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School of Education – Open Learning Autumn/New Year Programme 2012/’13

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School of Education Open Learning Autumn/New Year Programme 2012/‘13 Edith Newman-Devlin, in Memoriam

The Bridget Sarah Hurson Memorial Bursary

It is with great sadness that we record the death of our esteemed lecturer, Dr Edith NewmanDevlin, who passed away on 2nd July, 2012.

The bursary is being established in memory of Bridget Sarah Hurson, late mother of Dr Tess Maginess and Ms Edna Gibson. Two bursaries, valued at £200 each, will be awarded this academic year. One will be awarded to a student facing financial hardship who wishes to enrol in any Open Learning course. The other bursary will be used to subvent the cost of any course of particular merit which would not otherwise run, as agreed by the family and the School of Education.

Edith taught in the Department of French before dedicating over forty years to continuing education and Open Learning. Her World Literature series was legendary, attracting hundreds of students each year. Edith's charm, wit, erudition and sheer passion for literature made her an outstanding lecturer. She will be greatly missed by her loyal students and by the staff of the School of Education. We extend our sincere sympathy to her husband, Peter, and to her family and friends. Tess Maginess, Cathal McManus and the Open Learning Team

Individual applicants should make a written submission of no more than 300 words detailing how the award would enable them to participate in an Open Learning Programme. The closing date of applications is Friday 7 September. The award will be made in two instalments. A sum equal to the amount of the fees payable will be paid at the beginning of the course; the balance will be paid at the end of the course and will be dependent on the recipient attending 70% of classes. Applications should be sent to the Open Learning Office, School of Education, Queen’s University, 20 College Green Belfast BT7 1LN and will be considered by a panel drawn from the School and the family.


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Important Queen’s University Belfast has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that this programme is accurate and up-to-date when compiled, but can accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions. The University reserves the right to cancel classes and to substitute tutors teaching certain classes if necessary. Students are responsible for ensuring that the fees for their course are met. Entry to courses will be restricted by number of entrants. This programme is available in alternative formats, on request.

All enquires to: School of Education Open Learning Queen’s University Belfast 20 College Green Belfast BT7 1LN Northern Ireland Tel:

(028) 9097 3323/3539

Email: openlearning.education@qub.ac.uk Web: www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol

General University Enquiries: Tel: Fax:

(028) 9024 5133 (028) 9057 5137

Term Dates Autumn 2012: Monday 24th September - Friday 30th November New Year 2013: Monday 14th January - Friday 22nd March (Please note that the University is closed on Monday 18th March for St. Patrick’s Day)


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Contents

Welcome from the President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Peter Gregson

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Foreword from Cathal McManus, Open Learning Programme Co-ordinator

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Contacting us

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What do I need to know?

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Venues for Courses

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Complementary Therapies

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Course Availability – Key:

Autumn Course 2012 New Year Course 2013

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Do-In: Practical Self-Health, Group 1 Do-In: Practical Self-Health Group 2 Massage for Stress Relief and Relaxation: An Introduction Shiatsu for Beginners, Group 1 Shiatsu for Beginners, Group 2 17

Beginners’ Guide to Using Digital Photography Imaging Software, Group 1 Beginners’ Guide to Using Digital Photography Imaging Software, Group 2 Building a Website: A Beginners’ Guide Creative Digital Photography, Group 1 Creative Digital Photography, Group 2 Facebook for Beginners Facebook: Advanced Workshop Images into Film: Using Windows MovieMaker Travel on the Internet: Beginners’ Travel on the Internet: Advanced Counselling

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An Introduction to the Study of Suicide, Part 1 An Introduction to the Study of Suicide, Part 2 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology, Group 1 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology, Group 2 Introduction to Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Group 1 Introduction to Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Group 2 Introduction to Social Psychology Creative Writing Enrol Early

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Adaptations for the Screen Creative Filmmaking Creative Writing for Enthusiasts Developing Your Writing Skills Film Journalism Freeing the Writer Within: How to Write a Novel Freeing the Writer Within: Plotting and Character How to Make a Short Film How to Write for Profit and Pleasure, Group 1 How to Write for Profit and Pleasure, Group 2 Learning about Writing and Publication Novel Writing, I

Postal and online enrolments only until Monday 10 September (see page 13). All methods of enrolment, including postal and online, accepted after that date.


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Novel Writing, II Travel Writing: Creative Writing Ways into Writing Ways into Writing, Beginners Writing About Nature: Creative Writing Writing Fiction, Group 1 Writing Fiction, Group 2 Writing for a Creative Life Writing Historical Fiction

Cultural Studies

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China and the World, Group 1 China and the World, Group 2 Exploring the History of Languages Indian Culture: An Audio Visual Introduction, Group 1 Indian Culture: An Audio Visual Introduction, Group 2 Irish Placenames and Surnames Small Island: Irish Literature and History, 1930-1960 The Culture of Ulster Protestants: What is it? The Placenames and Surnames of Ulster

Environment

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Birds of the Grey Wind Built Heritage: The Rural World Built Heritage: The Urban World Our Changing World: The Geological History of Ireland and the UK The Sky’s Their Highway First Aid

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Practical First Aid, Group 1 Practical First Aid, Group 2 Practical First Aid, Group 3 Practical First Aid, Group 4

History and Politics

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A Decade of Centenaries: Key Themes and Issues A History of Modern Britain, 1603-2003: Part 1 Crown and Commonwealth, 1603-1688 A History of Modern Britain, 1603-2003: Part 3 Britain’s Century, 1815-1914 A History of the USA, 1601-2001: Part 3 - Slavery, War and Wealth, 1783-1914 Enrol Early

As British as Finchley?: The Thatcher Government in Northern Ireland Aspects of Belfast’s History, Group 1 Aspects of Belfast’s History, Group 2 Aung San Suu Kyi and the Struggle for Democracy in Burma Belfast’s Important Citizens throughout its 400 Years Builders of Belfast: A Walking Tour Building the Brave New World: The Scots-Irish and Irish Contribution Charles II and his Reign: Restoration, Plague and Fire Dealing with the Past: Truth, Justice and Healing Heart of the Empire: Ulster’s Imperial and AntiImperial Tradition, 1600-2000 Industry, Famine and Political Division: Ulster in the Nineteenth Century Investigating Your Family Tree, Group 1 Investigating Your Family Tree, Group 2 James Out, William In John de Courcy and the Battle of Downpatrick, 1177 Medieval Ireland: From Saints and Scholars to the Flight of the Earls On the Banks of the Lagan: A History of Life on the River Queen Anne Russian History and Civilisation: The Romanov Dynasty, 1613-1917 So, You Still Want to be President? A Guide to the 2012 US Presidential Election Ten Champions of Liberty The Battle for Palestine The Churches in Irish Society The Cold War The Protestant Working Class in Northern Ireland: Politics and Culture from ‘Pre-Troubles’ to ‘Post-Conflict’ The Railways of Donegal, I: The County Donegal Railway The Railways of Donegal, II: The Lough Swilly Railway The Rise and Fall of the Byzantine Empire Twentieth Century Ireland: A Century of Change World War II: The Last Good War?

Postal and online enrolments only until Monday 10 September (see page 13). All methods of enrolment, including postal and online, accepted after that date.


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Languages

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Arabic for Beginners Arabic for Improvers Chinese (Mandarin) for Beginners French 1st Year, Group 1 French 1st Year, Group 2 French 1st Year, Group 3 French 2nd Year, Group 1 French 2nd Year, Group 2 French 2nd Year, Group 3 French 3rd Year, Group 1 French 3rd Year, Group 2 French 4th Year, Group 1 French 4th Year, Group 2 French Language Club, Group 1 French Language Club, Group 2 French Pronunciation Clinic, Group 1 French Pronunciation Clinic, Group 2 French for Beginners, Group 1 French for Beginners, Group 2 German 1st Year, Group 1 German 1st Year, Group 2 German 2nd Year, Group 1 German 2nd Year, Group 2 German 3rd Year German Language Club: Intermediate German Language Club: Advanced German for Beginners Classical Greek Language Club Italian 1st Year, Group 1 Italian 1st Year, Group 2 Italian 1st Year, Group 3 Italian 2nd Year, Group 1 Italian 2nd Year, Group 2 Italian 3rd Year, Group 1 Italian 3rd Year, Group 2 Italian 4th Year, Group 1 Italian 4th Year, Group 2 Italian Literary Club, Group 1 Italian Literary Club, Group 2 Italian for Beginners, Group 1 Italian for Beginners, Group 2 Latin for Beginners Latin 2nd Year Portuguese Level 1 Spanish 1st Year, Group 1 Spanish 1st Year, Group 2

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Spanish 1st Year, Group 3 Spanish 1st Year, Group 4 Spanish 2nd Year, Group 1 Spanish 2nd Year, Group 2 Spanish 3rd Year, Group 1 Spanish 3rd Year, Group 2 Spanish 4th Year, Group 1 Spanish 4th Year, Group 2 Spanish Language Club: Intermediate, Group 1 Spanish Language Club: Intermediate, Group 2 Spanish Language Club: Advanced Spanish for Beginners, Group 1 Spanish for Beginners, Group 2 Spanish for Beginners, Group 3

Law

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A Brief History of the Law: The Interesting Bits An Introduction to Intellectual Property Laws Crime and Punishment Criminal Law The Sentence of the Court

Leisure Skills

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Irish Céilí Dancing, Group 1 Irish Céilí Dancing, Group 2 Lunchtime Yoga De-Stress, Group 1 Lunchtime Yoga De-Stress, Group 2 Tango Salón (Tango Argentino) for Beginners, Group 1 Tango Salón (Tango Argentino) for Beginners, Group 2 The History and Practice of Aran Knitting: Beginners' The History and Practice of Aran Knitting: Improvers' Wine Appreciation: An Introduction, Group 1 Wine Appreciation: An Introduction, Group 2 Wine Appreciation: A World of Wine, Group 1 Wine Appreciation: A World of Wine, Group 2

Literature

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A Truth Universally Acknowledged? Marriage, Men and Money in Austen A Warning to All Good Wives: Shakespeare’s Female Characters Ancient Laughter: Roman Comedy and its Legacy

Postal and online enrolments only until Monday 10 September (see page 13). All methods of enrolment, including postal and online, accepted after that date.


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Beyond Slavery in America: A Literary Exploration Continuing Cities: The Blackbird Bookclub Great Moral Issues in the Novel, Part 1 Great Moral Issues in the Novel, Part 2 In Search of ‘The Great American Novel’ Literary Images: A Taste of Chicago Owls and Pussycats and Ruined Choirs: The Many Arts of Poetry, Part 1 Owls and Pussycats and Ruined Choirs: The Many Arts of Poetry, Part 2 Russian Literature and Civilisation: The Life and Work of Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) The American Dream: Myth or Reality The Celtic Spirit and Literature The Northern Irish Short Story The Origins of Modern Fiction: The Novels of Ancient Greece and Rome Two Ancient Greek Novels The Transformers: Beckett, Bacon, Kafka The Short Story Masterclass: The Blackbird Bookclub Ulster-Scots Poetry and Irish Gaelic Poetry in Translation World Literature: Desert Island Books Media Studies and Drama

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Capturing Life: An Introduction to Documentary Film-Making Disentangling the Web Film Noir and World Cinema, I Film Noir and World Cinema, II Inventions in the History of the Moving Image Playing Shakespeare: Hamlet Playing Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew Music

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A Social History of Music in Ireland Change the World in Song, Group 1 Change the World in Song, Group 2 Continuing Cities: Canters, Contraltos and Cool Dudes Guitar for Beginners, Group 1 Guitar for Beginners, Group 2 Guitar for Improvers, Group 1 Guitar for Improvers, Group 2 Jazz Through the Ages

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Journeys into Czech Music Masterpieces of Music: A Further Selection Music Theory Made Easy, Group 1 Music Theory Made Easy, Group 2 Opera Heroines, Part I Opera Heroines, Part II Song Writing: New Ideas and New Subject Matter Voices from the Borough: The Music of Benjamin Britten Personal Development

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Be Your Own Life Coach Coping with Anger and Creating Calm Creative Relaxation Effective Speaking Enhance Your Image, Build Your Confidence, Group 1 Enhance Your Image, Build Your Confidence, Group 2 Enhanced Learning and Memory for Exams and Interviews, Group 1 Enhanced Learning and Memory for Exams and Interviews, Group 2 Freeing Your Natural Voice How to Lighten up your life Interview Skills for Job Applicants, Group 1 Interview Skills for Job Applicants, Group 2 Meditation: An Introduction Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Group 1 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Group 2 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Group 3 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Group 4 Public Speaking Transform Your Life

Personal Finance

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Inheritance Tax: A Guide to Preserving Family Wealth on Death, Group 1 Inheritance Tax: A Guide to Preserving Family Wealth on Death, Group 2 Understanding the Stockmarket: An Introduction, Group 1 Understanding the Stockmarket: An Introduction, Group 2 Understanding the Stockmarket: An Advanced Workshop, Group 1 Understanding the Stockmarket: An Advanced Workshop, Group 2

Postal and online enrolments only until Monday 10 September (see page 13). All methods of enrolment, including postal and online, accepted after that date.


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Philosophy and Religion

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Church and Society in Pre-Reformation England Critical Thinking Skills European Reformations Introduction to Philosophy, Part 1 Introduction to Philosophy, Part 2 Moral Philosophy: An Introduction Presbyterianism in Ulster, 1613-1840

Science

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Our Place in the Universe, Group 1 Our Place in the Universe, Group 2 Visual Arts

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Acrylic Painting: Advanced Acrylic Painting: Technical Innovations Continuing Cities: Envisioning Belfast Cross-Overs: Art and Photography Drawing: Form in Space, Group 1 Drawing: Form in Space, Group 2 Dreams and Visions: The Symbolist Movement Essential Painting, Group 1

Enrol Early

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Essential Painting, Group 2 Jewellery Design Jewellery Design: Continuation More Masterworks Painting Landscapes in Oil for Beginners, Group 1 Painting Landscapes in Oil for Beginners, Group 2 Painting Landscapes in Watercolour for Beginners, Group 1 Painting Landscapes in Watercolour for Beginners, Group 2 Portraiture Through Drawing, Group 1 Portraiture Through Drawing, Group 2 We are Majestic in the Wilderness: Romanticism in the Visual Arts

Classes Outside Belfast

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One-Day and Two-Day Courses

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Campus Map

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Postal and online enrolments only until Monday 10 September (see page 13). All methods of enrolment, including postal and online, accepted after that date.


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Welcome from the President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Peter Gregson

Queen’s has often been ahead of its time. In the 1850s it offered lectures for the citizens of Belfast at 7.00 am, the start of a tradition of extra-mural provision that now places the University at the forefront of the lifelong learning revolution. The University’s commitment to lifelong learning has a distinguished history, but it is also informed by the needs and wishes of the community it serves. That is why I am delighted to commend to you this Autumn/New Year programme of courses and study options in the Open Learning division of the School of Education. Open Learning is a resource for the whole community of Northern Ireland, offering a range of opportunities for individual career development or personal growth, or to satisfy the need for learning for its own sake.

As you leaf through these pages, we hope you will soon gather that, at Queen’s, we believe learning should be not only lifelong but also life-changing. Whatever your age, attainment or ability, participation in education, training and self-development is challenging, satisfying and above all enjoyable. As a forward-looking university, with an international reputation for excellence, our aim has always been to have a powerful impact on the cultural, social, economic and, of course, educational well-being of the community we serve. That’s why we genuinely look forward to your enrolment at Open Learning and to sharing the Queen’s experience with you in the months ahead. Peter Gregson President and Vice-Chancellor

This range of diverse academic and other learning opportunities not only includes dozens of courses which have proved their popularity over the years, but also introduces new choices reflecting the demands of life in the twenty first century.

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


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Foreword from Cathal McManus, Open Learning Programme Co-ordinator

I am a Winter person. I love the sense of mystery, the excitement and the optimism that the long dark evenings afford as we enter into the festivities of Hallowe’en, Christmas and New Year. I particularly love how the long evenings present us with an opportunity to slow things down a little: to read a good book; catch up with friends, old and new and to get the head more active following the physically tiring summer months.

Maybe reading isn’t just what you are after? Maybe you aspire to be the writer? If so we have a great range of Creative Writing courses on offer that are sure to get your creative juices flowing. From Louise McIvor’s Ways into Writing, for those beginning their new journey, through to Alf McCreary’s How to Write for Profit and Pleasure, there is a great selection of courses designed to help bring out the storyteller within.

The Open Learning Programme, at Queen’s, provides you with the opportunity for all three. If it is about reading a good book then our Literature section is for you. Our World Literature course is a must, raising as it does, that immortal question – what book would you take with you to a desert island? Hear the opinions of renowned writers who have made their mark on the World stage and be inspired for Christmas stockings!

Perhaps you might even want to go one step further and transform your writing for the big screen - become the new Spielberg? If so, Csilla Toldy can guide you through the process in her course Creative Filmmaking. Perhaps your ambitions are a little more modest and you would simply like to put together a nice family memento for the small screen? If so then Carl Boyle’s Capturing Life: An Introduction to Documentary Filmmaking is the course for you. Using technology now readily available through smart phones, stills cameras and domestic video cameras the course will guide you through the basics of filmmaking and enable you to document, on film, your interests and aspirations.

Perhaps you would prefer something a little more local? If so then Continuing Cities: The Blackbird Bookclub is for you. Kindly sponsored by the Arts Council, One City, One Book initiative, Continuing Cities is an exciting series of talks, delivered by a range of guest speakers, encompassing literature, music and the visual arts and which will celebrate the artistic heritage of Belfast.

Be an early bird and enrol well in advance!

Of course for some of us the main priority remains keeping warm over the winter months but even here we can offer help through Hilary Boyd’s fascinating new course, The History and Practice of Aran Knitting. Is there anything likely to warm you up more this winter! The Open Learning programme guarantees to provide a warm welcome to all comers this winter whatever your interests. Its informal and relaxed atmosphere sums up what winter is all about – when old friendships are rekindled after the summer break and new friendships are made. And, as George R.R. Martin maintains, ‘summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever’. Cathal McManus Open Learning Programme Co-ordinator


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Contacting Us

Staff

If you want to contact us in writing our postal address is:

Course Director, Undergraduate Programmes Tess Maginess

School of Education Open Learning 20-24 College Green Queen’s University Belfast BT7 1LN

Open Learning Programme Co-ordinator Cathal McManus

Our telephone numbers are: 028 9097 3323/3539

Administrative Officer Wendy Hunter

Our e-mail and web addresses are: openlearning.education@qub.ac.uk www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol

Clerical Officers Janice McKee Deirdre Davies

If you have any questions about our classes and courses, staff can be contacted directly during normal office hours: Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Finance Officer Albert Paul

The Open Learning Programme Co-ordinator can be contacted, initially in writing, at the above address.

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What do i need to know?

CATS points and credit As you read this brochure you will see frequent references to ‘CATS points’ at the end of the course descriptions. For example, the course A Decade of Centenaries: Key Themes and Issues on page 33 carries 10 CATS points at Level 1. CATS stands for the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme. CATS is a national scheme which has been established to allow different types of academic courses to be compared and valued and even transferred and traded. CATS points are like a currency that allows us to say how much different courses are worth. For example, most primary degrees in the UK require students to have 360 CATS points and students will have had to take courses or modules that add up to this. The individual courses or modules that represent the building blocks the degree is made up of would typically be worth 20 CATS or 40 CATS or any number that allows the individual blocks to add up to 360 CATS. What about the level? A Decade of Centenaries: Key Themes and Issues is worth 10 CATS at Level 1. The level gives an indication of the difficulty of the course or, in positive terms, the intellectual rigour of the course. Level 1 typically equates to the first year of a traditional three year primary degree. Levels 2 and 3 equate to years 2 and 3 of a primary degree course. Level 0 indicates the level below the first year of a university course. Level M indicates a postgraduate level course – a course at the level of a Masters degree. The Open Learning courses described in this brochure allow students to work towards a Certificate in Liberal Studies. The national scheme sets the rate of exchange as 60 CATS at Level 1 for a certificate, so, in line with this, students who successfully complete courses worth 60 points qualify for the Certificate in Liberal Studies. Students may only obtain one certificate. If you think you have completed 60 CATS Points at Level 1, please contact the Open Learning office on 9097 3323. Please note that your academic credit will

expire after 10 years. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the Open Learning Office. If you choose to do a course that offers CATS points, then to earn the points you will have to attend at least 75% of the classes and successfully complete the work set by your tutor. Depending on the course, this work might be an essay or a presentation to your class or the performance of a piece of music. Please do not be daunted by the thought of this work as any work that is set will have been planned and designed to suit the level of the course. Equally importantly, our tutors understand the needs of part-time students and of students returning to education after a long gap. You will receive a letter in August 2013 confirming your completion of CATS points. It is still possible for students to take courses that offer CATS points even if they themselves do not want to work towards the award of the points. Above all, our courses are intended to be enjoyable and tutors are perfectly happy for students to adopt this more leisurely approach. But do think carefully about working towards CATS points as many students find that the challenge adds to their enjoyment of the course and there is a real satisfaction in completing the course and earning the CATS points. If you are inspired by the thought of earning CATS points and working towards the Certificate in Liberal Studies then we need to introduce a note of caution. We have tried to provide a short and straightforward explanation of the national CATS but the scheme is not without its complications. In particular, if a course is worth 10 CATS points then you cannot earn 20 CATS points by taking it twice! Our lecturing staff are always pleased to meet potential students to advise about returning to study or about particular courses or career requirements. Do call us if you think we can help.

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


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Enrolling

By telephone

Online

From Monday 10 September you may enrol by telephone during office hours as detailed above, paying by credit or debit card.

