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Our mission is to foster mindful awareness through education and research to promote well-being and a more compassionate society. Mindful Awareness is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental and emotional experiences. Mindful Awareness has scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being. Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) are tools and exercises such as meditation, yoga and tai-chi that develop greater mind-body awareness and promote mindfulness in daily life. These meditations were created as part of the MAPs for ADHD program. All meditations by MARC's Director for Mindfulness Education, Diana Winston.
How to Think Like a Psychologist
Stanford Continuing Studies Program
Release Date: March 23, 2012
Jill Geisler is an expert in leadership and management. For years, she developed and led the Poynter Institute's leadership and management programs and continues to teach and coach leaders worldwide. In these Poynter podcasts, she shares practical leadership lessons for managers who want to be great bosses. Jill's book: "WORK HAPPY: WHAT GREAT BOSSES KNOW" www.whatgreatbossesknow.com is available in book stores everywhere, including iBooks. Jill's newest podcast is also available on iTunes U. Check out "Q&A: Leadership and Integrity in the Digital Age" for useful advice on leadership, communication, technology and ethics - all designed to make you a better manager in today's digital world.
Videos on how banks work and how money is created.
6.0001 Introduction to Computer Science and Programming in Python is intended for students with little or no programming experience. It aims to provide students with an understanding of the role computation can play in solving problems and to help students, regardless of their major, feel justifiably confident of their ability to write small programs that allow them to accomplish useful goals. The class uses the Python 3.5 programming language. *** Correction for Lecture_02_exercise_04: The right answer should be print "You got out of the Lost Forest!" ***
In these lectures, Prof. Patrick Winston introduces the 6.034 material from a conceptual, big-picture perspective. Topics include reasoning, search, constraints, learning, representations, architectures, and probabilistic inference. In these mega-recitations, teaching assistant Mark Seifter works through problems from previous exams in a lecture-style setting. Students are asked to participate, and emphasis is placed on being able to work the algorithms by hand.
Our intuitive understanding of reality comes from what we see and experience, but modern physics tells us that our world is actually stranger than the one we see, hear and touch every day. At extremes of scale, speed and time, our perceptions of the world prove hard to reconcile with established physical law. Here, at the cutting edge of physics where we attempt to reconcile the bizarre domain of quantum mechanics with the cosmic vastness of relativity, we must increasingly rely on new ways of thinking, seeing and experimenting to probe the principles which underlie everything. Join us as five University of Arizona physicists explain their role as pioneers rethinking the rules of reality.
15 Minute History is a history podcast designed for historians, enthusiasts, and newbies alike. This is a joint project of Hemispheres, the international outreach consortium at the University of Texas at Austin, and Not Even Past, a website with articles on a wide variety of historical issues, produced by the History Department at the University of Texas at Austin. This podcast series is devoted to short, accessible discussions of important topics in world history, United States history, and Texas history with the award winning faculty and graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin, and distinguished visitors to our campus. They are meant to be a resource for both teachers and students, and can be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in history. For more information, visit our website!
Philosophy has been studied for thousands of years. It involves the use of reason and argument to search for the truth about reality - about the nature of things, ethics, aesthetics, language, the mind, God and everything else. This series of five introductory lectures, aimed at students new to philosophy, presented by Marianne Talbot, Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford, will test you on some famous thought experiments and introduce you to some central philosophical issues and to the thoughts of some key philosophers.
Are you confident you can reason clearly? Are you able to convince others of your point of view? Are you able to give plausible reasons for believing what you believe? Do you sometimes read arguments in the newspapers, hear them on the television, or in the pub and wish you knew how to confidently evaluate them?In this six-part course, you will learn all about arguments, how to identify them, how to evaluate them, and how not to mistake bad arguments for good. Such skills are invaluable if you are concerned about the truth of your beliefs, and the cogency of your arguments.
This subject is aimed at students with little or no programming experience. It aims to provide students with an understanding of the role computation can play in solving problems. It also aims to help students, regardless of their major, to feel justifiably confident of their ability to write small programs that allow them to accomplish useful goals. The class will use the Python™ programming language.
