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ReadingLists@Hull, 2020-2025: Background Reading

Background Reading - definition

Background Readings are not critical to achieving module or programme learning outcomes or competencies.

The following criteria also apply to Background Reading:

  • Should be selected to progress our aim of decolonizing the curricula.
  • Must include open Access, Open Educational Resources, or Creative Commons resources. See separate tab.
  • May be available via the Library, but access cannot be guaranteed

Where items are not be available in the Library, academic departments must provide guidance to the student on how to obtain access these resources independently.

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