Southeastern Non-Credit Programs to offer Victorian Britain course
Monday, August 31, 2015
by: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Office of Non-Credit Programs will
offer a class this fall that focuses on Victorian Britain called “The Victorians in
Film, Fiction, and History,” which covers the period 1837-1901.
William B. Robison, head of Southeastern’s Department of History and Political Science, will conduct the six-week, non-credit course at the St. Tammany Center in Mandeville from 6 -7 p.m. on Tuesdays, Sept. 1 through Oct. 6.
“Six sessions will illuminate the history, culture, and memory of Victorian Britain: (1) Victoria and Albert, (2) War and Mutiny, (3) Widowhood and Wonder, (4) Gladstone and Disraeli, (5) Empire and Destitution, and (6) Decline and Death,” said Director of Non-Credit Programs Charlotte Collins.
The class will use as its principal text “A.N. Wilson, The Victorians,” and will be supplemented by period art, examples of pertinent literary works, and excerpts from modern film. Inexpensive used copies are available online.
The program is open to all for a registration fee of $75, and participating schoolteachers will receive 12 documented continuing education units (CEU’s). For more information and to register, go to Southeastern’s Non-Credit Programs website at www.southeastern.edu/acad_research/programs/noncredit/courselist/victorians/index.html.