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El Greco: 400 years since his death

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Apr 2014
On the 400th anniversary of El Greco's death, we revisit the man, and how his exposure to varied visual cultures developed a unqiue style.

Doctor Who and human history

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Nov 2013
In the Doctor Who historicals, the bad guys often won - no matter what the Doctor tried. Tony Keen looks at why the Doctor can not change the human...

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Schubert's Lieder: Settings of Goethe's Poems

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Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
This unit looks at the short poems in German that were set to music by Franz Schubert (1797–1828) for a single voice with piano, a genre known as ...

David Hume

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Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
This unit examines Hume's reasons for being complacent in the face of death, as these are laid out in his suppressed essay of 1755, ‘Of the...

Goya

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Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
What influenced Goya? Did Napoleon's invasion of Spain alter the course of Goya's career? This unit will guide you through the works of Goya and...

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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 24 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 24 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 24 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...