This is one of several specialist routes available in our BA (Honours) Arts and Humanities. The degree starts by developing your understanding of the world we live in through a variety of perspectives, periods and subjects – including art history, classical studies, creative writing, English language, English literature, history, modern languages, music, philosophy and religious studies. You’ll then take two specialist English language modules, discovering how the English language works, its history, its politics and how it came to be such a hugely influential global language. Using the illustrated module books, and extensive audio, video and interactive material, you’ll explore communication and creativity in language and its written, spoken and visual potential in diverse and changing cultural and technological settings.
Alongside your study of English language, you can choose to study a second specialism from some of the subjects listed above, entitling you to include both subjects in the name of your degree, or complete your degree with modules chosen from a wide range of options.
There are no formal qualifications required to study this degree. Computer and internet access required.
If you’re new to study or to the OU, we recommend that you start with a course at Level 1.
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