Your feedback is very important to us, therefore we would appreciate if you could fill out this short questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BZ8Z85Q. The data gathered will be used only for internal evaluation. Thank you! Building a Business is a lecture series designed to teach the fundamentals of developing a business. Each lecture provides practical information and examples to identify key aspects of successful entrepreneurship. These podcasts are the lecture video recordings registered at the Said Business School in Oxford, United Kingdom.
These concise videos cut straight to the point in explaining introductory Spanish grammar concepts. Whether you are new to Spanish, looking for review materials, or in need of something to supplement what you are learning in your Spanish class, these videos should help you quickly improve your understanding of Spanish grammar.If you have an iPad, you may also want to download our free Spanish textbook, which also includes vocabulary, culture, and more, available here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/espanol-i/id581002884?mt=13
This course provides a broad introduction to machine learning and statistical pattern recognition. The course also discusses recent applications of machine learning, such as to robotic control, data mining, autonomous navigation, bioinformatics, speech recognition, and text and web data processing.Topics include: supervised learning (generative/discriminative learning, parametric/non-parametric learning, neural networks, support vector machines); unsupervised learning (clustering, dimensionality reduction, kernel methods); learning theory (bias/variance tradeoffs; VC theory; large margins); reinforcement learning and adaptive control.
Covers topics seen in a first year college or high school biology course.
This is a class on the design and implementation of secure computer systems, focusing on threat models, attacks that compromise security, and techniques for achieving security. *Now with better audio!*
This course surveys questions about human behavior and mental life ranging from how you see to why you fall in love. The great controversies: nature and nurture, free will, consciousness, human differences, self and society. Students are exposed to the range of theoretical perspectives including biological, evolutionary, cognitive, and psychoanalytic. One of the best aspects of Psychology is that you are the subject matter. This makes it possible to do many demonstrations in lecture that allow you to experience the topic under study. Lectures work in tandem with the textbook. The course breaks into small recitations sections to allow discussion, oral presentations, and individual contact with instructors.
(CLCV 205) This is an introductory course in Greek history tracing the development of Greek civilization as manifested in political, intellectual, and creative achievements from the Bronze Age to the end of the classical period. Students read original sources in translation as well as the works of modern scholars.This course was recorded in Fall 2007.
Projectile motion, mechanics and electricity and magnetism. Solid understanding of algebra and a basic understanding of trigonometry necessary.
This is the original Algebra playlist on the Khan Academy and is where Sal continues to add videos that are not done for some other organization. It starts from very basic algebra and works its way through algebra II. This is the best algebra playlist to start at if you've never seen algebra before. Once you get your feet wet, you may want to try some of the videos in the "Algebra I Worked Examples" playlist.
All that is new in the world of computer science from UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering.
We have causal theories of reference, perception, knowledge, content and numerous other things. If it were to turn out that causation doesn’t exist, we would be in serious trouble! Causation is so important in fact that it has been said that: “With regard to our total conceptual apparatus, causation is the centre of the centre”, and it has been called called ‘the cement of the universe’. In these lectures you will be introduced to the most influential theories of causation, the motivations for them and arguments behind them, and the problems they face.
This is the first course in the undergraduate Quantum Physics sequence. It introduces the basic features of quantum mechanics. It covers the experimental basis of quantum physics, introduces wave mechanics, Schrödinger's equation in a single dimension, and Schrödinger's equation in three dimensions.
6.002 (Circuits and Electronics) introduces the fundamentals of the lumped circuit abstraction. Topics covered include: resistive elements and networks; independent and dependent sources; switches and MOS transistors; digital abstraction; amplifiers; energy storage elements; dynamics of first- and second-order networks; design in the time and frequency domains; and analog and digital circuits and applications. Design and lab exercises are also significant components of the course.
Videos on chemistry (roughly covering a first-year high school or college course).
This course covers how to approach complex normal and abnormal behaviors through biology; how to integrate disciplines including sociobiology, ethology, neuroscience, and endocrinology, to examine behaviors such as aggression, sexual behavior, language use, and mental illness.
