Developing Distance Learning Materials - draft course handbook template
This draft course handbook is the development of a handbook which is intended to provide students with essential information relating to their programme of study, including: general course information, University information, information about the course, the student calendar, information about assessment and academic regulations, help, advice and other information. This has a particular focus for distance learners.
18.06 Linear Algebra (MIT)
This is a basic subject on matrix theory and linear algebra. Emphasis is given to topics that will be useful in other disciplines, including systems of equations, vector spaces, determinants, eigenvalues, similarity, and positive definite matrices.Join a Study Group Join a study group for this course. Ask questions, give help, collaborate and meet others taking this course - all for free. Already an OpenStudy user? Log in here.
14.30 Introduction to Statistical Method in Economics (MIT)
This course will provide a solid foundation in probability and statistics for economists and other social scientists. We will emphasize topics needed in the further study of econometrics and provide basic preparation for 14.32. No prior preparation in probability and statistics is required, but familiarity with basic algebra and calculus is assumed.
22.00J Introduction to Modeling and Simulation (MIT)
Basic concepts of computer modeling in science and engineering using discrete particle systems and continuum fields. Techniques and software for statistical sampling, simulation, data analysis and visualization. Use of statistical, quantum chemical, molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo, mesoscale and continuum methods to study fundamental physical phenomena encountered in the fields of computational physics, chemistry, mechanics, materials science, biology, and applied mathematics. Applications drawn
15.997 Advanced Corporate Risk Management (MIT)
Opportunity for group study by graduate students on current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum. From the course home page: Course Description This is a course on how corporations make use of the insights and tools of risk management. Most courses on derivatives, futures and options, and financial engineering are taught from the viewpoint of investment bankers and traders in the securities. This course is taught from the point of view of the manufacturing corpora
16th Annual Lions Oratory Competition 2010
In this year's Sixteenth Annual Lions Oratory Competition, student representatives from the ANU Colleges competed for the perpetual Oratory Trophy and prizes totaling $3,000 in cash. The objective of the competition is to give an opportunity to students to master and excel in the art of oratory by reading widely on subjects dealing with human values.To create interest in the study of the lives of great women and men who, often at enormous personal sacrifice, realise outstanding achievements whic
12.000 Solving Complex Problems (MIT)
Solving Complex Problems provides an opportunity for entering freshmen to gain first-hand experience with working as part of a team to develop effective approaches to complex problems in Earth system science and engineering that do not have straightforward solutions. The subject includes training in a variety of skills, ranging from library research to Web Design. Each year's course explores a different problem in detail through the study of complimentary case histories and the development of&nb
4.131 Architectural Design, Level II: Material Essence: The Glass House (MIT)
The theme that unites the Level II studios in the fall semester is a focus upon the 'making of architecture and built form' as a tectonic, technical and materially driven endeavor. It is a design investigation that is rooted in a larger culture of materiality and the associated phenomena, but a study of the language and production of built form as an integrated response to the conceptual proposition of the project. The studio will look to works of architecture where the material tectonic and its
Cambridge Ideas - Vanishing Voices
Of the world's 6,500 living languages, half will cease to be spoken by the end of this century. Dr Mark Turin, director of the World Oral Literature Project, has spent much of his life travelling to remote corners of the Himalayas to study languages and cultures that are at risk and document them before they disappear without record.
16.886 Air Transportation Systems Architecting (MIT)
This course addresses the architecting of air transportation systems. The focus is on the conceptual phase of product definition, including technical, economic, market, environmental, regulatory, legal, manufacturing, and societal factors. It centers on a realistic system case study and includes a number of lectures from industry and government. Past examples include: the Very Large Transport Aircraft, a Supersonic Business Jet, and a Next Generation Cargo System. The course identifies the
17.432 Causes of War: Theory and Method (MIT)
This course explores the causes of modern war with a focus on preventable causes. Course readings cover theoretical, historical, and methodological topics. Major theories of war are explored and assessed in the first few weeks of the class, asking at each stage "are these good theories?" and "how could they be tested?" Basic social scientific inference -- what are theories? What are good theories? How should theories be framed and tested? -- and case study methodology are also discussed. The sec
This summer five UCL students spent three weeks in Shanghai as part of the Study China Programme. Three of these students, Lin, Kylie and Rohini, armed with Flipcams and digital cameras, captured the highlights of their trip, which included Mandarin and calligraphy lessons, home visits and excursions to towns around Shanghai. Info for Easter Study China Programme: http://bit.ly/bCgh9v Study China website: http://www.studychina.org.uk
Dublin, Ireland - Study Abroad
The study abroad program is located in Dublin, a capital city of 1,000,000 people located on the Irish Sea on the east coast of Ireland. Students will take courses at the Keough Naughton Notre Dame Study Center in Dublin and at the Republic of Ireland's best universities — either University College Dublin or Trinity College Dublin. Keough Center is located at O'Connell House on Merrion Square, the most elegant Georgian square in central Dublin. Contact the Office of International Studies for
Meet legendary neuropsychologist Dr. Brenda Milner, credited with many landmark discoveries in the study of human memory and the temporal lobes.
Calculus III, Fall 2006
This course is an introduction to the calculus of functions of several variables. It begins with studying the basic objects of multidimensional geometry: vectors and vector operations, lines, planes, cylinders, quadric surfaces, and various coordinate systems. It continues with the elementary differential geometry of vector functions and space curves. After this, it extends the basic tools of differential calculus - limits, continuity, derivatives, linearization, and optimization - to multidimen
CMS.796 Major Media Texts (MIT)
This class does intensive close study and analysis of historically significant media "texts" that have been considered landmarks or have sustained extensive critical and scholarly discussion. Such texts may include oral epic, story cycles, plays, novels, films, opera, television drama and digital works. The course emphasizes close reading from a variety of contextual and aesthetic perspectives. The syllabus varies each year, and may be organized around works that have launched new mode
U.S. Efforts in South Asia: Expert commentary by Paula Newberg
Paula Newberg, director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, discusses U.S. efforts in Afghanistan and the role Pakistan plays.
Study Abroad 2010: INDIA
Students followed the Ganga (Ganges) River system from the Himalayas down to Calcutta and beyond as they took part in two upper level Geology courses: 1. "Water Resources of India" focuses on the efforts of government to stimulate economic growth while protecting the environment and cultural resources of the river system. The course covers basic water resources and hydrology principles and then delves into issues specific to India. 2. "Pollution in the Developing World" focuses on the fundame
Study Abroad 2010: COSTA RICA
Students explored the legal and business environment of Costa Rica by focusing on the practical issues a foreigner would encounter while conducting business overseas. They examined management strategies in a developing/transition economy in a third world country, benchmarking and manufacturing standards, and sustainability practices in Costa Rica compared to the US. Highlights of the trip included: both Intel and Baxter International manufacturing plants, the American Chamber of Commerce, the c