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Saving Setrus: To Intervene or not to Intervene

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Saving Setrus: To Intervene or not to Intervene Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University New content
Duration 15 mins Updated 22 Jul 2014
Can you save Setrus by using all your political skills and personal courage? Play this game to prevent your neighbouring country from descending...

Will gay rights and feminist movements please return to your assumptions?

Will gay rights and feminist movements please return to your assumptions? Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain New content
Updated 21 Jul 2014
We need a broader based education about gender and sexual diversity and to move away from simplistic binary labels, writes Meg Barker.

Damned by doublespeak

Damned by doublespeak Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain New content
Updated 18 Jul 2014
From mission statements, to political revelations, nothing is what it seems, writes Steve Woods.

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Political ordering

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Political ordering Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 04 Feb 2014
This unit asks questions about what states are and how they are involved in the processes of governing and ordering social life. Beginning from an...

Innovation, markets and industrial change

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Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 04 Feb 2014
How does a firm emerge as ‘leader of the pack’? Why do most of the small firms so common in the early years of new industries disappear? This unit...

Information technology: A new era?

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Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 04 Feb 2014
Do the advances in information technology equate to a new industrial revolution? The advances by IBM, Dell and many other manufacturers have...

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Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences

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Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 25 Jul 2014
Are you interested in what shapes the lives we lead and the decisions we make? Have you wondered why people continue to smoke when they know the...

Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling

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Duration 2400 hours Updated 25 Jul 2014
The value of counselling to improve well-being and quality of life is increasingly recognised in society. From everyday worries to serious mental...

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 25 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...