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All modules in Arts and Humanities

Choose from modules giving you a broad introduction to the arts and humanities, or focus on a particular subject ranging from art history to philosophy.

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Arts and Humanities modules

OU level 1

  1. Cultures
  2. Design thinking: creativity for the 21st century
  3. Discovering the arts and humanities
  4. English for academic purposes online
  5. Exploring languages and cultures
  6. French studies 1 (intermediate)
  7. German studies 1 (intermediate)
  8. Introducing English language studies
  9. Introduction to French studies (beginners)
  10. Introduction to German studies (beginners)
  11. Introduction to Spanish studies (beginners)
  12. Revolutions
  13. Spanish studies 1 (intermediate)

OU level 2

  1. Art and life before 1800
  2. Art and visual cultures in the modern world
  3. Classical Latin: the language of ancient Rome
  4. Creative writing
  5. Design essentials
  6. Design for engineers
  7. Early modern Europe: society and culture c.1500-1780
  8. English in the world
  9. Exploring innovation and entrepreneurship
  10. Exploring religion: places, practices, texts and experiences
  11. Exploring the classical world
  12. Investigating philosophy
  13. Literature matters
  14. Music, sound and technology
  15. The British Isles and the modern world, 1789–1914
  16. Understanding music

OU level 3

  1. Advanced creative writing
  2. Art and its critical histories
  3. Art and its global histories
  4. Central questions in the study of music
  5. Empires: power, resistance, legacies
  6. English literature from Shakespeare to Austen
  7. Europe 1914-1989: war, peace, modernity
  8. Greek and Roman myth: stories and histories
  9. Innovation: designing for change
  10. Key questions in philosophy
  11. Language and creativity
  12. Language, literature and childhood
  13. Literature in transition: from 1800 to the present
  14. The making of Welsh history
  15. The Roman empire
  16. Why is religion controversial?

Access modules

  1. Arts and languages Access module
  2. Arts and languages Access module: fast track
  3. Science, technology and maths Access module
  4. Science, technology and maths Access module: fast track

Short courses

  1. A story of documentary film
  2. Digital photography: creating and sharing better images
  3. Discovering Wales and Welsh
  4. Dolly Parton: music, identity and culture
  5. Introduction to creative writing
  6. Introduction to European crime fiction
  7. Media, politics and society
  8. Reading the screen: an introduction to the art of film
  9. Storytelling with video editing
  10. Travel writing