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  • Education in Northern Ireland: segregation, division and sectarianism?

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    Is education in Northern Ireland a vehicle for social cohesion or for perpetuating community divisions?

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    Working in the voluntary sector

    This free online course Working in the voluntary sector will introduce you to some of the main activities carried out by volunteers and staff will give you some background on how different organisations work and will provide you with knowledge and skills you can apply to your own work or volunteering as well as to your every day life

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    Nuclear power: Friend or foe?

    Are you for or against nuclear energy The necessity to respond to climate change has put nuclear energy back on the political agenda as an alternative energy source This is part of approaches to decarbonise energy through a shift from coal to natural gas nuclear energy and renewables Yet the recourse to nuclear energy is hotly debated Opponents are rife as are supporters Can you adopt each position in turn This free course Nuclear power Friend or foe challenges you to do so

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    Are you for or against nuclear energy? The necessity to respond to climate change...
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    Smart cities

    This free course will help you to navigate your own path through the complex landscape of smart cities Youll hear from smart city innovators and entrepreneurs city leaders communities and business connecting with learners from around the world to reflect on issues facing smart cities of different sizes and situations

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    04 Sep 2019

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    This free course will help you to navigate your own path through the complex...
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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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    This free course, Passports: identity and airports, offers a sociological analysis...
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    Learning from audio-visual material: Introducing surveillance

    Looking at the theme of surveillance as a multifaceted everyday practice this free course Learning from audiovisual material Introducing surveillance will show you the value of using audio visual material in your learning It will show you how to develop the skills you need to make the most of learning from DVDs

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    10 Jul 2019

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    Looking at the theme of surveillance as a multifaceted everyday practice, this...
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    Learning from audio visual material: Migrants and borders

    This free course Learning from audio visual material Migrants and borders provides you with a further opportunity to practise the learning from audio visual material skills you learned in DD2081 You should have completed DD2081 before commencing with this course

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    5 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    10 Jul 2019

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    Getting started with SPSS

    Handling statistical data is an essential part of psychological research However many people find the idea of using statistics and especially statistical software packages extremely daunting This free course Getting started with SPSS takes a stepbystep approach to statistics software through seven interactive activities No statistics software is needed

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    3 hours

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    08 Jul 2019

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    Handling statistical data is an essential part of psychological research. However,...
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    The social in social science

    In a complex and rapidly changing world social scientific study examines how we produce things communicate govern ourselves and understand our environments and how to solve the problems we face in the organisation of social relations and processes This free course The social in social science provides a basic overview of how social science contains deeply embedded cultural assumptions and outlines the important relationship between philosophical thinking and practical research methods in social sciences

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    14 Jun 2019

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    In a complex and rapidly changing world, social scientific study examines how we...
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    What do we mean by 'family'?

    The idea of family is very powerful in contemporary UK culture and policy Family lives have been the subject of many anxieties at both the personal and policy levels How do public debates relate to peoples everyday experiences of families In this free course What do we mean by family you can explore the many attempts at defining family and why these complex and contradictory meanings are important to us We begin to unpick questions of power and inequality to test our everyday assumptions about families and to reflect on the values underpinning them

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    4 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    11 Jun 2019

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    The idea of 'family' is very powerful in contemporary UK culture and policy....
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    The role of diagnosis in counselling and psychotherapy

    This free course The role of diagnosis in counselling and psychotherapy explores the role of diagnosis in the treatment of mental health problems It considers the history of our current understandings of mental health and illness with a focus on the concepts of anxiety and depression and looks at potential gains and losses in using diagnostic labels in counselling and psychotherapy

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    30 May 2019

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