American Urban History I, Spring 2005
Seminar on the history of institutions and institutional change in urban America from roughly 1890 to the present. Among the institutions considered are political machines, police departments, schools, courts, hospitals, prisons, welfare departments, and universities. Focuses on readings and discussions.
Campaigns and organisations
If you've ever been involved in campaigning for change, you probably know that getting the desired result is much harder than it seems. Moreover, the decision to campaign on a particular issue can expose tensions and cracks within an organisation itself. This unit explores effective approaches to campaigning.
Five black hole puzzles answered
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2010/11/darkness-visible-watch-five-big-black-hole-teasers.html Recent simulations and cutting-edge visuals are giving new insight into black holes
lo spazio dei musei
Il museo è il luogo dove il tempo si “accumula”, insieme luogo di tutti i tempi e, in progetto, fuori dal tempo, perché gli elementi in esso raccolti (in tempi eterocliti) sono le gettanti di una determinata weltanschauung, memoria fondativa da trasmettere alle generazioni future e quindi, teoricamente, permanenti (tempo eterno).,The museum is the place where the time is “accumulated", but, also, place of every time and, in project, out of the time, because his elements (accumulated in
Lecture 09 - 11/23/2010
Elections... the American Way
This site looks at political campaigns by exploring the history and roles of candidates and voters, the structure of the party system and election process, and tough issues that politicians have faced over the years.
Timelines and Afghanistan
General Petraeus expresses confidence that Afghan security forces are on track to take on security for their country. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Women in Islamic Societies
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free educational resources for the course "Women in Islamic Societies" in the Program in Arabic and Middle East Studies. This course serves as a broad survey of women's and gender issues within the contexts of multiple societies in the Islamic world. The first half of the semester will concentrate on the historical position of women in Islamic societies, defined by the normative values of Islam and by cultural traditions and norms that were sometimes at odd
21F.405 Germany Today: Intensive Study of German Language & Culture (MIT)
Prepares students for working and living in German-speaking countries. Focus on current political, social, and cultural issues, using newspapers, journals, TV, radio broadcasts, and Web sources from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Emphasis on speaking, writing, and reading skills for professional contexts. Activities include: oral presentations, group discussions, guest lectures, and interviews with German speakers. No listeners.
1.253J Transportation Policy and Environmental Limits (MIT)
Through a combination of lectures, cases, and class discussions this subject examines the economic and political conflict between transportation and the environment. It investigates the role of government regulation, green business and transportation policy as facilitators of economic development and environmental sustainability. It analyzes a variety of international policy problems including government-business relations; the role of interest groups, non-governmental organizations, and the pub
Writing reports and assignments can be a daunting prospect. This unit is designed to help you develop the skills you need to write effectively for academic purposes. You will learn how to interpret questions and how to plan, structure and write your assignment or report.
3.3.1 Summary Claims about who is poor are rooted in shared and contested ideas about the basic necessities of life. The experience of poverty is both relative and relational. It is defined by what people have, and what they can do, relative to the opportunities of others.
Poverty carries derogatory meanings, so it does not easily provide a basis for collective identity. Dante in Translation The Civil War and Reconstruction Era, 1845-1877 3 What are compounds? Beyond the math visualization - Geometrica and Stochastica Lecture 26 - 11/22/2010 Lecture 09 - 11/22/2010 Lecture 26 - 11/22/2010
The course is an introduction to Dante and his cultural milieu through a critical reading of The Divine Comedy and selected minor works (Vita nuova, Convivio, De vulgari eloquentia, Epistle to Cangrande). An analysis of Dante's autobiography, the Vita nuova, establishes the poetic and political circumstances of the Comedy's composition. Readings of Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso seek to situate Dante's work within the intellectual and social context of the late Middle Ages, with special attent
This course explores the causes, course, and consequences of the American Civil War, from the 1840s to 1877. The primary goal of the course is to understand the multiple meanings of a transforming event in American history. Those meanings may be defined in many ways: national, sectional, racial, constitutional, individual, social, intellectual, or moral. Four broad themes are closely examined: the crisis of union and disunion in an expanding republic; slavery, race, and emancipation as national
Atoms, elements and molecules are the building blocks of everything that makes up our world, including ourselves. In this unit you will learn the basic chemistry of how these components work together, starting with a chemical compound we are all very familiar with – water.
Mathematically controlled imaging process provides attractive results because of its infinite scaling capabilities with some other elements that contribute to the visualization. Its global/local and precise manipulation of parameters holds potential for realizing an unpredictable horizon of imagery. When it meets the artist's taste, this method could be a strong enough system of creation, and I have been producing images using the surfaces of hyperbolic paraboloid. On the other hand, a method ab
Claims about who is poor are rooted in shared and contested ideas about the basic necessities of life.
The experience of poverty is both relative and relational. It is defined by what people have, and what they can do, relative to the opportunities of others.
Poverty carries derogatory meanings, so it does not easily provide a basis for collective identity.
Dante in Translation
The Civil War and Reconstruction Era, 1845-1877
3 What are compounds?
Beyond the math visualization - Geometrica and Stochastica
Lecture 26 - 11/22/2010
Lecture 09 - 11/22/2010
Lecture 26 - 11/22/2010