We live in a world filled with material wealth, live longer and healthier lives, and yet anxiety, stress, unhappiness, and depression have never been more common. What are the driving forces behind these interlinked global epidemics?In this series, Professor Mark Williams (Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at Oxford University) and Dr Danny Penman discuss the recent scientific advances that have radically altered our understanding of depression and related disorders. Also discussed is the latest treatments and therapies that are offering hope to those suffering from depression.Professor Williams co-developed Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), a treatment for anxiety, stress and depression that is at least as effective as drugs at preventing new episodes of depression. It's now one of the preferred treatments for depression recommended by the UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. The same technique, based upon an ancient form of meditation, can also help us cope more effectively with the relentless demands of our increasingly frantic world. Professor Williams and Dr Penman co-authored the bestselling book Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World.
Listen as Wellesley College faculty introduce you each week during the fall and spring semesters to a book that they're passionate about in their field, and then read a brief passage to whet your appetite.The books might be little-known literary gems, beloved classics, scenes from plays, recent provocative essays, poems, thought-provoking analyses of current social issues, biographies, or many other literary forms.Take a few minutes to explore the books that captivate Wellesley faculty.
Mental Health and Psychiatry (Audio)
Genre: Health & Medicine
Release Date: July 21, 2017
© Copyright 2014 Regents of the University of California
This is a basic subject on matrix theory and linear algebra. Emphasis is given to topics that will be useful in other disciplines, including systems of equations, vector spaces, determinants, eigenvalues, similarity, and positive definite matrices.
This course teaches techniques for the design and analysis of efficient algorithms, emphasizing methods useful in practice. Topics covered include: sorting; search trees, heaps, and hashing; divide-and-conquer; dynamic programming; amortized analysis; graph algorithms; shortest paths; network flow; computational geometry; number-theoretic algorithms; polynomial and matrix calculations; caching; and parallel computing.
Yale Faculty and distinguished guests speak on psychology research and latest studies happening at Yale.
Lecture videos from 6.006 Introduction to Algorithms, taught by Erik Demaine and Srini Devadas. The course is divided into eight units: introduction, sorting and trees, hashing, numerics, graphs, shortest paths, dynamic programming, and advanced topics.
The collection includes videos that cover the class lectures on finance theory as well as a course summary at the end. Overarching concepts include the framework for financial analysis, valuation, risk, and corporate finance, and market efficiency.License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Each lecture in this series focuses on a single play by Shakespeare, and employs a range of different approaches to try to understand a central critical question about it. Rather than providing overarching readings or interpretations, the series aims to show the variety of different ways we might understand Shakespeare, the kinds of evidence that might be used to strengthen our critical analysis, and, above all, the enjoyable and unavoidable fact that Shakespeare's plays tend to generate our questions rather than answer them.
The MIT Biology Department core courses, 7.012, 7.013, and 7.014, all cover the same core material, which includes the fundamental principles of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and cell biology. Biological function at the molecular level is particularly emphasized and covers the structure and regulation of genes, as well as, the structure and synthesis of proteins, how these molecules are integrated into cells, and how these cells are integrated into multicellular systems and organisms. In addition, each version of the subject has its own distinctive material. 7.012 focuses on the exploration of current research in cell biology, immunology, neurobiology, genomics, and molecular medicine.
Meditation at the Hammer sessions are led by Diana Winston, Director of Mindfulness Education at MARC, and by guest leaders. Each week has a different theme, and usually includes some introductory comments, a guided meditation, some silent practice time, and closing comments. Each session also offers a new daily life practice for the week.
This public lecture series discusses concepts from the physical sciences that underpin both everyday cooking and haute cuisine. Each lecture features a world-class chef who visited and presented their remarkable culinary designs: Ferran Adria presented spherification; Jose Andres discussed both the basic components of food and gelation; Joan Roca demonstrated sous vide; Enric Rovira showed his chocolate delicacies; Wylie Dufresne presented inventions with transglutaminase.The lectures then use these culinary creations as inspiration to delve into understanding how and why cooking techniques and recipes work, focusing on the physical transformations of foods and material properties.