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol. This site is quick and easy to use. You may enrol online as soon as you receive your brochure. If you enrolled online last year please click on ‘login’ and use your email address and password. If you have forgotten your password click on ‘My Account’ and under ‘Returning Student’ click on the ‘Password Forgotten’ link. A new password will be sent to your email address immediately. Please note that you can only enrol yourself on your email address. If you wish to book a partner or friend on the same course or a different course and they do not have an email address, contact the office on 9097 3323 and we will process the enrolment. By post In order to avoid backlogs and for your convenience, we will accept only postal and online enrolments before Monday 10 September 2012. All methods of enrolment including postal and online, will then be accepted from that date onwards. You may enrol by post using the form in this brochure and can pay by cheque, credit or debit card. If you are enrolling by post for more than one course, then separate enrolment forms and cheques are needed for each course. We are sorry that this may be a little more time consuming but it allows us to refund your money quickly if there are no places left on a course or, as occasionally happens, we have to cancel a course. In person From Monday 10 September our staff will be happy to help you enrol in person during office hours which are: Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm (including lunch-time). If you enrol in person you may pay in cash, by cheque, credit or debit card.

Be an early bird and enrol well in advance!

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Confirmation of Enrolment When you enrol for a course you will receive a Confirmation of Enrolment. If you have enrolled online this will be sent to your email address. The Confirmation of Enrolment is your only acknowledgement of enrolment. If you enrol by telephone or post and have not received your Confirmation of Enrolment within ten days, then please let us know.

Over-subscribed and cancelled courses Numbers in most classes are limited and applications are dealt with in the order we receive them. You are strongly advised to enrol early. Unless otherwise stated in the course information, the closing date for enrolment on courses where there are still places is one week before the first class. If you have missed the closing date for the course you wanted to take, then it is always worth contacting us to check just in case there are still places. Unfortunately, we are unable to run courses that are under-subscribed so all our courses are offered subject to a certain minimum enrolment (usually 12 students). Occasionally we are forced to cancel a course. If this happens, we shall let you know as soon as we can and refund your enrolment fee. Please enrol early if you can. Early enrolment helps us provide better service and better value.

Costs and Conditions There is no upper age limit, however, the minimum age for students attending these adult learning programmes is 18, unless otherwise stated.


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The information about each course gives details of the fee that must be paid. For many courses, a concessionary fee is also given. The concession is available for those who are in receipt of State Benefits (including pension), or are full-time students, or are members of University staff holding a valid staff card. If you are claiming the concession, please provide evidence of your status when you pay your fee. Please note that concessions cannot be claimed retrospectively. We regret that fees cannot be refunded except when a course does not run or if your application is rejected because the course is full. The University is unable to refund fees when, for whatever reason, the student fails to attend.

Venues for courses Courses are held in venues across the University. Notices telling you where classes will be held will be posted in the College Green Offices and in the entrance hall of the main University building. If you have access to the internet, you can check venues on our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol the afternoon before your class is due to start or ring our office: 028 9097 3323/3539.

Health and Safety At the first class your tutors will advise you of the Health and Safety protocol which includes guidance on what to do in the event of an emergency evacuation or accident.

Car parking We regret that there is no parking within the University precinct for students attending day-time classes. For evening classes, limited parking is available from 5.00 pm on the main site. Entry to car parking is only via Botanic Avenue.

Facilities for disabled students We welcome applications from people with disabilities and we will do our best to ensure that your individual requirements are met so you can get the most from your course. The range of services for students with disabilities is being expanded all the time and we can arrange, for example, notetakers or proof-readers or special equipment. Although things are improving, some of the University’s older buildings are still presenting difficulties for students using wheelchairs and for the less mobile. Please let the Open Learning Office know by contacting the office on tel: 9097 3323 as soon as you decide to enrol for a course so that we can make special arrangements to meet your needs. Although the Open Learning staff members are always happy to help, you may want to contact the University’s Disability Services unit. The unit is headed by Linda Maguire, the Disability Services Co-ordinator, and Linda and her team are always delighted to meet prospective students to discuss their needs and the types of support available. Full details of the range of services are contained in the University’s Guide for Students with Disabilities available from: Disability Services Student Guidance Centre Queen’s University Belfast 91a University Road Belfast BT7 1NN Telephone: (028) 9097 2727 e-mail: disability.office@qub.ac.uk The School of Education has also a member of its academic staff to act as its disability adviser, Tess Maginess. Tess can discuss your individual requirements and liaise with colleagues to help ensure you get the support you need. Telephone (028) 9097 2512 or email t.maginess@qub.ac.uk.

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In order to assist you in relation to Health and Safety Regulations, the University can prepare a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) so that you can be supported to get out of the buildings in the unlikely event of a fire or other emergency. Please contact Disability Services if this PEEP would be helpful to you.

Exclusions The University, via the Open Learning Programme Co-ordinator, reserves the right to exclude any student from its Open Learning courses for behaviour which: (1) is abusive or threatening to other course participants or University staff and/or (2) disrupts the learning of other participants and/ or (3) damages or misuses University equipment or property.

Coming Soon . . . The Spring 2013 Programme will be available from mid-March 2013. This programme can be viewed online at www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol or available in booklet format from mid-March. This programme contains courses in all the major subject areas and repeats of many of the popular courses. For further details, telephone 028 9097 3323/3539.

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Complementary Therapies

Do-In: Practical Self-Help John McKeever, MA Fee £23.00 (concession rate £15.00) 5 weekly sessions Autumn 2012 Group 1 OLE0642 Mondays 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm, starting 24 September New Year 2013 Group 2 OLE0644 Mondays 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm, starting 14 January It is written in an ancient Eastern classic that ‘Do-In (pronounced dough-in) is a method practised by ascetics and Taoists of old which enables a person to stay young and strong, develop supernatural powers and attain eternal youth.’ It includes meditation, breathing techniques, meridian stretches and self-massage and acupressure techniques. This course cannot promise eternal youth but it can offer a weekly oasis where you can rejuvenate your energy and rekindle a feeling of well–being. Please wear loose comfortable clothing and bring a mat or blanket. For more information go to www.ShiatsuHealth.net

Massage for Stress Relief and Relaxation: An Introduction OLE0856 Rosie Cowan, MA, Massage Diploma (MTI) Fee £53.00 (no concession) Autumn 2012 A 2-day workshop on Saturdays 13 and 27 October, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm Would you like to be able to give a treat which is good for body and soul? Holistic therapist, Rosie Cowan, will show you the wonderful stressrelieving benefits of massage while guiding you through basic strokes which you can carry out at home with no special equipment required. Please bring a couple of large bath towels and a couple of pillows or cushions. Limit: 12

Shiatsu For Beginners, Group 1 OLE0641 John McKeever, MA Fee £40.00 (no concession) Autumn 2012 3 half-day sessions on Saturdays 29 September, 6 and 20 October, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm Shiatsu, meaning ‘finger pressure’ is a form of Japanese massage which is good for both the receiver and giver. In Shiatsu the receiver remains fully clothed and the giver applies gentle, but firm pressure to the acupressure points and meridian channels found in acupuncture. It also involves stretches and movements of the joints and limbs to help improve suppleness and flexibility. In this short course you will learn how to give a full body treatment for relaxation, health and overall well-being. Please wear loose comfortable clothing and bring a mat or blanket. For more information go to www.ShiatsuHealth.net Limit: 16

Limit: 16

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


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Shiatsu For Beginners, Group 2 OLE0118 John McKeever, MA Fee £23.00 (concession rate £15.00) New Year 2013 5 weekly sessions on Mondays 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 14 January Shiatsu, meaning ‘finger pressure’ is a form of Japanese massage which is good for both the receiver and giver. In Shiatsu the receiver remains fully clothed and the giver applies gentle but firm pressure to the acupressure points and meridian channels found in acupuncture. It also involves stretches and movements of the joints and limbs to help improve suppleness and flexibility. In this short course you will learn how to give a full body treatment for relaxation, health and overall well-being. Please wear loose comfortable clothing and bring a mat or blanket. For more information go to www.ShiatsuHealth.net Limit: 16

Beginners’ Guide to Using Digital Photography Imaging Software

Building a Website: A Beginners’ Guide

Scott Pearson, BA, Cert Ed, PGCE, IBT2

Heather McNamee, BA, MA

Fee £110.00 (no concession) 10 weekly sessions Autumn 2012 Group 1 OLE0157 Tuesdays 11.00 am to 1.00 pm, starting 25 September New Year 2013 Group 2 OLE0164 Tuesdays 11.00 am to 1.00 pm, starting 15 January This class will show students how to use computer imaging software to view, edit, manipulate and print out digital images. We will learn about cropping, cloning, layers, adjusting colour, brightness and contrast, adding text, printing and filters and effects. The software we will be using is Adobe Photoshop ELEMENTS, the little brother of the industry standard Adobe Photoshop. The program is a reduced version of Photoshop but is, nonetheless, an excellent product; being suitable for beginners and beyond. Images will be available for the various exercises, but students may supplement these by bringing in their own images on CDs or USB storage keys. Limit: 10 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

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Fee £110.00 (no concession) Autumn 2012 10 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 25 September Would you like to build a website for your group or organisation where you have total control over the functionality and content? In this course students will learn to build flexible websites using software that is entirely free and gain the practical skills needed to build a website no matter what tools are used. Students will: Learn how popular websites are built and maintained; Build a website or application using Drupal (a free open source software); Follow clear steps to take an idea, put it online and test to make sure it’s useful for site visitors. Basic computer skills such as web browsing, filling in online forms, editing documents are required. Participants will also need a laptop (not a notebook) with 15MB of disk. 10 CATS Points (Level 1)


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Creative Digital Photography Mark Scott, BTEC Fee £110.00 (no concession) 10 weekly sessions Autumn 2012 Group 1 OLE1673 Wednesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 26 September New Year 2013 Group 2 OLE1674 Wednesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 16 January This course in Creative Digital Photography is aimed at those students who may have a basic knowledge or interest in the subject and who want to learn to use their camera controls along with compositional skills to produce better images.

Facebook for Beginners OLE1715 Mark Baker, MBA Fee £15.00 (no concession) A half-day workshop on Saturday 3 November, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm Do you have family and friends working or studying abroad? Would you like to keep in touch with those who mean the most to you? Facebook offers new opportunities for staying in touch and communicating in a fun and interactive manner. This half-day workshop will introduce you to the basics of using Facebook, from opening an account to safe and secure usage. Make some friends this Autumn and join the social media revolution!

Facebook: Advanced Workshop OLE1716 Mark Baker, MBA Fee £15.00 (no concession) A half-day workshop on Saturday 17 November, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm Have you created a facebook account but would like to learn how to use it more effectively? This half-day workshop will look at different features of facebook, including ensuring privacy is ensured. The workshop will also look at how to set up fan/ company pages. Students should have their own facebook account and good basic computer skills. Limit: 10

Recommended Textbook: Langford’s Basic Photography, Langford, Fox and Smith (Focal Press). Limit: 16 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


Computing

Images into Film: Using Windows MovieMaker

Travel on the Internet: Beginners’

Travel on the Internet: Advanced

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OLE0156

Shelley Tracey, BA, MA

Geoffrey McNab

Geoffrey McNab

Fee: £33.00 (concession rate: £21.00)

Fee £15.00 (no concession)

Fee £15.00 (no concession)

Autumn 2012

Autumn 2012

Autumn 2012

5 weekly sessions on Mondays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 29 October

A half-day workshop on Saturday 20 October, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

A half-day workshop on Saturday 27 October, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

In this hands-on course, participants will use digital images, text and sound to make a five-minute film with Windows MovieMaker software, available free from the Internet. This course introduces you to digital storytelling, and helps you to create a story about holidays or other events. Please bring six images and a memory stick to the first class. Limit: 16 5 CATS Points (Level 1)

Do other people keep telling you about cheap flights on the internet? Would you like to be able to check out and book flights, hotels, and find other tourist information? You do not need to own a computer. This quick introductory fun session will demonstrate how easy it is to pop into any library or cyber cafe and, once connected, the world is at your fingertips! No previous experience necessary. Always a popular course, book fast! Limit: 10

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This course is for people who would like to expand their knowledge of travel sites and links on the internet. With an ever increasing number of people booking their travels online, the tutor will share some of his favourite travel sites and secrets. You will be amazed how much the NET can make your travels easier! Good basic knowledge of how to use a computer and the mouse is necessary. Limit: 15


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Counselling

An Introduction to the Study of Suicide, Part 1

An Introduction to the Study of Suicide, Part 2

Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

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OLE1707

Paul Marshall, BSc, MSc

Philip O’Keeffe, BSc, MSc, PhD

Philip O’Keeffe, BSc, MSc, PhD

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Autumn 2012

New Year 2013

Autumn 2012

10 weekly sessions on Fridays 10.00 am to 12.00 noon, starting 28 September

10 weekly sessions on Fridays 10.00 am to 12.00 noon, starting 18 January

Group 1 OLE0889 Wednesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 26 September

Suicide is tragic and complex. The poet, Alvarez, believed everyone has an opinion about suicide and his book The Savage God expressed his views. The novelist Camus said suicide was the only question, while sociologist, Durkheim, thought suicide was culturally determined. A 1960’s cult television series MASH began ‘suicide is painless; it brings on many changes’. People bereaved by suicide may experience long-term, intense, complicated grief. This course begins to examine some psychological perspectives on human suicidal behaviour, while exploring some myths around suicide. Students will have the opportunity to develop their own insights. Suicide prevention, intervention and postvention practice should interest those in caring/protective, guidance/ counselling, advisory or social services fields.

Part 2 of this course will focus upon specific, relevant topics identified by the students that match their particular interests and needs. Recommended Textbook: The Savage God, A Alvarez (Penguin). Limit: 20 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

10 weekly sessions

New Year 2013 Group 2 OLE1601 Fridays 10.00 am to 12.00 noon, starting 18 January This course will examine the role of psychology in the understanding and treatment of abnormal psychological disorders. It will focus on topics such as Personality Disorders, Substance-Related Disorders, Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders, Mood Disorders, Cognitive Disorders, Suicide, Schizophrenia and ADHD. Recommended Textbook: Abnormal Psychology (Eleventh Edition) International Student Version, A Kring, S Johnson, G Davison & J Neal (Wiley). 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

Recommended Textbook: The Savage God, A Alvarez (Penguin). Limit: 20 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


Counselling

Introduction to Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy Paul Marshall, BSc, MSc Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) 10 weekly sessions Autumn 2012 Group 1 OLE1112 Fridays 10.00 am to 12.00 noon, starting 28 September New Year 2013 Group 2 OLE0888 Wednesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 16 January This course will introduce students to the theory and practice of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy. It will look at the work of Aaron T Beck and Albert Ellis, the main figures behind the Cognitive-Behavioural approach to counselling. Participants will learn how to apply the skills to change negative thinking patterns to help manage emotional states such as depression, anxiety, anger and stress.

Introduction to Social Psychology OLE0631 Paul Marshall, BSc, MSc Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) New Year 2013 10 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 10.00 am to 12.00 noon, starting 15 January This course will discuss topics such as ‘Self-Awareness’, ‘Understanding Others’, ‘Attitude Change and Persuasion’, ‘Conformity, Compliance and Obedience’, ‘Aggression and Violence’, ‘Altruism’, and ‘Interpersonal Communication’. Group discussion will play a large part in the learning process. 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

10 CATS Points (Level 1)

Be an early bird and enrol well in advance!

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Early Bird . . . We make the decision on whether or not to run a course seven days before the course start date, based on whether we have reached the minimum number of enrolments. So please help us to help you! Be an early bird and enrol well in advance. Be an early bird and enrol well in advance!


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Creative Writing

Adaptations for the Screen

Creative Filmmaking

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Csilla Toldy, BA, MA

Csilla Toldy, BA, MA

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

New Year 2013

Autumn 2012

10 weekly sessions on Mondays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 14 January

5 fortnightly sessions on Saturdays 11.00 am to 3.00 pm, starting 29 September

During this course we will look at different adaptations of stories, discussing how films can reflect social values and changes in attitudes. Participants will be encouraged to develop a film adaptation idea of their own choice. Csilla Toldy is a filmmaker. For more information go to www.csillatoldy.com Recommended Textbook: The Classic Novel from Page to Screen, R Giddings (Manchester Press). Limit: 20 10 CATS Points (Level 1) (No class on Monday 18 March)

This course is about the creative process – observation, visualisation, intuition, selfexploration, emotional response, inspiration, aesthetics, meaning, impact, purpose and cultural context. It is about what students want to express as filmmakers, to develop short film project ideas, and an exploration of various film structures and forms. Csilla Toldy is a filmmaker. For more information go to www.csillatoldy.com Recommended Textbook: Creative Filmmaking from the Inside Out, J Dannenbaum et al (Simon and Schuster).

Creative Writing for Enthusiasts OLE1478 Bernadette Beckett, BEd, MBA Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) Autumn 2012 10 weekly sessions on Wednesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 26 September ‘The pen is mightier than the sword’. Is the keyboard mightier still? At some time in our lives we all have an urge to write –- family stories, poetry, a journal after trauma, a blockbuster novel! Find a warm welcome at this class and fine tune your writing skills. Improve self-expression, build word power, develop the craft of writing and explore the current climate of publishing. Recommended Textbook: Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook 2012 (A&C Black,London). Limit: 20 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

Limit 16 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


Creative Writing

Developing Your Writing Skills OLE1394 Paul Clements, Cert in Journalists Proficiency Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) Autumn 2012 10 weekly sessions on Wednesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 26 September This exercise-based course will look at creative engagement with the language, how to build word power and write creatively; it will look at writing introductions and endings and how to achieve emphasis writing them. We discuss transitions in writing and how writers bridge different themes within their work to ensure continuity. Other topics will involve exercises in writing about specifics (e.g. objects will be brought along), and we will spend time rewriting, revising as well as looking at editing techniques, proof reading, and the importance of reading and writing critically. We will consider examples of prose writing and discuss these. Students may bring along their work in progress – either fiction or non-fiction – for discussion.

Film Journalism OLE1593 Carol Murphy, BA, MA Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) Autumn 2012 10 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm starting 25 September The aim of the course is to take a look at the tools and methods of how to read films, how to contextualise films, how to write about films with your particular audience in mind and how to place yourself within the industry as a film journalist. With a keen eye on the changing shape of the film industry, the course acknowledges the need to be entrepreneurial in making the industry work for you within the niche world of the film journalist. With workshops, screenings, interview practice, group and individual tutorials, mini presentations and the close study of case studies this class promises to be an exciting spring-board for the aspiring film journalist. Recommended Textbook: The Cinema Book, P Cook (BFI). 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

Recommended Textbook: Oxford Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms, A Spooner (Oxford University Press). Limit: 20 10 CATS Points (Level 1) Be an early bird and enrol well in advance!

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Freeing the Writer Within: How to Write a Novel OLE1682 Brenda Liddy, PhD Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) Autumn 2012 10 weekly sessions on Thursdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 27 September Everyone has a novel in them. Over the ten weeks you will be taught how to start writing your novel/short story. You will learn how to develop your writing style and how to get the basics right. You will learn how to form good writing habits, such as perseverance, determination, self-organisation, resilience, confidence and how to find a publisher. Recommended Textbook: Writing Down The Bones, N Goldberg (Boston: Shambala Press 2010). Limit: 20 10 CATS Points (Level 1)


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Freeing the Writer Within: Plotting and Character OLE1683 Brenda Liddy, PhD Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) New Year 2013 10 weekly sessions on Thursdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 17 January This course will focus on plotting and creating characters. You will learn how to write a plot synopsis, and how to structure your novel. You will learn how to create vivid characters, how to avoid stereotypes and how to use dialogue effectively. Finally, you will learn how to create a suitable setting and how to create mood and atmosphere. There will also be a session on finding an agent and preparing your manuscript for publication. Recommended Textbook: The Complete Guide to Writing Fiction and Non Fiction, and Getting it Published, Pat Kubis (Longman). Limit: 20 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

How to Make a Short Film OLE1597 Carol Murphy, BA, MA Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) New Year 2013 10 weekly sessions on Thursdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 17 January The aim of the course is to learn through collective workshops and screenings how to write a short film in terms of crafting story, character and structure; to learn about writing synopsis, treatments, log and tag lines; to learn how to format a screenplay with the same tools as can be applied to feature film writing; to prepare the script for making funding applications in the UK and in Ireland; to address the process of moving into preproduction, production and post-production; to look at how to plan your market, festival and distribution strategy; to plan how to use your finished film as a calling card for your next film project and/or paid work as a writer/director or within production in the film industry. Recommended Textbook: Alternative Script Writing, K Dancyger and J Rush (Focal Press).

How to Write for Profit and Pleasure Alf McCreary, BA Fee £28.00 (no concession) A one-day workshop Autumn 2012 Group 1 OLE0272 Saturday 10 November, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm New Year 2013 Group 2 OLE0273 Saturday 26 January, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm The award-winning journalist and author, Alf McCreary, shares his experience of writing for personal profit and pleasure, and he also outlines how people with limited or no background in writing can be helped to turn their ideas into print. This is an informative, enjoyable and successful course by an experienced professional of 40 years standing, who will cover the major aspects of creative writing, editing, and publishing. Recommended Textbook: 2012 Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook (A&C Black). Limit: 16

Limit: 16 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


Creative Writing

Learning About Writing and Publication OLE1656 Marina McDonnell, BA, MA, PGCE Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) Autumn 2012 10 weekly sessions on Wednesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 26 September Using advice from successful authors and examples of their published work, this course will guide aspiring writers through the many genres of writing: novels, short stories, screenwriting, memoirs, feature writing, among others, to establish their key elements. Opportunities to experiment with each type of writing will be provided in a workshop environment to enable students to find their preferred style. Authors include Willy Russell for playscripts; The Coen brothers for film scripts; Michael McLaverty for short stories; J K Rowling for novels.

