Bushey & District

European Culture

HOW AND WHY EUROPEAN CULTURE HAS CONQUERED THE WORLD

This course will define what European Culture is and will look at all major aspects
of it : Art, Music, Literature, Education, Fashion and Architecture, Technology and Engineering and Pop Culture.It will ascertain how and why it was exported to most corners of the world and there has taken root and, in the process, has significantly altered indigenous cultures on most continents.

The course will take place on ZOOM every 1st and 3rd Thursday of a month, beginning on the 6th of May at 10 am. It is envisaged that it will finish in December.

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PROGRAMME

1) Art movements – paintings, sculpture and the concepts of modern art Examples of representative pieces from a variety of European countries
2) How these were ‘exported’ and influenced artists in other countries, with examples from Africa, Asia, the Americas and others.
3) MUSIC: European classical music and its manifestations (opera,ballet,operetta and ballet) ballroom dance music etc.
4) How these were ‘exported’ into other countries and influenced both musical and social patterns.
5) IMPACT OF EUROPEAN LITERATURE: looking at dominant literary genres,European Drama and its developments.
6) To what extent European has influenced the literature of other continents and in what way. What were the reasons for this influence ?
7) EDUCATION; European values and philosophies ( also democracy and other forms of government and ruling) Scientific education in the widest sense; secondary and tertiary education systems
8) Looking at the education systems now prevalent in Asia/Africa/the Americas and other countries.
9) TECHNOLOGY and ENGINEERING: cars, machinery, planes and computer technology
10) Influences and developments in non-European countries.
11) FASHION – how we dress and why and its developments and historical changes.
12) ARCHITECTURE and living spaces, city planning etc. And again, how this has influenced non=European countries and why.
13) POP CULTURE : the music of the young, their development of a distinct youth culture.
14) How Youth Culture has influenced and changed non-European societies and to what effect .
15) Assessment of course and , perhaps, a look into the future.

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