Global Geordies: The North East of England and the World
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Explore global relationships, forged through trade, industry and culture
Where was the light bulb invented? What about the first steam locomotive, or hydroelectricity? They were all invented in the North East of England.
This course introduces you to the historical, technological and cultural connections between the people and places of the North East and the wider world.
You’ll learn how the region’s industry and trade inspired global innovations in science and engineering.
You’ll explore the rich history of diversity in the North East, and what it means to be “Geordie”.
You’ll learn about regeneration in the North East today, and how it will affect the future.
This course is aimed at anyone interested in the history and culture of the North East.
- Demonstrate a greater appreciation of the diverse history, economic development, and cultures of the North East over time and in national and global contexts.,Explain how the North East has impacted on the economy, cultures and politics of the world,Interpret the significance of global forces in shaping North East history,Explore the causes and consequences of industrialisation and deindustrialisation in the North East and, with that historical understanding, improved understanding of contemporary regional identity.
- This course is aimed at anyone interested in the history and culture of the North East.