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Discovering music: the blues free course icon Level 1 icon

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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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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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Summarising text

In this free course, Summarising text, you will learn how to summarise. Summarising is useful both when completing assignments and while studying.

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1 hr
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Summarising text

In this free course, Summarising text, you will learn how to summarise. Summarising is useful both when completing assignments and while studying.

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Paraphrasing text

In this free course, Paraphrasing text, you will focus on the process of turning what you are reading into 'your own words', which is an essential skill at university.

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1 hr
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Paraphrasing text

In this free course, Paraphrasing text, you will focus on the process of turning what you are reading into 'your own words', which is an essential skill at university.

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Paraphrasing text

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National identity in Britain and Ireland, 1780–1840

What is a ‘nation’? What is a ‘state’? Where have these ideas come from and how have they developed over time? This free course, National identity in Britain and Ireland, 1780-1840, explores how the United Kingdom of Britain and Ireland was formed. It then moves to analyse the distinctions between the terms ‘nation’ and ‘state’. Finally, it evaluates the role of national identities in British popular politics during the first half of the nineteenth century.

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4 hrs
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National identity in Britain and Ireland, 1780–1840

What is a ‘nation’? What is a ‘state’? Where have these ideas come from and how have they developed over time? This free course, National identity in Britain and Ireland, 1780-1840, explores how the United Kingdom of Britain and Ireland was formed. It then moves to analyse the distinctions between the terms ‘nation’ and ‘state’. Finally, it evaluates the role of national identities in British popular politics during the first half of the nineteenth century.

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National identity in Britain and Ireland, 1780–1840

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Speeches and speech-making

This free course, Speeches and speech-making, explores an aspect of language use where 'voices' and 'texts' converge: the art of speech-making.

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1 hr
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Speeches and speech-making

This free course, Speeches and speech-making, explores an aspect of language use where 'voices' and 'texts' converge: the art of speech-making.

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Ramadan Mubarak!

It's the holy month of Ramadan, which is determined by the lunar cycle, running until 4th June 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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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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15 hrs
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