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Set books for Open University modules

The Open University does not sell set books. Set books are available to purchase or order from bookshops and online booksellers.

Always quote the ISBN (International Standard Book Number) when purchasing books to ensure that you get the correct edition. Please note that the recommended retail price is given as a guide only and prices may vary.

 

 

A Voices, texts and material culture

February & October (last presentation )

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Dickens, C.: Flint, K. (ed)Hard TimesPenguin&#;

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A Exploring the classical world

October (last presentation )

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Beard, M. & Crawford, M.Rome in the Late RepublicDuckworth&#;
Hornblower, S. & Spawforth, A. (eds)The Oxford Companion to Classical CivilizationOxford University Press&#;
The previous edition of this book is also acceptable.
Lattimore, R. (trans.)The Odyssey of HomerHarper Collins USA&#;
Pomeroy, S.B., et al. (ed)A Brief History of Ancient Greece: Politics, Society, and Culture (International 3rd edn)Oxford University Press&#;
Previous editions of this book are also acceptable.
Radice, B. (trans.)The Letters of the Younger PlinyPenguin&#;

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A Exploring philosophy

October (last presentation )

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Cottingham, J.G.Western Philosophy: An Anthology (2nd edn)Wiley-Blackwell&#;

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A Early modern Europe: society and culture c

October (last presentation )

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Kumin, B. (ed)The European World An Introduction to Early Modern History (3rd edn)Routledge&#;
The 3rd edition of this title is a set book for October presentation onwards. Students for the October presentation should use the 2nd edition of the book (ISBN ).

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A Inside music

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Mozart, W.A.Piano Concerto no. 24 in C minor KV - study score (Urtext edition no. TP 63). ISMN:  Baerenreiter&#;
This score is available from specialist music shops.

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A Exploring art and visual culture

October (last presentation )

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Lymberopolou, A., Bracewell-Homer, P. & Robinson, J. (eds)Art & Visual Culture: A ReaderTate Publishing&#;

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A Reading and studying literature

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Behn, A.: Todd, J. (ed)OroonokoPenguin&#;
Bronte, E.Wuthering HeightsOxford World's Classics&#;
Conan Doyle, A.: Towheed, S. (ed)The Sign of FourBroadview Press&#;
Friel, B.Dancing at LughnasaFaber and Faber&#;
Joyce, J.: Brown, T. (ed)DublinersPenguin&#;
Sebald, W.G.The EmigrantsVintage&#;
Selvon, S.The Lonely LondonersPenguin&#;
Shakespeare, W.: Neill, M. (ed)OthelloOxford World's Classics&#;
Shelley, M.: Butler, M. (ed)Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus: the TextOxford World's Classics&#;
Voltaire: Cuffe, T. (ed)Candide, or OptimismPenguin&#;
Webster, J.: Kendall, M. (ed)The Duchess of MalfiLongman&#;

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A Reading classical Greek: language and literature

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Aristophanes: Sommerstein, A.H. (trans.)CloudsAris & Phillips&#;
This book is Print on Demand, please allow at least 2 weeks for receipt following order.
Euripides: Harrison, J. (ed)MedeaCambridge University Press&#;
Osborne, R. (ed)The World of Athens: An Introduction to Classical Athenian Culture (2nd edn)Cambridge University Press&#;
Plato: Gallop, D. (trans.)Defence of Socrates, Euthyphro, and CritoOxford World's Classics&#;

Note: You need to purchase the specified editions of the set books. The module materials make close reference to these editions and include other information which you are required to read as part of your studies.

