Accessibility Statement for Understanding politics: ideas and institutions in the modern world (DD211)
Mode of study
Much of this module’s study materials are online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images, audio/video clips of up to 20 minutes long (all with transcripts/subtitles), diagrams, interactive media, multiple choice self-assessed quizzes. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms. Printed materials are provided for some module content.
This module provides a range of learning events: face-to-face tutorials, day schools. Each face-to-face learning event offers an online (or other) alternative. Although not compulsory, attendance at tutorials will help you consolidate your learning.
Working with others
You will be required to work with other students and this is assessed. This includes looking at, and commenting on, others’ work, reflecting on others’ comments on your work, and/or working together with fellow learners on a project/task.
Diagrams and other visual content
The study materials contain some diagrams, graphs and photographs. Reading and interpreting these is an important part of the study of this module. Figure descriptions are provided for all figures.
You may be required to search for, and make use of, third party material online alternatives for required/assessed research material can be provided to enable you to meet the Learning Outcomes of the module.
This module has Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), which must be submitted online via the OU electronic TMA system, Interactive Computer- Marked Assignments (iCMAs) completed online, and an Exam that must be taken at an exam centre.
You will receive feedback from your tutor on your submitted Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs). This will help you to reflect on your TMA performance. You should refer to it to help you prepare for your next assignment.
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All University modules are structured according to a set timetable and you will need time-management skills to keep your studies on track. You will be supported in developing these skills.