Arts and Humanities OpenCourseWare: The Open University's Free Undergraduate Arts and Humanities Class

Published Feb 13, 2009

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'Studying the Arts and Humanities' is a OpenCourseWare that is designed to give students a guide to the finer points of distant learning courses and to build the self-confidence needed for independent study. This free course is provided by The Open University and focuses on giving learners the practical experience of studying course materials independently and to familiarized students with the tools that will be required for successful studies of the arts and humanities. Undergraduate students who are involved in or contemplating taking distance study courses or studying the arts will benefit from the information covered in this introductory-level course.

Studying the Arts and Humanities: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes No No Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
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Studying the Arts and Humanities: Course Description

'Studying the Arts and Humanities' is a free course that aims to familiarize students with the knowledge and ability require for successfully completing distance learning classes in a variety of arts and humanities disciplines. This course is offered free by The Open University's Arts and Humanities Department. Course topics include reasons for choosing to study the arts and hopes, expectations and concerns about the subjects. The course walks students through the process of thinking, writing and working through the various thoughts and worries that students traditionally experience. The section of the course on studying the arts, deals with the need for students to understand why they are studying the arts identifying their expectations and educational goals. The study outlined apply not only to students studying the arts, but are also applicable to other distance learning courses.

The materials for this course consist of notes in several downloadable formats, as well as access to a variety of learning tools, including a forum, learning journal, knowledge map and flashmeeting. If you are interested in taking this course, visit the arts and humanities course page.

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