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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

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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

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    17 Apr 2019

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    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 17 Apr 2019
    Religion is not necessarily what you think it is! This free course, Religious...
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    Reading and note taking – preparation for study

    Reading and note taking are two essential study skills How do you read This free course Reading and note taking preparation for study will introduce you to different techniques to help you to alter the way you read according to the type of material you are studying You will also learn the techniques behind successful note taking and how to apply them to your own notes

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    16 Apr 2019

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    Reading and note taking are two essential study skills. How do you read? This free...
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    Psychological research, obedience and ethics

    In this free course Psychological research obedience and ethics you will learn about the importance of ethics in research that is undertaken by psychologists You will read about the famous study on obedience conducted by Stanley Milgram and watch two psychologists talk about their research with meerkats and chimpanzees

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    15 Apr 2019

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    In this free course, Psychological research, obedience and ethics, you will learn...
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    How arguments are constructed and used in the Social Sciences

    This free course will enable you to understand how arguments are constructed and used in the Social Sciences Using extracts from a Radio 4 broadcast you will look at the different viewpoints that are taken by the participants and analyse how the different arguments are being put together

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    1 hour

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    19 Dec 2018

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    This free course will enable you to understand how arguments are constructed and...
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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 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Nov 2018

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    Reading visual images

    What does a picture or an image tell you This free course Reading visual images is an introduction to analysing and interpreting photographs as social data Who controls what the image is saying You will look at how photographs provide visual evidence and how they can illustrate and support our ideas about society

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jun 2018

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    Children’s rights

    How do children fit in to our society This free course will help you to understand the issues surrounding childrens rights as well as examining the implications of seeing children as citizens You will also explore the meaning of childhood and analyse childrens needs

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    1 hour

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    20 Mar 2018

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    How do children fit in to our society? This free course will help you to...
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    Does prison work?

    Does prison work and what purpose does it serve This free course allows you to listen to a discussion on the purpose efficacy and regulation of prisons Does prison benefit those serving the sentence or simply satisfy a public demand

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    1 hour

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    22 Feb 2018

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    Does prison work and what purpose does it serve? This free course allows you to...
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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 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    20 Sep 2017

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    Psychology is not a simple subject. This free course, Psychology in the 21st...
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