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Duration 7 hours
Updated 11 Dec 2014
One of the most important questions for any student of the ancient world to address is ‘how do we know what we know about antiquity?’ Whether we’re...
The moral equality of combatants
Duration 16 hours
Updated 03 Dec 2014
The unit introduces and explores the idea of the moral equality of combatants and discusses the question of the basis of liability to killing in...
Visions of protest: Graffiti
Duration 8 hours
Updated 18 Nov 2014
This unit introduces students to contrasting understandings of graffiti. It draws on a wide range of different examples of graffiti, including...
Start writing fiction alumni forum
Duration 1 hour
Updated 23 Jun 2014
The Start writing fiction alumni forum encourages the insightful discussions and topical debates with other learners.
Duration 10 hours
Updated 22 Jan 2014
This unit explores controversies associated with the practice of ‘veiling’ within Islam. The Islamic ‘veil', be it in the form of the hijab, niqab,...
Become an OU student.
Change your life with a qualification
Duration 3000 hours
Updated 19 Dec 2014
Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a statistic we’re proud of – the BA/BSc Open is one of the most...