The aim of this module is to further our understanding of public policy – the nature, causes and effects of public policies; the policy process – how policy is made; and with prescription as to how policy might be improved. Since the effectiveness of policies and policy-making processes cannot be assessed independently of analysis of the distribution of economic and political power within political systems, this module also examines the central position of the state in policy analysis.
Theories and concepts
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or dowloaded as a zip file As taught in Autumn Semester 2009/10 The War on Iraq and the US and British invasion of the country in 2003 has led to huge tensions in geopolitics. At the same time, the supposed ‘threat’ of international terrorism and continuing financial turmoil in the world economy have both brought to the fore the global politics of co-operation and confrontation. Whilst it might be possible to agree on the significance of th
Introduction to European politics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Spring Semester 2009 This module seeks to provide students with an understanding of the rationale and key stages of European integration, as well as of the institutions of the European Union and its functioning. Topics covered will include an overview of the History of European integration, key approaches to integration, the main institutions (Council, Commission, Court of Justice, European Parliament)
Understanding global politics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009. This module introduces global politics through the major theoretical, historical and empirical ways of seeing international relations. Different claims, about, for example, human nature, power, war, peace, the state, society, law and politics are offered by thinkers who exercise a major influence on our contemporary understanding. These claims contribute to different approaches to
Crime and Violence: Forces for Good or Evil?
This module critically evaluates contemporary understandings of crimes of violence. This unit will provide an understanding of the theoretical perspectives, definitions and understandings of the concept of violence. The unit will seek to assist students’ exploration of current attitudes towards violence within contemporary society. It will enable students to extend their understanding of criminological perspectives to the issue of violence particularly to specific groups and locations within s
Gender, crime and justice
This level 6 unit critically evaluates contemporary understandings of gendered crimes. Providing an understanding of the theoretical perspectives, definitions and understandings of the concept of gender and the crimes men and women are involved in, the unit will seek to assist students’ exploration of current attitudes towards gender within contemporary society and the criminal justice system.
Embodiment and feminist theory.
This module helps develop an understanding of feminist theories by focusing on the debates surrounding the body. It introduces a number of key feminist theorists and draws on empirical studies to explain and explore theoretical issues. Building on an understanding of how bodies are re/constructed through culture, the module looks in more depth on the impact of key social divisions. See also related module mapping resource: http://open.jorum.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/3063
A selection of images and interactive Flash movies intended to develop an understanding of the use and procedures required for successful mechanical testing. Brinell, Vickers and Rockwell hardness testing are all included along with some of the more portable hardness test machines.
Using feedback from assessment
Plan for a self directed workshop intended for level 1/2/3 undergraduates leading to an understanding of degree classifications. Evaluating feedback and individual reflection on skills with a view to improvement.
Data Protection Acts
guide to the Data Protection Acts, interpretation of, and understanding the principles
ASSIMILATE project - exploring assessment at Masters level
Key things about assessment - exploring assessment at Masters degree level in the UK and internationally. Assessment driving learning -Assessment is the major driving force on learning for most students. If assessment is well-designed, there are positive effects on how students go about their learning. Global literature has confirmed this over the last 30 years. (Boud, Mentkowski, Knight and Yorke and many others). -The design of assessment shapes students patterns of studying (marks as money) a
European Business Culture and Practice, Workbook 1: Describing and Analysing Culture for Business
These workbooks form a major part of the class programme in European Business Culture and Practice. They provide a framework within which we explore concepts of national (or regional) culture and the way it translates into organisational or business culture. They combine individual and group work, as understanding and working within cultural differences is necessarily a group activity. As your group progresses through the workbooks, you may evaluate the effectiveness of this framework for yourse
Delivering Sustainable Development: Activity 7
This activity will allow you to explore the theoretical backgrounds to both the ecological footprint and the carbon footprint, so that you understand the ideas that underpin these indicators. You will examine the application of ecological and carbon footprints at a variety of geographical scales from the individual to the global. This will allow you to develop a critical understanding of the potential these tools have to engage with sustainability agendas, together with an appreciation of the de
"What them old bones can teach us"
This document contains activities for tutors to offer to students. These activities develop from the basic understanding of the ethical handling of human bone remains and develop through to the understanding of skeletal anatomy. As the activities develop, the role of foresnsic pathology of skeletal remains is examined. There are also basic activities to introduce the concepts of archaeology and context of the materials recovered in an archaeologial setting.
Reaching the Right Customers
This is a packaged learning activity about understanding, segmenting and targeting customers
Art a GoGo Podcast #30 - Chicano Visions Please visit our blog at www.artagogo.com/blog for full show notes and links that we discuss during the show. Podcast #30 - We have the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Daniell Cornell, Curator of American Art and Director of Contemporary Art at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. Dr. Cornell is the curator of "Chicano Encounters: Local Places and Global Communities" one of the three exhibitions that
Please visit our blog at www.artagogo.com/blog for full show notes and links that we discuss during the show.
Podcast #30 - We have the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Daniell Cornell, Curator of American Art and Director of Contemporary Art at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. Dr. Cornell is the curator of "Chicano Encounters: Local Places and Global Communities" one of the three exhibitions that
Fundamentals of Ecology, Fall 2003
Basic subject in ecology: understanding the flow of energy and materials through ecosystems, and what regulates the distribution and abundance of organisms. Productivity and biogeochemical cycles in ecosystems; trophic dynamics; community structure and stability; competition and predation; evolution and natural selection; population growth; and physiological ecology. Emphasis on aquatic systems.
English grammar book
This Book is designed for the benefit of the Non-English Medium students and for the teachers who teach to those students.
Introduction to Computer Science: Programming Abstractions
This course is the natural successor to Programming Methodology and covers such advanced programming topics as recursion, algorithmic analysis, and data abstraction using the C++ programming language, which is similar to both C and Java. If you've taken the Computer Science AP exam and done well (scored 4 or 5) or earned a good grade in a college course, Programming Abstractions may be an appropriate course for you to start with, but often Programming Abstractions (Accelerated) is a better choic
Expiring or Expanding? international economic organisations and the restructuring of world power
Ngaire Woods is professor of international political economy and director of the Global Economic Governance Programme, University College, Oxford.