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A Classical Latin: the language of ancient Rome

October (last presentation )

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Livy: Warrior, V.M. (trans.)The History of Rome Books Hackett Publishing Company&#;
Virgil: West, D. (trans.)The AeneidPenguin&#;

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A Europe war, peace, modernity

October (last presentation )

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Mazower, M.Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth CenturyPenguin&#;

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A Myth in the Greek and Roman worlds

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Euripides: Rutherford, R. (Intro) Davie, J. (trans.)Medea and Other Plays (Alcestis, Medea, The Children of Heracles and Hippolytus)Penguin&#;
Grimal, P.: Kershaw, S. (ed.) & Maxwell-Hyslop, A. (trans.)The Penguin Dictionary of Classical MythologyPenguin&#;
Morford, M.P.O. & Lenardon, R.J.Classical Mythology (International 10th edn)Oxford University Press&#;
Students can also use the 9th International edition (ISBN ).
Ovid: Feeney, D. (Intro) & Raeburn, D. (trans.)MetamorphosesPenguin&#;

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A English Literature from Shakespeare to Austen

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Austen, J.PersuasionOxford World's Classics&#;
Austen, J.Pride and PrejudiceOxford World's Classics&#;
Daniell, D. (ed)The Arden Shakespeare Julius CaesarMethuen&#;
Kyd, T.: Gurr, A. & Mylryne, J.R. (eds)The Spanish Tragedy (New Mermaids)Methuen&#;
Mack, R.L. (ed)Arabian Nights' EntertainmentsOxford World's Classics&#;
Rousseau, J.-J.: Coleman, P. (ed)ConfessionsOxford World's Classics&#;
Shakespeare, W.: Hattaway, M. (ed)As You Like ItCambridge University Press&#;
Slater, M. (ed)The Misanthrope, Tartuffe and Other PlaysOxford World's Classics&#;
Swift, J.: Rivero, A.J. (ed)Gulliver's TravelsNorton&#;
Thompson, A. & Taylor, N. (eds)The Arden Shakespeare Hamlet (Revised edn)Bloomsbury&#;
Wortley Montagu, Lady Mary: Heffernan, T. & O'Quinn, D. (eds)The Turkish Embassy LettersBroadview Press&#;
Wycherley, W.: Stern, T. (ed)The Country Wife (New Mermaids)Methuen&#;

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A Literature in transition: from to the present

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Calvino, I. : McLaughlin, M., Parks, T. and Weaver, W. (trans.)The Complete CosmicomicsPenguin&#;
Dickens, C.: Bradbury, N. (ed)Bleak HousePenguin&#;
Eliot, G.: Haight, G.S. (ed)The Mill on the FlossOxford World's Classics&#;
Eliot, T.S.Four QuartetsFaber and Faber&#;
Ford Madox FordThe Good SoldierWordsworth Editions&#;
Hare, D.Stuff HappensFaber and Faber&#;
Lahiri, J.Unaccustomed EarthBloomsbury&#;
Mansfield, K.Selected StoriesOxford World's Classics&#;
Mayhew, H.London Labour and the London PoorWordsworth Editions&#;
Millington Synge, J.: Worrall, N. (ed)The Playboy of the Western WorldMethuen&#;
Rhys, J.Good Morning, MidnightPenguin&#;
Salih, T. : Johnson-Davies, D. (trans.)Season of Migration to the NorthPenguin&#;
Thomas, D.Under Milk WoodW&N/Phoenix&#;
Thoreau, H.D.: Rossi, W. (ed)Walden, Civil Disobedience and Other WritingsNorton&#;
Winterson, J.Oranges are not the Only FruitVintage&#;
Woolf, V.: Kermode, F. (ed)Between the ActsOxford World's Classics&#;

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A The Roman Empire

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Radice, B. (trans.)The Letters of the Younger PlinyPenguin&#;
Tacitus: Mattingly, H. (trans.)Agricola and GermaniaPenguin&#;
Woolf, G.Rome: An Empire's StoryOxford University Press&#;

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A Central questions in the study of music

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Beethoven, L. van: Del Mar, J. (ed)Symphony no.6 in F major, op "Pastoral" - study score (Urtext edition no. TP ). ISMN:  Baerenreiter&#;
This study score is available from specialist music shops and can be ordered directly from the publisher. Please use the correct ISMN and edition no. when ordering.
Schumann, R.: Alberti, M. (ed)Piano Quintet E flat major op - piano, 2 violins, viola and cello - study score (no. ETP 78). ISMN: Ernst Eulenburg Ltd&#;
This study score is available from specialist music shops and can be ordered directly from the publisher. Please use the correct ISMN and ETP no. when ordering.
Steven Spielberg (Director)Close Encounters of The Third Kind (DVD) EAN:  Sony Pictures Home Entertainment&#;
This DVD is available from high street or internet retailers, or by searching on dfknj.wz.cz Please ensure you purchase the DVD released in , since other releases and media formats may contain significantly different versions of the film.

