audio record
Media not available in the Digital Archive
Metadata describing this Open University audio programme
Module code and title: A102, An arts foundation course
Item code: A102; AC2
Published: 1989
Rights Statement: Rights owned or controlled by The Open University
Restrictions on use: This material can be used in accordance with The Open University conditions of use. A link to the conditions can be found at the bottom of all OU Digital Archive web pages.
Duration: 01:28:29
+ Show more...
Track listing:
track listing for this programme
Side 1 Track 1
Track 2 band 1. Introduction to the course
Track 3 band 2. Handling Historical Sources Presented by Arthur Marwick, Produced by Tony Coe This band discusses the 'handling of historical sources' through a detailed analysis of Henry Mayhew's "Prostitution among Needle Women" (1849). More specifically it points to the sorts of questions that should be asked of any source, as well as discussing the strengths, weaknesses and importance of both witting and unwitting testimony within this piece
Track 4 band 3. Literature exercise Presented by Graham Martin, Produced by Tony Coe. This band aims to give the student practice in the close reading of a poem, through a detailed analysis of Thomas Hardy's "The Voice". Students are guided through the poem's content, techniques, language and style
Track 5 band 4. Music example for TV8 ('Hiroshima Mon Amour' from Mask of Time by Sir Michael Tippett)
Side 2 Track 6 Side 2
Track 7 band 1. Music example for TV8 ('Ballad of Sweeney Todd' from Sweeney Todd by Stephen Sondheim)
Side 2 Track 8 Band 2. Plan Reading. Presented by Colin Cunningham, Produced by Nick Levinson This band aims to familiarize students with architectural plans, and to enhance their understanding of what such plans can show and how they can reveal the workings of a building. The band includes studies of two Victorian houses, the Red House in Kent, designed by Philip Webb for William Morris in 1859 and Cragside in Northumberland, enlarged by R N Shaw for Lord Armstrong between 1870 and 1884.
Version note: The band is closely related to A102 TV11 'Cragside' and A102 Audio cassette 4, Side 1, band 3 'Urban Architecture'
Track 9 band 3. Philosophers at Work Presented by Janet Radcliffe Richards, produced by G. D. Jayalakshmi. This band is a talk about how to do philosophy by Janet Radcliffe-Richards. It explores the differences between philosophy and science and points out that philosophy does not involve empirical investigation. What it does instead, is construct arguments by reasoning and logic. Janet Radcliffe-Richards takes the examples of utilitarianism and free will to demonstrate this process
Producers: Tony Coe; G.D Jayalakshmi
Presenter: Arthur Marwick
Contributors: Colin Cunningham; Graham Martin; Arthur Marwick
Publisher: BBC Open University
Master spool number: AC1369/R
Production number: AC1369R
Available to public: no