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Novel Writing, I

Novel Writing, II

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Kathleen Quinn, BA, MAT, PhD

Kathleen Quinn, BA, MAT, PhD

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Autumn 2012

New Year 2013

10 weekly sessions on Thursdays 10.00 am to 12.00 noon, starting 27 September

10 weekly sessions on Thursdays 10.00 am to 12.00 noon, starting 17 January

This course focuses on how to start (or re-start) writing a novel. We will focus component on topics such as character, plot, point of view, and form. We will also do practical writing exercises in each class, and students will have ample opportunity to give and receive feedback on their writing. 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

10 CATS Points (Level 1)

Be an early bird and enrol well in advance!

This course will encourage and deepen the skills of all writers interested in writing a novel. It is for those beginning to write a novel and those who have already produced part of a novel. The only prerequisite is a love of stories and a love of language. 10 CATS Points (Level 1)


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Travel Writing: Creative Writing OLE1128 Paul Clements, Cert in Journalists Proficiency Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) Autumn 2012 10 weekly sessions on Mondays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 24 September Discover how to explore and write about new places as well as revisiting familiar places with new eyes. This course will focus on how to describe a journey, create mood and atmosphere, and bring a landscape or cityscape alive. We will discuss how to avoid clichés and travelese, and consider practical tips to help get your work published. For more information go to www. paulclementswriting.com Recommended Textbook: Blue Highways, W Least Heat-Moon (Little, Brown & Company).

Ways Into Writing OLE1641 Louise McIvor, BA Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) Autumn 2012 10 weekly sessions on Wednesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 26 September

Ways Into Writing, Beginners OLE1433 Louise McIvor, BA Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) New Year 2013 10 weekly sessions on Wednesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 16 January

This is a follow-on course to the successful course ‘Ways into Writing’ offered in January 2012. We will explore further prose fiction writing skills, including developing characters, achieving a balance between ‘showing’ and ‘telling’ and how to use research to add authenticity to your work. We will also explore editing skills. Students will be encouraged to write in a supportive workshop environment. New members are most welcome.

A beginners’ class which will set out the building blocks for writing fiction, including creating believable characters, how to structure your work, the ‘brushstrokes’ of setting and description and writing dialogue. We will also look at the importance of getting into a writing routine and keeping a writer’s notebook. Students will be encouraged to write in a supportive workshop environment.

10 CATS Points (Level 1)

10 CATS Points (Level 1)

Limit: 20 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


Creative Writing

Writing About Nature: Creative Writing OLE1129 Paul Clements, Cert in Journalists Proficiency

Writing Fiction

Writing for a Creative Life

Martin Tyrrell, BA, MSc, PhD

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Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Stan Papenfus, PhD

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10 weekly sessions

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Autumn 2012

New Year 2013

New Year 2013

Group 1 OLE1237 Tuesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 25 September

10 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 15 January

10 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 15 January The natural world is a rich source of inspiration for writers. This course explores the range of possibilities in nature writing and considers how to make your own writing – whether fiction or nonfiction – come alive. We discuss how authors record, observe and portray nature, and we will study the form by looking at their style and inhaling some perceptions. For more information go to www.paulclementswriting.com Recommended Textbook: A Brush with Nature, R Mabey (BBC Books). Limit: 20 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

New Year 2013 Group 2 OLE1363 Tuesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 15 January This course is aimed at both beginners and people with some experience writing fiction. It will focus on the short story form but will also consider the novella, the novel and life writing. Topics covered will include: characterisation, plot, dialogue and narrative voice. Classes will combine teaching, practical writing exercises and, most importantly, workshop sessions with students encouraged to read and critique each other’s work. Textbook: Birthday Stories, H Murakami (Vintage). Limit: 16 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

Be an early bird and enrol well in advance!

Our personal journey involves moving from reactive bondage to creative freedom. Learn how to engage in this transition and, by keeping a Personal Life Book. Become the person you always knew, deep down you could be. Learn to write for the sake of living a free, whole and creative life. See www.the livingway.info 10 CATS Points (Level 1)


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Cultural Studies

Writing Historical Fiction

China and the World

OLE1603

Gerry Cleary, PhD

Heather Richardson, BA, MA

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

10 weekly sessions

Autumn 2012

Autumn 2012

10 weekly sessions on Thursdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm starting 27 September

Group 1 OLE1633 Wednesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 26 September

Historical fiction is a hugely popular genre, and in recent years many prestigious literary awards have been won by historical novels such as Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and Joseph O’Connor’s Star of the Sea. This course combines practical creative writing activities with analysis of recent works of Historical fiction. Students will also learn how to research the historical background to their work, and to use historical events and characters to generate new ideas. Recommended Textbook: Searching for the Secret River, K Grenville (Canongate). Limit 20 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

New Year 2013 Group 2 OLE1634 Tuesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 15 January China has emerged as a big player in the world. To appreciate why we need to know more about its unique civilisation and culture. This course examines the evolution of China’s unique thinking over 2000 years and also samples its rich culture. The course shows how China in the past was not always isolated from the rest of the world and illustrates how it gave us many gifts (including printing and the wheel barrow!). But we also see how the world profoundly altered China with its ‘gifts’ including Communism. The course also shows how much China is part of the rest of the world by dealing for example with the Chinese Diaspora. In the UK alone there are over 250,000 ethnic Chinese. Finally we examine how China is flexing its economic and political muscles in the world today. We can’t ignore China because it certainly is not ignoring us!

Exploring the History of Languages OLE1619 Paul Tempan, BA, MA, PhD Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) Autumn 2012 10 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 25 September Where did words like ‘cairn’ and ‘quarry’ come from, and how do they relate to Irish ‘carn’ or the Carpathian Mountains? This course introduces students to historical linguistics, focusing on the English and Irish Languages, but also looking at other members of the Germanic and Celtic language families, as well as the broader Indo-European family. No prior knowledge of Irish is required, but a familiarity with the English spoken in Ireland and some place names would be helpful. Recommended Textbook: The Stories of English, D Crystal (Penguin). 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

10 CATS Points (Level 1) You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


Cultural Studies

Indian Culture: An Audio Visual Introduction

Irish Placenames and Surnames

Small Island: Irish Literature and History, 1930-1960

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Paul Joseph Richard, BA, MA, MPhil, MBA

Paul Tempan, BA, MA, PhD

Fee £33.00 (concession rate £21.00)

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Tess Maginess, BA, MA, PhD Cathal McManus, BA, MA

5 weekly sessions

New Year 2013

Autumn 2012 Group 1 OLE1259 Tuesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 25 September New Year 2013 Group 2 OLE1640 Wednesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 16 January India is possibly the most diverse nation in the world. As one of the fastest emerging economies today, it offers huge potential for businesses too. This exciting time presents us with an opportunity to move beyond its cuisine and celebrities, and to learn and appreciate their culture. Learn from the author’s native personal experience the ‘soft’ power of Indian Culture (Colours, Creeds, Codes, Customs, Caste, Cinema, Cricket, and Celebrations). You will also learn about attitudes, beliefs, assumptions, world views, and values that make Indians who they are. The final session will include a cookery demonstration and a spicy dinner*. The course aims to help you develop a positive appreciation for an Indian cultural experience. *Additional fees apply.

10 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 15 January How did place names like Annaghbeg, Shankill, Carlingford and Mountjoy originate? The course will cover a variety of types of placenames, including towns and cities, townlands, ancient monuments, mountains and rivers. We will look at the various languages in which Irish placenames have been coined, particularly Irish. In addition we will dedicate three classes to examine Irish names and surnames. A working knowledge of Irish is an advantage. Recommended Textbook: Celebrating Ulster’s Townlands, K Muir (Ulster Place-Name Society). 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

5 CATS Points (Level 1) Be an early bird and enrol well in advance!

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Fee: £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) New Year 2013 10 weekly sessions on Mondays 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, starting 14 January Ireland in the period 1930-1960, has frequently been portrayed by both historians and literary writers as a period of repression, insularity and stagnation and yet was also a period of energetic literary activity. This course will examine the interplay between history and literature and will consider the evidence for and against such negative categorisations of the period. The assessments of historians and commentators who first charted these ‘lost’ years will be drawn upon and more recent re-examinations of the period will also be considered. In this period, in very profound and exciting ways, history throws lights on literature, literature throws light on history. 10 CATS Points (Level 1) (No class on Monday 18 March)


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The Culture of Ulster Protestants: What is it?

The Placenames and Surnames of Ulster

OLE1653

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Maureen Hurndall, BA

Maureen Hurndall, BA

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Autumn 2012

Autumn 2012

10 weekly sessions on Thursdays 10.00 am to 12.00 noon, starting 27 September

10 weekly sessions on Fridays 10.00 am to 12.00 noon, starting 28 September

The Ulster Protestant community is quite a diverse one. It can encompass anything from Band Parades to the Gospel Halls, from Ulster Scots to Ulster Gaelic, and from the unique workingclass culture of the shipyards to Irish League soccer. Politically, through the past century, its members were to be found in all political parties. This course investigates what constitutes and distinguishes this unique community.

Few subjects draw us to them in the way that those concerning ourselves do. Whether it be the districts, townlands and street names we utter several times a day, or our proud family names, which indicate the places and the occupations we come from, our quest for our roots is neverending. Come and join the supportive environment of those engaged on the same journey.

Early Bird . . . We make the decision on whether or not to run a course seven days before the course start date, based on whether we have reached the minimum number of enrolments. So please help us to help you! Be an early bird and enrol well in advance. Be an early bird and enrol well in advance!

10 CATS Points (Level 1)

10 CATS Points (Level 1)

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


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Environment

Birds of the Grey Wind OLE0112 Ivor McDonald, DA, ATD Fee £64.00 (concession rate £57.00) New Year 2013 5 fortnightly sessions on Thursdays 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 17 January and 5 full-day field trips (on Sundays starting 20 January) As the days lengthen, our countryside is filled once again with the songs of our resident birds as they prepare for the breeding season ahead. Wintering wildfowl which have enhanced our estuaries and wetlands are in peak condition in readiness for the long flight back to the Arctic. Wildlife abounds as the dark days of winter give way to the verdant promise of spring. The lectures and field trips will provide an insight into a varied range of habitats. 15 CATS Points (Level 0)

Built Heritage: The Rural World

Built Heritage: The Urban World

OLE1664

OLE1688

John Harkness BA

John Harkness BA

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Autumn 2012

New Year 2013

10 weekly sessions on Thursdays 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, starting 27 September (8 classroom based and 2 field trips on 11 October and 18 October

10 weekly sessions on Thursdays 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, starting 17 January (8 class room based and 2 field trips on 31 January and 7 February

This course aims to provide an understanding of rural issues. We intend to focus on rural buildings in terms of their design and their cultural, aesthetic, social, economic and historic relevance. Some of the basic questions we intend to address are - 'Why do people chose to live in rural areas?', 'How does the rural community, and agriculture, contribute to the economy as a whole?' 'How can we preserve our rural heritage?' The course includes field trips, case studies, personal accounts and various discussions / debates.

This course is aimed at providing an understanding of urban issues and determining the essential qualities of vibrant and successful areas of cities/towns. Some of the basic questions we intend to address are - ‘Why do people chose to live in urban areas?’, ‘What are the key elements for successful urban areas and successful urban regeneration?’, ‘How can we develop broader understanding of these key elements?’, ‘How can these key elements be adopted by government and statutory bodies and become ‘enshrined’ in Planning policies and legislation?’

Textbook: The Life and Death of Great American Cities, J Jacobs (Vintage). 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

The course will include field trips, case studies, personal accounts and discussions/debates. Textbook: The Life and Death of Great American Cities, J Jacobs (Vintage). 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

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First Aid

Our Changing World: The Geological History of Ireland and the UK OLE1116

The Sky’s Their Highway

Practical First Aid

OLE0108

Frances Sanderson, Basic First Aid Cert

Ivor McDonald, DA, ATD

Kirstin Lemon, BSc, PhD

Fee £64.00 (concession rate £57.00)

Fee £76.00 (concession rate £64.00)

Autumn 2012

Autumn 2012 5 weekly sessions on Thursdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 27 September and 3 half-day workshops on Saturdays 6, 13 and 27 October This course is based at Marble Arch Caves. Our world has undergone major changes in its 4600 million year history; from searing deserts to icy wastelands and everything in between. Nowhere is this more evident than in the rock record, where clues to our world’s past are there for all to see, if you just know where to look! This course will look at the various past environments that Ireland and the UK have witnessed through geological time with particular reference to those found in and around the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark. The course will involve class work and several field visits to sites in and around the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark. 10 CATS Points (Level 1) (No class on Thursday 18 October)

5 fortnightly sessions on Thursdays 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 4 October and 5 full-day field trips (on Sundays starting 7 October) As the mellow warmth of autumn gives way to the starkness of winter, shimmering necklaces of geese fill the sky and small birds seek frantically for food in the gathering dusk. The course will deal with the survival strategies of a wide range of species, and include field trips which will be to a variety of habitats at optimum times. Travel is not included in the cost. 15 CATS Points (Level 0)

Fee £33.00 (no concession) 5 weekly sessions Autumn 2012 Group 1 OLE0276 Wednesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 26 September Group 2 OLE0277 Wednesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 31 October New Year 2013 Group 3 OLE0278 Wednesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 16 January Group 4 OLE0279 Wednesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 20 February The British Red Cross will deliver the Practical First Aid course over 5 weeks. The course will provide the participants with knowledge of CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation). The participant will also receive training on how to deal with bleeding, burns and fractures as well as a number of minor and major illnesses. This course is competency based with continuous assessment and a British Red Cross certificate will be issued to successful candidates on completion. Recommended Textbook: First Aid Manual, 9th Edition, (Dorling Kindersley). Limit: 12 5 CATS Points (Level 0)

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


History and Politics

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History and Politics

A Decade of Centenaries: Key Themes and Issues OLE1679 Cathal McManus, BA, MA

A History of Modern Britain, 1603-2003: Part 1 – Crown and Commonwealth, 1603-1688

Fee: £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

OLE1164

Autumn 2012

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

10 weekly sessions on Wednesdays 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, starting 26 September The period between 1912 and 1922 was a defining moment for modern Ireland and Northern Ireland. It helped to shape the social, political and cultural identities of the present day. This course is designed to offer students a better understanding of the key historical events that will be remembered by analysing their causes and consequences and will cover such topics as: The Ulster Covenant; World War I; 1916 Rising; Anglo-Irish War; Partition; 1921 Treaty and the Irish Civil War. 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

Ronnie Hanna, BA, MA

New Year 2013 10 weekly sessions on Mondays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 14 January

A History of Modern Britain, 1603-2003: Part 3 – Britain’s Century, 1815-1914 OLE1607 Ronnie Hanna, BA, MA Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) Autumn 2012 10 weekly sessions on Thursdays 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, starting 27 September

The first part of ‘A History of Modern Britain, 1603–2003’, focuses on the dramatic events of the seventeenth century when the kingdoms of England and Scotland were united, the monarchy overthrown and then restored, and then the threat of absolutist rule averted by the Glorious Revolution. As well as analysing events, the course will also pay due acknowledgement to the great personalities of the age, such as Archbishop William Laud, Oliver Cromwell and Charles II. While social and economic developments will not be ignored, the lecturer makes no apologies for focusing on the political, religious and military conflict that shaped the Stuart century.

Part 3 of the History of Modern Britain covers the century when British power – economic, military and political – was at its zenith, ruling an empire that covered a fifth of the earth’s surface and contained a quarter of its people. This was an era of change, with the extension of the franchise, the emergence of the working class and the progress of social reform. It was also the golden age of English literature, exemplified by the likes of the Brontes, Dickens and Hardy, and a period when some of the ‘giants’ of British history strode the national, and international, stage: Wellington, Peel, Disraeli, Gladstone, and the woman who gave her name to the age, Victoria.

10 CATS Points (Level 1)

10 CATS Points (Level 1)

(No class on Monday 18 March)

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A History of the USA, 1601-2001: Part 3 – Slavery, War and Wealth, 1783-1914 OLE1609 Ronnie Hanna, BA, MA Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) New Year 2013 10 weekly sessions on Mondays 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, starting 14 January The third part of the History of the USA looks at the growth and expansion of the United States in the period between the end of the War of Independence and the outbreak of the First World War. It was a century dominated by the question of slavery which could only in the end be settled by the bloody Civil War of 1861–65. Even before that event, America was in the process of becoming one of the world’s leading economic powers, a process now accelerated by the end of hostilities and fuelled by continuing immigration. As the twentieth century dawned, the United States was ready to challenge the nations of the Old World for international supremacy.

As British as Finchley?: The Thatcher Government in Northern Ireland OLE1600 Matthew Okot, BA, MA Fee £33.00 (concession rate £21.00)

Aspects of Belfast’s History Raymond O’Regan, BA, Cert Adm PR, TTCAED Fee £20.00 (no concession) A one-day workshop

Autumn 2012

Autumn 2012

10 weekly sessions on Thursdays 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 27 September

Group 1 OLE0033 Saturday 29 September, 10.00 am to 2.00 pm

This course will examine the Thatcher government’s constitutional and security polices in Northern Ireland, as well as its administration of direct rule. We will look at how and why Mrs Thatcher’s political convictions were sidelined, in favour of a pragmatic approach, which reflected the existing parameters of British policy, with regard to devolution, Anglo-Irish security co-operation, Ulsterisation and public sector spending. 5 CATS Points (Level 1)

New Year 2013 Group 2 OLE0230 Saturday 23 March, 10.00 am to 2.00 pm The growth of ‘modern’ Belfast began with Sir Arthur Chichester who in 1603 was given land including Belfast for his part in the defeat of the Ulster Gaels in the Nine Years’ War. This field trip around central Belfast will tell the story, through the people, events, buildings etc that go to make up the history of the city. Meet at the front of the City Hall at 10.00 am. Recommended Textbook: Hidden Belfast, R O’Regan (Mercier Press). Limit: 16

10 CATS Points (Level 1) (No class on Monday 18 March)

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


History and Politics

Aung San Suu Kyi and the Struggle for Democracy in Burma (Myanmar) OLE1648 Michael Kelly, BA Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) Autumn 2012 10 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 25 September On 13th November 2010 Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Laureate and General Secretary of the National League for Democracy (NLD), was released from house arrest. This course charts the struggle for democracy in Burma from its origins in the opposition to British colonial rule, through the tribulations of independence, the 1962 military coup and the emergence of the military junta. Aung San Suu Kyi’s life is examined in detail and a critical assessment made of her philosophy of non-violence and NLD leadership. The key issues and events such as the revolution of 1988 and the election of 1990 are all explored in depth in the context of Burma’s complex politics, its ethnic and religious divisions, the economy and decades of military dictatorship.

Belfast’s Important Citizens Throughout its 400 Years

Builders of Belfast: A Walking Tour

OLE0539

OLE1736

John Bradbury, BA

Gerry Cleary, PhD

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Fee £28.00 (no concession)

Autumn 2012

Autumn 2012

10 weekly sessions on Mondays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 24 September

A one-day walking tour on Saturday 6 October, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

The course will cover Belfast’s development since its inception, through the work and influence of its important citizens. The aim of the course is to chronologically cover the city’s journey from its earliest days, whilst observing citizens from many spheres including industry, science, the arts and architecture. 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

Textbook: Aun San Suu Kyi and Burma’s Struggle for Democracy, B Lintner (Silkworm Books). 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

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Belfast was the fastest growing city in the UK at the end of the nineteenth Century. At one stage it grew faster than Chicago! But who were the builders and what are the best examples of their work? This course uses the term ’builder’ in the widest sense to include architects, construction firms and developers. We will walk around central and south Belfast and visit some of the main examples of the best of Belfast builders’ work including Charles Lanyon’s Queen’s University Main Building and Alfred Brumwell Thomas’s Belfast City Hall. We will also look at the work of one of the biggest construction firms of the nineteenth Century – H and J Martin, by visiting their headquarters on the Ormeau Road and some of the streets around this - all of which have the distinctive H and J Martin style. Finally, we will look at some examples of what happened when developers’ plans went wrong! Meet at the front entrance of Queen’s University. There will be a lunch break at Queen’s (lunch is not included). The total walking distance is approximately 2 miles.


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Building the Brave New World: The Scots-Irish and Irish Contribution

Charles II and his Reign: Restoration, Plague and Fire

OLE1644

OLE1627

Alister McReynolds, BEd, MA

Robert Whan, BA, MA, PhD

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Fee £28.00 (no concession)

Autumn 2012

Autumn 2012

10 weekly sessions on Fridays 10.00 am to 12.00 noon, starting 28 September

A one-day workshop on Saturday 29 September, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

This course shall examine the impact on receiving countries of Irish and Scotch-Irish migrants and in particular developments in Great Britain, USA, Canada, South America, New Zealand and Australia. Looking at both, ‘push’ and ‘pull’ factors and portray the individuals involved, we will analyse contemporaneous events as a backcloth to these particular developments. And we will look in broad terms at the concept of creating, ‘society’ and the role played in ‘big history’ events such as The American Civil War. Recommended Textbook: Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan, K Miller et al (OUP USA).

Deprived of this throne for 11 years after the Civil War, which ended in his father’s execution in 1649, Charles II was welcomed back to London on his 30th birthday. This course will consider the main events in the ‘Merry Monarch’s’ life and reign. We will consider what precisely was restored in 1660 and will look at the series of key events which occurred during the Restoration era, including the Great Plague (1665), the Great Fire of London (1666), the revelations of the socalled Popish Plot to murder the king, and the attempt to exclude his brother, the Catholic convert, James, from the throne.

