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Discovering music: the blues free course icon Level 1 icon

History & The Arts 

Discovering music: the blues

This free course, Discovering music: the blues, will introduce you to a musical tradition with roots in the nineteenth century but which is still relevant to making music today. You will learn about how the lyrics of blues songs reflect the social environment in which they were created, and about the musical techniques that underpin the structures of blues songs. You do not need to play an instrument, to sing or have any prior musical knowledge to be able to complete this course.

Free course
6 hrs
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History & The Arts

Discovering music: the blues

This free course, Discovering music: the blues, will introduce you to a musical tradition with roots in the nineteenth century but which is still relevant to making music today. You will learn about how the lyrics of blues songs reflect the social environment in which they were created, and about the musical techniques that underpin the structures of blues songs. You do not need to play an instrument, to sing or have any prior musical knowledge to be able to complete this course.

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Ramadan Mubarak!

It's the holy month of Ramadan, which is determined by the lunar cycle, running from 6th May this year. Discover how this isn't just a time for abstaining but a time for celebration while showing devotion to Islam.

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Education & Development 

English: skills for learning

English: skills for learning, is a free course for anybody who is thinking of studying for a university degree and would like to develop the English reading and writing skills needed to succeed. You will learn through a range of engaging activities aimed at extending your existing language skills.

Free course
24 hrs
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Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus

What does Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus tell us about the author and the time at which the play was written? This free course, Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus, will help you to discover the intricacies of the play and recognise how a knowledge of the historical and political background of the time can lead to a very different understanding of the author's intended meaning.

Free course
15 hrs
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Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus

What does Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus tell us about the author and the time at which the play was written? This free course, Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus, will help you to discover the intricacies of the play and recognise how a knowledge of the historical and political background of the time can lead to a very different understanding of the author's intended meaning.

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Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus

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Languages 

Everyday English 2

This free course, Everyday English 2, will inspire you to improve your current English skills and help you to communicate more effectively in everyday work and life.

Free course
48 hrs
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The OU meets Pink Floyd

Dr Sean Williams of The Open University talks to Pink Floyd's drummer Nick Mason about his drumming concerns and career.

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5 mins
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Fakespeare: Rewriting the bard

Rewrite Shakespeare’s best bits for the 21st Century and reveal your inner wordsmith.

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Business English: Making decisions

Do you want to relocate to the UK? This free course, Business English: Making decisions, will help you with the language difficulties that can ----- while providing assistance with the practicalities of the decision-making processes involved and the consultation that is necessary to ensure employees are kept informed.

Free course
5 hrs
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Business English: Making decisions

Do you want to relocate to the UK? This free course, Business English: Making decisions, will help you with the language difficulties that can ----- while providing assistance with the practicalities of the decision-making processes involved and the consultation that is necessary to ensure employees are kept informed.

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Business English: Making decisions

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The Roman Empire: introducing some key terms

This free course, The Roman Empire: Introducing some key terms, will define basic concepts and terms that are essential for an understanding of the culture and identity of the Roman Empire. Terms such as 'Roman Empire' and 'imperium' will be introduced in the context of the formation and expansion of the empire, and the course will provide you with the background for further study of the Roman Empire.

Free course
14 hrs
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