Topics covered in the first two or three semester of college calculus. Everything from limits to derivatives to integrals to vector calculus. Should understand the topics in the pre-calculus playlist first (the limit videos are in both playlists)
(HIST 119) This course explores the causes, course, and consequences of the American Civil War, from the 1840s to 1877. The primary goal of the course is to understand the multiple meanings of a transforming event in American history. Those meanings may be defined in many ways: national, sectional, racial, constitutional, individual, social, intellectual, or moral. Four broad themes are closely examined: the crisis of union and disunion in an expanding republic; slavery, race, and emancipation as national problem, personal experience, and social process; the experience of modern, total war for individuals and society; and the political and social challenges of Reconstruction.This course was recorded in Spring 2008.
Faculty from the Yale School of Management discuss their research in the context of current business and management trends. Distinguished visiting scholars and leaders from the world of business and management are also featured.
Welcome to Yoga Nidra Practice for Deep Relaxation and Life Fulfillment Yoga Nidra is a deep relaxation and guided meditation that you practice comfortably lying down on your back with your arms by your sides, your palms facing up and your head on a pillow. Yoga Nidra means conscious and aware sleep. It is that state when you are totally relaxed yet conscious and aware. Similar to when you are just about to fall asleep. Yoga Nidra practices were developed thousands years ago as a means to achieve the deepest states of inner peace and relaxation. A way to positively impact and recondition your mind's subconscious layers. Yoga Nidra can help you solve problems and enhance both your intuition and your creativity. It will rejuvenate your body and your mind. It is said that 30 minutes of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to 3 hours of deep sleep. It is a powerful and delightful practice that you can do on a daily basis at any suitable time for you. Stay awake, stay still and do not sleep. First take a moment to set an intention, a "sankalpa", a resolve for your life. Something you wish to manifest in any areas of your life or a quality you wish to cultivate/ embody for example: fearlessness, courage, inner peace, fulfillment...etc. Use either the present or future tense in a simple a simple sentence such as: " I am in radiant health and will heal completely" "I will be successful in all that I undertake" " I will awaken my spiritual potential" The wording should be precise, clear and meaningful for you. Stay with the same resolve every day until you manifest it, achieve it, embody it. ENJOY THE JOURNEY.
The Huntington’s early American historical collections are important resources for the study of the Colonial and Revolutionary periods, the drafting of the Constitution, and the Civil War. Among the holdings are hundreds of autograph letters written by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, as well as the manuscript of Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography. The Huntington can also claim the largest collection of autograph manuscripts of Abraham Lincoln west of Illinois. In conferences, seminars, and lectures, curators and visiting scholars discuss their subjects in depth.
Who was the historical Jesus of Nazareth? What did he actually say and do, as contrasted with what early Christians (e.g., Paul and the Gospel writers) believed that he said and did? What did the man Jesus actually think of himself and of his mission, as contrasted with the messianic and even divine claims that the New Testament makes about him? In short, what are the differences—and continuities—between the Jesus who lived and died in history and the Christ who lives on in believers’ faith?Over the last four decades historical scholarship on Jesus and his times—whether conducted by Jews, Christians, or non-believers—has arrived at a strong consensus about what this undeniably historical figure (born ca. 4 BCE, died ca. 30 CE) said and did, and how he presented himself and his message to his Jewish audience. Often that historical evidence about Jesus does not easily dovetail with the traditional doctrines of Christianity. How then might one adjudicate those conflicting claims?This is a course about history, not about faith or theology. It will examine the best available literary and historical evidence about Jesus and his times and will discuss methodologies for interpreting that evidence, in order to help participants make their own judgments and draw their own conclusions.Presented by the Stanford Continuing Studies Program.Released with a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license.
Stages of growth and challenges experienced by the most successful start-ups. Guest lectures and mentorship from experienced venture capital investors and seasoned entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.
Introduction to Lean Six Sigma Methods (2012) - Prof. Earll Murman, Dr. Hugh McManus, Prof. Annalisa L. Weigel, Dr. Bo E. Madsen
This course covers principles, practices and tools of Lean Six Sigma methods. This updated video collection, from the 2012 course, includes new lectures and active learning exercises, and complements some prior years' videos per the OCW course website.
