Module books, Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness, Bram Stoker Dracula, other printed materials, audio CDs, website.
You will need
Audio CD player.
You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. You may also be required to perform other tasks, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment. The additional software for these tasks will either be provided or is freely available.
We recommend either of the following:
Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system
Macintosh desktop or laptop computer running OS X 10.7 or later operating system.
A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed below may be suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities on your mobile device.
We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers:
Internet Explorer 9 and above
Apple Safari 7 and above
Google Chrome 31 and above
Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.
Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.
See our Skills for OU study website for further information about computing skills for study and educational deals for buying Microsoft Office software.
Materials to buy
- Flaubert, G. Madame Bovary Penguin £8.99 - ISBN 9780140449129
- Bronte, C. Jane Eyre Oxford World's Classics £6.99 - ISBN 9780199535590
- Eliot, G. Middlemarch Oxford University Press £7.99 - ISBN 9780199536757
- Regan, S. (ed) The Nineteenth-Century Novel: A Critical Reader Routledge £28.99 - ISBN 9780415238281
- Collins, W. The Woman in White Oxford University Press £7.99 - ISBN 9780199535637
- Chopin, K. The Awakening Oxford University Press £8.99 - ISBN 9780199536948
- Austen, J. Northanger Abbey Oxford University Press £6.99 - ISBN 9780199535545
- Hardy, T. Far from the Madding Crowd Oxford University Press £6.99 - ISBN 9780199537013
- James, H. The Portrait of a Lady Oxford University Press £7.99 - ISBN 9780199217946
- Zola, E. Germinal Oxford University Press £8.99 - ISBN 9780199536894
- Dickens, C. Dombey and Son Oxford University Press £8.99 - ISBN 9780199536283
Note: Two additional novels are provided free as part of the module materials.
If you have a disability
The study materials are available in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Components may not be available or fully accessible using a screen reader and mathematical, scientific, and foreign language materials may be particularly difficult to read in this way. Written transcripts are available for the audio material. The written study material is available in comb-bound format.
If you have particular study requirements please tell us as soon as possible, as some of our support services may take several weeks to arrange. Find out more about our services for disabled students.