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A-Z list of all open units in 2014/15

Please note: you are viewing unit and programme information for a past academic year. Please see the current academic year for up to date information.

Open units are units which are outside of a student's subject discipline(s) that are available in many undergraduate programmes (subject to space and timetabling constraints). Typically these units are interdisciplinary and do not have any pre- or co-requisites. Single honours undergraduate students are normally able to choose up to 20 credit points of open units.

The University has developed a number of thematic, interdisciplinary "Bristol Futures" open units which deal with issues and themes of current importance. Details of these units are available here including video trailers for some of the units. Specific details about each unit is available below. The Bristol Futures optional units are:

City Futures: Migration, Citizenship, and Planetary Change
Creative Futures: Tools for Changing the World
Decolonise the Future!
Science of Happiness
Sustainable Development
Understanding global problems using data: inequality, climate change and the economy

The open units scheme also includes the University Wide Language Programme units. Details of these are available here as well as specific information about each unit below.

It is possible that open units appearing on this list will be unavailable if capacity has been taken up by students taking it as an optional unit.

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
A Consumer Revolution: The Rise of Consumer Culture in Britain (Level I Lecture Response) HIST25004 20
Anguish in Eden: Foundations of American Prose Writing MODL23011 20
Architecture and Urbanism HART20019 20
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
Chekhov on the World Stage RUSS20014 20
Contemporary Ethics THRS20194 20
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
Drugs and Society SPOL21011 20
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
Environmental Imperialism (Level I Lecture Response Unit) HIST20048 20
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
Film and TV Comedy DRAM23122 20
Film and Television Histories DRAM23123 20
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
Histories and Theories of Art HART22223 20
History of the USA Before 1865 MODL23009 20
Homeric Society CLAS22343 20
Human-Computer Interaction COMS21301 10
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
Introduction to Classical Chinese Philosophy THRS20193 20
Introduction to Linguistics MODL23013 20
Introduction to Sanskrit 1 THRS20188 20
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
Jewish Experience in Modern European History (Level I Lecture Response Unit) HIST20044 20
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
Medieval English Lifestyles (Lecture Response Unit) HIST20028 20
Melodrama DRAM20054 20
Memory and History in the Twentieth Century MODL20010 20
Modern Art in the USA 1900-1939 (Lecture Response Unit) HART20005 20
Modern Girls and New Women (Level I Lecture Response Unit) HIST20079 20
Modern Latin American Revolutions HIST20042 20
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
Neurophysiology PHPH20009 20
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
Pagan Religions of the Roman Empire CLAS27003 20
Personal Welfare Services SPOL20053 20
Politics and Society in Contemporary Britain (Level I Lecture Response) HIST25007 20
Popular Performance: Cabaret, Music Hall, Musicals and Revue DRAM23124 20
Principles of Quantitative Social Science SPAI20013 20
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
Rethinking History HIST23101 20
Russian Orthodox Culture RUSS20044 20
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
Sculpture and the Body (Level I Lecture Response Unit) HART20026 20
Sixties America and its Aftermath (Level I Lecture Response Unit) HIST20052 20
Slavery and the Modern World (Level I Lecture Response) HIST25003 20
Spotlights on Anglo-German Relations: Literature, Media, Film GERM20031 20
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
The Camera Eye: Inter-war Photographic Culture (Level I Lecture Response Unit) HART25000 20
The Early Reformation (Level I Lecture Response) HIST25009 20
The Great Outdoors (Level I Lecture Response Unit) HIST20080 20
The South African War (Level I Lecture Response Unit) HIST20023 20
The Thought of John Calvin THRS20197 20
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
Understanding Public Policy SPOL20054 20
Understanding Urban Society SPOL20023 20
Utopia (Level I Lecture Response Unit) HIST20075 20
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
War and Society HIST20035 20
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
'Talking to Tyrants' Politics, Thought and Drama in 1780s Germany GERM20030 20

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