Introduction to statistics. Will eventually cover all of the major topics in a first-year statistics course (not there yet!)
Matrices, vectors, vector spaces, transformations. Covers all topics in a first year college linear algebra course. This is an advanced course normally taken by science or engineering majors after taking at least two semesters of calculus (although calculus really isn't a prereq) so don't confuse this with regular high school algebra.
Medicine Grand Rounds
Arizona Health Sciences Center
Genre: Health & Medicine
Release Date: September 10, 2014
© University of Arizona
This course is designed to review the basic operations of arithmetic and introduce algebraic representation and applications. It is intended for both first-time students and those wishing to brush up on their algebra skills. This is one of my favorite courses to teach because this is where your foundation in algebra begins and I'd like to help build or repair your foundation.This course, taught on campus twice per week for 75 minutes each, was primarily recorded at the Lancaster Campus of Harrisburg Area Community College. The video recordings are predominantly unedited clips from live classes.There is no prerequisite for this course.For the most part all calculations in this course are done without the use of a calculator; however there will be times when I require the use of a basic scientific calculator (not a graphing calculator).
The Stanford Center for Teaching and Learning supports the effective communication of knowledge and the love of learning by faculty inside and outside the classroom, by graduate students in their roles as apprentice scholar/teachers, and by undergraduates as they take their place in the community of scholars.
First, some episodes have been re-done based on users' comments. The audio quality should be better. Thanks.This course is designed to develop basic algebraic skills through a study of fundamental properties of numbers, fundamental arithmetic operations and algebra; including polynomials, rational expressions, and linear equations. The podcasts are a mix of both pre-recorded topics and live-recorded lectures to supplement students' learning. Additional examples will be provided so that students can hear and view as they would in a traditional classroom. The podcasts are mostly short movies( 5 minutes or less) will also include answers to topics that students struggle with the most and guided practice for tests. Please send any suggestions/feedback to email@example.com.
Art School is a KQED Arts production, featuring video interviews and hands-on demonstrations with contemporary visual and performing artists.
It's not enough to simply fill students' brains with facts. A successful education demands that their character be developed as well. That's where social and emotional learning comes in. SEL is the process of helping students develop the skills to manage their emotions, resolve conflict nonviolently, and make responsible decisions. Although family, community, and society are significant factors in fostering emotional intelligence and character development, educators must create a safe, supportive learning environment and integrate SEL into the curriculum.
(ECON 159) This course is an introduction to game theory and strategic thinking. Ideas such as dominance, backward induction, Nash equilibrium, evolutionary stability, commitment, credibility, asymmetric information, adverse selection, and signaling are discussed and applied to games played in class and to examples drawn from economics, politics, the movies, and elsewhere.This course was recorded in Fall 2007.
This introductory calculus course covers differentiation and integration of functions of one variable, with applications*Note: Lectures 8, 17, 27, 33 were the exams and therefore have no videos.
The Poynter Institute's Roy Peter Clark provides tools for your writing toolbox. Clark is the author of the book Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer. Poynter's podcasts are sponsored by The City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.
(PSYC 110) What do your dreams mean? Do men and women differ in the nature and intensity of their sexual desires? Can apes learn sign language? Why can’t we tickle ourselves? This course tries to answer these questions and many others, providing a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of thought and behavior. It explores topics such as perception, communication, learning, memory, decision-making, religion, persuasion, love, lust, hunger, art, fiction, and dreams. We will look at how these aspects of the mind develop in children, how they differ across people, how they are wired-up in the brain, and how they break down due to illness and injury.This class was recorded in Spring 2007.
This collection features Yale Law School professors and distinguished guests speaking about topics in Constitutional law.