Dealing with the Past: Truth, Justice and Healing OLE1661 Maire Braniff, BA, MA, PhD Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) Autumn 2012 10 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 25 September This short course will explore the ways in which ’Dealing with the Past‘ transpired in Spain, the countries of the former Yugoslavia, South Africa, Latin America and Northern Ireland. We will consider how these countries contend with the challenges of truth, justice, healing and peace in the aftermath of violent conflict. Textbook: Amnesty After Atrocity?, H Cobban, (Paradigm 2007). 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

10 CATS Points (Level 1)

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


History and Politics

Heart of the Empire: Ulster’s Imperial and Anti-Imperial Tradition 1600-2000 OLE0858 Ronnie Hanna, BA, MA Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) Autumn 2012 10 weekly sessions on Mondays 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, starting 24 September This course starts from the premise that the British, as opposed to English, Empire was born in Ulster in the early seventeenth century, and proceeds from that point to demonstrate Ulster’s important and at the same time ambivalent, place in imperial history. From the colonial process in Ulster itself, through emigration to America, revolution there and the rebellion that event partly inspired here, to the golden age of Empire in the nineteenth century, the story comes full circle with Ulster standing today, in the eyes of some, as Britain’s last colony.

Industry, Famine and Political Division: Ulster in the Nineteenth Century OLE1678 Cathal McManus, BA, MA

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Investigating Your Family Tree Gillian Hunt, BA, MA Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

10 weekly sessions

Autumn 2012

Group 1 OLE1183 Thursdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 27 September

10 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 10.00 am to 12.00 noon, starting 25 September This course will explore the nature of life in Ulster during the nineteenth century. We will examine the impact of the political union with Great Britain on the province and analyse the effects of industrial development, famine and the heightened political and religious divisions of the time. A key theme of the course will be presenting a picture of what everyday life was like for those who shaped our present. 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

10 CATS Points (Level 1)

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Autumn 2012

New Year 2013 Group 2 OLE1184 Thursdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 17 January This is the course for those who always wanted to trace their family tree but didn’t know where to start. We will look at all the main sources including birth, marriage and death records; 1901 and 1911 census returns; wills, church, school and estate records, as well as focussing on what is available on the internet. 10 CATS Points (Level 1)


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James Out, William In OLE1622 Robert Whan, BA, MA, PhD Fee £28.00 (no concession) Autumn 2012 A one-day workshop on Saturday 24 November, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm James II inherited a strong position in 1685 but three years later his Dutch nephew, William of Orange, was able to oust him with relative ease. Placing events within their European context, this course will consider why William was able to so easily topple James from his English throne, and will also look at the far from bloodless events which subsequently occurred in Scotland and Ireland. We will seek to uncover the truth behind the murals and will ask what were James II’s real policies and ambitions and how far William was responsible for James’s downfall. The course will conclude by looking at the reign of the joint monarchs, William and Mary, and James II’s last years in exile.

John de Courcy and the Battle of Downpatrick, 1177 OLE1668 Steve Flanders, BA, MA, PhD Fee £28.00 (no concession) New Year 2013 A one-day workhop on Saturday 16 February, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm Although there is no exact date in the records, mid-February is a close approximation to the actual anniversary of the Battle of Downpatrick. This is a one-day examination of the origins and career of John de Courcy, comprising four sessions illustrated by powerpoint presentations. These will focus on the emergence of the de Courcy family in Normandy and England; John’s own ancestry and events during his early life, John’s arrival in Ireland and the battle itself; an assessment of his time as ruler of most of counties Down and Antrim as Prince of Ulster and concluding with his eventual downfall. Questions and discussion will be welcome. For the latest details please go to www.ballynagarrick.net/sfol/ index.htm

Medieval Ireland: From Saints and Scholars to the Flight of the Earls OLE1588 Steve Flanders, BA, MA, PhD Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) Autumn 2012 10 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 25 September Covering about a thousand years of Irish history, this course will take a broad approach to aspects of Irish history. Starting with Celtic society in the time of St Patrick it will move on to the Anglo-Norman invasions and conquests marking the beginning of England’s involvement in Irish society and the subsequent period of settlement and warfare during the Gaelic resurgence. It will conclude with a look at Tudor activities in Ireland leading up to the Nine Years’ War and the end of medieval Ireland. For the latest details please go to www. ballynagarrick.net/sfol/index.htm 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


History and Politics

On the Banks of the Lagan: A History of Life on the River OLE1152

Queen Anne OLE1626 Robert Whan, BA, MA, PhD

Russian History and Civilisation: The Romanov’s Dynasty, 1613-1917 OLE1685

Valerie Goggin, BA, MA

Fee £28.00 (no concession)

Angela Hunt, BA, MA, DELE

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

New Year 2013

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Autumn 2012

A one-day workshop on Saturday 9 February, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

Autumn 2012

10 weekly sessions on Mondays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 24 September The River Lagan’s potential for recreation, leisure and tourism has now been realised in the Titanic Signature Building. This however, contrasts dramatically with the river’s utilisation in our early linen and ship building industries. During the nineteenth century the Lagan was also a busy navigation route from Belfast to Lough Neagh, employing a unique workforce of lighter men, haulers and lock keepers. From the source of the river to its pastoral scenery around Shaw’s Bridge, we will follow the Lagan to its final destination in Belfast. This course will focus on the economic and social history on the banks of the Lagan during the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and will acknowledge the river’s contribution to our industrial and cultural heritage.

Portly and plagued by protracted ill health, Anne, who was always conscientious, presided over a nation expanding militarily and commercially. Her reign also saw the growth of party politics of a recognizably modern kind and as a result of the AngloScottish Union of 1707 she was the first monarch of Great Britain. With her death the line of Stuart monarchs, who had ruled England since 1603 and Scotland since 1371, came to an end. This course will consider Anne’s early life and her desertion of her father, James II, at a crucial point in the ‘Glorious Revolution’, the successful European war (1701-1713), that was conducted against Louis XIV of France, which culminated 400 years ago in the Peace of Utrecht, the tensions in domestic affairs between the Anglican Church and dissenters, and the question of who would succeed Anne.

10 CATS Points (Level 1)

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10 weekly sessions on Wednesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 26 September This course will examine the dramatic changes that Peter the Great made in Russia in order to transform it from an Asian into a European Empire, including the rise of St. Petersburg, and the importance of Catherine the Great’s reign in the development of Russian culture and literature. The course will use different resources and materials to make it interesting and stimulating to learners by using such means as audio, video and computer based activities along with books and other materials. Limit: 16 10 CATS Points (Level 1)


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So, You Still Want to be President? A Guide to the 2012 US Presidential Election

Ten Champions of Liberty

The Battle for Palestine

OLE1643

OLE0212

Alister McReynolds, BEd, MA

Richard Irvine, BA, MA

OLE1614

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

New Year 2013

New Year 2013

10 weekly sessions on Fridays 10.00 am to 12.00 noon, starting 18 January

10 weekly sessions on Thursdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 17 January

Ronnie Hanna, BA, MA Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) Autumn 2012 10 weekly sessions on Mondays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 24 September A mix of history and current affairs, this course is modelled on the ‘So You Want to be President?’ course which charted the historic Obama victory in 2008. This course seeks to explain the American presidential election process both by looking at past elections and keeping the current campaign under review. Will Obama retain the White House? Can the Republicans rally round their presidential nominee? And just how does America elect its chief executive? These and other questions will be explored as the American people go once again to the polls. 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

This course shall portray the philosophy and lifestories of ten individuals who have, through their principles, communicated and lived out creative changes in the way people think and act about freedom. The ten individuals portrayed, one each week in some detail, will be as follows: Francis Hutcheson, Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Mary Ann McCracken, Leo Tolstoy, Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Ghandi, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Martin Luther King. As well as looking at the impact of each individual on his or her own, the course will also examine their interrelatedness e.g. the encouragement given to Thomas Paine by Benjamin Franklin, Martin Luther King’s indebtedness to Francis Hutcheson and the impact of Leo Tolstoy’s writing on Mahatma Ghandi.

Beginning with the Tsarist persecutions, this course charts the development of the clash between Zionism and Palestinian nationalism. Through five major wars, two uprisings, the Nazi genocide, and the reality of ongoing terrorism and military occupation, this course discusses the political dynamics of the conflict and the perceptions and lived experience of those caught within it. Emphasising human rights, this course should be of interest to anyone who wishes to begin to understand why this conflict remains so intractable. Recommended Textbook: The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World, A Shlaim (Penguin Books Ltd). 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

10 CATS Points (Level 1)

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


History and Politics

The Churches in Irish Society OLE1693 Cathal McManus, BA, MA Fee: £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) New Year 2013 10 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 10.00 am to 12.00 noon, starting 15 January Religion and religious organisations have been an important part of Irish society throughout its modern history. This short course will examine the nature of religious belief and practice in Ireland with particular focus being given to nineteenth and twentieth century developments. We will explore such customs and traditions as pilgrimages and holy sites and explore the significance and symbolism of events such as the 1859 revival. 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

The Cold War OLE1608 Ronnie Hanna, BA, MA Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

The Protestant Working Class in Northern Ireland: Politics and Culture from ‘Pre-Troubles’ to ‘Post-Conflict’ OLE1385

New Year 2013

Gareth Mulvenna, BA, MA, PhD

10 weekly sessions on Thursdays 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, starting 17 January

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

This course is a comprehensive account of the dominant historical and political feature of the second half of the twentieth century. This course charts the course of the global struggle between the Free World and Communism, arguing that this was a conflict that in fact predated the Second World War. Highlighting key events – such as the Berlin blockade, the Cuban missile crisis and the Strategic Defence Initiative – and key personalities – such as Stalin and Truman, Reagan and Gorbachev – we survey these turbulent years from the dropping of the Iron Curtain across Europe in 1945–46 to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

Autumn 2012 10 weekly sessions on Thursdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 27 September This course will explore the politics and culture of the Protestant working class in Northern Ireland by adopting a thematic approach. The course will analyse social and political changes and the manner in which these have shaped the Protestant working class community. It will pay close attention to how the Protestant working class have been depicted in novels and plays by writers such as Glenn Patterson, Gary Mitchell, Sam Thompson and Graham Reid. The course will ultimately provide a clear picture of the Protestant working class and the phenomena which have shaped them. 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

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The Railways of Donegal, I: The County Donegal Railway OLE1589 Steve Flanders, BA, MA, PhD Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) Autumn 2012 10 weekly sessions on Thursdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 27 September An examination of the construction, development and operation of the County Donegal Railway (CDRJC) from its opening in 1863 to closure in 1960, including the branches to Killybegs, Ballyshannon, Glenties, Letterkenny and Derry. Extensively illustrated, the course will also cover the steam locomotives, petrol and diesel railcars, passenger and freight rolling stock, as well as plans and proposals for additional routes. Passenger and freight services will be considered and the course will conclude with an assessment of the railway’s position at closure and – briefly – modern efforts to preserve and restore aspects of this much-loved narrow-gauge network. For the latest details please go to www.ballynagarrick. net/sfol/index.htm

The Railways of Donegal, II: The Lough Swilly Railway

The Rise and Fall of the Byzantine Empire

OLE1591

OLE1590

Steve Flanders, BA, MA, PhD

Steve Flanders, BA, MA, PhD

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

New Year 2013

New Year 2013

10 weekly sessions on Thursdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 17 January

10 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 15 January

This course will examine the construction, development and operation of the Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway from its opening in 1863 to the end of rail services, including the lengthy Letterkenny and Burtonport Extension Railway. Extensively illustrated, the course will also cover the steam locomotives, passenger and freight rolling stock, as well as plans and proposals for additional routes. Passenger and freight services will be considered and the course will conclude with an assessment of the railway’s position at closure and – briefly – surviving features of the old line and the modern L&LSR as a bus operator. For the latest details please go to www. ballynagarrick.net/sfol/index.htm

For almost a thousand years a Greco-Roman civilisation flourished in the eastern Mediterranean withstanding the assaults of different peoples and participating in the crusades to capture Jerusalem and the Holy Land. Many internal divisions wrecked this extraordinary survivor along with frequent external attacks. The course will take a broad sweeping view of this remarkable empire and trace its tumultuous history to the eventual fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in 1453. For the latest details please go to www.ballynagarrick.net/sfol/ index.htm 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

10 CATS Points (Level 1)

10 CATS Points (Level 1)

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


History and Politics

Twentieth Century Ireland: A Century of Change

World War II: The Last Good War

OLE1691

OLE1604

Cathal McManus, BA, MA

Samuel Thompson, BA

Fee: £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

New Year 2013

Autumn 2012

10 weekly sessions on Wednesdays 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, starting 16 January

10 weekly sessions on Thursdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 27 September

This course will explore the dynamics of social change in Ireland during the twentieth century. We will examine how life on the island has changed and why using key historical and anthropological texts and through an exploration of the key influences of the period: religion, politics and economics. 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

World War II is often regarded as a struggle between good and evil. After it, German and Japanese leaders were tried as war criminals, but were they the only ones guilty? The course examines some of the most controversial aspects of the war including the Holocaust, the Rape of Nanjing, the Allied bombing campaigns and the Soviet invasion of Germany, and asks whether justice or revenge was the outcome of the war. Recommended Textbook: All Hell Let Loose: The World at War ,1939-45, M Hastings (Harper Press). 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

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Languages

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Languages

Arabic for Beginners

Arabic for Improvers

OLE1367

OLE1639

Nour-Eddine Khaoury, DEUG

Nour-Eddine Khaoury, DEUG

Fee £115.00 (concession rate £69.00)

Fee £115.00 (concession rate £69.00)

Autumn 2012

Autumn 2012

20 weekly sessions on Wednesdays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 26 September

20 weekly sessions on Mondays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 24 September

This course covers both reading and writing Arabic, for those who have never learnt Arabic before. The course contains a detailed introduction to the Arabic script and pronunciation; units teaching the basic constructions of Arabic; further units on dialogues, reading passages, notes on culture and more advanced functions of Arabic; a full set of verb tables; an Arabic-English and English-Arabic vocabulary; Arabic numerals. Textbook: Mastering Arabic 1, J Wightwick & M Gaafar (Palgrave Macmillan). 20 CATS Points (Level 1)

This course is designed for students who have completed Arabic for Beginners or have a good basic knowledge of the language. The course aims at improving oral and written competence in the Modern Standard Arabic. This course covers further units on dialogue, reading passages, notes on culture and more advance functions of Arabic; a full set of verb tables; an ArabicEnglish and English-Arabic vocabulary; Arabic numerals. Textbook: Mastering Arabic 1, J Wightwick & M Gaafar (Palgrave Macmillan). 20 CATS Points (Level 1) (No class on Monday 18 March)

Chinese (Mandarin) for Beginners OLE0574 Li Kuan, BA, BSc, PhD Fee £115.00 (concession rate £69.00) Autumn 2012 20 weekly sessions on Mondays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 8 October This course is designed for people who wish to be able to command simple daily conversation and to communicate with the vast majority of Chinese language speaking people either on holiday or on business. It is also useful for those who intend to acquire some basic but essential knowledge on the working of the language as a preparation for more advanced study. The course will be mainly conducted in the Romanized text, though some essential expressions will be introduced in Chinese characters. No previous knowledge of the language is required. Textbook: Colloquial Mandarin Chinese. The Complete Course for Beginners. New Edition (Book & 2 CDs), K Qian (Routledge). 20 CATS Points (Level 0) (No class on Monday 18 March)

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French 1st Year

French 2nd Year

French 3rd Year

Fee £115.00 (concession rate £69.00)

Fee £115.00 (concession rate £69.00)

Fee £115.00 (concession rate £69.00)

20 weekly sessions

20 weekly sessions

20 weekly sessions

Autumn 2012

Autumn 2012

Autumn 2012

Group 1

OLE0170

Group 1

OLE0173

Group 1

OLE0175

Maryvonne Le Roy, DEUG, BA, PGCE

Maryannick Drapier, DEUG II, Cert Journalism

Maryvonne Le Roy, DEUG II, Cert Journalism

Tuesdays 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, starting 25 September

Wednesdays 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, starting 26 September

Tuesdays 11.00 am to 1.00 pm, starting 25 September

Group 2

Group 2

Group 2

OLE0171

Maryvonne Le Roy, DEUG, BA, PGCE Tuesdays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 25 September Group 3

OLE0311

Amelie Rougeot, Licence de Français Langue Étrangère Thursdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 27 September This 20-week course is designed for beginners. Whether you wish to learn French for pleasure or work, this course will give you a sound knowledge of the basics of the language so that you will be able to communicate simply and effectively in everyday situations. All language skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary building) will be practised, with an emphasis on oral language. Textbook: The French Experience I, M T Bougard (BBC Publication). Limit: 20 20 CATS Points (Level 1)

OLE0174

Maryvonne Le Roy, DEUG, BA, PGCE Mondays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 24 September* Group 3

OLE0714

Amelie Rougeot, Licence de Français Langue Étrangère Tuesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 25 September This course is designed for students who have completed French 1st Year or who have a good basic knowledge of the language. The course aims at improving oral competence and performance with some basic written work and will also present and discuss various aspects of life in France. Topics will be related to the second half of the textbook ‘The French Experience I’.

OLE0176

Sarah Toucas, MA Mondays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 24 September* This course is designed for students who have completed French 2nd year or who have a good command of written and spoken French. All aspects of language learning will be taught and practised with the emphasis on the spoken word. Textbook: The French Experience II, J Picard/M Garnier (BBC Publication). Limit: 20 20 CATS Points (Level 1) *(No class on Monday 18 March)

Textbook: The French Experience I, M T Bougard (BBC Publication). Limit: 20 20 CATS Points (Level 1) *(No class on Monday 18 March)

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


Languages

French 4th Year

French Language Club

Fee £115.00 (concession rate £69.00)

Fee £115.00 (concession rate £69.00)

20 weekly sessions

20 weekly sessions

Autumn 2012

Autumn 2012

Group 1

OLE0977

Maryannick Drapier, DEUG II, Cert Journalism Wednesdays 11.00 pm to 1.00 pm, starting 26 September Group 2

OLE1110

Sarah Toucas, MA Tuesdays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 25 September This course is designed to bridge the gap between the 3rd Year and the Language Club. Anyone with a reasonable grasp of the language is welcome. Some new grammar will be introduced, but the emphasis will be on widening the vocabulary and practising the language within realistic situations and discussions by listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Group 1

French Pronunciation Clinic Virginia Vicente, BA Fee £30.00 (no concession)

OLE1489

Two half-day workshops Autumn 2012

Sarah Toucas, MA Wednesdays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 26 September Group 2

OLE0177

Group 1

New Year 2013

Wednesdays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 26 September

Wednesdays 16 and 23 January, 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm

This course is designed for students who have a very good command of written and spoken French. The emphasis in class will be on spoken French and up-to-date newspaper articles, recordings and occasional video clips will help to stimulate discussions. Limit: 16 20 CATS Points (Level 1)

Be an early bird and enrol well in advance!

OLE1455

Wednesday 26 September and Wednesday 3 October, 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Amelie Rougeot, Licence de Français Langue Étrangère

Limit: 20 20 CATS Points (Level 1)

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Group 2

OLE1677

Pronounce French with a real French flair! In a fun and relaxed format, you’ll participate in special targeted exercises and readings to quickly enhance your French language skills, vocabulary and to help shed your native accent. Whether you’ve taken just a bit of basic French, studied it in college or spent loads of time trying to speak in France, you will immediately notice positive results and feel much more confident interacting in the French language.


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French for Beginners

German 1st Year

German 2nd Year

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Fee £115.00 (concession rate £69.00)

Fee £115.00 (concession rate £69.00)

10 weekly sessions

20 weekly sessions

20 weekly sessions

New Year 2013

Autumn 2012

Autumn 2012

Group 1

OLE0178

Maryvonne Le Roy, DEUG, BA, PGCE

Group 1

OLE0306

Group 1

OLE1676

Barbara Boyle, MA

Barbara Boyle, MA

Fridays 11.00 am to 1.00 pm, starting 18 January

Wednesdays 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, starting 26 September

Mondays 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, starting 24 September*

Group 2

Group 2

OLE0179

Amelie Rougeot, Licence de Français Langue Étrangère Mondays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 14 January* This 10-week course is designed for beginners. Whether you wish to learn French for pleasure or work, this course will give you a sound knowledge of the basics of the language so that you will be able to communicate simply and effectively in everyday situations. All language skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary building) will be practised, with an emphasis on oral language. Textbook: The French Experience I, M T Bougard (BBC Publication). Limit: 20 10 CATS Points (Level 1) *(No class on Monday 18 March)

OLE0295

Eva Dalton, BA Mondays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 24 September* This 20-week course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of German and will be paced accordingly. Whether you wish to learn German for pleasure or work, this course will give you a sound knowledge of the basics of the language so that you will be able to communicate simply and effectively in everyday situations. All language skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary building) will be practised, with an emphasis on oral language. Textbook: Themen Aktuell I Kursbuch and Workbook, H Aufderstrasse (Max Hueber Verlag, Munchen).

Group 2

OLE0235

Anna-Maria Arwanitaki, BA, MA Wednesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 26 September This course is designed for students who have completed German 1st Year or who have a good basic knowledge of the language. The course aims at improving oral competence and performance with some basic written work and will also present and discuss various aspects of life in Germany and Austria. Textbook: Themen Actuell I Kursbuch and Workbook, H Aufderstrasse (Max Hueber Verlag, Munchen). Limit: 20 20 CATS Points (Level 1) *(No class on Monday 18 March)

Limit: 20 20 CATS Points (Level 1) *(No class on Monday 18 March)

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


Languages

German 3rd Year

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German Language Club: Intermediate

German Language Club: Advanced

OLE0181

OLE0182

Mechthild Baxter, BA, PGCE

Mechthild Baxter, BA, PGCE

Fee £115.00 (concession rate £69.00)

Fee £115.00 (concession rate £69.00)

Fee £115.00 (concession rate £69.00)

Autumn 2012

Autumn 2012

Autumn 2012

20 weekly sessions on Mondays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 24 September

20 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 25 September

This course is designed for students who have completed German 2nd Year or who have a good command of written and spoken German. All aspects of language learning will be taught and practised with the emphasis on the spoken word.