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A Art and its global histories

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Newall, D. (ed.)Art and its Global Histories: A ReaderManchester University Press&#;

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A MA English part 1

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Anouilh, J.: Freeman, D. (ed.) Bray, B. (trans.)AntigoneMethuen&#;
Blake, W.The Complete PoemsPenguin&#;
Bronte, C.Jane EyreOxford World's Classics&#;
Coetzee, J.M.FoePenguin&#;
Coetzee, J.M.DusklandsVintage&#;
Da Sousa Correa, D. & Owens, W.R. (eds)The Handbook to Literary Research (2nd edn)Routledge&#;
Defoe, D.: Keymer, T. (ed.)Robinson CrusoeOxford World's Classics&#;
Eliot, S. & Rose, J. (eds)A Companion to the History of the BookWiley-Blackwell&#;
Franklin, D. & Harrison, J. (eds)Sophocles: AntigoneCambridge University Press&#;
Kipling, R.: Sullivan, Z.T. (ed)Kim (Norton Critical Editions)Norton&#;
Lord Byron: McGann, J. (ed.)The Major WorksOxford World's Classics&#;
Milton, J.: Leonard, J. (ed.)Paradise LostPenguin&#;
Rhys, J.Wide Sargasso SeaPenguin&#;
Shakespeare, W.: Bliss, L. (ed)Coriolanus (The New Cambridge Shakespeare)Cambridge University Press&#;

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A MA History part 1

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Borsay, P.*The English Urban Renaissance: Culture and Society in the Provincial Town, Clarendon Press (Oxford University Press)&#;
This book is Print on Demand, so please allow plenty of time when ordering.
Emsley, C.*Crime, Police and Penal Policy: European Experiences Oxford University Press&#;
Godfrey, B. & Lawrence, P.*Crime and Justice since (2nd edn)Routledge&#;
Hempton, D.*Religion and Political Culture in Britain and Ireland: From the Glorious Revolution to the Decline of EmpireCambridge University Press&#;
This book is Print on Demand, please allow at least 2 weeks for receipt following order.
Hudson, P.*The Industrial Revolution: Reading HistoryBloomsbury&#;
This book is Print on Demand, please allow at least 3 weeks for receipt following order.
Lees, L.H.*The Solidarities of Strangers: The English Poor Laws and the People Cambridge University Press&#;
This book is Print on Demand, please allow at least 2 weeks for receipt following order.
Reay, B.Microhistories: Demography, Society and Culture in Rural England, Cambridge University Press&#;
All students need to buy this book. This book is Print on Demand, please allow at least 2 weeks for receipt following order.

Note: All students need to buy 'Microhistories: Demography, Society and Culture in Rural England, '. The remainder of the books, marked with an *, are only needed for certain themes, which students will choose to study after the start of the module.

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A MA Art History part 1

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Hatt, M. and Klonk, C.Art History: A Critical Introduction to its MethodsManchester University Press&#;

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A MA Philosophy part 1

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Warburton, N.The Basics of Essay WritingRoutledge&#;

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A MA Philosophy part 2

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Arendt, H.On ViolenceHarcourt Publishers&#;
Nietzsche, F.: Ansell-Pearson, K. (ed)Nietzsche: On the Genealogy of Morality and Other WritingsCambridge University Press&#;
Rabinow, P. (ed)The Foucault Reader: An Introduction to Foucault's ThoughtPenguin&#;