UPDATE: This Abnormal Psychology course is uses the diagnostic criteria presented in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR) published by the American Psychiatric Association in 2000. In May 2013, the APA released a new edition, the DSM-5 which has significantly impacted the multiaxial system presented in this series and has significantly impacted some of the diagnostic categories and diagnoses. An updated podcast series based on the new DSM-5 will be available Spring 2015.This course is intended to provide a survey of theories and etiology of abnormal behavior and its social significance; description of symptoms; consideration of techniques of therapy and theories of prevention.The material in this series related to mental health diagnoses is based on the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision which was published in 2000.The podcasts presented in this series will include live class recordings of lecture presentations and additional pre-recorded segments that focus on frequently asked questions and concepts that often provide a challenge for many students. These recordings may also be supplemented by PDF files or handouts designed to further enhance the student’s understanding of the field of abnormal psychology. These materials are intended to supplement the traditional classroom approach of my courses and to enhance the student’s learning experience.Target audience should include current students and others who wish to know more about the topic areas. The materials will not be textbook specific so that they will be useful to others. For HACC students, the purpose is to allow them an opportunity to review or catch up on lectures/class periods that they may have missed or misunderstood. For other learners outside of HACC, the purpose is to supply another resource for their learning that is both entertaining and educational.The course was originally recorded during the Fall Semester 2010 with some updates as necessary.Please send any suggestions/feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.I hope you enjoy listening and thanks for exploring the world of abnormal psychology with me.
This course is the natural successor to Programming Methodology and covers such advanced programming topics as recursion, algorithmic analysis, and data abstraction using the C++ programming language, which is similar to both C and Java. If you've taken the Computer Science AP exam and done well (scored 4 or 5) or earned a good grade in a college course, Programming Abstractions may be an appropriate course for you to start with, but often Programming Abstractions (Accelerated) is a better choice. Programming Abstractions assumes that you already have familiarity with good programming style and software engineering issues (at the level of Programming Methodology), and that you can use this understanding as a foundation on which to tackle new topics in programming and data abstraction.Topics: Abstraction and its relation to programming. Software engineering principles of data abstraction and modularity. Object-oriented programming, fundamental data structures (such as stacks, queues, sets) and data-directed design. Recursion and recursive data structures (linked lists, trees, graphs). Introduction to time and space complexity analysis. Uses the programming language C++ covering its basic facilities.
For "Art History Timeline:" In 2 semesters, and 27 episodes, Dr. Jeanne Willette, Art Historian, takes us on a journey through the History of Art by traveling along a timeline from the caves to the 19th Century. Learn about the role of art in culture and the place of the artist in society.For "Modern Art History:" In 6 half hour lectures, Dr. Parme Giuntini discusses the movements and ideas of Modern Art which changed our perspective on art and art making. The lectures start in France, around 1850, with Realism - and end in New York City in the mid 20th century with Abstract Expressionism.
Major developments in the political, social, and religious history of western Europe from the accession of Diocletian to the feudal transformation. Topics include the conversion of Europe to Christianity, the fall of the Roman Empire, the rise of Islam and the Arabs, the "Dark Ages," Charlemagne and the Carolingian renaissance, and the Viking and Hungarian invasions.
On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:· recognize, write and correctly pronounce the Arabic alphabet as well as understand the diacritic marks (al-harakaat) that affect the pronunciation of certain vowels and consonants · acquire a basic vocabulary · understand and ask simple questions · communicate in Arabic about simple familiar subjects · use greetings· introduce themselves: family and background, interests · read short texts and write simple texts about familiar topics · recognize simple grammatical constructions and use them
Explore the world of neuroscience and the secrets of the brain. William C. Mobley, Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurosciences at UCSD, is your guide - interviewing renowned experts and reporting on innovations. Discover how the brain works, technologies to harness brain power, ways to treat disease, and more.
Stephen Farthing R.A. presents eight practical drawing classes using John Ruskin’s teaching collections to explain the basic principles of drawing. This series accompanies 'The Elements of Drawing', a searchable and browsable online version of the teaching collection and catalogues assembled by John Ruskin for his Oxford drawing schools. For further information please visit http://ruskin.ashmolean.org/
(HIST 202) This course offers a broad survey of modern European history, from the end of the Thirty Years' War to the aftermath of World War II. Along with the consideration of major events and figures such as the French Revolution and Napoleon, attention will be paid to the experience of ordinary people in times of upheaval and transition. The period will thus be viewed neither in terms of historical inevitability nor as a procession of great men, but rather through the lens of the complex interrelations between demographic change, political revolution, and cultural development. Textbook accounts will be accompanied by the study of exemplary works of art, literature, and cinema.This course was recorded in Fall 2008.
