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17.42 Causes and Prevention of War (MIT)
The causes and prevention of interstate war are the central topics of this course. The course goal is to discover and assess the means to prevent or control war. Hence we focus on manipulable or controllable war-causes. The topics covered include the dilemmas, misperceptions, crimes and blunders that caused wars of the past; the origins of these and other war-causes; the possible causes of wars of the future; and possible means to prevent such wars, including short-term policy steps and more uto
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4 Blank verse

The speech from Henry V offers a way of transferring skills you have acquired if you have studied poetry. As with any form of poetry, although there is no rhyme, the language is highly patterned, and it is important to pay attention to the ways in which this patterning is achieved. It is a good idea to get into the habit of marking up your text when you are doing a close analysis of a particular passage. The following shows how Henry V's speech (given in its entirety this time) might b
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Motion under gravity
From the moment that Galileo dropped two cannonballs of different sizes and weights from the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa mankind has been fascinated by the impact of gravity. This Unit looks at gravity, its impact on objects and how the energy involved in the movement of objects is dispersed or stored.
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1.6.6 Professional bodies and societies
This unit will help you to identify and use information in Arts and History, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan searches for information, so you can find what you are looking for more easily. Discover the meaning of information quality, and learn how to evaluate the information you come across. You will also be introduced to the many different ways of organisin
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Fashion Design at California College of the Arts
The Fashion Design Program at CCA allows students to focus on sustainability, innovation, conceptual development, and interdisciplinarity—all of which inspires new approaches to an established profession. Watch as the 2010 senior class prepares their final collections for the annual Senior Fashion Show. Our innovative program weaves time-honored skills of fashion practice (draping, pattern cutting, sewing, knitting, and illustration) with a comprehensive approach to sustainability, conceptua
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Creating Teaching Portfolios: The Who, What, When, Why, and How
A teaching portfolio is a collection of teaching materials, including a teaching philosophy statement, that is helpful for improving teaching skills as well as for getting academic jobs. Regardless of whether you plan to apply for academic jobs at research institutions, primarily teaching institutions, or any kind of institution in between, having a teaching portfolio as a graduate student or post-doc can make a difference in whether or not you get a request for information or an interview. This
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Freeman Lecture: Constitutions for a Continent, 1783-1790
The University of Richmond's Department of History has named University of California, Davis history professor Alan Taylor the 2010-2011 Douglas Southall Freeman Professor. The Douglas Southall Freeman Professorship was established in honor of the noted biographer and journalist by his family, and allows the department to bring a distinguished visiting historian to the campus annually. The Freeman Professor teaches one course and either delivers a series of public lectures or organizes an histo
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The Extended Essay: how to construct an historical investigation
The Extended Essay: how to construct an historical investigation. A presentation by Dr. Chris Prior, University of Leeds, for The History Faculty: www.thehistoryfaculty.com.

History as written and presented by current historians. Visit thehistoryfaculty.com for free downloads and more information.

Weimar Germany: Part 1
A three part historical discussion of Weimar Germany by Dr. Moritz Foellmer, Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds, for The History Faculty: www.thehistoryfaculty.com.

History as written and presented by current historians. Visit thehistoryfaculty.com for free downloads and more information.

Weimar Germany: Part II
A three part historical discussion of Weimar Germany by Dr. Moritz Foellmer, Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds, for The History Faculty: www.thehistoryfaculty.com.

History as written and presented by current historians. Visit thehistoryfaculty.com for free downloads and more information.

Create your own Comics and Cartoon strips with PikiKids

Pikikids allows users to create their own comics, they can select their own layout, upload their own photos, add speech bubbles and fun graphics and then save and share their work.


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4.4 O is for Objectivity
This unit will help you to identify and use information in business and management, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan searches for information, so you can find what you are looking for more easily. Discover the meaning of information quality, and learn how to evaluate the information you come across. You will also be introduced to the many different ways of or
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1.2 Key resources
This unit will help you to identify and use information in business and management, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan searches for information, so you can find what you are looking for more easily. Discover the meaning of information quality, and learn how to evaluate the information you come across. You will also be introduced to the many different ways of or
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4.3 Search
The World Wide Web is a vast information resource. This unit will provide you with the foundation skills to use search engines confidently to locate both information and images on the Web. You will also learn how to critically assess and reference the information you have found for study purposes.
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1.1 Why take notes?
To develop as an independent, confident learner you will need to learn the study skills involved in reading articles, taking notes and summarising the information that you have obtained from an article. The unit explores the use of the Web as a resource for keeping up to date, looking in particular at how to assess material available online.
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4.3 Networks of objects
Enterprise systems are software applications that automate and integrate all many of the key business processes of an organisation. With some understanding of software development, you will learn about current development practices for this type of system and develop relevant skills to apply them to real-world problems. You will develop core skills in object-oriented analysis and design, allowing you to develop software that is fit for purpose, reusable and amenable to change.
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5 Effective use of information technology
Skills in information technology (IT) cover a broad range, from using software packages effectively to developing a critical understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of IT solutions. Developing your IT skills means planning your work, practising your skills, seeking feedback from others and reviewing your approach. In developing and assessing your IT skills, you will learn to use and adapt your skills effectively and confidently in different situations and contexts. This unit is designed to
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2 Sources of help
Skills in information technology (IT) cover a broad range, from using software packages effectively to developing a critical understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of IT solutions. Developing your IT skills means planning your work, practising your skills, seeking feedback from others and reviewing your approach. In developing and assessing your IT skills, you will learn to use and adapt your skills effectively and confidently in different situations and contexts. This unit is designed to
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Introduction
This unit uses a documentary about artists in Buenos Aires, to help you to develop your listening skills. By assessing various parts of the documentary you will be able to extend your comprehension of spoken Spanish.
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The Life of a Tree
In this interactive activity adapted from the National Arbor Day Foundation, explore the intricate life of a tree. The trunk of a tree functions as both a supporting structure and a pathway, transporting food down from the photosynthesizing leaves and conducting water and minerals up from the roots. Look inside a tree to learn about the xylem, cambium, and phloem, and to see how the tree's rings provide a record of the environmental factors that affected its growth and life cycle.
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