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This free course is an introduction to studying the arts and humanities. It takes you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance and improve your confidence as an independent learner.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- understand more clearly the reasons for studying the arts and humanities
- demonstrate an awareness of the basic skills and techniques for studying at a distance.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1 Studying the arts and humanities
- 2 Reasons for choosing to study the arts
- 3 Hopes and expectations about study
- 4 Concerns about study
- 5 Studying the arts, expectations and concerns
- Keep on learning
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Studying the arts and humanities
This course is an introduction to studying the arts and humanities. It takes you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance and improve your confidence as an independent learner.
This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 1 study in.
This free course includes adapted extracts from an Open University course which is no longer available to new students. If you found this interesting you could explore more free History & The Arts courses or view the range of currently available OU History & The Arts courses.
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Originally published: Wednesday, 27th January 2016
Last updated on: Wednesday, 27th January 2016
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