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  • Donald Trump, President elect: A collection

    By The OpenLearn team

    This Friday, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. Experts from the OU and...

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    17 Jan 2017

  • Donald Trump, President elect: A collection

    Donald Trump, President elect: A collection Creative commons image Icon Creative commons image Gage Skidmore under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license Updated content
    Updated 17 Jan 2017
    This Friday, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. Experts from the OU and beyond share their insights into the man -...
  • Should the EU give up on 'ever closer' union?

    By Pol Morillas

    As the UK prepares to leave, should the EU remake itself? Pol Morillas believes it's time for the Union to adopt a...

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    Updated on:

    17 Jan 2017

  • Should the EU give up on 'ever closer' union?

    Should the EU give up on 'ever closer' union? Creative commons image Icon Creative commons image Ian Brown from Salzburg under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Jan 2017
    As the UK prepares to leave, should the EU remake itself? Pol Morillas believes it's time for the Union to adopt a more flexible approach.
  • How did Donald Trump get elected and who does he represent?

    By Dr Richard Heffernan, Agnes Czajka, Dr Tendayi Bloom

    OU academics from the Department of Politics and International Studies talk about the how and why of Donald Trump's...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Jan 2017

  • What impact will Trump's victory have on international politics?

    By Dr Tendayi Bloom, Dr Edward Wastnidge, Dr William Brown

    OU academics from the Department of Politics and International Studies discuss the impact of Donald Trump's election...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Jan 2017

  • What impact will Trump's victory have on international politics?

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 10 Jan 2017
    OU academics from the Department of Politics and International Studies discuss the impact of Donald Trump's election victory on international politics and...
  • What are Donald Trump's politics?

    By Dr Tendayi Bloom, Dr Richard Heffernan, Dr Geoff Andrews

    OU academics from the Department of Politics and International Studies talk about the 'populist' politics of...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Jan 2017

  • What are Donald Trump's politics?

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 10 Jan 2017
    OU academics from the Department of Politics and International Studies talk about the 'populist' politics of Donald Trump and the rise of populism more...
  • How is Khat adding to the food crisis in Yemen?

    By Adel Aldaghbashy

    Yemen is already suffering from conflict. Now, in the chaos, khat farming is growing - redirecting resources ...

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    10 Jan 2017

  • How is Khat adding to the food crisis in Yemen?

    How is Khat adding to the food crisis in Yemen? Creative commons image Icon Creative commons image CIAT International Center for Tropical Agriculture under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Updated 10 Jan 2017
    Yemen is already suffering from conflict. Now, in the chaos, khat farming is growing - redirecting resources from much-needed food production.
  • What is happening in Yemen?

    By Dr Vincent Durac

    100,000 people have lost their lives in the ongoing conflict in Yemen. As the crisis drags into a seventh year,...

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    09 Jan 2017

  • What is happening in Yemen?

    What is happening in Yemen? Creative commons image Icon Creative commons image Pim Pim under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license New content
    Updated 09 Jan 2017
    100,000 people have lost their lives in the ongoing conflict in Yemen. As the crisis drags into a seventh year, Vincent Durac explains the background - and...
  • Did Donald Trump ride a tide of anti-feminism to the White House?

    By Professor Jo Gill

    Jo Gill believes a history of American anti-feminist sentiment can explain how Hillary Clinton was defeated in the US...

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    07 Dec 2016

  • The Italian crisis: Why has Matteo Renzi resigned - and what happens next?

    By Fabrizio Carmignani

    The defeat of proposed changes to the Italian constitution this weekend have set off a chain reaction - a Prime...

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    05 Dec 2016

  • The Italian crisis: Why has Matteo Renzi resigned - and what happens next?

    The Italian crisis: Why has Matteo Renzi resigned - and what happens next? Creative commons image Icon Creative commons image President Of Russia / Kremlin.ru under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Dec 2016
    The defeat of proposed changes to the Italian constitution this weekend have set off a chain reaction - a Prime Minster has resigned, and Europe waits to see...

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  • Environment: journeys through a changing world

    Genetically, mountain gorillas are amongst our closest living relatives, and also one of the world's most endangered species. Half the world's remaining...

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    08 Mar 2010

  • Environment: journeys through a changing world

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    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 08 Mar 2010
    Genetically, mountain gorillas are amongst our closest living relatives, and also...
  • A Buen Puerto: Fast Forward in Spanish

    This is an advanced-level course using a variety of authentic materials from Spain and Latin America to improve your language skills and knowledge of Spanish...

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    03 Sep 2008

  • A Buen Puerto: Fast Forward in Spanish

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    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...

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    Certificate of Higher Education Open

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 17 Jan 2017
    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 17 Jan 2017
    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

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    Diploma of Higher Education Open
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 17 Jan 2017
    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...

    BA (Honours) International Studies

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 17 Jan 2017
    Our world is divided into many different societies. Yet it is increasingly...

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 17 Jan 2017
    How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What’s...

    Doing economics: people, markets and policy

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    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 17 Jan 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Examine the various economic theories that explain people’s behaviour in...

    Environment: journeys through a changing world

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    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 17 Jan 2017 Register by 05 Jan 2017
    Introduces studying the environment and explores the issues arising from...

    Living in a globalised world

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    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 17 Jan 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This course uses geographical concepts to help you make sense of our complex,...

    Envol: upper intermediate French

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    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 17 Jan 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Extend your French language skills and cultural knowledge with this upper...

    Mises au point: advanced French

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    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 17 Jan 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Extend your French language skills – speaking, listening, reading and writing –...