Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand how chemical processes in the rest of the world affect the Arctic environment and the species inhabiting it

  • recognise the physical processes that determine atmosphere and oceanic flows in the Arctic

  • understand the scientific research process and the use of scientific evidence

  • use quantitative scientific evidence to examine the link between atmospheric carbon dioxide levels
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Introduction to Sociology - Kelly Damphousse 2e
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Introduction to Sociology was written by teams of sociology professors and writers and peer-reviewed by college instructors nationwide. The textbook was developed for OpenStax College as part of […]

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Growing Trade the Progressive Way [Audio]
Speaker(s): Chrystia Freeland | In a world of growing protectionist trends, how can trade respond to the concerns of people who feel they were left behind, and how can we shape the 21st century inclusive trade agenda that everyone will benefit from. Chrystia Freeland (@cafreeland) is Canada’s Minister of International Trade. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University, and continued her studies on a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University. Before becoming a Member of Parliame
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Warwick's Professor Wyn Grant and Boston University's Professor Graham Wilson discuss Politics and the Financial Crisis along with the research collaboration and partnership between the two institutions.
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Introduction

Any local newspaper describes the latest achievements of volunteers in the community: hospital fund-raising, a wildlife pond created. The advantages to the community are obvious, but this unit explores how engaging in voluntary work can enhance your employment opportunities.

It will focus mainly on how voluntary work can improve job prospects, for those actively job seeking or considering a career change. Employers are impressed by volunteering, but many volunteers don’t appreciate wh
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2.5.2 Punctuation

Some of the sentences we have looked at are harder to understand than they might be because they are not very well punctuated. Punctuation marks are the ‘stops’ in a sentence that divide it up into parts. They make it easier to follow the meaning of the words. For instance, it is easier to read this sentence of Philip's if we put a comma after ‘wealthy’:

With society becoming more wealthy, it was possible for t
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The World in 2016: Predictions, predictions
We discuss the global economy, whether Islamic State has peaked and the future of forecasting itself
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3.3 How others see us

The relative nature of poverty is an old theme in social science. Adam Smith, the eighteenth century writer who is often regarded as the founding father of economics, put it this way: ‘By necessaries I understand not only the commodities that are indispensably necessary for the support of life, but whatever the custom of the country renders it indecent for creditable people, even the lowest orders, to be without’ (Smith, 1776, quoted in Sen, 1981).

Ideas of what it is to be poor are
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Lecture 32 - 11/17/2010
Lecture 32
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On August 15, 1973, in his second address to the nation concerning the Watergate trial, President Richard Nixon denies any role in a cover-up. (1:03)
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The pre-history of Bathampton Down - Bath's sacred landscape
Dr Rod Thomas talks about a newly-discovered Iron-Age settlement and other findings in Bathampton Down.
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4 What is a ‘nation’?

Guibernau (1996, p. 47) has defined the nation as: ‘a human group conscious of forming a community, sharing a common culture, attached to a clearly demarcated territory, having a common past and a common project for the future and claiming the right to rule itself’. So awareness, territory, history and culture, language and religion all matter. However, it is rare in the real world to find a case of a nation with a clear-cut and homogenous character in terms of this list of possibilities.
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Drug Administration
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Drug Administration was developed by Chris Palmer
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Measuring Game: 3rd Grade (Interactive)
Identify acute, obtuse and right angles in this online interactive game.
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Creativity in the face of crisis: How great entrepreneurs rise from recessions
David Rogers talks about how entrepreneurs use innovation and creativity to survive and thrive in hard times.
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Conclusion

This free course provided an introduction to studying Computing and ICT. It took you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance and helped to improve your confidence as an independent learner. 


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Professor Glenn Withers discusses the Asian Century White Paper
Glenn Withers is Professor of Economics in the Crawford School and was founding CEO of Universities Australia. In this video, he gives his analysis of the White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century, and discusses his own submission to the process. Professor Withers helped to establish the Productivity Commmission, the Crawford School, ANZSOG and Universities Australia. He has been an adviser to private sector and community sector organisations in Australia and overseas, ranging from the Nort
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Constitutionalism, the politics of power and AIDS
Justice Edwin Cameron, Judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and James and Jean Davis Prestige Visitor presents a public lecture on Constitutionalism, the politics of power and AIDS.
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Conclusion

Perhaps it is a truism to say that all life is full of risk. We encounter many uncalculated outcomes, some beneficial and others adverse. It can be difficult to know which adverse events will prove permanently disadvantageous, since some may lead to innovation and opportunities for the future. Businesses, especially in the financial context, often consider risk in terms of opportunities for gain. Risk in our context is a way of describing the probability and consequences of harm, or at worst
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3.5 Reactions and reflections

Activity 8

0 hours 15 minutes

Read the Case Study ‘Sarah's story: Sarah and John’

Make notes on the reactions presented in the Case Study.

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