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English

Subtitles: English

Learner Career Outcomes

33%

started a new career after completing these courses

17%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

Shareable Certificate

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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 17 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Course Roadmap

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 21 min), 2 readings
2 videos
How to Get the Most out of this Course8m
2 readings
How to Use Discussion Forums10m
Get to Know Your Classmates10m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

What is Historical Fiction?

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 82 min)
6 videos
The Pre-History of Historical Fiction12m
From Archive to Novel12m
Differentiating fiction and history in the 18th and 19th century10m
A look at Sir Walter Scott and work of the 18th century12m
The global reach of the historical fiction genre21m
1 practice exercise
What Is Historical Fiction?30m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Poetry and Exile in Ancient Rome: Jane Alison

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 78 min)
4 videos
Using characters to set the set the historical context21m
An indepth look at the characters and story19m
Some challenges in historical fiction writing19m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Two Centuries of Historical Fiction

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 60 min)
4 videos
Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales (continued)15m
Brown's "Clotel": Slavery, Fiction, and a Founding Father14m
Dickens and the French Revolution: "A Tale of Two Cities"15m
1 practice exercise
Two Centuries of Historical Fiction 24m

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