Introduction to Ethical Studies
These readings provide convenient sources for almost anyone seeking to learn about ethics and ethical theory. Our present collection is composed almost entirely of public domain sources, edited and emended, and subject to the legal notice following the title page which references Appendix A.
Introduction to Quaternary Ecology
This University of Arizona course surveys the methods and theories used in understanding environmental change over the last 2.5 million years. The successful student will understand the the chronology and causes of environmental change during the time humans (genus Homo) walked the Earth. They will be familiar with the means for dating various natural Quaternary archives and the techniques used to infer past environments from these archives.
Foram Facts- An Introduction to Foraminifera
This Museum of Paleontology web page discusses foraminifera (forams for short), which are shelled marine microorganisms. It includes what are forams, where they live, their significance (in relation to biostratigraphy, paleoecology, and oil exploration), and an image-rich section about foram classification.
Digital Multi-Day Soil Temperature Protocols - Introduction
The purpose of this resource is to introduce details on how to use digital soil thermometers. A digital thermometer is used to measure current temperatures as well as daily minimum and maximum temperatures. One temperature probe is placed at a depth of 5 cm in the soil while another is installed at a 50 cm depth. The daily minimum and maximum temperatures are stored by the instrument for a period of up to six days and need to be read and recorded at least this often to avoid loss of data.
Introduction to Texas Hurricanes
In this activity students are asked to graph data about some 20th century hurricanes that hit the Texas coastline. The students are then asked to form conclusions and answer questions based on those graphs. This activity is appropriate for an introductory climatology or meteorology class. The site includes downloadable teaching activities.
Lesson 1: Introduction to Communicable Diseases (include epidemiology)
At the end of this unit the student should be able to describe the principles of communicable disease control and prevention
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Introduction to Judaism
This video shows an introduction to what Judaism is by Dr Catanzaro. There is some historical background and a definition of "who are the Jews?" There is reference to modern Judaism, too.
Introduction to Judaism
This is from a conference in Canada in 2008. It is a philosophical discussion of the question, "What is Judaism?" as well as "Who is a Jew?" It addresses some of the history of Judaism, and some of its central questions. Only recorded in the left audio channel. (8:13)
Introduction to databases
This unit forms gives participants an understanding of the concepts behind database development, a sense of how database work can be applied to information projects and how to start thinking about the database planning process. It is primarily about developing an awareness of databases which can form a basis for future training in more practical aspects of database development work.
Introduction to mailing lists
Introduction to basic mailing list concepts, finding and using mailing lists.
Conflict resolution: Introduction to cooperative problem solving
An introduction to the concept of and issues involved in Cooperative Problem Solving.
Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose
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Introduction to Open Education
The goals of the course are (1) to give you a firm grounding in the current state of the field of open education, including related topics like copyright, licensing, and sustainability, (2) to help you locate open education in the context of mainstream instructional technologies like learning objects, and (3) to get you thinking, writing, and dialoguing creatively and critically about current practices and possible alternative practices in open education.
Introduction to Economics
Introduction to Economics is designed to build an understanding of economic institutions, history, and principles. In addition, it will focus on relationship between private and public sectors of the U.S. economy. Also, it will analyze major economic institutions, such as property rights, markets, business organizations, labor unions, money and banking, trade, and taxation.
Introduction to Microeconomics
This course is designed to help you build an understanding of the economics of the market place. In particular we focus on microeconomic principles that demonstrate the role and limitations of both competitive and imperfectly competitive markets in motivating socially efficient consumer, business, and public sector choices.
Probability (Part 8) - Introduction to Bayes' Theorem
This is a Featured Video on You Tube. The instructor in this video, Sal Khan, continues his discussion of probability and offers an introduction to Bayes' Theorem. Mr. Khan uses the Paint Program (with different colors) to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009 Microsoft Tech Award in Education.
Introduction to Conditional Probability
The instructor in this video, Sal Khan, introduces conditional probability. He uses scores in a basketball game as an example. Mr. Khan uses the Paint Program (with different colors) to illustrate his points.
Bayes' Theorem Introduction
The instructor uses a sketchpad program to demonstrate Bayes' Theorem. This concept is illustrated by solving a typical problem with emphasis placed on reading the problem and setting it up to solve. A step by step approach is used.
Introduction to Innovation Management
The course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of how innovative activities of a firm are managed. Broadly defined, innovation is a new product, process, or idea that is available for adoption, use, or consumption. Innovation management deals with generating and screening new product/process ideas or concepts, transforming these ideas or concepts into products, processes, or services that are useful for one or more target markets, and developing strategies and tactics that