21H.433 The Age of Reason: Europe in the 18th and 19th Centuries (MIT)
Has there ever been an "Age of Reason?" In the western tradition, one might make claims for various moments during Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. In this class, however, we will focus on the two and a half centuries between 1600 and 1850, a period when insights first developed in the natural sciences and mathematics were seized upon by social theorists, institutional reformers and political revolutionaries who sought to change themselves and the society in which they lived. Thr
14.12 Economic Applications of Game Theory (MIT)
Game Theory is a misnomer for Multiperson Decision Theory, the analysis of situations in which payoffs to agents depend on the behavior of other agents. It involves the analysis of conflict, cooperation, and (tacit) communication. Game theory has applications in several fields, such as economics, politics, law, biology, and computer science. In this course, I will introduce the basic tools of game theoretic analysis. In the process, I will outline some of the many applications of game theory, pr
Spanish Review Course
The ALTEC Spanish Refresher is a self-paced non-credit online Spanish review course. The course used to be teacher-led but was transformed into a free self-paced course in 2014. The course reviews important aspects of the curriculum of the first two years of college Spanish while giving students a head start on third year courses. Every week deals with a new cultural topic and provides students with opportunities to engage in a variety of speaking, writing, reading and listening activ
Lower Intermediate S6 #5 - Japanese Calculations and Good Conversation
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! A trip to the gym in Japan isn’t in the cards for you today: you just got your workout by lifting box after box of heavy produce at the Japanese greengrocer. You pause to add up the various weights you’ve lifted, and your calculations come to more than a thousand pounds! [...]
The Giant Redwood Trees of the Pacific Northwest
Science writer Richard Preston (author of The Hot Zone) talks about some of the most enormous living beings on the planet, the giant trees of the US Pacific Northwest - the coast redwood tree. Growing from a tiny seed, they support vast ecosystems -- and are still, largely, a mystery. Run time 19:28.
John Taylor on Monetary Policy
John Taylor of Stanford University talks about the Taylor Rule, his description of what the Fed ought to do and what it sometimes actually does, to keep inflation in check and the economy on a steady path. He argues that when the Fed has deviated from the Rule in recent years, the economy has performed poorly. Taylor also assesses the chances for a monetary or financial disaster and the Fed's recent expanded role in intervening in financial markets.
Personality and values
Welcome to ‘Personality and Values’, one of several ‘Futures’ workbooks, which help you choose and prepare a career route after graduation. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio The aim of this workbook is to help you to clarify or identify your personality type and work values as a step toward choosing work
Andrew Reeder, Territorial Governor
Andrew Horatio Reeder was appointed the first Governor of Kansas Territory in 1854. He started out supporting the pro-slavery government, but shifted to the opposition, and eventually had to flee the state in disguise. He remained involved in Kansas politics after he left the territory. He was also involved in land and town speculation as were a number of settlers.
What would Hayek do to sort out this mess? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Eamonn Butler | The Nobel economist F A Hayek was the arch-rival of Keynes in the 1930s and 1940s. Some today say that he has the better explanation of boom-bust cycles and how to end them. His prescription is the exact opposite of Keynes – no big infrastructure spending, no keeping things afloat with quantitative easing and cheap credit, but leaner government, lower taxes, less regulation and more freedom for businesses and individuals alike. In this lecture, Hayek biographer D
Spin, Blair and PR - Richard Peel
Richard Peel is at the top of the PR tree in Britain. He has ‘spun’ for many of the bluest chip organisations in Britain – The BBC, The ITC, Ofcom, The England and Wales Cricket Board and now Camelot the lottery operator. In this Coventry Conversation Richard talks about spin, politics and public image.
Jon Snow Coventry Conversation
Jon Snow is a journalist and presenter best known for presenting Channel 4 News. He has won several RTS Awards – two for reports from El Salvador, one for his reporting of the Kegworth air disaster, and two as “Presenter of the Year”. This is the recording of his second appearance at the Coventry Conversations.
Why all Governments Need Spin - Nicholas Jones
Nicholas Jones was for many years BBC political correspondent. His books include Sultans of Spin, The Control Freaks, Soundbites and Spin Doctors and Trading Information. He has been involved in the world of politics for more than 30 years as a journalist, most prominently as the BBC’s political correspondent and in uniquely qualified to talk about how politicians can manipulate the media. In this Coventry Conversation, Nicholas discusses why spin is central to all governments, both Tory and
"Japanese Education and Society in Crisis" (video)
A talk by Yoshifumi Tawara, Secretary General of the Children and Textbooks Japan Network 21. Part of the Japan at Chicago Lecture Series: Celebrating Protest. Sponsored by the Japan Committee of the Center for East Asian Studies, the Human Rights Program, and the Center for International Studies.Author(s):
2008.02.06 - NetApp (Audio)
Comprehensive data protection. NetApp technologies streamline backup, recovery, and disaster recovery across a wide range of different environments and help optimize network infrastructures through the use of unique intelligent data movement capabili...
Politics in 60 seconds. Social democracy
Professor Steven Fielding defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on social democracy as a political concept. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and Community education Professor Steven Fielding, School of Politics and International Relations Professor Steven Fielding is Professor of Political History and Director of the Centre for British Politics: CBP at
Chatterbox and Family Literacy in Trinidad and Tobago
These modules are placed together to encourage dialogue among teachers about new ways to approach the study and teaching of Literacy. The hope is that the pragmatic slant described here will assist others in looking for "home-grown", workable approaches that could solve Literacy problems.
21A.226 Ethnic and National Identity (MIT)
An introduction to the cross-cultural study of ethnic and national identity. We examine the concept of social identity, and consider the ways in which gendered, linguistic, religious, and ethno-racial identity components interact. We explore the history of nationalism, including the emergence of the idea of the nation-state, as well as ethnic conflict, globalization, identity politics, and human rights.
MUS 101-01, A Sound Experience, Fall 2001
This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.,This course will survey Western musical history and styles from 1600 to the present day. The format is suitable for those with limited or no musical background, and as an introduction for music majors. During the course of the semester, you will: 1. Be exposed to a wide variety of musical styles from both an historical and a social perspective. 2. Gain an understanding of the fundamental elem
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
Philip Cowley, Reader in the University’s School of Politics and International Relations, was recently nominated for the Times Higher young researcher of the year award. In this podcast, Philip discusses his research into back bench rebellions within the British parliament. Philip describes his research as practical politics, linking academic research to the real world of political debate. Since the British Labour party’s re-election with a reduced majority of 66 MPs in May 2005, some back b