The Hero's Journey (for people with learning difficulties)

Course Dates: 06/10/20 - 06/07/21
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Explore the Hero idea in contemporary and ancient culture, and how this journey can be relevant to your own life. Study mythology and archetypes with visits to the British Museum and the National Gallery.
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Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £149.00

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Course Code: SD102

Started Tue, day, 06 Oct - 06 Jul '21

Duration: 28 sessions (over 40 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Ancient and contemporary depictions of The Hero’s Journey, through film, TV, music and the written word. Study and recognise archetypes and their relation to your own life. The course will also focus on the Hero’s Journey in works of art with visits to the British Museum and the National Gallery.

What will we cover?

What is a Hero?
The Hero in ancient and contemporary culture
The Superhero in contemporary culture
Applying the Hero’s journey to our own life pathway
Facing challenges in our lives.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Identify the stages of the Hero’s Journey
Relate the Hero’s Journey to your own life
Use the perspective of the Hero’s Journey to live happily and creatively
Complete a researched presentation on the Hero’s Journey.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is for students with an interest in history, the visual arts, film, music and personal development.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Class discussion
External visits
Video extracts
Role play
Small group work
Homework tasks.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?


When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Advice on courses for people with learning disabilities and additional support for other City Lit courses is available by appointment only. Please call 020 7492 2586 or email to book an appointment.

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