Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-78
University of Reading
  • Start Date: 14 Jun, 2021
  • 2 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


Explore the history of punk and the role played by youth subcultures in contemporary history, while making your own punk fanzine.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Discover what 70s punk subculture can tell us about contemporary history


In the late 1970s a new youth subculture emerged in the UK. This, of course, was punk, and a cultural revolt was underway.


On this course, you will learn about the emergence of punk and its diverse range of meanings. You’ll use that lens to explore how youth cultures provided space for people to reimagine, discover and challenge the society and communities in which they were coming of age.


You’ll explore punk as a tool of expression for young people, and how it related to politics and events. You’ll consider punk’s relationship with racism, gender, and sexuality, drawing comparisons with the youth culture of today.


Experience 70s youth culture by making your own punk fanzine


Through studying punk culture in 70s Britain, you’ll come to understand what we can learn about history through youth culture.


This history course also has an emphasis on the creative side of punk. You’ll explore DIY punk design and writing, epitomised by fanzines. You’ll learn how to create a real-life fanzine of your own, all the way to publishing and distribution. This will help strengthen your communication skills and encourage independent thought and creativity.


Discover research methods


By exploring the history of Punk, the course will offer a creative resource for you to explore and develop your critical thinking skills and your current skillset as well as preparing you for study in higher education.


Studying History is a subject that can develop skills that can enable you to gain highly sought-after transferable skills


This cultural studies course is aimed at students interested in studying contemporary history at university.


It will also interest those involved in punk subcultures in the 70s, or anyone with a broad interest in youth politics or the history of punk.


Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

University of Reading

The University of Reading is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world with a reputation for teaching, research and enterprise.

The University aims to deliver a world-class experience to all of its learners. Teaching is research-led, so learners can benefit from the expertise and hands-on knowledge of teaching staff.

The award-winning UK campuses in the south-east of England offer a fantastic environment in which to live and learn, with state-of-of-the-art facilities – all just 25 minutes from London.

 

This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with FutureLearn.

You may be able to download course materials after enrolling in this course. If not, all of the necessary course materials provided by the course instructor will be available on the provider's course page.
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