Introduction to Philosophy
This course is an introduction to philosophy for students seeking (or being forced) to fulfill the first of their university philosophy requirements. The course is intended to introduce you to philosophical questions, to make you aware of how some of history's greatest philosophers have approached those questions and what they have had to say about them, to help you articulate philosophical concerns of your own and, most importantly, to learn how to address them. Among the areas of philosophy wi
Alumnus and best-selling author Kevin Brockmeier
Missouri State alumnus and best-selling author Kevin Brockmeier visited campus for a discussion and reading from some of his original works.
Human rights and ICT policy
This unit provides an overview of Human Rights conventions, the different "generations" of human rights, how these can be interpreted in the context of the "information society" and explicitly as communication rights, and how the securing of communication rights is a fundamental pillar in securing all human, economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights and why it is important to apply a human rights perspective in the development of ICT policy.
The Big Moon Illusion
Why does the moon appear large while it is on Earth's horizon? Several possibilities are explained here.(01:24)
Ovadia Baruch - Education
Holocaust survivor, Ovadia Baruch, from Salonika, describes the school he attended as a child. For more information, click here: http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/learning_environments/salonika/salonika.asp
Swinging Pendulum (for High School)
This activity shows students the engineering importance of understanding the laws of mechanical energy. More specifically, it demonstrates how potential energy can be converted to kinetic energy and back again. Given a pendulum height, students calculate and predict how fast the pendulum will swing by using the equations for potential and kinetic energy. The equations will be justified as students experimentally measure the speed of the pendulum and compare theory with reality.
Lesson plan with word search activity which aims to teach children about the metamorphosis and development of an amphibian from tadpole to frog.
"Human Rights are Women's Rights and Workers' Rights are Women's Rights:" May Chen on the United Nat
The United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women was held in Beijing, China during September 1995. The conference, which called for gender equality, development, and peace, grew out of the international women's movement and marked the end of the official United Nations decade of Women. For women like May Chen, Vice President of the Union of Needletrades, Industrial, and Textile Employees (UNITE), the conference was an opportunity to share their activist experiences and learn about issues conf
Quantitative Skills Assessment of Geoscience Courses
The importance of quantitative skills in earth science education is the primary subject addressed by this website. This website is not a quantitative course, however this document does provide numerous useful techniques that can be employed in a variety of other coursework to advance the quantitative skills of the student. The first section of this website presents a checklist that can be used to develop exercises which will focus on specific quantitative applications and evaluations. Skills add
Gerry Wright on the Michael G Degroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research
Gerry Wright, director of the Michael G Degroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research at McMaster University, talks about the work performed in his lab and by his colleagues.
A Discussion on Diversity and Equality
Presented by Professor Yan Bai from GRCC. This is the fourth lecture in the 2011 GRCC Race and Ethnicity Conference.
Perspectives for Universities in the Global South: A Brazilian Point of View
In this presentation the following aspects will be addressed: an overview of academic and scientific institutions in Brazil, the academic and scientific status of Brazil today, main characteristics of the Federal University of Bahia, historical aspects of international academic cooperation in Brazil, a brief review on the main types of international academic cooperation, political aspects related to international academic cooperation, main characteristics of the exchange of knowledge betw
Biology of Flagellates and Amoebas
Introduction to the biology of flagellates and amoebas.
Biology of Chordates
Biology of chordates. Every chordate has four characteristic features. We all have something in common!
Earth Rotation from Galileo Imagery: 3600 x Real-Time
This animation is one in a series created to show an accurate representation of the Earths rotation at different temporal resolutions. The animation is created from images taken by the Galileo spacecraft during a close pass of the Earth on December 11-12, 1990. The animations range from real-time, in which no rotation can be perceived, to 3600 times real-time, in which both the Earths rotation and cloud motion can bee seen. The series also includes an animation in which the Earths rotation has b
"I Never Met a Black Person Who Was in the Communist Party Because of the Soviet Union:" Jack O'Dell
Jack O'Dell was a union organizer, a civil rights leader, and a member of the Communist Party. His political consciousness formed in the 1940's, when the African-American community became more assertive in their efforts to improve conditions and expand civil rights. Like many blacks, including one of his role models, Paul Robeson, O'Dell was drawn to the Communist Party because of their staunch stand against racism and segregation. During the 1940's, O'Dell found a welcoming environment in the N
The Free Speech Movement
The Free Speech Movement (FSM) was a college campus phenomenon inspired first by the struggle for civil rights and later fueled by opposition to the Vietnam War. The Free Speech Movement began in 1964, when students at the University of California, Berkeley protested a ban on on-campus political activities. The protest was led by several students, who also demanded their right to free speech and academic freedom. The FSM sparked an unprecedented wave of student activism and involvement. Many ima
US History II
Upon completion of this course you will: Demonstrate comprehension of a broad body of historical knowledge; Express ideas clearly in writing; Work with classmates to research an historical issue; Interpret and apply data from original documents; Identify underrepresented historical viewpoints; Write to persuade with evidence; Compare and contrast alternate interpretations of an historical figure, event, or trend; Explain how an historical event connects to or causes a larger trend or theme; Deve