This course is designed to bridge the gap between the 3rd year and the advanced language club. Anyone with a reasonable grasp of the language is welcome. Some new grammar will be introduced, but the emphasis will be on widening the vocabulary and practising the language within realistic situations and discussions by listening, speaking, reading and writing.

20 weekly sessions on Wednesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 26 September This course is designed for people with a good knowledge of German who wish to attain, improve or keep up their fluency in the spoken word. We hope to keep up the lively discussions on topics taken from German newspapers (supplied) in a relaxed atmosphere, interspersed with dialogue and grammar practice.

Limit: 16 20 CATS Points (Level 1)

Limit: 16 20 CATS Points (Level 1)

OLE0180 Anna-Maria Arwanitaki, BA, MA

Textbook: Themen Aktuell II Kursbuch and Workbook, H Aufderstrasse (Max Hueber Verlag, Munchen). Limit: 20 20 CATS Points (Level 1) (No class on Monday 18 March)

Be an early bird and enrol well in advance!


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German for Beginners OLE0293 Barbara Boyle, MA Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) New Year 2013 10 weekly sessions on Wednesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 16 January This 10-week course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of German and will be paced accordingly. Whether you wish to learn German for pleasure or work, this course will give you a sound knowledge of the basics of the language so that you will be able to communicate simply and effectively in everyday situations. All language skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary building) will be practised, with an emphasis on oral language. Textbook: Themen Aktuell I Kursbuch and Workbook, (Max Hueber Verlag, Munchen). Limit: 20 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

Classical Greek Language Club OLE0921 Geraldine O’Neill, BA, MA, PhD Fee £115.00 (concession rate £69.00) Autumn 2012 20 weekly sessions on Wednesdays 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, starting 26 September If you have a reasonable understanding of Classical Greek, you are welcome to join this class. We will continue with grammar exercises but the emphasis will be on reading, translating and discussing a literary work. This year it will be one of the most controversial of Greek tragedies, Euripides’ Medea in which hatred and revenge are taken to the extreme. Textbook: Euripides’ Medea, with introduction, translation and commentary, J Mossman (Aris & Phillip Classical Texts). 20 CATS Points (Level 1)

Italian 1st Year Fee £115.00 (concession rate £69.00) 20 weekly sessions Autumn 2012 Group 1

OLE0183

Barbara Renzi, BA, MA, PhD Mondays 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, starting 24 September* Group 2

OLE0184

Giada Mangiardi, BA, MA Mondays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 24 September* Group 3

OLE0185

Daniela Morroi, Laurea in Lingue, PGCE Tuesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 25 September This 20-week course is designed for beginners. Whether you wish to learn Italian for pleasure or work, this course will give you a sound knowledge of the basics of the language so that you will be able to communicate simply and effectively in everyday situations. All language skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary building) will be practised, with an emphasis on the oral language. For Groups 1 and 2 – students will be provided with the course material. For Group 3 – essential textbook: Contatti, M Freeth, C Checketts (Hodder & Stoughton). 20 CATS Points (Level 1) *(No class on Monday 18 March)

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


Languages

Italian 2nd Year

Italian 3rd Year

Italian 4th Year

Fee £115.00 (concession rate £69.00)

Fee £115.00 (concession rate £69.00)

Maura Favretto, Laurea in Lingue, PGCE

20 weekly sessions

20 weekly sessions

Autumn 2012

Autumn 2012

Fee £115.00 (concession rate £69.00)

Group 1

OLE0186

Giada Mangiardi, BA, MA Wednesdays 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, starting 26 September Group 2

OLE0187

Group 1

OLE0188

Maura Favretto, Laurea in Lingue, PGCE Tuesdays 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, starting 25 September Group 2

OLE0189

Barbara Renzi, BA, MA, PhD

Giada Mangiardi, BA, MA

Thursdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 27 September

Tuesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 25 September

This course is designed for students who have completed Italian 1st year or who have a good basic knowledge of the language. The course aims at improving oral competence and performance with some basic written work and will also present and discuss various aspects of life in Italy.

This course is designed for students who have completed Italian 2nd year or who have a fairly good command of Italian. There will be the opportunity to widen the understanding and comprehension of the language through a broad range of activities including: reading articles, conversation, listening and comprehension.

20 CATS Points (Level 1)

20 CATS Points (Level 1)

20 weekly sessions Autumn 2012 Group 1

OLE1675

Thursdays 11.00 am to 1.00 pm, starting 27 September Group 2

OLE1253

Tuesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 25 September This course is designed to bridge the gap between the 3rd Year and the Language Club. Anyone with a reasonable grasp of the language is welcome. The course will develop around a set of topics taken from authentic current material with emphasis on the modern aspects of Italian life and culture. All the skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) will be involved in the teaching of each topic. 20 CATS Points (Level 1)

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Italian Literary Club

Italian for Beginners

Latin for Beginners

Maura Favretto, Laurea in Lingue, PGCE

Giada Mangiardi, BA, MA

OLE1141

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Barbara Renzi, BA, MA, PhD

Fee £115.00 (concession rate £69.00) 20 weekly sessions Autumn 2012 Group 1

Fee £115.00 (concession rate £69.00)

New Year 2013

Autumn 2012

Group 1 OLE0190

Wednesdays 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, starting 26 September Group 2

10 weekly sessions

OLE0191

Wednesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 26 September The course is aimed at students with an advanced knowledge of the language both spoken and written. Italian literary texts will be studied in the original, together with the cultural context in which they were produced. Limit: 18 20 CATS Points (Level 1)

OLE0192

Thursdays 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, starting 17 January Group 2

OLE0193

Thursdays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 17 January This 10-week course is designed for beginners. Whether you wish to learn Italian for pleasure or work, this course will give you a sound knowledge of the basics of the language so that you will be able to communicate simply and effectively in everyday situations. All language skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary building) will be practised, with an emphasis on the oral language.

20 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 25 September Latin is an easy language. English vocabulary is partly derived from Latin. This is a course for students with no previous knowledge of Latin. The emphasis will be on translation and grammar. We will use the Cambridge Latin Course 1 as well as additional photocopies and watch clips from various DVDs for valuable insights into the Roman Empire. Recommended Textbook: Cambridge Latin Course I, (Cambridge University Press). Limit: 16 20 CATS Points (Level 1)

10 CATS Points (Level 1)

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


Languages

Latin 2nd Year

Portuguese Level 1

Spanish 1st Year

OLE0220

OLE0910

Geraldine O’Neill, BA, MA, PhD

Virginia Vicente, BA

Fee £115.00 (concession rate £69.00)

Fee £115.00 (concession rate £69.00) Autumn 2012 20 weekly sessions on Mondays 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, starting 24 September

Fee £115.00 (concession rate £69.00) Autumn 2012 20 weekly sessions on Wednesdays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 26 September

20 weekly sessions Autumn 2012 Group 1

OLE0194

Silvia Lamela, BSc Fridays 10.00 am to 12.00 noon, starting 28 September Group 2

OLE0195

Ester Carrillo, BA, MA, PhD

Textbook: Cambridge Latin Course Book 2, (Cambridge University Press).

The course covers simple everyday-life situations using appropriate exercises to develop reading, writing, speaking and listening skills with the main emphasis on speaking. The course aims at expanding students’ knowledge of grammar and general vocabulary, and at allowing students an insight into Portuguese-speaking life, culture and society through role-plays and group activities.

20 CATS Points (Level 1) (No class on Monday 18 March)

20 CATS Points (Level 0)

Tuesdays 10.00 am to 12.00 noon, starting 25 September

If you completed the 1st year Latin course or already have a basic knowledge of the language, this course is suitable for you. You will have the opportunity to brush up and improve your Latin skills as well as learning about everyday life and society in the Roman Empire.

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Wednesdays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 26 September Group 3

OLE0196

Veronica Bisignano-Snoddy, Dip European Business Admin Thursdays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 27 September Group 4

OLE1211

Silvia Lamela, BSc

This 20-week course is designed for beginners. Whether you wish to learn Spanish for pleasure or work, this course will give you a sound knowledge of the basics of the language so that you will be able to communicate simply and effectively in everyday situations. All language skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary building) will be practised, with an emphasis on oral language. Textbook: Pasos I, Course Book: A First Course in Spanish, R Martin and M Ellis (Hodder Education 3rd Edition). 20 CATS Points (Level 1) Be an early bird and enrol well in advance!


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Spanish 2nd Year

Spanish 3rd Year

Spanish 4th Year

Ester Carrillo, BA, MA, PhD

Fee £115.00 (concession rate £69.00)

Fee £115.00 (concession rate £69.00)

20 weekly sessions

20 weekly sessions

20 weekly sessions

Autumn 2012

Autumn 2012

Autumn 2012

Group 1

Group 1

Ximena Arias-McLaughlin, BA, PGCFHE, MAEd

Fee £115.00 (concession rate £69.00)

OLE0197

Mondays 10.00 am to 12.00 noon, starting 24 September Group 2

OLE0198

Mondays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 24 September This course is designed for students who have completed Spanish 1st year or who have a good basic knowledge of the language. The course aims at improving oral competence and performance with some basic written work and will also present and discuss various aspects of life in Spain. Textbook: Pasos I, Course Book: A First Course in Spanish, R Martin and M Ellis (Hodder Education 3rd Edition). Limit: 20 20 CATS Points (Level 1) (No class on Monday 18 March)

OLE0199

Mondays 10.00 am to 12.00 noon, starting 24 September* Group 2

OLE0200

Ester Carrillo, BA, MA, PhD Thursdays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 27 September This course is designed for students who have completed Spanish 2nd year or who have a good command of written and spoken Spanish. All aspects of language learning will be taught and practised with the emphasis on the spoken word. Textbook: Pasos 2, Student Book: An Intermediate Course in Spanish, R Martin and M Ellis (Hodder Education). Limit: 20 20 CATS Points (Level 1) *(No class on Monday 18 March)

Group 1

OLE0201

Sol Martin, BA Mondays 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, starting 24 September* Group 2

OLE1212

Veronica Bisignano-Snoddy, Dip European Business Admin Wednesdays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 26 September This course is designed as a continuation to 3rd year (Equivalent to AS Level). Anyone with an upper intermediate level of Spanish or who has completed our year 3 is welcome. Some new grammar will be introduced, but the emphasis will be on widening the vocabulary and practising language skills. There will be plenty of opportunities for discussions and activities to revise the four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing at this level. Textbook: Pasos 2, Student Book: An Intermediate Course in Spanish, R Martin and M Ellis (Hodder Education). Limit: 16 20 CATS Points (Level 1) *(No class on Monday 18 March)

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


Languages

Spanish Language Club: Intermediate

Spanish Language Club: Advanced

Fee £115.00 (concession rate £69.00)

OLE0203

20 weekly sessions Autumn 2012 Group 1

OLE0975

Ximena Arias-McLaughlin, BA, PGCFHE, MAEd Fee £115.00 (concession rate £69.00)

Sol Martin, BA

Autumn 2012

Wednesdays 11.00 am to 1.00 pm, starting 26 September

20 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 11.00 am to 1.00 pm, starting 25 September

Group 2

OLE1213

Veronica Bisignano-Snoddy, Dip European Business Admin Tuesdays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 25 September This course is for students with a lower advanced level of Spanish (A Level equivalent); for those students interested in improving their four language skills through the study of Spanish and Latin American life and culture. This class will include activities such as: reading up-to-date articles, videos, grammar and pronunciation practice, with a focus on improving your spoken Spanish.

This course is for students with an excellent command of Spanish at an advanced level; for true lovers of the language who are interested in Spanish and Latin American life, literature, arts, culture and current affairs. There will be plenty of opportunities to discuss and debate on topical issues, read up-to-date articles, watch films and short videos, revise grammar and improve your language skills. Limit: 16 20 CATS Points (Level 1)

Limit: 16 20 CATS Points (Level 1)

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Spanish for Beginners Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) 10 weekly sessions New Year 2013 Group 1

OLE0205

Silvia Lamela, BSc Wednesdays 10.00 am to 12.00 noon, starting 16 January Group 2

OLE0206

Sol Martin, BA Thursdays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 17 January Group 3

OLE0207

Sol Martin, BA Mondays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 14 January* This 10-week course is designed for beginners. Whether you wish to learn Spanish for pleasure or work, this course will give you a sound knowledge of the basics of the language so that you will be able to communicate simply and effectively in everyday situations. All language skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary building) will be practised, with an emphasis on oral language. Textbook: Pasos I, Course Book: A First Course in Spanish, R Martin and M Ellis (Hodder Education 3rd Edition). Limit: 20 10 CATS Points (Level 1) *(No class on Monday 18 March)

Be an early bird and enrol well in advance!


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Law

A Brief History of the Law: The Interesting Bits

An Introduction to Intellectual Property Laws

OLE1650

OLE1698

Laura Hill, LLB

Mark Hughes, LLB

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Autumn 2012

Autumn 2012

10 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 25 September

10 weekly sessions on Thursdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 27 September

Don’t know your Magna Carta from your Habeas Corpus? Are you interested in the law, legal history, how the law affects our lives and our language? We will consider how law has developed from Roman and Medieval times to how our legal system is now structured. We will also look at the basic principles of criminal and civil law. 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

Intellectual property law is concerned with ownership of intangible creation, unlike real property it cannot be held or walked over. However, the ownership of it is as real, and transferable, as ownership of any other property. In light of the new phenomena of IT and inexpensive intercontinental communication, what legal issues might this present and how might they be overcome? Recommended Textbook: Modern Intellectual Property Law, C Colston & J Galloway (Routledge). 10 CATS Points(Level 1)

Crime and Punishment OLE1646 Karen Tilson, BA, MA Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) New Year 2013 10 weekly sessions on Wednesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 16 January This course will examine Old Bailey records to show how crime and punishment has changed over time. We will look at the historical, political and religious influences on how crime was dealt with. We will assess forms of punishment – transportation, death penalty, workhouse, ASBOS, restorative justice. And we will ask questions such as: Should life imprisonment mean life? What is the purpose of prison – punishment or rehabilitation? Does prison work? Recommended Textbook: Criminology, 2nd Edition, E Carribine et al (Routledge). 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


Law

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Criminal Law

The Sentence of the Court

Early Bird . . .

OLE0886

OLE1680

John Stannard, BCI, MA, PhD

John Stannard, BCI, MA, PhD

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Autumn 2012

New Year 2013

10 weekly sessions on Mondays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 24 September

10 weekly sessions on Mondays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 14 January

We make the decision on whether or not to run a course seven days before the course start date, based on whether we have reached the minimum number of enrolments. So please help us to help you! Be an early bird and enrol well in advance.

In this course we shall be looking at the basic principles of criminal law and the rules relating to the main criminal offences, including homicide, assault, and theft. No previous knowledge of the law is required, but those who have done ‘An Introduction to the Criminal Justice System’ will be at an advantage.

The aim of this course is to give members of the general public a bird’s eye view of the law governing the sentencing of offenders. Topics covered will include the principles of punishment, the sentencing process, custodial and noncustodial sentence, the young offender and the principles of restorative justice. No previous knowledge of the law is required or expected, though the course may be of particular interest to those who have done ‘An Introduction to the Criminal Justice System’.

10 CATS Points (Level 1)

10 CATS Points (Level 1) (No class on Monday 18 March)

Be an early bird and enrol well in advance!

Be an early bird and enrol well in advance!


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Leisure

Irish Céilí Dancing Claire Hughes, TMRF, BSc, PhD

Lunchtime Yoga De-Stress Suzanne Cromie, BA, YTTC

Fee £44.00 (concession rate £26.00)

Fee £44.00 (concession rate £26.00)

10 weekly sessions

10 weekly sessions

Autumn 2012

Autumn 2012

Group 1

OLE0241

Group 1

OLE0687

Tuesdays 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm, starting 25 September

New Year 2013

New Year 2013 OLE0242

Group 2

OLE0895

Mondays 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 14 January*

Tuesdays 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm, starting 15 January

This course is aimed at those who wish to learn céilí dancing. It is a course for complete beginners and also for those who want to brush up on their céilí dancing skills. The class will be taught in an informal participative way.

Lunchtime yoga classes are a perfect way to revitalise, relax and release tension caused by daily stresses in the workplace and home. This convenient 60-minute class targets the neck and shoulders area through simple and effective exercises which generate a healing movement in the area and release blockages. Wear clothes you can move in and bring a yoga mat. For more information go to www.zenbu.co.uk

Limit: 30 (No class on Monday 18 March)

Nikos Kyriakidis, BEng, MSc Fee £85.00 (concession rate £52.00) 10 weekly sessions

Mondays 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 24 September

Group 2

Tango Salón (Tango Argentino) for Beginners

Recommended Textbook: The New Book of Yoga, Sivananda Yoga Vedenta Centre (Ebury Press).

Autumn 2012 Group 1

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Thursdays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 27 September New Year 2013 Group 2

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Thursdays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 17 January This is a class for beginners aiming to develop the basic elements of communication, elegance and ‘seduction’ between leader – follower, and to study in detail the fundamental aspects in caminadas, syncopation, ochos, giros, sacadas and barridas among others. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate dancing to tango music smoothly and interpret it with basic routines. Limit: 24

Limit: 20

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


Leisure

The History and Practice of Aran Knitting: Beginners' OLE1595 Hilary Boyd, BA Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) Autumn 2012 10 weekly sessions on Thursdays 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 27 September Learn about the history of the famous Aran jersey and the background meaning to the numerous stitch patterns. Through a series of sessions combining folklore and history with hands on knitting, we will build an up-to-date library of stitch swatches influenced by a sense of the past. Basic knitting skills are adequate. Materials list and stitch patterns are provided in week one.

The History and Practice of Aran Knitting: Improvers' OLE1596 Hilary Boyd, BA Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Wine Appreciation: An Introduction Alastair Bell, WSET Diploma, AIWS Fee £70.00 (no concession) 5 weekly sessions

New Year 2013

Autumn 2012

10 weekly sessions on Thursdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 17 January

Group 1

Build upon the skills learned in last term’s sessions by exploring the theory and practical applications of combining Aran stitches to make a more advanced item or garment. Draft up your own combination and design a scheme of work to tell a story or just be aesthetically pleasing, before starting work on your unique creation based on an age-old tradition in Ireland. 10 CATS Points (Level 0)

10 CATS Points (Level 0)

OLE0128

Mondays 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm, starting 24 September New Year 2013 Group 2

OLE0131

Mondays 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm, starting 14 January This 5-week course will take a light-hearted look at wine, tasting approximately 35 different wines. The course will look at how wine is made and how different winemaking techniques affect styles, particular flavours of different grapes, where each is grown and how to read wine labels. We will also take a brief look at wine with food, storing and serving wine. Students should bring two wine glasses for tasting. Limit: 36

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Literature

Wine Appreciation: A World of Wine

A Truth Universally Acknowledged? Marriage, Men and Money in Austen

A Warning to all Good Wives: Shakespeare’s Female Characters

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OLE1666

Elaine Crozier, BA

Elaine Crozier, BA

5 weekly sessions

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Autumn 2012

New Year 2013

Autumn 2012

10 weekly sessions on Mondays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 14 January

10 weekly sessions on Mondays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 24 September

Nearly 200 years after her death, Jane Austen, the unmarried daughter of a Hampshire parson, continues to rank among the top 100 authors – worldwide. Through examination and analysis of a range of characters and selected scenes, course participants will acquire a greater understanding of her writing style and the importance of manners, behaviour and rank in Regency society.

Participants will gain a wider knowledge of the range of roles Shakespeare created within his plays for women. Reading from selected scenes and learning from the journeys made by several female characters from both his major and lesser known works, will hopefully, encourage further reading of Shakespeare‘s plays. Shakespeare, let it be known, can be fun!

Alastair Bell, WSET Diploma, AIWS Fee £70.00 (no concession)

Group 1

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Mondays 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm, starting 29 October New Year 2013 Group 2

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Mondays 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm, starting 18 February* This 5-week course will take a light-hearted look at wine, tasting approximately 35 different wines from around the world. We will take a look at what is happening in some of the ‘classic’ areas of Europe including France, Italy or Spain as well as ‘New World’ samples from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa or South America. Whilst it is preferable that students have completed the Introduction course, this is not essential. Students should bring two wine glasses for tasting. Limit: 36 *(No class on Monday 18 March)

Textbooks: Unabridged editions of Pride and Prejudice; Sense and Sensibility; Emma; Northanger Abbey; Mansfield Park; and Persuasion, J Austen (Penguin Popular Classics). 10 CATS Points (Level 1) (No class on Monday 18 March)

Textbooks: Unabridged editions of Macbeth; Hamlet; Much Ado About Nothing; The Taming of the Shrew; Antony and Cleopatra; Romeo and Juliet; King Lear; The Merchant of Venice; Measure for Measure and Twelfth Night, W Shakespeare (Wordsworth Classics). 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


Literature

Ancient Laughter: Roman Comedy and its Legacy

Beyond Slavery in America: A Literary Exploration

Continuing Cities: The Blackbird Bookclub

OLE1699

OLE1620

OLE1214

Rachel Kirk, BA, MA, PhD

Kathleen Quinn, BA, MAT, PhD

Tess Maginess, BA, MA, PhD

Fee £33.00 (concession rate £21.00)

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Fee £86.00 (concession rate £52.00)

Autumn 2012

New Year 2013

Autumn 2012

10 weekly sessions on Wednesdays 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 26 September

10 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 10.00 am to 12.00 noon, starting 15 January

15 weekly sessions on Mondays 11.00 am to 1.00 pm, starting 24 September

The Romans weren’t just masters of statues and slaves. They also crafted themselves as the forefathers of such comedy masterpieces as Frankie Howerd’s Up Pompeii. This course explores the characters and conventions of some Roman comedies by the earliest Roman Writer, Plautus (254184 BC), before considering how Shakespeare, Molière and modern TV have continued the laughter for centuries with their raucous adaptations.

