History courses at Aspire Sussex are designed to be engaging and informative. If you are interested in people, culture and history, we offer a range of courses from the most popular to the completely unique.
This course is about the different ways of interpreting important global issues. We will discuss the ways in which the international community has responded to issues such as poverty, inequality, environmental concerns and global terrorism.
The course is about the different ways of interpreting important global issues. We will discuss the ways in which the international community has responded to issues such as poverty, inequality, environmental concerns and global terrorism.
The focus of classical mythology is often upon the men, the great heroes of the ancient world such as Hercules, Theseus and Jason. In this course we will examine the rôle of women in some of the stories: from goddesses to wives; from strong independent women to those who seemingly appear only as a prop to their men.
We will examine not only the tales that come down to us from antiquity, but also the reception of these women in later times through literature and works of art.
This course will explore how the Romans lived, and examine some of the ways in which their culture has influenced our world today. We’ll look at many aspects of life in Rome including daily routine, food and drink, entertainment, and clothing.
This course aims to develop an understanding of the presentation, content, and context of some of the main Greek myths and of the way in which these might be interpreted. You will acquire a general overview, along with an understanding of the Greek culture gained through a variety of literary and archaeological evidence. You will develop an awareness of the differences and similarities between the ancient Greek civilisation and our own, and of the influence of Greek mythological tradition. Some of the topics that will be covered are: Greek pantheon, Greek heroes (e.g. Heracles, Argonauts), Greek and Roman myth conceptions and modern myth interpretation.