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Accessibility Statement for Why is religion controversial? (A332)

Mode of study

In addition to four printed module books, some of this module’s study materials are online. All of the printed material is available in alternative online and audio-book formats. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images, audio/video clips of 1-25 minutes long (all with transcripts/subtitles) there are also a few diagrams and other interactive media. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms.

Tuition strategy

This module provides three online forums and lectures with module authors. Although not compulsory, attendance at tutorials will help you consolidate your learning.

Diagrams and other visual content

The study materials contain some diagrams, graphs, and photographs. Figure descriptions are provided for most figures.

Finding information

You will be required to search for, and make use of, third party material and this is assessed. Students are required to find independently, with tutor support, some appropriate resources relating to the subjects in the assignments.


This module has five Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), which must be submitted online via the OU electronic TMA system and an End-of-Module Assessment submitted online. Part of one TMA requires a short, pre-recorded oral presentation to be submitted; an alternative assignment which meets the same Learning Outcomes can be provided for those unable to speak into a microphone.


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.


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.

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