraduate study at the University of Leeds and help students to decide which subject to study at university.

Completion of the courses will also enhance students’ university applications.

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Taught by

Alison Fell

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Reviews for FutureLearn's WW1 Heroism: Through Art and Film Based on 9 reviews

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Therese R
Therese completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Absolutely wonderful! Very enlightening as to the methods used to enlist interest & support for a war that was only to last months. This was the war to end all wars, yet here it is, nearly the eve of 2019, and war is ever present. Please consider taking this class as an introduction into how easily war can be enacted & how desperately a nation is willing to contend for victory against an aggressor.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I took this course since I was watching by my self many WWI films. This course helped me somehow to put this in perspective. However, I expected more tutorials and guidance by the teachers. The comments of the other pupils were not very helpful in general, there was not a sense of group in the making of the course. I think he reason was to have at the same time people following arts, literature and cinema and we did not watch/read the same works. Interesting though.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I talk about art, but whatever your background this course really helps you to understand so much about the literature of the period and both British and German perspectives.

Great introduction, that totally absorbs you in to the course.

Really thought provoking and introduced me to so many previously unseen posters and the intense propoganda that forced men into war and pressurised women to tell them to 'GO'.

Thank you for putting the course together.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I found it on future learn. I feel it had a lot less 'meat' than other FL offerings. This is not to say that what was there was not interesting but it just seemed a bit threadbare. I suppose the underexplored ideas and 'bold' statements with little support were what got to me.

Strikes me it is more of an ad. to get people to sign up for a FT course at the host Uni. Not sure if it would work for that purpose to be honest.
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Anonymous completed this course.
I enjoyed this course and it has prompted me to explore the subject further. I was particularly interested in week one which covered posters and war art.
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I thoughly enjoyed the course it was really interesting and informative.. I learnt so much on the tactics of war recruitment
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