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New York Minutes: What do the NY primaries tell us about the 2016 Presidential election?

New York Minutes: What do the NY primaries tell us about the 2016 Presidential election? Creative commons image Gage Skidmore under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Apr 2016
Last night [19th April] the voters of New York took their turn to choose candidates for the 2016 Presidential Election. What did their activity...

Would Donald Trump's wall work to reduce migration from Mexico?

Would Donald Trump's wall work to reduce migration from Mexico? Copyright free image Copyright free: US Department of Defense / Staff Sgt. Dan Heaton, U.S. Air Force.
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Apr 2016
One of the central planks of Donald Trump's campaign for President has been the pledge to build a wall between the US and Mexico. In a personal...

What is happening in Brazil?

What is happening in Brazil? Creative commons image Dilma Rousseff -- photo by Roberto Stuckert Filho under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Apr 2016
The Brazilian Parliament voted on Sunday [17th April 2016] to begin impeachment proceedings against the nation's president. How did it come to this?

Why has reaching the Chinese internet audience just got a little harder?

Why has reaching the Chinese internet audience just got a little harder? Creative commons image 陈 少举 under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Apr 2016
The Chinese State is tightening rules on how foreign organisations reach its citizens online. Oiwan Lam explains.

The 2016 US Presidential Election: A collection

The 2016 US Presidential Election: A collection Creative commons image Michael Vadon under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Mar 2016
A collection of academic insights into the themes and events of the 2016 elections for President of the United States

Could President Trump do what Candidate Trump promises in the struggle against Islamic State?

Could President Trump do what Candidate Trump promises in the struggle against Islamic State? Creative commons image Tony Webster under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Mar 2016
Donald Trump has been explaining how - were he to become President - he would "win" against Islamic State. But if he turns his stump pledges into...

The 'what now Wednesday' after the Super Tuesday before

The 'what now Wednesday' after the Super Tuesday before Creative commons image nevermindtheend under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Mar 2016
Yesterday, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump did well in their respective parties' primary elections. So, where are we now? The Conversation...

Ahead of Super Tuesday, what have we learned about the candidates?

Ahead of Super Tuesday, what have we learned about the candidates? Creative commons image Clay Masters / Iowa Public Radio under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Feb 2016
Super Tuesday - when large numbers of states hold their primaries - is a key day in the US Presidential election process. A week out, where are the...

Marco Rubio wins by coming in third

Marco Rubio wins by coming in third Creative commons image Marc Nozell under CC-BY under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Feb 2016
Rubio's third place in the Iowa caucus makes him the most successful of the Republican candidates, while Sander's close second to Clinton in the...

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Environment: journeys through a changing world

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Environment: journeys through a changing world Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University 2008
Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 08 Mar 2010
Genetically, mountain gorillas are amongst our closest living relatives, and also one of the world's most endangered species. Half the world's...

A Buen Puerto: Fast Forward in Spanish

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A Buen Puerto: Fast Forward in Spanish Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University 2008
Advanced level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 03 Sep 2008
This is an advanced-level course using a variety of authentic materials from Spain and Latin America to improve your language skills and knowledge...

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Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Duration 1200 hours Updated 31 May 2016
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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BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 3600 hours Updated 31 May 2016
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...

Diploma of Higher Education Open

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Diploma of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 31 May 2016
Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a range of other qualifications, including Certificates and Diplomas...

BA (Honours) International Studies

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BA (Honours) International Studies Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 31 May 2016
Our world is divided into many different societies. Yet it is increasingly interconnected. Relationships between nations, companies, cultures and...

BA (Honours) Business Studies

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BA (Honours) Business Studies Copyrighted image Copyright: iStock
Duration 3600 hours Updated 31 May 2016
How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What’s involved in essential business functions such as marketing, accounting...

Doing economics: people, markets and policy

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Doing economics: people, markets and policy Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 31 May 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
Examine the various economic theories that explain people’s behaviour in households, businesses and governments and make critical judgements of...

Introducing religions

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Introducing religions Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 31 May 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
This module introduces six major religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism; exploring beliefs, practices, concepts...

Environment: journeys through a changing world

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Environment: journeys through a changing world Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 31 May 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
Introduces studying the environment and explores the issues arising from environmental change and the ways in which these challenges are being...

Living in a globalised world

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Living in a globalised world Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 31 May 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
This course uses geographical concepts to help you make sense of our complex, globalised world and the processes and patterns that shape it.

Envol: upper intermediate French

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Envol: upper intermediate French Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 31 May 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
Extend your French language skills and cultural knowledge with this upper intermediate course, which includes a residential school in France (or...