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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. Discovering the arts and humanities
  2. Cultures
  3. Revolutions
  4. Design thinking: creativity for the 21st century
  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. Spanish studies 1 (intermediate)
  13. English for academic purposes online

OU level 2

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

OU level 3

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

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. Computer audio: sound and music in the digital world
  3. Creating sound for video
  4. Dolly Parton: music, identity and culture
  5. Film and the environment
  6. Introduction to creative writing
  7. Media, politics and society
  8. Reading the screen: an introduction to the art of film
  9. Sound systems in popular music: from Jamaican dub to stadium rock
  10. Storytelling with video editing
  11. Travel writing
  12. Digital photography: creating and sharing better images
  13. Discovering Wales and Welsh