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A MA Classical Studies part 1

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Edwards, M.J. & Usher, S.* Greek Orators 1 Antiphon and LysiasAris & Phillips&#;
You should purchase this book if you choose to study Block 2 of the module. This book is Print on Demand, please allow at least 2 weeks for receipt following order.
Euripides: Arnson Svarlien, D. (trans.)* Andromache, Hecuba, Trojan WomenHackett Publishing Company&#;
You should purchase this book if you choose to study Block 4 of the module.
Lee, G. (ed)* The Poems of CatullusOxford World's Classics&#;
You should purchase this book if you choose to study Block 2 of the module.
Schaps, D.M.Handbook for Classical ResearchRoutledge&#;
All students need to purchase this book.
Seneca, L.A.: Ahl, F. (trans.)* Trojan WomenCornell University Press&#;
You should purchase this book if you choose to study Block 4 of the module.

Note: All students should purchase 'Handbook for Classical Research'. Set books for optional Blocks are marked with an *. Please choose the Block before purchasing the relevant set books.

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A MA Music part 1

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Herbert, T.Music in Words: A Guide to Researching and Writing about Music (2nd edn)Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music&#;

Note: This book is also a set book on A MA Music part 2.

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A MA Music part 2

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Herbert, T.Music in Words: A Guide to Researching and Writing about Music (2nd edn)Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music&#;

Note: This book is also a set book on A MA Music part 1.

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AA The arts past and present

February & October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Gurinder Chadha (Director)Bhaji on the Beach DVD Channel Four Films&#;
This DVD is available from high street or internet retailers, or by searching on dfknj.wz.cz
Heaney, S. (trans.)The Burial at ThebesFaber and Faber&#;
Marlowe, C.: O'Connor, J. (ed)Doctor Faustus: The A TextPearson Longman&#;
Muldoon, P. (ed)The Faber Book of BeastsFaber and Faber&#;
Prescott, L. (ed)A World of Difference: An Anthology of Short Stories from Five ContinentsPalgrave Macmillan&#;

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AA Renaissance art reconsidered

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Dunkerton, J.Giotto to DurerYale University Press&#;
Nash, S.Northern Renaissance ArtOxford University Press&#;
Richardson, C.M., Woods, K.W. & Franklin, M.W. (eds)Renaissance Art Reconsidered: An Anthology of Primary SourcesWiley-Blackwell&#;
Welch, E.S.Art in Renaissance Italy, Oxford University Press&#;

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DD Living political ideas

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Arendt, H.On ViolenceHarcourt Publishers&#;

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E Equality, participation and inclusion: learning from each other

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Rix, J., et al. (ed)Equality, Participation and Inclusion 2: Diverse ContextsRoutledge&#;
Rix, J., et al. (ed)Equality, Participation and Inclusion 1: Diverse PerspectivesRoutledge&#;

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E Youth: policy in practice

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Bradford, S. & Cullen, F. (eds)Research and Research Methods for Youth PractitionersRoutledge&#;

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EA Children's literature

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Alcott, L.M.Little WomenOxford World's Classics&#;
This edition includes 'Good Wives'.
Barrie, J.M.Peter Pan DVD (, Jason Isaacs, Lynn Redgrave, Jeremy Sumpter) Universal Pictures&#;
This DVD is available from high street or internet retailers, or by searching on dfknj.wz.cz
Browne, A.Voices in the ParkCorgi&#;
Burgess, M.JunkAndersen Press&#;
Students can also use the previous edition of this book - ISBN
Gavin, J.**Coram BoyEgmont&#;
Students can also use the previous edition of this book - ISBN
McGough, R. (ed) Best Poems for ChildrenPuffin&#;
Naidoo, B.The Other Side of TruthPuffin&#;
Pearce, P.Tom's Midnight GardenOxford University Press&#;
Students can also use the previous edition of this book &#; ISBN
Potter, B.The Tale of Peter RabbitFrederick Warne Publishers&#;
Pullman, P.*Northern LightsScholastic&#;
Students can also use the previous editions of this book - ISBN or ISBN
Ransome, A.Swallows and AmazonsVintage&#;
Students can also use the previous edition of this book - ISBN
Reeve, P.**Mortal EnginesScholastic&#;
Students can also use the previous edition of this book - ISBN
Rowling, J.K.*Harry Potter and the Philosopher's StoneBloomsbury&#;
Students can also use the previous edition of this book - ISBN
Stevenson, R.L.Treasure IslandOxford World's Classics&#;
Students can also use the previous edition of this book - ISBN
Taylor, M.Roll of Thunder, Hear my CryPuffin&#;
Students can also use the previous editions of this book - ISBN or ISBN

