<div><p>You'll have access to a module website, which includes:</p><ul><li>a week-by-week study planner</li><li>module materials</li><li>audio and video content</li><li>assignment details and submission section</li><li>online tutorial access</li><li>discussion forums and news from the module team.</li></ul><p>You'll also be provided with four printed module books, each covering one block of study, including printed readings.</p></div>
<div><p>For one week of study you will be required to use either Chrome, Firefox or Edge.</p><p>For a few module activities it would be helpful, but not essential, to have access to a device for making digital images (e.g. a camera with a phone, or a digital camera). For one activity it would be helpful, but not essential, to have access to a sound recording device ? i.e. the kind available on many mobile phones. However, access to these devices is not compulsory and will not disadvantage you in the module. Also alternative activities will be made available for those with particular accessibility requirements.</p><p>A computing device with a browser and broadband internet access is required for this module. Any modern browser will be suitable for most computer activities. Functionality may be limited on mobile devices.</p><p>Any additional software will be provided, or is generally freely available. However, some activities may have more specific requirements. For this reason, you will need to be able to install and run additional software on a device that meets the requirements below.</p><p>A desktop or laptop computer with either an up-to-date version of Windows or macOS.</p><p>The screen of the device must have a resolution of at least 1024 pixels horizontally and 768 pixels vertically.</p><p>To join in the spoken conversation in our online rooms we recommend a headset (headphones or earphones with an integrated microphone).</p><p>Our<a>Skills for OU study</a>website has further information including computing skills for study, computer security, acquiring a computer and Microsoft software offers for students.</p></div>
The Open University is the worlds leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.
Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether youre at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you'll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.
Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone.
<div><p>This module offers an accessible and cutting-edge introduction to the study of religions, exploring places, practices, texts and experiences. You will encounter a range of religious traditions, in particular Christianity, Hinduism and Islam, in diverse geographical, cultural and historical contexts. You will study these religions as they are actually lived and investigate their impact on different societies and cultures. The module challenges various widely held assumptions about religions and the study of religion, and engages students with three core questions: What is religion? How do we study religion? Why should we study religion? Drawing on rich audio-visual material, this module develops key skills for study and employability.</p></div>