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    03 Jul 2013

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

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    Intermediate level Duration 15 mins Updated 03 Jul 2013
    Is education in Northern Ireland a vehicle for social cohesion or for perpetuating community divisions?

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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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    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: 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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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    10 Jul 2019

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    This free course, Learning from audio visual material: Migrants and borders,...
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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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    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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    In a complex and rapidly changing world, social scientific study examines how we...
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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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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    30 May 2019

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    ‘Problem’ populations, ‘problem’ places

    This free course Problem populations problem places looks deeper into the entanglements of welfare crime and society It encourages you to think through these entanglements through a focus on problem populations and problem places It includes treatment of the victims of Hurricane Katrina that hit the US in 2007 and also of the governance of urban populations in the context of Britain council estates and France banlieues

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    21 May 2019

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    This free course, 'Problem' populations, 'problem' places, looks deeper into the...
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    Oil industry in Scotland: Making photographs, making demands

    The oil industry is perhaps the archetypal globalised industry and it is this global scale that poses the challenge How can the full dimensions of the oil industry be adequately represented in a photograph This free course Oil industry in Scotland Making photographs making demands looks at a series of photographs made with the intention of affecting the way a globalised industry is seen and understood

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    14 May 2019

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    The oil industry is perhaps the archetypal globalised industry, and it is this...
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    Climate change: island life in a volatile world

    What impact will global warming really have This free course Climate change island life in a volatile world examines the potential problems faced by the people of the Pacific Island of Tuvalu as a result of rising sea levels Where would you go if your island is only a few feet above sea level Who would you blame

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    15 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    14 May 2019

  • Climate change: island life in a volatile world

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    What impact will global warming really have? This free course, Climate change:...
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    Religious diversity: rethinking religion

    Religion is not necessarily what you think it is This free course Religious diversity rethinking religion introduces you to a selection of the vast variety of religious beliefs and practices in Britain today Having some familiarity with religion and belief is increasingly required to make sense of issues of local national and international importance The course will introduce you to issues and skills necessary for better understanding and interacting with religiouslymotivated people in todays world It will explore some religious places and practices and will give more confidence to interact with contemporary religious diversity in an informed way

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    17 Apr 2019

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    Religion is not necessarily what you think it is! This free course, Religious...
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