Note: *Students only need to buy one of these books (for Block 1 and Block 4). ** Students only need to buy one of these books (for Block 6). We recommend you buy the current editions of the set books as listed or the earlier editions listed where these can be obtained. With the exception of the two picturebooks, however, it is possible to work from other editions, including Kindle versions, if you have them already. If you do so, take care to ensure that you have the full version of Little Women including the second part, 'Good Wives', as some shorter editions only include the first part. In some cases, publishers have issued new editions of the set texts with revised pagination. Information about alternative page numbers for editions listed will be provided with the module resources.

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ED Understanding children's development and learning

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Garton, A.F.Exploring Cognitive Development: The Child as Problem SolverWiley-Blackwell&#;
Snowling, M.J. & Hulme, C.Developmental Disorders of Language Learning and CognitionWiley-Blackwell&#;

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EE Addressing inequality and difference in educational practice

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Costley, C., Elliott, G. & Gibbs, P.Doing Work Based Research: Approaches to Enquiry for Insider-ResearchersSAGE Publications&#;

Note: This book is also a set book on EE Understanding literacy: social justice and inclusive practice.

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EE Understanding literacy: social justice and inclusive practice

February & October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Costley, C., Elliott, G. & Gibbs, P.Doing Work Based Research: Approaches to Enquiry for Insider-ResearchersSAGE Publications&#;

Note: This book is also a set book on EE Addressing inequality and difference in educational practice.

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EE Language, literacy and learning

February & October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Hall, J.K.Teaching and Researching: Language and Culture (2nd edn)Routledge&#;

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K The law and social work in Scotland

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Davis, R. & Gordon, J. (eds)Social Work and the Law in Scotland (2nd edn)Palgrave Macmillan&#;

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K Applied social work practice

February (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Davies, M. (ed)The Blackwell Companion to Social Work (4th edn)Wiley-Blackwell&#;

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K Death and dying

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Earle, S., Bartholomew, C. & Komaromy, C. (eds)Making Sense of Death, Dying and Bereavement: An AnthologySAGE Publications&#;
Earle, S., Komaromy, C. & Bartholomew, C. (eds)Death and Dying: A ReaderSAGE Publications&#;

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K Developing social work practice

February (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Braye, S. & Preston-Shoot, M.Practicing Social Work Law (4th edn)Palgrave Macmillan&#;
Davis, R. & Gordon, J. (eds)Social Work and the Law in Scotland (2nd edn)Palgrave Macmillan&#;

Note: Students only need to purchase one set book for this module. Students studying in England should purchase 'Practising Social Work Law (4th edn)' and students studying in Scotland should purchase 'Social Work and the Law in Scotland (2nd edn)'.

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KYP Applied social work practice

February (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Davies, M. (ed)The Blackwell Companion to Social Work (4th edn)Wiley-Blackwell&#;

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KZW Applied social work practice

February (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Davies, M. (ed)The Blackwell Companion to Social Work (4th edn)Wiley-Blackwell&#;

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L Motive: upper intermediate German

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
 Collins German DictionaryCollins&#;
Whittle, R., et al.Modern German Grammar: A Practical Guide (3rd edn)Routledge&#;

Note: These books are recommended for the module, but students could use the previous editions of the books, or other suitable dictionaries or German grammar.

