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Legal skills and debates in Scotland free course icon Level 1 icon Badge icon

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Legal skills and debates in Scotland

This free course, Legal skills and debates in Scotland, considers how laws are interpreted and applied. It looks at legislation, court judgments, argument, judicial reasoning and rights. It also explores the relationship between society’s values and the laws which it supports and how policy and rights influence development of law.

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24 hrs
Exclusion clauses free course icon Level 2 icon

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Exclusion clauses

This free course focuses on the use of exclusion clauses in contracts. Exclusion clauses are terms of a contract which seek to exclude or limit a party’s liability for loss or damage. The course looks at when and how such clauses are used, the approach taken by the courts and the role of legislation in this area.

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10 hrs
The Scottish Parliament and law making free course icon Level 1 icon Badge icon

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The Scottish Parliament and law making

This free course, The Scottish Parliament and law making, explores the law making powers of the Scottish Parliament and examines its place in the UK’s constitution. It considers how, and why, laws are made by both the Scottish and UK Parliaments before exploring devolved matters, reserved matters, legislative competence, secondary legislation, and the work of MSPs and MPs. It discusses the characteristics of the constitution, the importance of the concept of the rule of law, how an Act of Parliament is structured and considers how and why members of the public are encouraged to become involved with the work of the Scottish Parliament.

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24 hrs

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Discovering disorder: young people and delinquency

This free course, Discovering disorder: young people and delinquency, will introduce two approaches to understanding juvenile delinquency. The psychological approach focuses on examining what makes some individuals, but not others, behave badly. The sociological approach looks at why some individuals and some behaviours, but not others, are defined as disorderly.

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8 hrs
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Scottish courts and the law

This free course, Scottish courts and the law, explores the role, function and purpose of the courts in Scotland and their relationship with the law. You consider the way in which cases come to court, the difference between the criminal and civil justice systems, the separation of powers, how individuals may become involved with the court system, the alternatives to courts that have evolved in recent decades and future advances that are being considered. You learn about the work of lawyers and the judiciary and explore how Scottish courts and tribunals operate in an open and transparent way working to ensure justice.

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24 hrs
Psychology in the 21st century Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission free course icon Level 2 icon

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Psychology in the 21st century

Psychology is not a simple subject. This free course, Psychology in the 21st century, examines how different aspects of human behaviour provide the focus for different psychologists. Using learning as an example, you will discover how many different approaches can be adopted, thus illustrating that there is no single way of answering psychological questions.

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12 hrs
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Passports: identity and airports

This free course, Passports: identity and airports, offers a sociological analysis of the modern airport. Using a lively mixture of videos, interactive exercises and readings, the course explores how the social world of the airport is made and maintained. In particular, it investigates how the processes that constitute this world - queuing, check in, security clearance, moving around and so on - depend on relations between people and material objects.

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8 hrs
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Attention

What does 'attention' mean to you? This free course, Attention, will help you to examine how we 'pay attention'. How do we manage to single out sounds and images that require attention and how easy is it to distract someone and why.

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10 hrs
Introduction to European Union law free course icon Level 2 icon

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Introduction to European Union law

This free course introduces the law of the European Union. It provides a broad overview of the legal framework, including historic dimension, the discussion of competences and a synopsis of the way Member States can join and leave the European Union, from a legal perspective. It covers unique concepts of European Union law, such as subsidiarity, and how these relate to national legal systems. Knowledge of law or prior legal studies to this course can be supportive but are not essential.

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12 hrs

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Seeing institutions in different ways

To help you to understand the complexity of institutional development, this free course, Seeing institutions in different ways, will present institutions in three key ways: as rules and norms, as meanings and values and as big players. The rules govern social life and the norms establish how people should behave, while institutional development is about changing the rules. Meanings help people make sense of their lives and values indicate what is good or bad, while institutional development brings in new values. The big players are individuals and organisations with the power to shape social life, while institutional development struggles over what social life should be like.

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12 hrs
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Crimes of the powerful

This free course examines the complexities of, and barriers to, setting new criminological research agendas by considering the difficulties associated with conducting research on crimes of the powerful.

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2 hrs
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Information technology: A new era?

Do the advances in information technology equate to a new industrial revolution? The advances made by IBM, Dell and many other manufacturers have resulted in massive changes to our working lives. This free course, Information technology: A new era?, looks at whether it is possible to predict the future of this industry by comparing it to the development of the automobile industry in the USA.

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15 hrs
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