This course will follow a literary timeline from slavery to Civil Rights in America. We will begin with Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 1852 novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, then move to Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and Toni Morrison’s Beloved. We will end with two novels set in the 1960s: Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees and Kathryn Stockett’s The Help. 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

Textbook: The Pot of Gold and Other Plays, Plautus/E F Watling (Penguin Classics). 5 CATS Points (Level 1)

In this very significant year for the City of Belfast, we are being kindly supported by the Arts Council's, One City, One Book initiative, to host Continuing Cities - a special series of talks encompassing literature, music and the visual arts, celebrating the artistic heritage of the city. Look out for these in the Music and Visual Arts sections of this brochure. The Blackbird Bookclub will trace the genesis of literary activity in the city and will go on to chart the development of literature in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Writers to be considered will include Louis MacNeice, Brian Moore, Glenn Patterson and David Park. A number of guest writers and lecturers will feature, including: Eamonn Hughes, Gerald Dawe, Damian Gorman, Malachi O’Doherty, Ciaran Carson, John Bradbury, Cathal McManus, Glenn Patterson and John Gray. 15 CATS Points (Level 1)

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Great Moral Issues in the Novel, Part 1

Great Moral Issues in the Novel, Part 2

In Search of ‘The Great American Novel’

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OLE1672

OLE1594

Adam Bargroff, BA, MA

Adam Bargroff, BA, MA

Linda McKeown, BSc, MA, PhD

Fee £33.00 (concession rate £21.00)

Fee £33.00 (concession rate £21.00)

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Autumn 2012

New Year 2013

Autumn 2012

10 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm, starting 25 September

10 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm, starting 15 January

The art of the novel often reveals the ways that we might – or might not – go about our lives. Through lively discussion we will explore how moral issues get played out in novels from different historical and cultural contexts, including authors such as Jane Austen, George Eliot, Charles Dickens, Henry James, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Oscar Wilde, Ernest Hemingway, Harper Lee, Graham Greene, Iris Murdoch, Vladimir Nabokov, Toni Morrison, John McGahern, Christos Tsiolkas, and Arundhati Roy.

This is a follow on from Autumn 2012. New students welcome. The art of the novel often reveals the ways that we might – or might not – go about our lives. Through lively discussion, we will continue to explore how moral issues get played out in novels from different historical and cultural contexts, including authors such as Jane Austen, George Eliot, Charles Dickens, Henry James, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Oscar Wilde, Ernest Hemingway, Harper Lee, Graham Greene, Iris Murdoch, Vladimir Nabokov, Toni Morrison, John McGahern, Christos Tsiolkas, and Arundhati Roy.

10 weekly sessions on Thursdays 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, starting 27 September

5 CATS Points (Level 1)

5 CATS Points (Level 1)

The list of contenders for the title of ‘Great American Novel’ is a long one, but what makes a novel truly great? Join the tutor on a literary exploration of some of those contenders and decide for yourself. Texts will include Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, The Road by Cormac McCarthy, The Color Purple by Alice Walker, As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner and Eudora Welty’s The Optimist’s Daughter. Textbook: The Great Gatsby, F S Fitzgerald (Penguin Popular Classics). 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


Literature

Literary Images: A Taste of Chicago OLE1618 Kathleen Quinn, BA, MAT, PhD Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) Autumn 2012 10 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 10.00 am to 12.00 noon, starting 25 September This course will explore some of the literature of Chicago. Nonfiction will include: Erik Larson, The Devil in the White City. Fiction will include: Theodore Dreiser, Sister Carrie; Richard Wright, Native Son. and Sandra Cisneros, The House on Mango Street. Drama will include: Lorraine Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun. We will also cover selected poetry. It will examine the historical and cultural backgrounds of the works studied, moving us from the 1893 World’s Fair to the current day. 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

Owls, Pussycats and Ruined Choirs: The Many Arts of Poetry, Part 1

Owls, Pussycats and Ruined Choirs: The Many Arts of Poetry, Part 2

OLE0716

OLE0717

Tess Maginess, BA, MA, PhD

Tess Maginess, BA, MA, PhD

Fee £33.00 (concession rate £21.00)

Fee £33.00 (concession rate £21.00)

Autumn 2012

New Year 2013

5 fortnightly sessions on Wednesdays 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, starting 26 September

5 fortnightly sessions on Wednesdays 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, starting 16 January

Can you tell your pentameter from your barometer? And does it matter? Why do we read poetry and why might we want to write it? Do we look to poetry for celebration or consolation, do we write to communicate with others, to express ourselves or ‘to set the darkness echoing’? This fortnightly course will offer a guide to both reading and writing poetry and will consider both comic and serious examples, demystifying such knotty puzzlers as metaphor, simile, paradox, persona, sprung rhythm, blank verse, enjambment and irony. Participants will be encouraged to produce their own work for discussion. 5 CATS Points (Level 1)

Be an early bird and enrol well in advance!

This course follows on from the Autumn series with new poems under discussion. New participants are welcome. 5 CATS Points (Level 1)

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Russian Literature and Civilisation: The Life and Work of Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) OLE1686

The American Dream: Myth or Reality

The Celtic Spirit and Literature

OLE1647

OLE1687

Linda McKeown, BSc, MA, PhD

Grace Clunie, BA, MA Tess Maginess, BA, MA, PhD

Angela Hunt, BA, MA, DELE

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

New Year 2013

New Year 2013

10 weekly sessions on Thursdays 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, starting 17 January

10 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 15 January The course will look at the life and work of the famous Russian short-story writer and playwright Anton Chekhov and will examine in detail his famous plays Uncle Vanya, The Three Sisters, The Cherry Orchard and The Seagull. Students will be given in-depth knowledge about the techniques that Chekhov used for the first time in his plays and which made him world famous. The course will also examine Chekov’s influence on the Irish playwright Brian Friel. Video, powerpoint presentations and other materials will be used during the course to make it interesting and captivating for students. 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

The idea of The American Dream offered opportunity and dignity to the oppressed of the Old World and they flocked to the United States. The New World was heralded as The Promised Land and, even today, its literature still reflects the hopes and aspirations of this heritage. But has the idealism of The American Dream been sustained? The critic George Carlin famously wrote that ‘it’s called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it.’ This course will examine a selection of texts in which the authors question the relevance of the ‘Dream’ to the realities of American life. Texts for discussion include Mildred Taylor’s Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry and In Dubious Battle by John Steinbeck, The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros and Philip Roth’s American Pastoral. Textbook: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, M D Taylor (Puffin Modern Classics).

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) Autumn 2012 10 weekly sessions on Thursdays 11.00 am to 1.00 pm, starting 27 September Matthew Arnold spoke in the 1860s of his discovery of The Celtic Spirit. But Arnold offers only one version. This course sets out to celebrate the rigorous and many faceted Celtic spirit. In particular, aspects of Celtic Christian identity - the relationship with the earth, hospitality, and the nomadic spirit We will begin by exploring the origins of a world view that is yet deeply attached to local place. And we will look at the Celtic spirit through the literature of the early Irish Cleric poets, the Gaelic bards, the eighteenth century Anglo-Irish antiquarians, the writers of the ‘Celtic Twilight’ and more contemporary writers such as Flann O’Brien, John Montague, Patrick Kavanagh, and Seamus Heaney. Recommended Textbook: Where Three Streams Meet, S O’Duinn (The Columba Press). 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

10 CATS Points (Level 1) You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


Literature

The Northern Irish Short Story OLE1658 Marina McDonnell, BA, MA, PGCE Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) New Year 2013 10 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 15 January Given the current popularity of the short story, this course will introduce the acknowledged masters of the genre from Northern Ireland: Michael McLaverty, Benedict Kiely, Lynn Doyle, Ann Devlin, Bernard MacLaverty among others. Opportunities to discuss the key elements of the short story genre will be provided in a supportive workshop environment. 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

The Origins of Modern Fiction: The Novels of Ancient Greece and Rome OLE1655 Helen Gilmore-McVeigh, BA, MA

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Two Ancient Greek Novels OLE1660 Helen Gilmore-McVeigh, BA, MA Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

New Year 2013

Autumn 2012

10 weekly sessions on Mondays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 14 January

10 weekly sessions on Mondays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm starting 24 September This course explores fiction by looking back to the classical sources of today’s popular novels. Students will be intrigued by the lost love and courtroom drama of Chariton’s Callirhoe, moved by the pastoral romance of Daphnis and Chloe by Longus, drawn into the magical mystery of Heliodorus’ Ethiopian Story, and amused by Apuleius’ bawdy tale, The Golden Ass, and more!  Recommended Textbook: Greek Fiction: Callirhoe, Daphnis and Chloe, Letters of Chion, H Morales (ed) (Penguin Classics). 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

Be an early bird and enrol well in advance!

Following on from ‘The Origins of Modern Fiction: The Novels of Ancient Greece and Rome’, this course offers a detailed study of two of the ancient Greek novels in translation. Students will explore the intriguing lost love and courtroom drama of Chariton’s Callirhoe, and the moving pastoral romance of Daphnis and Chloe by Longus. Recommended Textbook: Greek Fiction: Callirhoe, Daphnis and Chloe, Letters of Chion, H Morales (ed) (Penguin Classics). 10 CATS Points (Level 1) (No class on Monday 18 March)


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The Transformers: Beckett, Bacon, Kafka

The Short Story Masterclass: The Blackbird Bookclub

Ulster-Scots Poetry and Irish Gaelic Poetry in Translation

OLE1215

OLE1654

Carlo Gébler, BA, PhD

Maureen Hurndall, BA

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Fee £33.00 (concession rate £21.00)

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Autumn 2012

Autumn 2012

New Year 2013

10 weekly sessions on Wednesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 26 September

5 weekly sessions on Fridays 11.00 am to 1.00 pm, starting 28 September

10 weekly sessions on Fridays 10.00 am to 12.00 noon, starting 18 January

Kindly supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s One City, One Book initiative. One of Ireland’s finest writers, Carlo Gébler, will introduce students to some of the techniques and strategies used by late nineteenth and twentieth century European short story writers. On completion of the course, students will be familiar with some of the work of these outstanding practitioners of the short story: Liam O’Flaherty, Heinrich Boll, Juan Luis Borges, Katherine Mansfield and Anton Chekhov. Each week we will read a short story aloud, analyse it and then discuss the technique of the story.

What pre-occupies our indigenous language poets? Is there a common thread? Ulster-Scots has the reputation of being ‘homely’ and Irish ‘philosophical’, but there is a clear cultural fusion between these linguistic traditions. What do they add to English language poetry? And could you try your hand at writing a couple of stanzas in either? Join us to find out!

OLE1630 Arthur McCullough, BSc, BSSc, MA

Samuel Beckett and Francis Bacon were born and brought up in Ireland. Franz Kafka was a Czech. They are celebrated global figures and transformers of modern arts and literature. They will be examined in relation to social and political environments as well as individual works. Beckett’s plays - Endgame, Play, Godot, and novels - Molloy, Malone Dies and the Unnamable - will also be considered alongside The Letters of Samuel Beckett. Kafka’s key novels - Amerika, The Trial, and The Metamorphosis will be considered also via The Diaries of Franz Kafka. Bacon’s major paintings, similarly, will be viewed in the context of films and biographies of the artist, and of new research into his methods and practices of Painting (‘In Camera’).

Recommended Textbook: About the Airds, W Magill (Ulster Scots Agency). 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

5 CATS Points (Level 1)

Recommended Textbook: Beckett The Playwright, J Fletcher and J Spurling (Methuen). 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


Literature

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World Literature: Desert Island Books

Early Bird . . .

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We make the decision on whether or not to run a course seven days before the course start date, based on whether we have reached the minimum number of enrolments. So please help us to help you! Be an early bird and enrol well in advance.

Tess Maginess BA, MA, PhD + panel of experts Fee £87.00 (concession rate £52.00) Autumn 2012 20 weekly sessions on Wednesdays 10.30 am to 12.00 noon, starting 26 September In this 20 week course, a panel of experts will join Tess Maginess to celebrate the books they would take with them to a desert island; those poems, novels and plays which are closest to their heart. Why do certain works endure? What special qualities make for the truly morable and affecting work of art? Guest lecturers will include: Paul Muldoon, Polly Devlin, Eamonn Hughes, Paul Simpson, Robert Welch, Carlo Gébler, Bruce Stewart 26 September William Cowper, ‘Alexander Selkirk’ 3 October David Thomson, Woodbrook

Tess Maginess

10 October

Jane Austen, Persuasion

Tess Maginess

17 October

Albert Camus, L’étranger

Carlo Gébler

24 October

Paul Simpson, Stylistics

Paul Simpson

31 October

William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Tess Maginess

7 November

TBC

Eamonn Hughes

14 November

JRR Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

Cathal McManus

21 November

Seamus Heaney, selected poems

Tess Maginess

28 November

James Joyce, Finnegans Wake

Bruce Stewart

16 January

John Banville, The Untouchable

Tess Maginess

Polly Devlin

23 January

James Joyce, Ulysses

Paul Muldoon

30 January

Patrick Walsh

6 February

Anthony Trollope, The Macdermots of Ballycloran Flann O’Brien, At-Swim-Two-Birds

13 February

Marilynne Robinson, Gilead, Home

Joy Alexander

20 February

‘The Voyage of St Brendan’

Tess Maginess

27 February

John Donne, selected poems and sermons Charles Dickens, Nickolas Nickleby

Robert Welch

Orhan Pamuk, The Museum of Innocence TBC

Adam Bargroff

6 March 13 March 20 March

Tess Maginess

Cathal McManus

Tess Maginess

Dates and speakers correct at time of going to press 15 CATS Points (Level 1)

Be an early bird and enrol well in advance!

Be an early bird and enrol well in advance!


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Media Studies & Drama

Capturing Life: An Introduction to Documentary Film-Making OLE1659

Disentangling the Web OLE1710 Julian Warner, BA, MA, DPhil

Carl Boyle, BSc

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Autumn 2012

Autumn 2012

10 weekly sessions on Mondays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 24 September

10 weekly sessions on Mondays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 24 September This course will introduce students to the processes involved in documentary filmmaking through introducing its key concepts and dynamics. As well as training on broadcast standard equipment, the course will also harness technology accessible through smart phones, stills cameras and domestic video cameras, to give its students, the film-making skills and knowledge enabling them to document their lives, concerns, interests and aspirations. The students will require the following: access to an IPhone 4 and above, Ipad 2, Second Generation Ipod touch or a stills camera with video capability or video camera; a computer with editing software – Imovie, FCP, Adobe Premier, Avid etc. and has portable memory storage (USB2, Fire Wire, Memory Card etc.) of 32GB and over.

Living in the twenty first century presents us with many challenges – not least living with search engines. Can you disentangle the web to retrieve what you really want to retrieve? The aim of this course is to give an understanding of how to work through the maze of the web. The course will draw upon real life experiences of searching and uses classes, discussion, and illustrative exercises. Recommended Textbook: Human Information Retrieval, J Warner (MIT Press). 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

Film Noir and World Cinema, I OLE1612 George Fleeton, BA, HDipEd Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) Autumn 2012 10 weekly sessions on Mondays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 24 September Sartre once described the cinema as ‘the frenzy on the wall’. This course will explore that notion by studying the film noir genre with examples drawn from world cinema. Noir was not the prerogative of American cinema, and other examples of the darker side of story-telling which we shall watch are taken from film cultures such as Hungary, Sweden and Japan. This style of cinema travelled to Hollywood, between the wars, with immigrant film makers fleeing totalitarianism in Europe. All the examples to be used are discussed in the recommended text book below. Recommended Textbook: Have you Seen . . .? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films, D Thomson (Penguin Books 2010). 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

Recommended Textbook: Documentaries…and How to Make Them, A Glynne (Creative Essentials). 10 CATS Points (Level 1) You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


Media Studies & Drama

Film Noir and World Cinema, II

Inventions in the History of the Moving Image

Playing Shakespeare: Hamlet

OLE1613

OLE1689

OLE1628

George Fleeton, BA, HDipEd

Niamh McDonnell, MA, PhD

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Rosie Pelan, BA, MA, PGCE, DDA

New Year 2013

Autumn 2012

10 weekly sessions on Mondays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 14 January

10 weekly sessions on Wednesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 26 September

This course follows on from last term and new students are welcome. The emphasis continues to be on examples of film noir in world cinema, from German expressionism to more unexpected instances, with more colour and energized plots, such as Le Boucher, Amarcord, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and L.A. Confidential. There is comedy and tragedy in film noir, every shade of grey between black and white and frequent aspirations to higher art forms, and they eloquently illustrate Sartre’s frenzies on the wall. Recommended Textbook: Have you Seen . . .? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films, D Thomson (Penguin Books 2010). 10 CATS Points (Level 1) (No class on Monday 18 March)

The course traces the fascinating history of the mechanisms that informed the invention of the cinematograph by the Lumière brothers’ in 1887, such as the camera obscura, which takes pictures and the magic lantern, which reproduces them. It will bring to life the principles of animation through models demonstrating experiments in moving picture series giving the impression of motion. From the simple flipbook to the mutoscope and the zoetrope to the praxinoscope, the course gives context to these experiments and inventions. The course is open to anyone interested in the history of inventions in the moving image and curious about how artists and early filmmakers played with its possibilities. The classroom based activities will be complemented by a visit to a 1950s Art Deco style cinema outside Belfast. 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

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Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) Autumn 2012 10 weekly sessions on Mondays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 24 September Explore Shakespeare in a fresh, exciting way, through this practical acting course. Develop confidence in classical acting techniques and extend your vocal and script analysis skills. The focus this term will be Hamlet. Other Shakespearean material will also be covered. Rosie Pelan is a classically trained actor, with over twenty years professional experience, playing leading classical and modern roles. She also teaches the third year Queen’s Drama degree module ‘Shakespeare in Performance’. If you want to learn about Shakespeare from the actor’s perspective, this is the course for you. Textbook: Hamlet, W Shakespeare (Penguin Shakespeare or Arden). 10 CATS Points (Level 1)


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Music

Playing Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew

A Social History of Music in Ireland

Change the World in Song

OLE1629

OLE1617

Kate Fletcher, BSc, MA, CQSW

Rosie Pelan, BA, MA, PGCE, DDA

Gordon Ramsey, BA, PhD

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) New Year 2013 10 weekly sessions on Mondays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 14 January New members are always welcome to this exciting, practical acting course. Explore Shakespeare from the actor’s perspective and develop confidence in classical acting techniques, as well as vocal and script analysis skills. This term we will focus on The Taming of the Shrew through a mix of practical acting workshops and close script reading practice. Other Shakespearean material will also be examined. Rosie Pelan is a classically trained actor with over twenty years professional experience, playing leading classical and modern roles. She teaches ‘Shakespeare in Performance’, a third year module, as part of Queen’s Drama degree.

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

10 weekly sessions

Autumn 2012

Autumn 2012

10 weekly sessions on Wednesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 26 September

Group 1

This course will examine the role music has played in social, cultural, political and economic life in Ireland, considering the ancient bardic tradition, the growth of popular dance and marching musics in the eighteenth-nineteenth centuries and their global impact, and modern developments from fleadhs to flute bands and from céili and show bands to Riverdance, Westlife and Snow Patrol. 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

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Thursdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 27 September New Year 2013 Group 2

OLE0073

Thursdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 17 January This course is open to anyone who wants to sing as part of a group, regardless of experience. Songs will be in harmony, and learned by ear, although written music will also be available. We will draw on a range of cultures and traditions, including African, South American, Balkan and European, and explore how song is used to express a desire to change the world for the better. Raise the rafters and have fun! 10 CATS Points (Level 0)

Textbook: The Taming of the Shrew, W Shakespeare (Penguin Shakespeare or New Penguin Shakespeare). 10 CATS Points (Level 1) (No class on Monday 18 March)

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


Music

Continuing Cities: Canters, Contraltos and Cool Dudes OLE1712 John Bradbury, BA + panel of experts Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) Autumn 2012 10 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 11.00 am to 1.00 pm, starting 25 September Kindly supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s One City, One Book initiative. In this series of workshops we will celebrate the extraordinary range of musics which have come out of Belfast city – classical ‘Greats’ such as James Galway and Barry Douglas, folk and traditional virtuosos like Derek Bell, Sean Maguire and the McPeakes and rock legends like Van Morrison, Gary Moore, Stiff Little Fingers, Snow Patrol and Brian Kennedy. We will also pay tribute to the wealth of musical talent to be heard every week in Belfast pubs and clubs – from trad to jazz to indie. Guest lecturers will include: Linley Hamilton, Rosa Solinas, David Byers, Declan Plummer, Eamonn Hughes and Gordon Ramsey.

Guitar for Beginners

Guitar for Improvers

Scott Pearson, BA, Cert Ed, PGCE, IBT2

Scott Pearson, BA, Cert Ed, PGCE, IBT2

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

10 weekly sessions

10 weekly sessions

Autumn 2012

Autumn 2012

Group 1

OLE0060

Wednesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 26 September

OLE0068

Mondays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 14 January* Learn how to play the acoustic guitar using the main, major and minor chords to play a selection of popular songs. Practice between classes is important but should be within the ability of each student. We will use popular songs to aid our learning. A suitable acoustic guitar is needed from lesson one. You may contact the tutor through the Open Learning Office for further information. Limit: 16 10 CATS Points (Level 0) *(No class on Monday 18 March)

10 CATS Points (Level 1)

Be an early bird and enrol well in advance!

