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BA (Honours) Social Sciences (Sociology) free course icon

Society, Politics & Law 

BA (Honours) Social Sciences (Sociology)

You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification. For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate. However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer. A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register. Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach.

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BA (Honours) Criminology and Sociology free course icon

Society, Politics & Law 

BA (Honours) Criminology and Sociology

Building on the OU's reputation for cutting-edge criminological and sociological teaching and research, this joint degree offers you the chance to study lively, topical and sometimes controversial subject matter. You'll investigate questions of crime, criminalisation and social harm to determine whether society's responses to these questions are adequate and appropriate. You'll also explore how social worlds are made and how we, as individuals, are shaped by the societies in which we live.

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Diploma of Higher Education in Criminology and Sociology free course icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Diploma of Higher Education in Criminology and Sociology

This diploma offers you the chance to study topical, and at times controversial, criminological and sociological subject matter. As you're investigating questions of crime, criminalisation and social harm, you'll look at society's responses to these questions to determine if they are appropriate and adequate. You'll explore how social worlds are made and how we are shaped by the societies in which we live. You'll also consider the impact of digital technology on individuals and society, power and inequality and, people and things, drawing on your own experience of the interactions you have with technology in your daily life.

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History & The Arts 

Buddhism's four Noble Truths

This animation explores the Buddha's Four Noble Truths.

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5 mins
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TV, Radio & Events 

Thinking Allowed 2020

Thinking Allowed explores how society works, with leading social science experts. 

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Society, Politics & Law 

Passports: identity and airports

This free course, Passports: identity and airports, offers a sociological analysis of the modern airport. Using a lively mixture of videos, interactive exercises and readings, the course explores how the social world of the airport is made and maintained. In particular, it investigates how the processes that constitute this world - queuing, check in, security clearance, moving around and so on - depend on relations between people and material objects.

Free course
8 hrs
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Who are we? Desire Lines* and Precarious Work in the Arts article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Who are we? Desire Lines* and Precarious Work in the Arts

Questions of belonging and participation were addressed by legal scholar Robert Herian Senior Lecturer in Law (OU), who looked at the experience of place through his collaboration with artist Lucy Atherton.  

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Who are we?: Movement and Immobility: Catalan Political Prisoners and exiles article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Who are we?: Movement and Immobility: Catalan Political Prisoners and exiles

Georgina Blakeley and Joan Soler-Adillon, explored how political repression can at once be a cause for people to flee their countries, but it can also turn into experiences of enforced immobility, a particularly harsh experience for those who become political prisoners.

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TV, Radio & Events 

Thinking Allowed 2019

Thinking Allowed explores how society works, with leading social science experts. 

Radio Programme
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Society, Politics & Law 

Explore the range of migrant experiences: Play Uneven Journeys

Uneven Journeys offers a new way of exploring the routes migrants take to the UK - it takes patience when one false move can put you back where you started.

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Society, Politics & Law 

Shopping for citizenship: A conversation at the Citizenshop

Nele Vos’s interactive installation, The Citizenshop, is also part of the ‘Who Are We?’ project at Tate Exchange. Agnes asked Nele what kinds of issues The Citizenshop was meant to highlight.

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10 mins
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Society, Politics & Law 

How data is making our cities smarter

Data research may lead to more efficient, sustainable and democratic societies says Gillian Rose, Professor of Human Geography at the University of Oxford.

Video
5 mins
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