STS.S28 Godzilla and the Bullet Train: Technology and Culture in Modern Japan (MIT)
This course explores how and why Japan, a late-comer to modernization, emerged as an industrial power and the world's second-richest nation, notwithstanding its recent difficulties. We are particularly concerned with the historical development of technology in Japan especially after 1945, giving particular attention to the interplays between business, ideology, technology, and culture. We will discuss key historical phenomena that symbolize modern Japan as a technological power in the world; spe
11 - Purgatory V, VI, IX, X
This lecture covers Purgatorio 5, 6, 9 and 10. The purgatorial theme of freedom introduced in the previous lecture is revisted in the context of canto 5, where Buonconte da Montefeltro’s appearance among the last minute penitents is read as a critique of the genealogical bonds of natural necessity. The poet passes from natural to civic ancestry in Purgatorio 6, where the mutual affection of Virgil and Sordello, a former citizen of the classical poet’s native Mantua, sparks an invective aga
A Midsummer Night's Dream teachers' guide
Based on the 2009 production directed by Aaron Posner in Orinda, CA, this guide has easy to use tools to bring the play to life in your classroom. Guide includes a plot summary, visual character map, a breakdown of Shakespeare's language, an overview of Elizabethan culture and many play related classroom activities.
Science Studio vol 051 – Topic: Culture and human evolution – Guest: Robert Boyd
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Liaise with the media to promote the organisation
This unit covers the knowledge required to prepare and distribute a media release, and prepare a media interview. It is set in the context of promoting a sporting organisatioin. This support the unit of competency SRXMKT002A: Liaise with the media to promote the organisation.
SRXMKT001A: Plan and implement services to meet client needs
This unit covers the knowledge and skills required to identify new markets for recruitment of clients and to plan and implement services to meet the needs of new and existing clients. It is set in the context of sporting related products and services.This resource supports the unit of competency, SRXMKT001A: Plan and implement services to meet client needs.This is the course content. The trainers guide and study guide are available separately in related resources.
Work effectively in the organisation
Defines work repated competencies and how an employee should monitor their competencies and have them recognised. Also the importance of knowing the organisation's structure, culture, written and unwritten rules and being able to manage time effictively and set goals.
Conduct night audit
This resource deals with the skills and knowledge required to audit financial procedures in a front office context including checking and balancing transactions and completing reports. It contains activities and resources to facilitate self-paced learning. Topics covered include: Work to policies and procedures within a variety of organisations, Work with night management in carrying out security precautions, Balance financial systems, Identify discrepancies and take corrective action, and Com
Indigenous Spiritual Wellbeing - Our history - Land and sea
An animation providing information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander traditional culture including pre European lifestyle and relationship to land and sea. This resource also includes information on the impacts of European settlement on Indigenous traditional lifestyles, food, land and animals.
Manipulate stock culture environment
This unit covers a broad spectrum of issues related to manipulating stock culture environments in the aquaculture industry. Activity 1 covers the selecting of equipment, checking that it is functioning, recognising problems or malfunctions and if necessary repairing equipment. Also covers calibrating equipment to manufacturer's guidelines. Activity 2 covers emergency/contingency plans. It guides the student through an emergency and looks at solutions and crisis management
Control pests, predators and diseases
This unit explores the identification of pests and diseases in an aquaculture context, and methods of controlling these issues. Activity 1 focuses on identifying and naming pests and predators and then recognising these predators while carrying out activities at the farm. Activity 2 covers the maintenance and checking of control structures used to control pests and predators on aquaculture farms. It also covers relocation of wildlife according to enterprise procedures and
Maintain stock culture and other aquaculture
This unit deals with the routine and basic maintenance of structures, fixtures and equipment found in an aquaculture facility. Activity 1 focuses on checking culture and farm structures and carrying out maintenance on these structures as required. These structures include paths, tracks, roadways, fences, building cladding, structural finishes, fixtures and fittings. It also incorporates selection of appropriate tools for the maintenance task, and following up maintenance
3.094 Materials in Human Experience (MIT)
This course examines the ways in which people in ancient and contemporary societies have selected, evaluated, and used materials of nature, transforming them to objects of material culture. Some examples are: glass in ancient Egypt and Rome; sounds and colors of powerful metals in Mesoamerica; cloth and fiber technologies in the Inca empire. It also explores ideological and aesthetic criteria often influential in materials development. Laboratory/workshop sessions provide hands-on experience wit
11.947 Race, Immigration, and Planning (MIT)
This course provides an introduction to the issues of immigrants, planning, and race. It identifies the complexities and identities of immigrant populations emerging in the United States context and how different community groups negotiate that complexity. It explores the critical differences and commonalities between immigrant and non-immigrant communities, as well as how the planning profession does and should respond to those differences. Finally, the course explores the intersection of immig
4.463 Building Technology III: Building Structural Systems (MIT)
This course addresses advanced structures, exterior envelopes and contemporary production technologies. It continues the exploration of structural elements and systems, and expands to include more complex determinate, indeterminate, long-span and high-rise systems. It covers topics such as reinforced concrete, steel and engineered wood design, and provides an introduction to tensile systems. Lectures also address the contemporary exterior envelope with an emphasis on their performance attributes
SP.721 D-Lab: Development, Dialogue and Delivery (MIT)
D-Lab is a year-long series of courses and field trips. The fall class provides a basic background in international development and appropriate technology through guest speakers, case studies and hands-on exercises. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in an IAP field trip to Haiti, India, Brazil, Honduras, Zambia, Samoa, or Lesotho and continue their work in a spring term design class. As part of the fall class, students will partner with community organizations in these count
STS.464 Cultural History of Technology (MIT)
The subject of this course is the historical process by which the meaning of "technology" has been constructed. Although the word itself is traceable to the ancient Greek root teckhne (meaning art), it did not enter the English language until the 17th century, and did not acquire its current meaning until after World War I. The aim of the course, then, is to explore various sectors of industrializing 19th and 20th century Western society and culture with a view to explaining and assessing the em
17.523 Ethnicity and Race in World Politics (MIT)
Discerning the ethnic and racial dimensions of politics is considered by some indispensable to understanding contemporary world politics. This course seeks to answer fundamental questions about racial and ethnic politics. To begin, what are the bases of ethnic and racial identities? What accounts for political mobilization based upon such identities? What are the political claims and goals of such mobilization and is conflict between groups and/or with government forces inevitable? How do ethnic
17.405 Seminar on Politics and Conflict in the Middle East (MIT)
This course focuses on evolution of contemporary politics and economics. The subject is divided into four parts: Context: historical and strategic perspectives, theoretical issues, and sources and forms of conflict; Continuity: detailed analysis conflicts systems and their persistence, as well as regional competition and recent wars – focusing on specific countries and cases; Complexity: highlighting situation specific strategic gains and losses; and Convergence: focusing future co
HST.951J Medical Decision Support (MIT)
This course presents the main concepts of decision analysis, artificial intelligence and predictive model construction and evaluation in the specific context of medical applications. It emphasizes the advantages and disadvantages of using these methods in real-world systems and provides hands-on experience. Its technical focus is on decision support, knowledge-based systems (qualitative and quantitative), learning systems (including logistic regression, classification trees, neural networks, rou