OLE0062

Mondays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 24 September New Year 2013

New Year 2013 Group 2

Group 1

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Group 2

OLE0070

Wednesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 16 January This class is suitable for those who attended the Guitar for Beginners class and will consolidate the basic major and minor chords and encourage students to extend their chords vocabulary with several more ‘complex’ chords including an introduction to barré chords. We will continue to use popular songs as a focus for our learning. A suitable acoustic guitar is needed from lesson one. You may contact the tutor through the Open Learning Office for further information. Limit: 16 10 CATS Points (Level 0)


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Jazz Through the Ages

Journeys into Czech Music

OLE1701

OLE1700

Clare Wilson, BA, MA

Clare Wilson, BA, MA

Fee £33.00 (concession rate £21.00)

Fee £33.00 (concession rate £21.00)

New Year 2013

Autumn 2012

10 weekly sessions on Wednesdays 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm, starting 16 January

10 weekly sessions on Wednesdays 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm, starting 26 September

One of the most iconic and revolutionary styles of our time, jazz is a melting pot of music, culture and expression. This vibrant fusion, spanning from plantations of New Orleans to the dance halls of Chicago and beyond is much more than just fun to listen to. This course details the journey which Jazz has taken from its humble beginnings around the turn of the twentieth century to the modern day. Discover different styles of playing, popular instruments and how they are used within jazz music, and some key personalities throughout each evolving era in the Jazz Age. There is much more to explore, so come along and we’ll Lindyhop back to the Jazz Age! Recommended Textbook: A New History of Jazz, A Shipton (Continuum International Publishing).

The Czech lands offer so much more than beautiful landscapes! Let composers including Antonín Dvorák, Leoš Janácek, and Bedrich Smetana give you a musical tour of Bohemia and Moravia. Discover this land through the composers who helped to shape its music. Má Vlast gives us a flavour of the nationalistic pride Smetana felt for the history and legends of his homeland, while in Dvorák’s Slavonic Dances we have a flavour of traditional folk music. Learn about these and so much more in this course. Why not time travel to the romantic era, but turn eastwards to uncover the beauty of Czech Music! Recommended Textbook: Essays on Czech Music, Z E Fischmann (Columbia University Press).

Masterpieces of Music: A Further Selection OLE1615 Alec Macdonald, BMus Fee £33.00 (concession rate £21.00) Autumn 2012 10 weekly sessions on Fridays 11.00 am to 12.00 noon, starting 28 September In this follow-up course to the one held in January 2012, we will be looking at some more works from the classical music repertoire that the lecturer considers deserve the accolade of Masterpiece. With the help of copious musical illustrations from a variety of recordings of the works under review, he will attempt to show their significance in the history of music. No technical musical knowledge is required. Full details of the music to be discussed will be available nearer the time, but it is planned to begin with Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, and to end, appropriate to Advent, with a modern classic, James MacMillan’s percussion concerto, Veni, Veni, Emmanuel. 5 CATS Points (Level 1)

5 CATS Points (Level 1)

5 CATS Points (Level 1)

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


Music

Music Theory Made Easy

Opera Heroines, I

Opera Heroines, II

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OLE1610

OLE1611

Declan Plummer, BMus, MA, PhD

George Fleeton, BA, HDipEd

George Fleeton, BA, HDipEd

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

10 weekly sessions

Autumn 2012

New Year 2013

10 weekly sessions on Mondays 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm, starting 24 September

10 weekly sessions on Mondays 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm, starting 14 January

From Roman Empress Poppea (1643) to Chinese Princess Turandot (1926) the short history of European opera is embraced and suffused by female characters of similar strength and depth, all given new life on stage by some of the most beautiful words and music ever written. This course will, in turn, embrace and celebrate such operatic heroines, most of whom are fated to die tragically young, characters theatrically incarnated by pioneering composers such as Handel, Gluck and Mozart, followed by the engineers of bel canto Rossini, Donizetti and Bellini.

This course follows on from last term and new students are welcome. To mark the bicentenary of the births of Wagner (May 1813) and Verdi (October 1813) we continue our study of operatic heroines brought to life in drama and music by two major composers who had the clear-cut advantage of inheriting the phenomenal breakthroughs made in opera during the preceding two centuries. So please step stage front: Senta, Elisabeth, Elsa, Isolde and Kundry; followed by Abigaille, Gilda, Leonora, Violetta, Amelia, Aïda and Desdemona.

Recommended Textbook: Opera, A Riding & L Dunton-Downer (Dorling Kindersley, 2006).

Recommended Textbook: Opera, A Riding & L DuntonDowner (Dorling Kindersley, 2006).

Autumn 2012 Group 1

OLE1598

Thursdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 27 September New Year 2013 Group 2

OLE1599

Mondays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 14 January* Have you ever wondered what all those squiggles and dots in music mean? Then this class is for you. Music Theory Made Easy! uses PowerPoint presentations, class exercises and assignments to teach you how to read music in 10 easy steps, and provides simple rules and handouts which do away with taking notes! All levels are welcome! Textbook: The AB Guide to Music Theory Part 1, E Taylor (The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (Publishing) Ltd).

10 CATS Points (Level 1)

10 CATS Points (Level 1) *(No class on Monday 18 March)

Be an early bird and enrol well in advance!

10 CATS Points (Level 1) (No class on Monday 18 March)


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Song Writing: New Ideas and New Subject Matter OLE1663 John McGurgan, BA Fee £33.00 (concession rate £21.00) Autumn 2012 10 weekly sessions on Mondays 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm, starting 24 September The main aim of the course is to kick start the creative process. The course will facilitate the development of creative ideas into finished songs. Students will study song craft, popular song structures and devices. They will also study effective methods for generating engaging lyrics, melody and harmony. 5 CATS Points (Level 1)

Voices from the Borough: The Music of Benjamin Britten OLE1616 Alec Macdonald, BMus Fee £33.00 (concession rate £21.00) New Year 2013 10 weekly sessions on Fridays 11.00 am to 12.00 noon, starting 18 January

Early Bird . . . We make the decision on whether or not to run a course seven days before the course start date, based on whether we have reached the minimum number of enrolments. So please help us to help you! Be an early bird and enrol well in advance. Be an early bird and enrol well in advance!

Benjamin Britten – a composer whose life and music have often provoked strong feelings, both positive and negative, but who dominated musical life in Britain in the middle years of the twentieth century, the announcement of his death in 1976 even finding its way on to the billboards of the Belfast Telegraph. In this course, intended as a prelude to the celebrations that will no doubt be taking place later in the year to commemorate the centenary of his birth, we will try, while not ignoring biographical details, to focus on the fascinatingly wide range of music that flowed from his pen, and attempt to assess his contribution to music, both national and international. 5 CATS Points (Level 1)

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


Personal Development

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Personal Development

Be Your Own Life Coach OLE1176 Denis McBrinn, BSc, PhD Fee £85.00 (concession rate £52.00) Autumn 2012 10 weekly sessions on Wednesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 26 September ‘What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?’ (Mary Oliver). Are you optimising your potential in all areas of your life and in your work? Do you want to renew your energy, make more of your time, boost your confidence, build better relationships, improve your finances, have a better work-life balance and generally feel better about yourself and life? This 10-week personal development course will help you become your own life coach and empower you to take charge of your life and unlock your full potential.

Coping with Anger and Creating Calm OLE0947 Liz Comerton, DipPhysEd Fee £15.00 (no concession) Autumn 2012 A half-day workshop on Saturday 3 November, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm When living/working under pressure, people find anger and hostility to be damaging to their health and well-being. This practical workshop will identify how we react to pressure, ask where the anger is coming from, and look at skills in creating calmness and happiness in life. Recommended Textbook: Beating Anger, M Fisher (Rider) and Difficult People B Warbolt (ISR Pub). Limit: 16

Be an early bird and enrol well in advance!

Creative Relaxation OLE1709 Shelley Tracey, BA, MA Fee £19.00 (concession rate £12.00) Autumn 2012 4 weekly sessions on Thursdays 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm, starting 25 October This lunch-time course offers strategies for maintaining a positive outlook and for managing stress and boosting energy. Please note that this is not an exercise class, but it will include breathing techniques. In each session, we will use visualisation and images for relaxation, inspiration and calmness. Participants will receive support for incorporating the new techniques and ideas into their lives.


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Effective Speaking OLE0534 Helen Torr, FVCM, LLCM (TD) Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) New Year 2013 10 weekly sessions on Thursdays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 17 January Do you enjoy speaking in front of others? If the answer is no, then why not come along to this friendly course and learn how to present yourself effectively when speaking at formal occasions as well as at social ones. You will learn how to prepare and deliver an effective presentation; how to introduce a speaker and how to give a vote of thanks; how to present your arguments successfully, as well as learn lots of useful tips. You will acquire new skills and you may just find that you enjoy speaking in front of people after all! Limit: 14 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

Enhance Your Image, Build our Confidence Lynsey Hakin, BA Fee £85.00 concession rate £52.00)

Autumn 2012

A one-day workshop OLE1605

Tuesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 25 September

OLE1606

Tuesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 15 January Learn to enhance your image, presentation skills, increase employability and build selfconfidence through learning the importance of colour, style, deportment and make-up application. Discover the benefits of colour analysis and which styles of clothes suit which body shapes best. Also discover your Style Personality. Never again feel dull and jaded. Limit: 16

Autumn 2012 Group 1

OLE1696

Saturday 3 November, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

New Year 2013 Group 2

John Dennison, BSc, MA, PGCE Fee £28.00 (no concession)

10 weekly sessions

Group 1

Enhanced Learning and Memory for Exams and Interviews

New Year 2013 Group 2

OLE1697

Saturday 23 February, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm This is a stimulating, practical and fun course designed to give participants an insight into how the brain learns, how their memory works, and how they can use a wide range of practical strategies to improve memory, enhance learning, and develop study skills. The programme will be of benefit to anyone interested in improving exam performance, developing study skills and preparing for interviews. It will also be of benefit to anyone who is supporting or facilitating the study of others.

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


Personal Development

Freeing your Natural Voice OLE1665 Debra Fordham, BA Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) Autumn 2012 10 weekly sessions Tuesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 25 September The course content can be applied to both speech and song. This course is focussing on speech. The aim of this course is to explore vocal freedom, development and strengthening of the voice as a human instrument.  This will be achieved by exploring the relationship between breath, voice and language. As we do this participants will: be encouraged to develop beyond their defensive limitations to access their free, less manipulated and more natural voice; develop an awareness of effortless release; develop more freedom of release through breathwork; develop body awareness and be able to identify parasitic tensions throughout the body that prohibit free release; develop an awareness of sound quality, whether they are ‘on’ or ‘off’ vibration; develop clarity of imagery and thought.

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How to Lighten up your Life

Interview Skills for Job Applicants

OLE0152

Clare Madden, BA, MSM Cert

Liz Comerton, DipPhysEd

Bernard Madden, PostGrad Cert Training and Development

Fee £15.00 (no concession)

Fee £28.00 (no concession)

New Year 2013

A one-day workshop

A half-day workshop on Saturday 2 March, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Autumn 2012

This course will empower you with practical skills which will enable you to increase your levels of energy and enjoyment in daily life. It will include simple yet effective relaxation techniques, creative mind work, tension and anger release skills while finding a balance in work and life. Limit: 16

Recommended Textbook: Freeing the Natural Voice, K Linklater (Nick Hern Books, 2nd Revised Edition). 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

Be an early bird and enrol well in advance!

Group 1

OLE0132

Saturday 6 October, 10.00 am to 4.30 pm New Year 2013 Group 2

OLE0145

Saturday 9 March, 10.00 am to 4.30 pm Many people see the interview as a major obstacle to obtaining employment/promotion. This course aims at improving your interview performance by helping you to recognise your main selling points in terms of skills, knowledge and experience. It will help you select and express information proficiently on an application form and at interview, as well as coaching you in how to anticipate and respond to questions. Limit: 14


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Meditation: An Introduction

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

OLE0713

Frank Liddy, CSCT Adv Dip Counselling

Helen Torr, FVCM, LLCM (TD)

Fee £44.00 (concession rate £26.00)

Fee £53.00 (no concession)

5 weekly sessions

Autumn 2012

Mark Murray, BA, BSc, MSc Fee £20.00 (no concession) New Year 2013 A one-day workshop on Saturday 9 March, 1.00 pm to 5.30 pm Meditation can be used to bring improvement to many areas of our lives: to relax and reduce stress, gain improved concentration and vitality, reclaim personal power, and generally enjoy more of life. The course will introduce some key techniques for meditation and will explore how meditation can be integrated into daily living. Please bring something to lie on. Recommended Textbook: Be Still and Know, T N Hanh (Fellowship of Reconciliation). Limit: 16

Public Speaking OLE0210

Autumn 2012 Group 1

OLE0141

Thursdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 27 September Group 2

OLE0291

Thursdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 1 November New Year 2013 Group 3

OLE1713

Thursdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 17 January Group 4

OLE1714

Thursdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 21 February The course has been developed using the model of Jon KabatZinn, PhD, of the University of Massachusetts. It has been known for centuries in the meditative tradition that the sustained practice of mindfulness meditation can have profoundly healing and transformative effects in one’s life. Mindfulness is an awareness that arises as one pays attention on purpose in a particular way to on-going inner and outer, present-moment experience.

A 2-day workshop on Saturdays 6 and 13 October, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm Many people fear speaking in front of others. If this is you and you have to make presentations, whether at work or socially, then why not come along to this friendly and practical course! You will learn how to handle nerves, how to prepare and present your material as well as yourself and make the most of your voice. You will have the opportunity to deliver a variety of presentations, receive feedback and pick up useful tips along the way. And it will help boost your confidence too! Limit: 14

Recommended Textbook: Full Catastrophe Living, J Kabat-Zinn (Piakus). Limit: 14 You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


Personal Finance

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Personal Finance

Transform Your Life OLE0133 Denis McBrinn, BSc, PhD Fee £85.00 (concession rate £52.00) New Year 2013 10 weekly sessions on Wednesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 16 January ‘The unexamined life is not worth living’ Socrates. All of us are capable of taking positive steps to transform our lives, but often the physical and emotional ‘clutter’ and complexity of our daily lives can hold us back. This 10-week personal development course will provide practical tools to help you clear a space for yourself; enable you to develop greater clarity and help you focus on what you really want from life.

Inheritance Tax: A Guide to Preserving Family Wealth on Death

Understanding the Stockmarket: An Introduction

Patrick Mahony, BA, PGCE, MBA, MCIM, FSI

Patrick Mahony, BA, PGCE, MBA, MCIM, FSI

Fee £15.00 (no concession)

Fee £44.00 (no concession)

A half-day workshop

5 weekly sessions

Autumn 2012

Autumn 2012

Group 1

OLE0215

Saturday 20 October, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm New Year 2013 Group 2

OLE0217

Saturday 9 February, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm How keen are you to adopt the Chancellor as another child? Have you considered how much of your hard-earned wealth might pass in surplus tax to the Government rather than to your family when you die? Taking into consideration property prices in many parts of Northern Ireland, your home together with some savings, could easily leave your estate paying thousands of pounds in inheritance tax. This half-day workshop is an introduction to the basic principles of inheritance tax. It will be of interest to all those who wish to plan carefully to protect their family wealth.

Be an early bird and enrol well in advance!

Group 1

OLE0214

Wednesdays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 26 September New Year 2013 Group 2

OLE0216

Wednesdays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm starting 16 January This is a course for those who have made or are interested in making stockmarket investments but have limited knowledge of how the stockmarket works. It is a practical course. It looks at the structure of the London Stock Market and how shares are priced. Students will enhance their knowledge of gilts, corporate loan notes, collective investments such as unit trusts and capital investment bonds and shares. Time is spent on understanding how to read The Financial Times. Limit: 20


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Philosophy and Religion

Understanding the Stockmarket: An Advanced Workshop

Church and Society in Pre-Reformation England OLE1621

Patrick Mahony, BA, PGCE, MBA, MCIM, FSI

Robert Whan, BA, MA, PhD

Fee £15.00 (no concession)

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

A half-day workshop

Autumn 2012

Autumn 2012 Group 1

OLE1186

Saturday 6 October, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm New Year 2013 Group 2

OLE1187

Saturday 26 January, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm This morning workshop would be suitable for individuals who attended in previous years ‘Understanding the Stockmarket; An Introduction’. It is more theoretical and less practical than the introductory course. Over the course of the morning we will introduce and discuss the implication for investors of three core stockmarket theories; the Efficient Market Hypothesis, Market Portfolio Theory, and the new discipline of Behavioural Finance.

10 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 25 September This course will consider the structure and organisation of the Church in England in the two centuries before the Reformation, its relations with the Pope and the Crown, and the religious beliefs and practices of ordinary people, built on the pillars of the Mass and purgatory. Other topics will include John Wycliffe and Lollardy, monasticism and mysticism. Particular attention will be paid to theological and institutional change and continuity and to addressing whether the Church in this period was really as moribund and corrupt as it has subsequently been depicted. Students will also get to explore what can be gleaned about Church life from contemporary sources such as The Canterbury Tales. 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

Critical Thinking Skills OLE1649 Michael Kelly, BA Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) New Year 2013 10 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 15 January Critical Thinking can be defined as ‘the ability to interpret, analyse and evaluate ideas and arguments’. It is increasingly felt that such skills are important in everyday life, a basic competency which, like reading and writing, can be taught. This course endeavours to introduce the student to these techniques and examines them through the study of topics such as: identifying reasons and conclusions; understanding reasoning; the clarification and interpretation of expressions and ideas; assessing the validity of sources; and decision making. So if you are serious about improving your critical thinking skills or simply want to find out more about the subject, then this is the course for you! Textbook: Critical Thinking: An Introduction, A Fisher (Cambridge University Press). 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


Philosophy and Religion

European Reformations OLE1625 Robert Whan, BA, MA, PhD Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) New Year 2013 10 weekly sessions on Wednesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 16 January The Reformation shattered the once unitary religious state of Western Europe. Whilst there were certain continuities, it nonetheless triggered significant transformations both within and outside the realm of religion. This course will consider the historical and theological factors that shaped the lives and beliefs of Christians during the sixteenth century and as well as considering the impact of key individuals such as Luther, Calvin, Henry VIII and, John Knox, it will look at how the way the Reformation played out varied in different countries.

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Introduction to Philosophy, Part 1

Introduction to Philosophy, Part 2

OLE0236

OLE0237

Keith McVeigh, BA, MA, PhD

Keith McVeigh, BA, MA, PhD

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Autumn 2012

New Year 2013

10 weekly sessions on Thursdays 10.00 am to 12.00 noon, starting 27 September

10 weekly sessions on Thursdays 10.00 am to 2.00 noon, starting 17 January

This is a course for students with no previous experience. We will look at what philosophy is, and at some of the questions that have puzzled philosophers for two and a half thousand years, getting to know some of the big names: Socrates, Descartes, Wittgenstein and others. Recommended Textbook: Dictionary of Philosophy, A Flew (Pan Books). 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

10 CATS Points (Level 1)

Be an early bird and enrol well in advance!

This is Part 2 of a course for students with no previous experience. New students we welcome. We will look at what philosophy is, and at some of the questions that have puzzled philosophers for two and a half thousand years, getting to know some of the big names: Socrates, Descartes, Wittgenstein and others. Recommended Textbook: Dictionary of Philosophy, A Flew (Pan Books). 10 CATS Points (Level 1)


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Moral Philosophy: An Introduction

Presbyterianism in Ulster, 1613-1840

OLE1623

OLE1624

Robert Whan, BA, MA, PhD

Robert Whan, BA, MA, PhD

Fee £28.00 (no concession)

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Autumn 2012

New Year 2013

A one-day workshop on Saturday 3 November, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

10 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 15 January

This course will introduce students to the main strands of Western moral philosophy, namely the philosophies deriving from the work of Aristotle, from Immanuel Kant, and from the Utilitarian philosophers Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill. Students will have the opportunity to consider the relationship between religion and morality and through a range of scenarios and ethical dilemmas will be able to apply different theories to a variety of practical contexts and moral issues, including abortion, euthanasia, war and peace.

The Presbyterian community in Ulster was created by waves of immigration during the seventeenth century, with 2013 marking the 400th anniversary of the settlement of the first Presbyterian minister in Ireland. The Presbyterians formed a highly organised community which exercised a rigorous discipline over its members and had a well-developed intellectual life, sharpened by continual debate. They challenged the status quo and later in the eighteenth century formed the backbone of the Republican, separatist movement, as well as being active in the reform movement more generally. This course will chart the religious, economic, political and social history of the Presbyterians from the Plantation to the formation of the General Assembly in 1840.

Early Bird . . . We make the decision on whether or not to run a course seven days before the course start date, based on whether we have reached the minimum number of enrolments. So please help us to help you! Be an early bird and enrol well in advance. Be an early bird and enrol well in advance!

10 CATS Points (Level 1)

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


Science; Visual Arts

Science

Visual Arts

Our Place in the Universe

Acrylic Painting: Advanced OLE1637

Colin Johnston, BSc

Gerard Bradley, BA

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) 10 weekly sessions

OLE0838

Tuesdays 11.00 am to 1.00 pm, starting 25 September New Year 2013 Group 2

Fee £53.00 (no concession) Autumn 2012

Autumn 2012 Group 1

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Wednesdays 11.00 am to 1.00 pm, starting 16 January This course will cover our knowledge of the Universe and the amazing objects it contains. The course is aimed at those new to the field and will be descriptive rather than mathematical. It will follow human understanding from prehistoric times to the latest discoveries from spacecraft. No prior knowledge is required.

