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The Silk Road  – F207  (Foundation Mini Course – 6 sessions x 40 mins)

When spices were more precious than diamonds, trade across Asia in the Middle Ages didn’t just bring food, but also ideas, mathematics and philosophies.  We explore why the Silk Road was so important,  as we investigate the different goods that were traded, including silk, teas, salt, sugar, porcelain, spices and cotton.

Subject: history, business, economics, philosophy, design and inventions


  • Courses run over 6 weeks
  • Live&Interactive sessions run approx. 40 minutes and are recorded for later viewing 24/7
  • Engaging and challenging weekly, self-led, “marked” assignments are also included (optional)
  • This course offers opportunity for discussions and interaction with diverse classmates from around the world; independent projects and activities; direct tutor feedback; and much more!

Course Starts:
Online, Live&Interactive:  Weds July 29 through to Weds Sept 2, 8:30am (UK)
Online, Flexible, Recorded:  Sept 1st, onward


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