21W.730 Writing on Contemporary Issues: Social and Ethical Issues (MIT)
This course provides the opportunity for students-as readers, viewers, writers and speakers-to engage with social and ethical issues they care deeply about. Over the course of the semester, through discussing the writing of classic and contemporary authors, we will explore different perspectives on a range of social issues such as free speech, poverty and homelessness, mental illness, capital punishment and racial and gender inequality. In addition, we will analyze selected documentary and f
7.349 From Molecules to Behavior: Synaptic Neurophysiology (MIT)
Like transistors in a computer, synapses perform complex computations and connect the brain's non-linear processing elements (neurons) into a functional circuit. Understanding the role of synapses in neuronal computation is essential to understanding how the brain works. In this course students will be introduced to cutting-edge research in the field of synaptic neurophysiology. The course will cover such topics as synapse formation, synaptic function, synaptic plasticity, the roles of synapses
21M.380 Music and Technology (Contemporary History and Aesthetics) (MIT)
This course is an investigation into the history and aesthetics of music and technology as deployed in experimental and popular musics from the 19th century to the present. Through original research, creative hands-on projects, readings, and lectures, the following topics will be explored. The history of radio, audio recording, and the recording studio, as well as the development of musique concrète and early electronic instruments. The creation and extension of musical interfaces by composers
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
21W.784 Becoming Digital: Writing about Media Change (MIT)
"Becoming Digital" traces the change in practice, theory and possibility as mechanical and chemical media are augmented or supplanted by digital media. These changes will be grounded in a semester length study of "reports from the front." These reports, found and introduced by students throughout the semester, are the material produced by and about soldiers and civilians on the battlefield from the introduction of wet photography during the Crimean and Civil Wars to contempor
11.975 Feeding Cities in the Global South: Challenges and Opportunities for Action in Cartagena (MIT
The purpose of this seminar is to provide a context for understanding the challenges of urban food provisioning from a perspective of sustainability and social inclusion in cities of the global South. The seminar will be specifically geared towards preparing students for direct participation in urban markets and food policy project intervention in Cartagena, Colombia. To learn more about the Cartagena Practicum, visit the class website.
Dick DeVos, The Windquest Group: "Philanthropy...It's Definitely Not for Wimps!: Reflections on Fait
Dick DeVos, President of The Windquest Group speaks on the relationship between religion and money, drawing on his experiences as a businessman and philanthropist. A response is given by Stanley N. Katz, Lecturer with rank of Professor, Woodrow Wilson School, This is the inaugural lecture in the Doll Family Lectureship on Religion and Money established at the Center for the Study of Religion by Henry C. Doll, Class of 1958, and his family. The purpose of the lectureship is to bring distinguished
Douglas Melton, Harvard University: "Stem Cell Challenges in Biology and Public Policy" - April 10,
Douglas Melton will discuss the biology and public policy challenges surrounding stem cell research. The potential of human embryonic stem cells for understanding human development and finding new therapies will be presented. Dr. Melton is a cell and molecular biologist as well as an advocate of embryonic stem cell research. His research focuses on the developmental biology of the pancreas. One of the primary goals of his work is to understand how human embryonic stem cells differentiate into pa
11 - Purgatory V, VI, IX, X
This lecture covers Purgatorio 5, 6, 9 and 10. The purgatorial theme of freedom introduced in the previous lecture is revisted in the context of canto 5, where Buonconte da Montefeltro’s appearance among the last minute penitents is read as a critique of the genealogical bonds of natural necessity. The poet passes from natural to civic ancestry in Purgatorio 6, where the mutual affection of Virgil and Sordello, a former citizen of the classical poet’s native Mantua, sparks an invective aga
21M.011 Introduction to Western Music (MIT)
This course gives a broad overview of Western music from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, with emphasis on late baroque, classical, romantic, and modernist styles (1700-1910). It is also meant to enhance students' musical experience by developing listening skills and an understanding of diverse forms and genres. Major composers and their works will be placed in social and cultural contexts. Weekly lectures feature demonstrations by professional performers, and introduce topics to be discusse
Cancer Biology Tutorial (Full version)
The content package (full version) is based on an introductory course on Cancer biology at Bath. It includes a)interactive Flash animations designed to develop a strong conceptual understanding of the complex cellular processes of DNA replication, DNA damage and DNA repair pathways in cancer. It includes novel animation material incorporating current research. It also includes a text version of the animation materials. b) powerpoint slides on oncogenesis, oncogenic viruses,apoptosis, angiogenesi
Textwall to support teaching and learning The Textwall system is used by Child Care students to send their responses via mobile phone to a question posed by the tutor. THe responses are projected onto the interactive whiteboard where the tutor checks understanding and provides feedback.
The Textwall system is used by Child Care students to send their responses via mobile phone to a question posed by the tutor. THe responses are projected onto the interactive whiteboard where the tutor checks understanding and provides feedback.
Play, development and learning
This learning object provides content, resources, activities and tasks to support the competencies in the unit CHCPR303D Develop an understanding of children's interests and developmental needs, CHCFC301A Support the development of children, and CHCPR301A Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning from the Community Services (Children’s Services) Training Package.
Citizenship CGEA Level 4
The aim of this unit is to help you understand what it means to be a citizen in the new millennium, and explore aspects of National Identity. It also aims to give you a broader understanding of the levels of government, and especially how the state and federal government works for you. We also explore some of the Indigenous Issues facing us all.
Comply with legislation in the public sector
How to understand government legislation, gain an understanding of what is required of it and develop effective work practices in order to comply with it.
Follow workplace hygiene procedures
This unit covers workplace hygiene procedures in the kitchen. Activity 1 describes hygiene practices in the kitchen and the laws which govern them. Students must complete a worksheet to show their understanding of these concepts. Activity 2 describes how food poisoning is caused by poor hygiene standards in the kitchen, and the procedures for monitoring and reporting on hygiene risks. Students must complete two worksheets to show their understanding of these concepts.
Apply principles of visual design and communication to the development of a multimedia product
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to incorporate the principles of visual design and communication into the development of multimedia products for use within the cultural industries. It contains activities and resources to facilitate self-paced learning. Topics include: understanding testing, exploring techniques, focus groups, determining testing stages, scoping the test, selecting test techniques, conducting an expert test, conducting a user test, making recommendations an
Analyse consumer behaviour for specific markets: Learners guide
Learners guide. Welcome to Analyse consumer behaviour for specific markets, BSBMKG402A. This unit can be taken towards several Business Services qualifications. It is one of the units in the Certificate IV in Business (Marketing) qualification. The unit will help you to analyse consumer behaviour. By understanding consumer behaviour you should be able to target your marketing to specific markets and specific needs. After studying this unit you should be able to compare the importance of various
Analyse consumer behaviour for specific markets: Learners resource
Learners Resource. Welcome to Analyse consumer behaviour for specific markets, BSBMKG402A. This unit can be taken towards several Business Services qualifications. It is one of the units in the Certificate IV in Business (Marketing) qualification. The unit will help you to analyse consumer behaviour. By understanding consumer behaviour you should be able to target your marketing to specific markets and specific needs. After studying this unit you should be able to compare the importance of vari
News and Views: Advertising
Advertising. This is topic 5 extracted from the News and Views resource. The aim of this topic is to increase your understanding of the inter-dependency of mainstream media and advertising. This topic will introduce the techniques that are employed to get consumers of main stream media to purchase their goods and services.