A 2-day workshop on Mondays 5 and 12 November, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm Students will explore this exciting modern medium using their own personal projects – for example, drawings and photos. We will study the great variety of techniques applicable: glazing, scumbling, collage as well as exploring the wide range of impasto (texture) effects available in this modern medium. Some experience is advisable for this workshop. A list of materials is available on enrolment or can be downloaded from www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol Limit: 16

10 CATS Points (Level 1)

Be an early bird and enrol well in advance!

Acrylic Painting: Technical Innovations OLE1638 Gerard Bradley, BA Fee £53.00 (no concession) New Year 2013 A 2-day workshop on Mondays 14 and 21 January, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm Students will explore this exciting modern medium using their own personal projects, aided by drawings and photos. Students will study the great variety of techniques applicable such as glazing, scumbling and unusual ways of applying paint such as mixed media. We will consider recent innovations in acrylic painting as well. Some experience advisable for this work shop. A list of materials is available on enrolment or can be downloaded from www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol Limit: 16


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Continuing Cities: Envisioning Belfast

Cross-Overs: Art and Photography

OLE1694

OLE1738

Keith Acheson, BA, MA PHD and panel of experts

Amanda Croft, MA, ADE

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) Autumn 2012 10 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, starting 25 September Kindly supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s One City, One Book initiative. In association with the Crescent Arts Centre, this series of talks, workshops and site visits will focus on past, present and future representations and perceptions of Belfast at home and abroad. By engaging with practitioners working in a range of media from painting and sculpture to moving images, installations, and architecture we will see how individuals and communities explore their sense of the city as an active artistic community. Speakers will include: Marcus Patton, Richard Pierce, Dickon Hall and Rita Duffy

Drawing: Form in Space Ashley Holmes, BFA, MA, MFA Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Fee £44.00 (concession rate £26.00)

10 weekly sessions

New Year 2013

Group 1

10 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm, starting 15 January

Wednesdays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 26 September

Since the invention of photography in the early nineteenth century, painters and photographers have responded to and exploited each other’s medium to the full. Using landscape and still life, abstraction and experimentation, social documentation, figuration and portraiture as accessible themes, this series of illustrated talks will examine how artists and photographers such as Degas, Daguerre and the Impressionists; Rossetti, Julia Margaret Cameron and the Pre-Raphaelites; the Moderns and contemporaries such as David Hockney, Thomas Struth and Cindy Sherman, have been influenced by the materials, techniques and concepts of both painting and photography.

Autumn 2012 OLE1415

New Year 2013 Group 2

OLE1684

Wednesdays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 16 January New students are welcome to join this continuing drawing course that includes practical exercises to help students draw what they see more accurately plus suggestions for expressive drawings. We will look at drawing issues such as creating the illusion of form, space and light. We will also explore the expressive potential of drawing by discussing examples of work by contemporary artists. Please bring drawing materials to the first class. 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

The course will be held in the Crescent Arts Centre, 2-4 University Road, Belfast. 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


Visual Arts

Dreams and Visions: The Symbolist Movement OLE1670 Chloe Morrison, BA Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) New Year 2013 10 weekly sessions on Wednesdays 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, starting 16 January In the late nineteenth century the Symbolists, inspired by the visions of the Romantic Movement, turned inwards to explore interior worlds of dream and imagination in their work. In this course, we will examine the hypnotic and often mystical images produced by a number of artists throughout Europe at this time including Paul Gaugin, Odilon Redon, Fernand Khnopff and Edvard Munch. Recommended Textbook: Symbolist Art in Context, M Facos (University of California Press). 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

Essential Painting

Jewellery Design

Ashley Holmes, BFA, MA, MFA

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Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Christine Crossey, BSc

10 weekly sessions Autumn 2012 Group 1

New Year 2013 OLE1414

Tuesdays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 15 January Beginners and advanced painters are welcome to join this practical course designed to allow students to work on their own projects and/or listen to demonstrations if they want to. Demonstrations will include acrylic techniques such as photo transfers, how to see a colour and mix it. Projects will be suggested such as ‘colourful highlights and shadows’, and ‘colour intensity’ paintings. Occasionally, we will discuss paintings by contemporary artists to see how they have communicated though the visual language. A list of materials will be available on enrolment or can be downloaded from www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

Be an early bird and enrol well in advance!

Fee £44.00 (concession rate £26.00) New Year 2013

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Tuesdays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 25 September

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5 weekly sessions on Wednesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 16 January Learn how to design and create unique necklaces, bracelets, earrings, hair combs, tiaras and art corsage brooch pins. Students will use wire, beads, buttons, and textiles to make beautiful, bespoke jewellery. A list of materials is available on enrolment or can be downloaded from www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol Limit: 16


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Jewellery Design: Continuation OLE1108 Christine Crossey, BSc Fee £44.00 (concession rate £26.00) Autumn 2012 5 weekly sessions on Wednesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 26 September If you have the basics in jewellery making and design this course will inspire you further! In this course you will learn how to make jewellery using wire sculpture techniques. Students will learn how to wire wrap stones and beads to use as pendants and charms for necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Students will learn a variety of wire sculpture techniques to make individual, bespoke jewellery. A list of materials is available on enrolment or can be downloaded from www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol

More Masterworks OLE1695

Painting Landscapes in Oil for Beginners

Amanda Croft, MA, ADE

Chris Dearden, RUA, NDD, WCSI, UWS

Fee £44.00 (concession rate £26.00)

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Autumn 2012

10 weekly sessions

10 weekly sessions on Mondays 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm, starting 24 September A close critical analysis of an individual work of art can reveal as much about the historical context in which it was made as about the stylistic approach and concerns of the artist. Each week will concentrate on an individual Master Work selected from a time-line that spans the Netherlandish and Italian Renaissance masters, eighteenth and nineteenth century painters and the contemporary practitioners of the twentieth and twenty first centuries. From Bosch to Bacon, van Eyck to van Gogh, and Piero to Picasso and Pollock, we will examine how individual Master Works reflect and have been affected by the technical and theoretical, social, political and gender-based issues of their day.

Autumn 2012 Group 1

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Wednesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 26 September New Year 2013 Group 2

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Wednesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 16 January This is a practical oil painting art course with each student bringing in a subject to paint. No previous experience is needed. The tutor will demonstrate composition using a chosen subject where the approach will be broken into easy stages. The tutor, Chris Dearden, is a well-known local artist who is a member of the Royal Ulster Academy and exhibited widely in the UK. A list of materials will be available on enrolment and can be downloaded from www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol Limit: 16 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


Visual Arts

Painting Landscapes in Watercolour

Portraiture through Drawing

Chris Dearden, RUA, NDD, WCSI, UWS

Craig Donald, BA

Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00) 10 weekly sessions

Group 1

Fee £66.00 (concession rate £44.00) 10 weekly sessions

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Thursdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 27 September

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Thursdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 17 January This is a practical watercolour art course with each student bringing in a photograph or picture to paint. No previous experience is needed. There will be a demonstration by the tutor at the start of each class illustrating the use of colours, materials, composition and presentation. The tutor, Chris Dearden, is a well-known local artist who is a member of the Royal Ulster Academy and exhibited widely in the UK. A list of materials will be available on enrolment and can be downloaded from www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol Limit: 16 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

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New Year 2013 OLE1642

Tuesdays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 15 January This is an intensive course outlining the basics in portraiture and different approaches to this art form. Students will work with a variety of media in a life room situation to study the nature of portraiture. Through drawing, mixed media and photography, students will gain an understanding of the principles of portrait-drawing and the techniques used by different artists to capture likeness, both traditional and experimental. A list of materials is available on enrolment or can be downloaded from www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol Limit: 12 10 CATS Points (Level 1)

Be an early bird and enrol well in advance!

OLE1669 Chloe Morrison, BA Fee £58.00 (concession rate £36.00)

Tuesdays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, starting 25 September

Group 2

New Year 2013 Group 2

We are Majestic in the Wilderness: Romanticism in the Visual Arts

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Autumn 2012 10 weekly sessions on Wednesdays 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, starting 26 September The Romantic Movement placed an unprecedented emphasis on individualism, emotionality and the spiritual significance of nature. In this course we will examine how this diverse and widespread movement influenced artists such as Turner, Delacroix, Friedrich, and The Hudson River School, and has continued to shape our perception of the artist and the artistic process to the present day. Recommended Textbook: Romanticism, D B Brown (Phaidon Press Ltd). 10 CATS Points (Level 1)


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Classes Outside Belfast Bangor

Bangor

Cookstown

Secretary: Mrs E A Lightbody, 2 Cleland Park Central, Bangor, Co Down, BT20 3EP

Secretary: Mrs E A Lightbody, 2 Cleland Park Central, Bangor, Co Down, BT20 3EP

Secretary: Mrs Mona O’Kane, 7 Toberlane Road, Cookstown, BT80 9QZ

Winged Heritage

Spring Awakening

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Cookstown Wildlife Trust

Ivor McDonald, DA, ATD

Ivor McDonald, DA, ATD

Fee £50.00 (concession rate £30.00) payable at first lecture

Fee £50.00 (concession rate £30.00) payable at first lecture

Autumn 2012

New Year 2013

5 weekly sessions on Thursdays 10.30 am to 12.00 noon, in Trinity Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Bangor, starting 11 October and 5 half-day field trips

5 weekly sessions on Thursdays 10.30 am to 12.00 noon, in Trinity Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Bangor, starting 10 January and 5 half-day field trips

In the Autumn as the days shorten and the cold overtakes our summer, migrants prepare to leave us for warmer climates. From the North, long wavering lines of migrating wildfowl fill the sky and our resident birds enjoy the temporary autumnal abundance. A wide range of species will be studied and varied habitats visited at optimum times.

As the days lengthen, our winter visitors prepare for the long journey back to their Arctic breeding grounds. Our resident species fill the air with their wild melodies as they establish breeding territories. Wild life abounds as the dark days of winter give way to the verdant promise of Spring. The course will provide an insight into a varied range of habitats.

OLE0705 Panel of Lecturers Fee £24.00 (concession rate £16.00) payable at first lecture Autumn 2012 New Year 2013 Monthly lectures on Tuesdays 7.45 pm to 9.15 pm in South West College Campus, Burn Road, Cookstown, starting 9 October 9 October Wildlife of the Falklands Jim McAdam

13 November Coast to Coast – St Bees Head to Robin Hood’s Bay George Acheson 11 December Alien/Invasive Species John Early 8 January Members’ Night 12 February The North Coast Rachael Bain 12 March RSPB Colin Graham 9 April AGM

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


Classes Outside Belfast

Dromore

Dromore

Enniskillen

Secretary: Miss Mary Cardwell, 21 Forthill Road, Dromore, Co Down BT25 1RF

Secretary: Miss Mary Cardwell, 21 Forthill Road, Dromore, Co Down BT25 1RF

Secretary: Mrs Barbara Johnston, 15A Levally Road, Enniskillen, BT93 7DP

Ulster Towns

Banks of the Lagan

OLE1717

OLE1718

Fermanagh Naturalists Field Club

Panel of Speakers

Valerie Goggin, BA, MA

Fee £39.00 (concession rate £23.00) payable at first lecture

Fee £39.00 (concession rate £23.00) payable at first lecture

Autumn 2012

New Year 2013

8 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm, in Dromore High School, starting 2 October

8 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm, in Dromore High School, starting 8 January

This short course will examine the development of urban living in Ulster, looking at its impact upon Ulster life and society. Students will examine how towns evolved from the seventeenth century; the influences that shaped their development, and the lifestyles of their inhabitants.

The River Lagan’s potential for recreation, leisure and tourism has now been realised. However, this contrasts dramatically with its early use in the domestic linen trade and ship building industry. In the nineteenth century it was also a busy navigation route from Belfast to Lough Neagh, providing employment for a unique workforce. From the Lagan’s source, we will follow the river as it passes through our towns and villages to its final destination in Belfast. The course will focus on riverbank industries, their workforces, and the utilisation of the river to its full potential. It will also provide a social history of rural life on the banks of the Lagan during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and will acknowledge the river’s contribution to our industrial and cultural heritage.

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OLE1017 Panel of Lecturers Fee £24.00 (concession rate £16.00) payable at first lecture Autumn 2012 New Year 2013 6 monthly lectures on Wednesdays 8.00 pm to 9.30 pm in the Fermanagh House, Broadmeadow, starting 10 October 10 October Searching for your Ancestors in Fermanagh Frank McHugh 14 November Limestone – a Most Remarkable Rock Ian Enlander 12 December Flora of Country Fermanagh Robert Northridge 9 January Local History through Old Photographs Seamas McAnnaidh 13 February William Scott and the Influence of Fermanagh TBC 13 March AGM – Fermanagh War Memorial Richard Bennett/Clive Johnston


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Holywood

Holywood

Larne

Secretary: Miss Anne C Miller, 48 Demesne Road, Holywood, Co Down, BT18 9NB

Secretary: Miss Anne C Miller, 48 Demesne Road, Holywood, Co Down, BT18 9NB

Secretary: Mr Harry Morrow, 79 Ballystrudder Road, Islandmagee, Larne, Co Antrim BT40 3SJ

Traveller's Tales

The Golden Age of Dutch Painting

From Fact to Fiction in Time of War OLE1719

OLE1720

OLE1725

Gillian McIntosh, BA, MA, PhD

Jim McAdam, BA, MAgr, PhD and panel of Lecturers

Fee £48.00 (concession rate £29.00) payable at first lecture

Fee £48.00 (concession rate £29.00) payable at first lecture

Fee £48.00 (concession rate £29.00) payable at first lecture

Autumn 2012

New Year 2013

Autumn 2012

10 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 10.45 am to 12.15 pm in Room 4, Holywood Library, High Street, Holywood, starting 2 October

10 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 10.45 am to 12.15 pm in Room 4, Holywood Library, High Street, Holywood, starting 8 January

10 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm in Larne Grammar School, starting 2 October

This course looks at aspects of late nineteenth and twentieth century history and the creative expression, from poetry and prose, to cinema, through which we can explore a period of conflict. The contexts will be the Boer War, the First and Second World War, the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’ and we will locate ourselves in the British Isles. Themes will include the idea of an idyllic summer before the First World War, appeasement and the Second World War, the impact of civil war. Texts will include Michael McLaverty’s Call My Brother Back, Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day, Ciarán Carson’s Belfast Confetti. Films will include E.M. Forster’s A Room With a View and Neal Jordan’s Michael Collins.

They say that 'travel broadens the mind' and this short course of lectures will aim to do just that. From 'The Uttermost Part of the Earth' to the driest place on earth – and lots more besides! – a panel of local speakers will tell of their experiences in interesting parts of the world near and far from home. Lectures will be well illustrated.

Chloe Morrison, BA

This course will explore the key artistic genres in seventeenth century Dutch painting (including still life, landscape and portraiture), and the prominent artists working at this time, such as Rembrandt and Vermeer. We will discuss the historical, social and economic factors that contributed to the remarkable burgeoning of the Netherlands art market during the seventeenth century.

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


Classes Outside Belfast

Maghera Arts Society

Portrush

Portrush

Secretary: Miss Loretta Diamond, 79 Tirkane Road, Maghera, BT46 5NA

Secretary: Miss Nora Stratford, 77 Mountsandel Road, Coleraine, BT52 1JF Treasurers: Michael and Hope Gardiner, 55 Coleraine Road, BT56 8HR

Secretary: Miss Nora Stratford, 77 Mountsandel Road, Coleraine, BT52 1JF Treasurers: Michael and Hope Gardiner, 55 Coleraine Road, BT56 8HR)

Culture and Heritage

The Folklore of Ireland and Europe

Ten Artists – Visual Autobiographies

OLE1721

OLE1722

Bob Curran, PhD

Deborah Logan, BA, MA

Fee £48.00 (concession rate £29.00) payable at first lecture

Fee £48.00 (concession rate £29.00) payable at first lecture

Autumn 2012

New Year 2013

10 weekly sessions on Wednesdays 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm, in Flowerfield Arts Centre, 185 Coleraine Road, Portstewart, starting 3 October

10 weekly sessions on Wednesdays 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm, in Flowerfield Arts Centre, 185 Coleraine Road, Portstewart, starting 16 January

OLE0710 Fee £12.00* (concession rate £9.00)* payable at first lecture Autumn 2012 New Year 2013 * The Society is subsidised by the Good Relations Grant, Magherafelt Council 6 monthly lectures on Thursdays 8.00 pm to 9.30 pm in Maghera Primary School, Station Road, Maghera, starting 27 September 27 September Sacred Places, Objects and Art in the Province of Ulster Arthur McCullough 25 October A Short History of Rathlin Island Rosemary McConkey 22 November North Antrim’s American Links Alister McReynolds 24 January Some Interesting Islands of Ireland Jim McAdam 28 February Introducing Forensic Geology Alastair Ruffell 21 March Irish Literature Tess Maginess

Across the centuries, folklore has played a key role in human history and culture. Tales have been used to transmit ideas, morals, values and generally agreed concepts from one generation to the next and have shaped both our traditions and our identity. In this respect, such tales are as important as historical documents. In a fascinating series of lectures Dr Bob Curran examines some of these folktales in the European context but with a particular emphasis on Irish folklore, where they might have come from and how they have impacted upon us. If you are interested in a good story - and who isn’t? - then this is for you!

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A series of talks on ten artists who painted self-portraits and since a picture paints a thousand words be prepared, dear reader, to lay down the pen portrait and instead peruse the painted one. The talks offer a personal insight into the artist’s perception of the self and much more.


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Randalstown

Randalstown

Secretary: Mrs Marion Graham, 128 Nursery Road, Gracehill, Ballymena, BT42 2QD

Secretary: Mrs Marion Graham, 128 Nursery Road, Gracehill, Ballymena, BT42 2QD

Life on the Bann

The Golden Age of Dutch Painting

OLE1723 Panel of Speakers Fee £48.00 (concession rate £29.00) payable at first lecture Autumn 2012 10 weekly sessions on Mondays 7.45 pm to 9.15 pm, in St Benedict’s High School, Randalstown, starting 8 October This short multidisciplinary course will examine all aspects of life in the area served by the River Bann. From local wildlife to geology to local history the course will look at how the Bann has come to shape the area around Toomebridge, Randalstown and Antrim and assess its continued importance to the region.

OLE1724 Chloe Morrison, BA Fee £48.00 (concession rate £29.00) payable at first lecture New Year 2013 10 weekly sessions on Mondays 7.45 pm to 9.15 pm, in St Benedict’s High School, Randalstown, starting 7 January This course will explore the key artistic genres in seventeenth century Dutch painting (including still life, landscape and Portraiture), and the prominent artists working at this time, such as Rembrandt and Vermeer. We will discuss the historical, social and economic factors that contributed to the remarkable burgeoning of the Netherlands art market during the seventeenth century.

You can enrol early online for all courses by visiting our website www.qub.ac.uk/edu/ol


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One-Day and Two-Day Courses

Wednesday 26 September and Wednesday 3 October French Pronunciation Clinic, Group 1 For further details, see page 47 Saturday 29 September Aspects of Belfast’s History, Group 1 For further details, see page 34 Saturday 29 September Charles II and his Reign: Restoration, Plague and Fire For further details, see page 36 Saturday 6 October Builders of Belfast: A Walking Tour For further details, see page 35 Saturday 6 October Interview Skills for Job Applicants, Group 1 For further details, see page 77 Saturdays 6 and 13 October Public Speaking For further details, see page 78 Saturday 6 October Understanding the Stockmarket: An Advanced Workshop, Group 1 For further details, see page 80 Saturdays 13 and 27 October Massage for Stress Relief and Relaxation: An Introduction For further details, see page 16 Saturday 20 October Inheritance Tax: A Guide to Preserving Family Wealth on Death, Group 1 For further details, see page 79 Saturday 20 October Travel on the Internet: Beginners’ For further details, see page 19

Saturday 27 October Travel on the Internet: Advanced For further details, see page 19

Saturday 26 January How to Write for Profit and Pleasure, Group 2 For further details, see page 24

Saturday 3 November Coping with Anger and Creating Calm For further details, see page 75

Saturday 26 January Understanding the Stockmarket: An Advanced Workshop, Group 2 For further details, see page 80

Saturday 3 November Enhanced Learning and Memory for Exams and Interviews, Group 1 For further details, see page 76 Saturday 3 November Facebook for Beginners For further details, see page 18 Saturday 3 November Moral Philosophy: An Introduction For further details, see page 82 Mondays 5 and 12 November Acrylic Painting: Advanced For further details, see page 83 Saturday 10 November How to Write for Profit and Pleasure, Group 1 For further details, see page 24 Saturday 17 November Facebook: Advanced Workshop For further details, see page 18 Saturday 24 November James Out, William In For further details, see page 38 Mondays 14 and 21 January Acrylic Painting: Technical Innovations For further details, see page 83 Wednesdays 16 and 23 January French Pronunciation Clinic, Group 2 For further details, see page 47

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Saturday 9 February Inheritance Tax: A Guide to Preserving Family Wealth on Death, Group 2 For further details, see page 79 Saturday 9 February Queen Anne For further details, see page 39 Saturday 16 February John de Courcy and the Battle of Downpatrick, 1177 For further details, see page 38 Saturday 23 February Enhanced Learning and Memory for Exams and Interviews, Group 2 For further details, see page 76 Saturday 2 March How to Lighten Up Your Life For further details, see page 77 Saturday 9 March Interview Skills for Job Applicants, Group 2 For further details, see page 77 Saturday 9 March Meditation: An Introduction For further details, see page 78 Saturday 23 March Aspects of Belfast’s History, Group 2 For further details, see page 34


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