This is an introductory programme to give students the opportunity of" meeting members" of the Arts Faculty and seeing a selection of the material they will be getting for the A100 Course.... The programme starts with a montage of course units and some extracts from television and radio programmes, after which the Dean of the Arts Faculty and some of the Professors talk about the aims and scope of the Arts Foundation Course.
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|A100, Humanities: a foundation course
|A100; 01; 1974
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|Barry Chambers; John Ferguson; Gerald Hendrie; Arnold Kettle; Graham Martin; Arthur Marwick; Helen Rapp; Aaron Scharf; Godfrey Norman Agmondisham Vesey
|BBC Open University
|Programme opens with shots of Walton Hall and course units. Sound, and then vision from A100/28 shows Gerald Hendrie playing an organ. An extract from Radio 30, 'Striking Times', is accompanied by shots of the broadcast notes. Finally a brief extract from TV11 shows Aaron Scharf discussing conditioned ways of seeing. John Ferguson introduces the course and describes its structure and intentions. An extract from TV 35 on Lawrence and Eastwood shows Graham Martin at a pithead location. Arnold Kettle discusses this as an example of the use of television in the literature component of the course. He relates this to the humanities as a whole. Helen Rapp, BBC producer, talks further about the use of radio and television in the course with still and film illustrations of the type of visual material to be used, including a short sound extract from Radio 35 in which Bertrand Russell discusses D.H. Lawrence. Arthur Marwick explains the relationship of A100 to second and third level courses, using a large diagram. Finally John Ferguson chairs a studio discussion in which students questions are considered. Additional contributors here are Godfrey Vesey and Barry Chambers, staff tutor.
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