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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • define the terms ‘artificial selection’ and ‘domestication’ and explain the relationship between artificial and natural selection

  • describe some forms of dwarfism in modern breeds of dogs and explain their relationship to dwarfism in humans and in modern and extinct wild mammals

  • describe some features of the skin, fur, feathers and the shape of the head frequently observed in domesticated liv
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Cities - Sydney, Freetown and Cape Town: Convicts and Empire
Many Sydneysiders think they know all about the history of their city, but few know that its convict past links it firmly to Africa, a continent many Australians know little about. Emma Christopher and Kirsten McKenzie uncover a forgotten history of... (Running Time 81:53)
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Laurence Rees is Creative Director of BBC Television History programmes and was also, for ten years (1992 to 2002), editor of Timewatch the BBC’s Historical Documentary strand. Under his editorship Timewatch won a host of awards including 3 Emmys. Hear him in conversation with John Mair, reflecting on the huge success of his series, Auschwitz: The Nazis and the Final Solution.
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The History of Channel 4 - Channel 4 Day - Maggie Brown
Maggie Brown has been covering the media industry for over twenty years and has built a reputation as one of the countries most respected and highly regarded specialist media journalists. Granted access to Channel 4’s rich archive and frank interviews with the founders, chief executives and stars alike, she has recently completed a fresh British Film Institute history on the channel due out in November. Here she discusses the history of Channel 4.
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Faith and Politics in a Diverse Society - Baroness Amos
Baroness Valarie Amos’s political career began in 1981 where she worked in Equal Opportunities, Training and Management Services until 1989. She was a co-founder of Amos Fraser Bernard, and director (1995-1998) where she advised the South African Government on public service reform, human rights and employment equality. She was created a life peer in 1997 by Tony Blair. From 1998-2001 she was a government whip in the House of Lords. She was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Fo
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The BBC Natural History Unit - Viv Simson
Viv Simson is the Executive Editor with the BBC Natural History Unit. He is responsible for creating, selling and delivering of a number of major series for BBC 1, 2 8 4. The most recent of these series is ‘The Nature of Britain’.
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SP.691 Studies in Women's Life Narratives: Interrogating Marriage: Case Studies in American Law and
Is marriage a patriarchal institution? Much feminist scholarship has characterized it that way, but now in the context of the recent Massachusetts Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage, the meaning of marriage itself demands serious re-examination. This course will discuss history, literature, film, and legal scholarship, making use of cross-cultural, sociological, anthropological, and many other theoretical approaches to the marriage question from 1630 to the present. As it turns out,
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Why the Spanish Inquisition was good for Photography - Jonathan Worth, New Photographics
"History is never antiquated, because humanity is always fundamentally the same." ~Walter Rauschenbusch ...it seems hard to believe to us today that the thought of a personal relationship with God (or as Plato described it, being without a Greek word for religion, Love,Knowledge and Truth), through direct prayer, was as alien for them as, lets say for instance, it would be today for us to ask a person depicted within a photograph, for their own version of (news) events... These podcasts are no
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Trevor Morris is Visiting Professor in Public relations at the University of Westminster and an author, business consultant and mentor. He was formally the CEO of Chime Public Relations, the UK’s largest PR group. Here he discusses his some of the issues in his book 'PR A Persuasive Industry?: Spin, Public Relations and the Shaping of the Modern Media'
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The History of Channel 4 - Channel 4 Day - Maggie Brown
Maggie Brown has been covering the media industry for over twenty years and has built a reputation as one of the countries most respected and highly regarded specialist media journalists. Granted access to Channel 4’s rich archive and frank interviews with the founders, chief executives and stars alike, she has recently completed a fresh British Film Institute history on the channel due out in November. Here she discusses the history of Channel 4.
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Coogan, Comedy and Making the Nation Laugh - Armando Ianucci
Armando Iannucci has been a producer, writer, columnist, and has stared in his shows. He has worked with some of the biggest and brightest stars of modern comedy; From Steve Coogan, Chris Morris and Peter Baynam to Stewart Lee and Adam Buxton. He was the brains behind shows such as ‘The Day Today’, ‘I’m Alan Partridge’, ‘The Friday Night Armistice’, ‘Time Trumpet’ and many more. In this talk he discusses his life in comedy with some great anecdotes from his successful career.
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The BBC Natural History Unit - Viv Simson
Viv Simson is the Executive Editor with the BBC Natural History Unit. He is responsible for creating, selling and delivering of a number of major series for BBC 1, 2 8 4. The most recent of these series is ‘The Nature of Britain’.
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My Experience in Documentary - Alex Holmes - Writer, Producer and Director
Alex has been responsible as producer/director/writer for three major pieces of recent UK television history: In 1999 he was the series editor of the groundbreaking series Macintyre Undercover; In 2004, Dunkirk told the human stories of the Dunkirk landing in factual drama form; and his latest offering is House of Saddam which was based on 2 years of research. In this Conversation, Alex comes to Coventry fresh from Los Angeles and London to talk about the latest drama.
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Is there a Crisis in World Journalism? Dr George Nyabuga
Dr George Nyabuga is an award-winning journalist and acclaimed media trainer. He joined Media Convergence Group as Managing Editor earlier this year and has key responsibilities across the Group's multi-media platforms. Dr Nyabuga holds a PhD in Politics, History and Media and a Masters in Online Journalism. Nyabuga brings wide-ranging hands-on experience as a journalist in Kenya, South Africa and the US. He has taught journalism, media and cultural studies at Worcester and Coventry universities
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Is PR Good for us? - Trevor Morris
Trevor Morris is Visiting Professor in Public relations at the University of Westminster and an author, business consultant and mentor. He was formally the CEO of Chime Public Relations, the UK’s largest PR group. Here he discusses his some of the issues in his book 'PR A Persuasive Industry?: Spin, Public Relations and the Shaping of the Modern Media'
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History hits the road when an iconic windmill moves to a new home. Hear the story behind Robertson's Windmill from Jim Horn, CW's Vice President of Research and Historical Interpretation.Author(s): No creator set

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Hardware, Continued - David J. Malan, Harvard Computer Science
Secondary storage: floppy disks, hard disks (PATA and SATA), CDs, and DVDs. Virtual Memory. Expansion buses and cards: AGP, ISA, PCI, PCI Express, and SCSI. I/O devices. Peripherals. How to shop for a computer. History.
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Math Class: The Musical (A Musical Written and Produced by a Senior Math Class)
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This is a short musical I wrote about my math class in the last week of school. The music is written and recorded by me, Leeran Z. Raphaely, with lyrics by myself and Matt Jensen. It was shot and co-edited by Michael Fishman. It stars Evan Sadler, Rachel Pedreira, Colin Ramsay, and other Schjelderup students.

The whole thing was filmed and edited in one day.

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The Acceleration of Your Love
You Will Fail
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