Theories and concepts
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or dowloaded as a zip file As taught in Autumn Semester 2009/10 The War on Iraq and the US and British invasion of the country in 2003 has led to huge tensions in geopolitics. At the same time, the supposed ‘threat’ of international terrorism and continuing financial turmoil in the world economy have both brought to the fore the global politics of co-operation and confrontation. Whilst it might be possible to agree on the significance of th
Introduction to European politics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Spring Semester 2009 This module seeks to provide students with an understanding of the rationale and key stages of European integration, as well as of the institutions of the European Union and its functioning. Topics covered will include an overview of the History of European integration, key approaches to integration, the main institutions (Council, Commission, Court of Justice, European Parliament)
Mass media in America
This module analyzes the foundations of mass media in America as well as the political and technological developments that generate change. The primary focus is upon news disseminated by television, newspapers, radio, and the internet as the chief sources of current information about the world.
Brown at 10
Gordon Brown's three years at No.10 were the most turbulent of any premiership in the postwar history of Downing Street. In Brown at 10, Anthony Seldon tells for the first time the full, compelling story of the astonishing end of Gordon Brown's tenure, and with it the demise of the New Labour project. This will be a frank, authentic and penetrating account of a remarkable political era by one of Britain's foremost political and social commentators.
Fall 2010, The Financial Crisis in Greece: Causes and Social Consequences
Conversations on Europe lecture by Harris Mylonas, assistant professor of political science and international affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. Sponsors: CES-EUC, Modern Greek Program.
Expiring or Expanding? international economic organisations and the restructuring of world power
Ngaire Woods is professor of international political economy and director of the Global Economic Governance Programme, University College, Oxford.
Immunotherapy in Cancer
The resource is a series of Powerpoint slides (and a list of further reading) on the organisation of the human immune system and how it can be exploited in designing anti-cancer therapeutic targets. It includes an overview of the immune system and current approaches to immunotherapy such as as adoptive or selective immunotherapy etc. The presentation is created by Dr. Momna Hejmadi as part of her cancer biology course to first and second year undergraduates in the biosciences.This source file c
Preparing for peer observation
This exercise sheet is designed to be used to train teachers in peer-to-peer observation. It outlines the phases of peer-to-peer observation and gives pointers on how to give feedback to colleagues.
The European Union: economic policy: syllabus
Syllabus for a 3rd year module on The European Union: economic policy as taught at Coventry University in 2009/10. The aim of this module is to provide an analysis of economic policy within the European Union (EU), with reference to appropriate theory, whilst also paying attention to the political and social implications of the European integration process. The module includes topics such as: the theory of economic integration, the Single Market, competition policy, the Common Agricultural Polic
TALAT Lecture 2203: Structural materials fabrication
This lecture gives a brief introduction into the basic fabrication methods for structural aluminium alloy materials with respect to machining, forming, joining and surface treatments as a necessary background for the design process; it describes the subject of welding structural aluminium alloys in order to understand the materials requirements which the designer has to take into account when designing load carrying welded aluminium structures. General materials engineering background is assumed
This module seeks to explore the definition and nature of state crime in criminological and political discourse. It aims to develop a critical understanding of the nature of the state and the scale and type of crimes committed by state agents and agencies; A range of state crimes will be explored in both the domestic and international spheres. Terrorism, for example, while commonly deployed to describe acts of violence directed against states is, also deployed by states themselves against target
Government of the UK and Ireland
The module is designed to provoke thought, challenge preconceptions, stimulate questions about the nature of government in the UK and Ireland. Thus, it considers key concepts such as political culture, socialisation, devolution, and governance. This module aims to provoke thought, challenge preconceptions, stimulate questions and to nourish inquisitive minds more than to provide a set diet of ready-made `answers'. What are the contextual parameters within which modern government functions? What
Self-regulated Learning in Technology Enhanced Learning Environments: A European Review
The study was carried out in the KALEIDOSCOPE seed project "Self-regulated Learning in Technology Enhanced Learning Environments" and reports the results of desktop studies carried out by KALEIDOSCOPE members from eight European countries.,Research report
11.481J Analyzing & Accounting for Regional Economic Change (MIT)
Surveys theories of regional growth, factor mobility, clustering, industrial restructuring, learning regions, and global supply chains from a political-economy perspective. Examines/critiques accounting frameworks including accounting for the underground economy, multipliers, linkages, and supply chains used to assess employment and environmental impacts, infrastructure investments. Assesses price indices, industrial location and employment measures, and shift-share analyses. Discussions of US a
11.469 Urban Sociology in Theory and Practice (MIT)
This course is intended to introduce graduate students to a set of core writings in the field of urban sociology. Topics include the changing nature of community, social inequality, political power, socio-spatial change, technological change, and the relationship between the built environment and human behavior. We examine the key theoretical paradigms that have constituted the field since its founding, assess how and why they have changed over time, and discuss the implications of these paradig
Electoral Politics in the Age of Reform
Historians have emphasised the unsavoury nature of electoral politics in the decades before 1832. Four charges were levelled at the electoral system by these critics * that very few voters were free to vote as they wished * the electorate was thoroughly venal and regarded the vote as a piece of personal property upon which they expected to make a profit every 7 years * elections were an exclusive proceeding concerning only political and social elites * political issues were unim
17.000J Political Philosophy: Global Justice (MIT)
This course explores the foundations and content of norms of justice that apply beyond the borders of a single state. We examine issues of political justice, economic justice, and human rights. Topics include the case for skepticism about global justice; the idea of global democracy; intellectual property rights; the nature of distributive justice at the global level; pluralism and human rights; and rights to control borders. It meets jointly with Harvard's Philosophy 271, and is taught by Profe
9.75J Psychology of Gender (MIT)
We will examine current research and theory regarding the validity and utility of commonly accepted gender differences in many realms. Topics include: gender differences in cognitive abilities; the social construction of gender; developmental, family, educational and medical influences; and political and economic forces.
4.184 Architectural Design Workshops: Computational Design for Housing (MIT)
An intensive nine day remote collaborative workshop involving MIT and Miyagi University in Japan. The objective is to develop a small housing project using shape computation as a design methodology. Students will use and test new interactive software for designing, sharing applications with overseas partners, presenting projects on an Internet workspace, and critiquing design proposals through the web and other advanced digital technologies. Students will be expected to do most of their work in
21A.225J Violence, Human Rights, and Justice (MIT)
This course examines the contemporary problem of political violence and the way that human rights have been conceived as a means to protect and promote freedom, peace and justice for citizens against the abuses of the state.