9.916 Special Topics: Social Animals (MIT)
Humans are social animals; social demands, both cooperative and competitive, structure our development, our brain and our mind. This course covers social development, social behaviour, social cognition and social neuroscience, in both human and non-human social animals. Topics include altruism, empathy, communication, theory of mind, aggression, power, groups, mating, and morality. Methods include evolutionary biology, neuroscience, cognitive science, social psychology and anthropology.
22.091 Nuclear Reactor Safety (MIT)
Problems in nuclear engineering often involve applying knowledge from many disciplines simultaneously in achieving satisfactory solutions. The course will focus on understanding the complete nuclear reactor system including the balance of plant, support systems and resulting interdependencies affecting the overall safety of the plant and regulatory oversight. Both the Seabrook and Pilgrim nuclear plant simulators will be used as part of the educational experience to provide as realistic as possi
4.42J Fundamentals of Energy in Buildings (MIT)
This subject provides a first course in thermo-sciences for students primarily interested in architecture and building technology. It introduces the fundamentals important to energy, ventilation, air conditioning and comfort in buildings. It includes a detailed treatment of different forms of energy, energy conservation, properties of gases and liquids, air-water vapor mixtures and performance limits for air conditioning and power producing systems. Heat transfer principles are introduced with a
STS.S28 Godzilla and the Bullet Train: Technology and Culture in Modern Japan (MIT)
This course explores how and why Japan, a late-comer to modernization, emerged as an industrial power and the world's second-richest nation, notwithstanding its recent difficulties. We are particularly concerned with the historical development of technology in Japan especially after 1945, giving particular attention to the interplays between business, ideology, technology, and culture. We will discuss key historical phenomena that symbolize modern Japan as a technological power in the world; spe
ESD.72 Engineering Risk-Benefit Analysis (MIT)
ERBA (ESD.72) emphasizes three methodologies - reliability and probabilistic risk assessment (RPRA), decision analysis (DA), and cost-benefit analysis (CBA). In this class, the issues of interest are: the risks associated with large engineering projects such as nuclear power reactors, the International Space Station, and critical infrastructures; the development of new products; the design of processes and operations with environmental externalities; and infrastructure renewal projects.
An Audience with Geoffrey Boycott OBE
Leeds Metropolitan University hosted 'An Audience with Geoffrey Boycott OBE', a unique one-off event with one of our greatest sporting heroes, on Tuesday 19 October at the Carnegie Pavilion. The renowned former cricketer and sports commentator discussed his impressive career in sport, broadcasting and international events with Gareth Davies, former international rugby union player and Dean of the University's Carnegie Faculty, before taking questions from students and staff at the university.
2.996 Biomedical Devices Design Laboratory (MIT)
This course provides intensive coverage of the theory and practice of electromechanical instrument design with application to biomedical devices. Students will work with MGH doctors to develop new medical products from concept to prototype development and testing. Lectures will present techniques for designing electronic circuits as part of complete sensor systems. Topics covered include: basic electronics circuits, principles of accuracy, op amp circuits, analog signal conditioning, power suppl
European Business Culture and Practice, VSM 94 Values Survey Module 1994 Questionnaire (modified)
Reformatted version of Values Survey Module 1994 International questionnaire focussing on employment.
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to formulate, assess, strategically manage, evaluate and improve international marketing programs.
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
17.523 Ethnicity and Race in World Politics (MIT)
Discerning the ethnic and racial dimensions of politics is considered by some indispensable to understanding contemporary world politics. This course seeks to answer fundamental questions about racial and ethnic politics. To begin, what are the bases of ethnic and racial identities? What accounts for political mobilization based upon such identities? What are the political claims and goals of such mobilization and is conflict between groups and/or with government forces inevitable? How do ethnic
17.405 Seminar on Politics and Conflict in the Middle East (MIT)
This course focuses on evolution of contemporary politics and economics. The subject is divided into four parts: Context: historical and strategic perspectives, theoretical issues, and sources and forms of conflict; Continuity: detailed analysis conflicts systems and their persistence, as well as regional competition and recent wars – focusing on specific countries and cases; Complexity: highlighting situation specific strategic gains and losses; and Convergence: focusing future co
Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, Demonstration of a Theodolite Survey in action
Using a theodolite to calculate the height of a building, demonstration 'in the field', includes interactive simulation tools and formulae
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009/10. The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International) is a part-time programme of professional enrichment for teachers working in countries other than the U.K. Suitable for: Postgraduates School of Education Nottingham's School of Education is one of the largest and most respected education departments in any British university. Its academics include major national and inter
Ethics and Midwifery Research
A power point presentation providing a lecture and activities that will look at the orgins of modern ethical thinking. It describes the system of ethical governance in the UK and looks to introduce the main ethical research issues and explore some of the dilemmas that researchers face.
Globalization and health
40 PowerPoint slides from Richard Smith of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on Globalization and Health, covering: What is globalization; Relationship between globalization and health; Aspects of globalization that may effect health; Health, international trade and the WTO; Trade in health services and GATS
High carbon steel
Treated at 1000 centigrade for 15 minutes and then isothermally treated at 250 centigrade for 25 days, end of bainite transformation. This micrograph shows laths of bainitic-ferrite and the austenite thin films trapped between them (dark phase). Reference: Proceedings of International Conference on Martensitic Transformations (ICOMAT '02), Helsinki, Finland, 2002.
Austenitic stainless steel
Shows the grain structure of an austenitic stainless steel NF709, observed using light microscopy on a specimen polished and etched electrolytically using 10% oxalic acid solution in water. Many of the grains contain annealing twins. NF709 is a creep-resistant austenitic stainless steel used in the construction of highly sophisticated power generation units. Source: http://www.msm.cam.ac.uk/phase-trans/abstracts/annealing.twin.html.
21H.466 Imperial and Revolutionary Russia: Culture and Politics (MIT)
At the beginning of the eighteenth century Russia began to come into its own as a major European power. Members of the Russian intellectual classes increasingly compared themselves and their autocratic order to states and societies in the West. This comparison generated both a new sense of national consciousness and intense criticism of the existing order in Russia. In this course we will examine different perspectives on Russian history and literature in order to try to understand the Russian E
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