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Changes to Presentation Patterns for Arts courses

Something I just stumbled across in a First Class OUSA forum I read, and thought it might be useful to disseminate here:

http://learn.open.ac.uk/mod/resourcepage/view.php?id=319957
Changes to Presentation Patterns for Arts courses

Over the next few years, all 60 point undergraduate Arts and Humanities courses will be moving to an October presentation pattern. The main reason for making this shift to October presentations is that we believe the current mix of February and October starts makes it harder to plan a clear pathway through the programme. Further to this, our experience suggests that the majority of students prefer and perform better on courses which run from October to June. In order to cause as little disruption to study plans as possible, the changes will be phased so that there is a gradual shift from February to October over the next four years. Follow this link to see which courses are changing...

The major exception to the change is AA100 The arts past and present which will continue to be available in both February and October. In addition, three courses will continue to start in February for the remainder of the life of the course:

  • Total War and Social Change: Europe 1914 - 1955 (AA312) - available for the last time in February 2013

  • Religion Today: Tradition, Modernity and Change (AD317) - expected to be available for the last time in February 2012

  • Shakespeare: text and performance (AA306) - offered for the last time in February 2013

  • Words and music (AA317) - available for the last time in February 2011.

With FAQs at http://learn.open.ac.uk/mod/resourcepage/view.php?id=319958

The list of courses includes several each from Art History, History, Music, Philosophy, and Religious Studies, and some special handling of AA100.
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