I've just received the texts that will form the basis of my OU exam in Paris mid-June. I know it seems odd knowing them in advance, but believe me if you could see just how many texts and books are covered by this current course you would understand. There is simply no way that one can study everything in all these Blocks and knock out the monthly assignments as well - guidance is definitely necessary here. It does however make it seem very real now and getting nearer all the time.
ADVANCE NOTIFICATION OF EXAM TEXTS AND TOPICS.
Answer 1 question from each of the three parts:
Part 1 - text analysis
Q1 a passage for textual commentary from the French Revolution
Q2 a passage for textual commentary from Byron's Childe Harold Canto III
Q3 a passage for textual commentary from the writings of Mary Prince
Part 2 - Questions on an issue or theme related to the texts named below
Q4 Stendhal's Life of Napoleon
Q5 Schuber's Lieder
Q6 Goethe's Faust Part One
Q7 The architecture and writings of Sir John Soane
Q8 Two conceptions of Art (texts studied in Block 6, Units 24-25)
Part 3 - Interdisciplinary questions to be answered with reference to three texts of your choice on themes below
Q9 Responses to cultures beyond Europe
Q10 Ideas about science and industry
Q11 The sublime
Q12 Religion and notions of the divine
Why is this picture at the top? It's nothing to do with my course; it is an Inspiration award given to me by the lovely Contemporary Troubador over at This Romantic Life . The thing is that there are rules that go with this award but due to lack of time I'm about to break them. The rules say to link to seven or more bloggers and their blogs that have inspired you. I couldn't possibly select some over others. I find most of the blogs I read inspirational in some way or other. so - if you would like this award please leave a comment on my blog that you have taken it - I'm sure it's well deserved.