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Death, Dying

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Death, Dying Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 01 Apr 2014
The beliefs and traditions that revolve around the meaning of death play an important role in every culture, but how do these ideas vary and what...

Unlikely Leaders

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Unlikely Leaders Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 29 Nov 2013
What do you imagine when you think of a leader? Is the customary vision of the powerful politician or business leader still entirely relevant today...

Multiculturalism Bites

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Multiculturalism Bites Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2011
Introductory level Duration 3 hours 15 mins Updated 08 Jul 2011
Multiculturalism is one of the most vexing political issues of our day. How can people with very different values and customs live alongside each...

The Philosophy of Love

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The Philosophy of Love Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2011
Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 21 Apr 2011
The nature of royal weddings as very public declarations of love can cause us to reflect on love and partnership – and on 29th April 2011 when...

Debate: Life and death

Debate: Life and death Copyrighted image Credit: Jupiter Images
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Oct 2008
Forum member Keving made a plea to live in the moment

Debate: The silly slip

Debate: The silly slip Copyrighted image Credit: Jupiter Images
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Feb 2008
Forum guest David O was curious as to how words change their meanings

Debate: Knackered

Debate: Knackered Copyrighted image Credit: Jupiter Images
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Aug 2005
Forum member Kasper wondered if a person was apologising where no offence should be taken

Debate: Monkey's blood

Debate: Monkey's blood Copyrighted image Credit: Jupiter Images
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Aug 2005
Forum guest Denise recalls a childhood treat

Debate: What's the point?

Debate: What's the point? Copyrighted image Credit: Jupiter Images
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Apr 2005
Forum guest Tima asked a question that, at some point, is on everyone's mind

Confusing Terms In Statistics

Confusing Terms In Statistics Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Jan 2005
Kevin McConway explains why, for a statistician, reliable and significant have specific meanings

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Word and image

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Word and image Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 31 Jul 2012
Why does the way a page looks influence how we interpret the information it contains? This unit looks will examine how typography and images can be...

Language and Meaning: How We Learn

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Language and Meaning: How We Learn Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2011
Masters level Duration 30 mins Updated 20 Dec 2011
What do English language teachers in the early 21st century need to know about the relationship between language and meaning? How can teachers...

Voice of Indian Song

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Voice of Indian Song Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 08 Mar 2010
Traditional Indian singing is intoxicating - but what is it about singing, and listening to others sing, that makes it so significant? In this...

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Exploring legal meaning

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Exploring legal meaning Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Masters level Duration 300 hours Updated 27 Aug 2014 Register by 17 Oct 2014
This course explores the place and meaning of law in the modern world and provides a broad understanding of how law works in different contexts.