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L Viento en popa: upper intermediate Spanish

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
 Oxford Spanish Dictionary (4th edn)Oxford University Press&#;
Ortega, A., et al.!Exacto! A Practical Guide to Spanish Grammar (2nd edn)Routledge&#;

Note: The Spanish dictionary above is recommended for the module, but students could use a previous edition of this book, or other suitable dictionary. In addition to the above set books, students need access to a monolingual dictionary such as either: Diccionario Esencial de la Lengua Espa&#;ola, ISBN , &#;; or Diccionario Salamanca Espa&#;ol para Extranjeros, ISBN , &#;

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L Envol: upper intermediate French

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
 Collins Robert French Dictionary (10th edn)Collins&#;
Fournier, I.French Grammar (BBC Active)Pearson Education&#;

Note: Students could use any other dictionaries or French grammar.

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L Variationen: advanced German

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
 Collins German DictionaryCollins&#;
Whittle, R., et al.Modern German Grammar: A Practical Guide (3rd edn)Routledge&#;

Note: These books are recommended for the module, but students could use the previous editions of the books, or other suitable dictionaries or German grammar.

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L A buen puerto: advanced Spanish

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Butt, J. & Benjamin, C.A New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish (5th edn)Routledge&#;

Note: In addition to the above set book students also need access to a good bilingual dictionary, and also a monolingual dictionary such as either: Diccionario Esencial de la Lengua Espa&#;ola, ISBN , &#;; or Diccionario Salamanca Espa&#;ol para Extranjeros, ISBN , &#;

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L Introduction to translation theory and practice

February (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Venuti, L. (ed.)The Translation Studies Reader (3rd edn)Routledge&#;

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M Nonlinear ordinary differential equations

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Jordan, D. & Smith, P.Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations: An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers (4th edn)Oxford University Press&#;

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M Analytic number theory I

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Apostol, T.M.Introduction to Analytic Number TheorySpringer&#;
This book is Print on Demand and can be ordered through any bookseller. Please allow at least 2 weeks for receipt following order.

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M Applied complex variables

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Dettman, J.W.Applied Complex VariablesDover Publications&#;

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M Analytic number theory II

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Apostol, T.M.Introduction to Analytic Number TheorySpringer&#;
This book is Print on Demand and can be ordered through any bookseller. Please allow at least 2 weeks for receipt following order.

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M Approximation theory

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Powell, M.J.D.Approximation Theory and MethodsCambridge University Press&#;
This book is Print on Demand and can be ordered through any bookseller. Please allow at least 2 weeks for receipt following order.

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M Advanced mathematical methods

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Richards, D.Advanced Mathematical Methods with Maple (2 Part Set)Cambridge University Press&#;
This book is Print on Demand, please allow at least 2 weeks for receipt following order.

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M Fractal geometry

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Falconer, K.J.Fractal Geometry: Mathematical Foundations and Applications (3rd edn)Wiley&#;

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M Coding theory

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Hill, R.A First Course in Coding TheoryOxford University Press&#;

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M Dissertation in mathematics

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Godsil, C. & Royle, G.Algebraic Graph TheorySpringer&#;
Algebraic graph theory option set book. This book is Print on Demand, please allow at least 2 weeks for receipt following order.
Gray, J.Worlds Out of Nothing: A Course in the History of Geometry in the 19th CenturySpringer&#;
History of modern geometry option set book. Please ensure you purchase the December edition. This book is Print on Demand, please allow at least 2 weeks for receipt following order.
de Boor, C.A Practical Guide to Splines (Revised edn)Springer&#;
Advances in approximation theory option set book. This book is Print on Demand, please allow at least 2 weeks for receipt following order.

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S Earth science

October (last presentation )


Note: Students need to buy two maps using a special order form on the module website (&#; each, free UK delivery p&p elsewhere).

