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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. International development: making sense of a changing world
  3. Art and visual cultures in the modern world
  4. Exploring philosophy
  5. Exploring religion: places, practices, texts and experiences
  6. Music, sound and technology
  7. Understanding music
  8. Creative writing
  9. Design essentials
  10. Early modern Europe: society and culture c.1500-1780
  11. Exploring the classical world
  12. Reading and studying literature
  13. The British Isles and the modern world, 1789–1914
  14. Classical Latin: the language of ancient Rome
  15. Exploring art and visual culture
  16. Design for engineers
  17. 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. Digital photography: creating and sharing better images
  2. Discovering Wales and Welsh
  3. Media, politics and society
  4. Reading the screen: an introduction to the art of film
  5. Introduction to creative writing
  6. Travel writing
  7. A story of documentary film
  8. Sound systems in popular music: from Jamaican dub to stadium rock
  9. Dolly Parton: music, identity and culture
  10. Computer audio: sound and music in the digital world
  11. Film and the environment
  12. Storytelling with video editing