Studying the arts and humanities
Studying the arts and humanities

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Studying the arts and humanities

1 Studying the arts and humanities

1.1 Introducing the arts and humanities

This course is an introduction to studying the arts and humanities. It takes you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance and improve your confidence as an independent learner.

So this introductory course will serve several purposes

  • First of all, they will give you the experience of working through study material on your own.
  • Secondly, this material will introduce you to, or renew your acquaintance with, the tools of study that you will need.
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