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S Earth science: a systems approach

February (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Kump, L.R., Kasting, J.F. & Crane, G.The Earth System (3rd International edn)Pearson Education&#;

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S Space science

February (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Fortescue, P., Swinerd, G. & Stark, J. (eds)Spacecraft Systems Engineering (4th edn)Wiley&#;

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S Introduction to mental health science

February (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Carlson, N.R. and Birkett, M.A.Physiology of Behavior (12th edn)Pearson Education&#;
Cromby, J., Harper, D. and Reavey, P.Psychology, Mental Health and DistressPalgrave Macmillan&#;

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SD Core topics in mental health science: psychosis and dementia

October (last presentation )

AuthorTitleISBNPublisherRRP
Carlson, N.R. and Birkett, M.A.Physiology of Behavior (12th edn)Pearson Education&#;
Cromby, J., Harper, D. and Reavey, P.Psychology, Mental Health and DistressPalgrave Macmillan&#;

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Essays

Many assignments need to be written in the form of an essay. The structure of essay-style assignments is very open but generally includes an introduction, a main body and a conclusion.

Section of essayPurpose of section
Title

Write the full question (title) at the top of your assignment. It will contain keywords (known as content and process words). See the 'Understanding the question' webpage for these.

Introduction

A paragraph or two to define key terms and themes and indicate how you intend to address the question.

Main body

A series of paragraphs written in full sentences that include specific arguments relating to your answer. It’s vital to include evidence and references to support your arguments.

Conclusions

A short section to summarise main points and findings. Try to focus on the question but avoid repeating what you wrote in the introduction.

References

A list of sources (including module materials) that are mentioned in the essay.

Introductions

An introduction provides your reader with an overview of what your essay will cover and what you want to say. Essays introductions should

  • set out the aims of the assignment and signpost how your argument will unfold
  • introduce the issue and give any essential background information including a brief description of the major debates that lie behind the question
  • define the key words and terms
  • be between 5% and 10% of the total word count.

Some students prefer to write the introduction at an early stage, others save it for when they have almost completed the assignment. If you write it early, don't allow it to constrain what you want to write. It's a good idea to check and revise the introduction after the first draft.

The body of your essay

The main body of your essay should present your case. Each main point should have its own paragraph. You should use evidence to support the arguments you make in this section, referencing your sources appropriately.

You should use evidence to support and challenge the issues you cover in this section, referencing your sources appropriately.

You can deal with the issues in a way that seems appropriate to you. You can choose to

  • deal with all of the supporting and all of the challenging evidence separately
  • take each issue in turn, describing and evaluating it before moving on to the next issue
  • describe all the issues first before moving on to your evaluation of them.

How to order your arguments

Although you will need to clearly describe the issues related to the essay title (e.g. concepts and theoretical positions), you are expected to go further than mere description. An essay question might expect you to take one of the following approaches.

  • Make an argument by examining competing positions. This type of essay requires you to make a balanced and well-argued case for the strength of one position over another.
  • Present an unbiased discussion. You might do this by comparing and contrasting things (such as arguments put forward by individual scholars).
  • Explain something in a discursive way. To explore all the elements involved in a particular concept or theory in an even-handed way.

In all cases, you will be expected to

  • clearly describe what your essay is trying to do and define any essential terms
  • present an argument that is balanced
  • base any conclusions you draw on evidence
  • present evidence using references to the original published work.

Conclusion

Your conclusion should sum up how your essay has answered the title. It should reinforce your introduction and include a reference to the wording of the title.

If your essay has presented evidence or data, ensure that the conclusions you draw are valid in the light of that evidence and data. Draw your conclusions cautiously: use phrases such as 'the evidence suggests that ', or 'one interpretation is that ' rather than 'this proves that '.

Your conclusion should

  • summarise the key elements of your argument clearly and concisely
  • demonstrate how you've answered the question
  • perhaps suggest what needs to be considered in the future.

It should not

  • include any new arguments ideas or examples
  • be too long. For an assignment of fewer than 1, words a conclusion of words is probably enough
  • repeat examples, phrases or sentences from the main body of your essay.