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Loss of diversity and the English language

Loss of diversity and the English language Copyrighted image Credit: Jupiter Images
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Jul 2014
Dr Daniel Allington thinks loss of diversity has impacted on the development of the English Language the most 

Bridging and the English language

Bridging and the English language Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Jul 2014
Dr Fiona Doloughan, lecturer in Literature and Creative Writing at The Open University, thinks the fact that English has become a bridging language...

Globalisation and the English language

Globalisation and the English language Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Jul 2014
Globalisation has influenced the evolution of the English language the most, according to Dr Maria Leedham 

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Veiling

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Veiling
Intermediate level 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,...

Approaching poetry

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Approaching poetry Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 20 hours Updated 11 Dec 2013
Do you want to get more out of your reading of poetry? This unit is designed to develop the analytical skills you need for a more in-depth study of...

Art and Visual Culture: Medieval to Modern

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Art and Visual Culture: Medieval to Modern
Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 21 Nov 2013
What is art? What is visual culture? How have they changed through history? This unit explores the fundamental issues raised by the study of...

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Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 23 Jul 2014
If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this certificate course is ideal. It’s part of our unique Open...

BA/BSc Open degree

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Duration 3000 hours Updated 23 Jul 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...

Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 23 Jul 2014
Why study the arts? Apart from sheer enjoyment, these subjects give you an enormous breadth of cultural literacy while training you to think and...