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International relations: continuity and change in global politics free course icon Level

Society, Politics & Law 

International relations: continuity and change in global politics

We live at a time of historic change in the international system. The rise of China and other large developing countries is challenging the long dominance of the west. Political upheaval and the growing role of networks are reshaping the world. Economic, social and technological changes are altering the context for international relations. This module asks the key questions about contemporary international relations. It teaches key ideas such as sovereignty and security; develops your ability to analyse and respond to some of the central problems of our day; and to understand longer trends of continuity and change in global politics.

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Empire: 1492-1975 free course icon Level

History & The Arts 

Empire: 1492-1975

Empires have had a remarkable impact on world history over the last five centuries. The six blocks of this module each focus on a particular question, from 'What are empires?' to 'Why do empires end?' You'll consider the British Empire in detail before drawing comparisons with others, including those of France, the Netherlands, Russia, China and Spain. You'll study a wide range of primary sources, including letters and diaries, newspapers, political papers, paintings, photographs and newsreel footage.

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Environment: journeys through a changing world free course icon Level

Nature & Environment 

Environment: journeys through a changing world

Our world is changing fast ? we are experiencing pressure from climate change, growing demands for finite resources, biodiversity loss and the extinction of many plants and animals. introduces you to subjects from the natural sciences, social sciences and technology to develop your understanding of environmental issues and sustainability concerns. It shows how people are seeking positive solutions to environmental challenges where you live, in the Arctic, Africa, the Amazon and China. You do not need any prior environmental knowledge to study this key introductory OU level 1 module, just an interest in the future of our planet.

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Getting started with Chinese business culture essentials free course icon Level

Languages 

Getting started with Chinese business culture essentials

Business dealings with China are on the increase. As a result, more and more organisations and business people are realising the need of doing more than just adhering to the rules of Chinese etiquette (such as presenting business cards with both hands) or the ‘dos and don'ts’ (such not opening gifts in front of your hosts) to have successful business meetings. What is needed is the understanding of the much broader context of Chinese culture and values that permeate Chinese business contexts so as to engage in enduring business relationships.  This short course is designed to introduce some core Chinese cultural beliefs and values, highlight some potential challenges and bring in stories and reflections from Westerners who have lived and worked in China. A perfect introduction to doing business with China. This OpenLearn course is an extract from the beginning of the Open Centre for Languages and Cultures short course, LXC050 Chinese business culture essentials. After completing this free course, you may wish to register for the full course to continue your learning!

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6 hrs
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Languages 

Year of the Ox: Chinese New Year

牛年快乐 ! Niú nián kuàilè! Happy Year of the Ox. Why not learn how to write and pronounce basic Chinese words to celebrate Chinese New Year?

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Getting started with Chinese 2 free course icon Level

Languages 

Getting started with Chinese 2

Have you always wanted to speak Chinese? Have you even started learning a few basic words and expressions? If so, this course will give you more essentials of reading, writing, speaking and listening through a variety of online activities. A perfect online short course to develop further the skills needed to speak and understand simple Chinese in everyday contexts! This OpenLearn course is an extract from the Open Centre for Languages and Cultures short course, LXC002 Beginners Chinese 2: 开始吧 kāishĭ ba! After completing this free course, you may wish to register for the full course to continue your learning!

Free course
8 hrs
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Getting started with Chinese 3 free course icon Level

Languages 

Getting started with Chinese 3

  Have you previously learned some basic Chinese and now want to go a step further? This third introductory course in the Getting started with Chinese series will help you consolidate your language skills and provide you with some essential vocabulary and expressions to improve your Chinese in everyday situations. You will practice speaking, listening, writing and reading through a variety of online activities that will allow you to enjoy the full experience of immersing into the Chinese language and culture.   This OpenLearn course is an extract from the beginning of the Open Centre for Languages and Cultures short course, LXC003 Beginners Chinese 3: 开始吧 kāishĭ ba! After completing this free course, you may wish to register for the full course to continue your learning!

Free course
8 hrs
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Languages 

Year of the Rat: Chinese New Year

Happy Year of the Rat. Why not learn how to write and pronounce basic Chinese words to celebrate Chinese New Year?

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Rising China and Africa's development: oil free course icon Level

Society, Politics & Law 

Rising China and Africa's development: oil

China has emerged as a global economic superpower over the past few decades. This has sparked intense academic and popular debate about the long-term implications of its continued growth. The expansion of China into African countries in pursuit of natural resources has incited particular controversy – does it spell increased cooperation between developing countries for mutual benefit or are Chinese practices largely exploitative, signalling a new phase of neo-colonialism? This free course, Rising China and Africa's development: oil, considers the impact of the rise of China on Africa’s development through the lens of oil production.

Free course
15 hrs
Waste management and environmentalism in China free course icon Level

Nature & Environment 

Waste management and environmentalism in China

This free course, Waste management and environmentalism in China, is an introduction to waste generation and waste management processes currently being practiced in China. This course explores how the Chinese can deal with increasing volumes of waste, drawing parallels with the UK experience of waste management. It also discusses the conceptual tools that can be used to make the cycle of material use, waste production and treatment more sustainable. The course ends with a brief examination of the growth of environmentalism in China.

Free course
8 hrs
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Society, Politics & Law 

Chinese education: How do things work?

How is education structured in China? This article explores...

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Education & Development 

12 famous Confucius quotes on education and learning

What's your favourite Confucius quote on education and learning? Look at these examples and let us know what you think by voting in our poll. 

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