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Processes of study in the arts and humanities
This free course, Processes of study in the arts and humanities, is essential reading if you want to look at, and think about, people's ideas, practices and products to try to understand what they mean. Developing your skill in analysisinterpretationevaluation and communication is a good and worthwhile investment. Aimed at learners of arts and humanities subjects, you will find this course invaluable whether you are new to study or more experienced.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- understand aspects of human culture, past and present
- analyse various ‘objects’, interpret their meaning and evaluate them.
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 The processes of study
- 2 Becoming familiar with the text
- 3 Approaching analysis
- 4 Interpreting meanings
- 5 Evaluation
- 6 Commmunicating your ideas
- 7 Beliefs and theories
- 8 Making your own enquiries
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