MIT World — A Primary Source of Great Ideas on the Web Which ideas and innovations can change the world? MIT World™ answers that question by publishing key presentations by the MIT faculty and guest speakers who are shaping the future. These free, on-demand videos, available 24/7 to viewers worldwide, reflect and extend MIT’s educational mission—to provide the best education in science, technology, and related fields—to engaged learners anytime, anywhere. More a publication of thought leadership, and less a news site, MIT World aims to capture the pulse and excitement of the range of ideas discussed at MIT every day and share them with the world. A growing archive offers insights on topics ranging from architecture to innovation to technology and sustainability. Cumulatively, these presentations by world-class thinkers and doers map great ideas in the making.
(PLSC 114) This course is intended as an introduction to political philosophy as seen through an examination of some of the major texts and thinkers of the Western political tradition. Three broad themes that are central to understanding political life are focused upon: the polis experience (Plato, Aristotle), the sovereign state (Machiavelli, Hobbes), constitutional government (Locke), and democracy (Rousseau, Tocqueville). The way in which different political philosophies have given expression to various forms of political institutions and our ways of life are examined throughout the course.This class was recorded in Fall 2006.
Bill Aulet talks about his 24 step process to launching a successful startup. Learn about key steps to launch a successful startup, and understand the importance of discipline, experimentation, iteration, and customer focus in the entrepreneurial process.License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
(RLST 152) This course provides a historical study of the origins of Christianity by analyzing the literature of the earliest Christian movements in historical context, concentrating on the New Testament. Although theological themes will occupy much of our attention, the course does not attempt a theological appropriation of the New Testament as scripture. Rather, the importance of the New Testament and other early Christian documents as ancient literature and as sources for historical study will be emphasized. A central organizing theme of the course will focus on the differences within early Christianity (-ies).This course was recorded in Spring 2009.
Quantum theory governs the universe at its most basic level. In the first half of the 20th century physics was turned on its head by the radical discoveries of Max Planck, Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, and Erwin Schroedinger. An entire new logical and mathematical foundation—quantum mechanics—eventually replaced classical physics. We will explore the quantum world, including the particle theory of light, the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, and the Schroedinger Equation.This course is the second of a six-quarter sequence of courses that explores the essential theoretical foundations of modern physics. The topics to be covered include quantum mechanics, the general and special theories of relativity, electromagnetism, cosmology, and black holes. While these courses build upon one another, each course can be taken independently as well. Both individually and collectively they will let students attain the “theoretical minimum” for thinking intelligently about modern physics.This course is presented by the Stanford Continuing Studies Program.
Introduction to learning German created by Phil Roggenbuck during his placement in St. John's Central College
Basic probability. Should have a reasonable grounding in basic algebra before watching.
Topics covered in a first year course in differential equations. Need to understand basic differentiation and integration from Calculus playlist before starting here.
Data structures play a central role in modern computer science. You interact with data structures even more often than with algorithms (think Google, your mail server, and even your network routers). In addition, data structures are essential building blocks in obtaining efficient algorithms. This course covers major results and current directions of research in data structure.License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
There's a lot that isn't understood about the relationship between food and health, and the role it plays in the management of diseases and conditions. These interviews and talks will cover some of these areas.
Live at TED, these speakers share powerful insights about corporate executives and managers who inspire their employees to get great results. Great management in a turbulent economy has never been so important.
Investing is not as difficult as you think; we will show you how. Speculating and trading are very, very difficult; we can't help you with those. After you have taken this course, you will have a strong foundation of the most important financial investments. We cover stocks, bonds, mutual funds, short-term investments (a.k.a. "cash"), hybrid instruments, and a few others. We want to emphasize that this is an introduction class. You do not need any prior investment experience. We start from the very beginning with the question, "What is an Investment?" Come join us! (http://www.wonderprofessor.com)
This is a collection of beginner-level Excel tutorials from the University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Library. http://www.library.upenn.edu/biomed
University faculty and researchers provide commentary, analysis and discussion on a wide array of issues in the fields of health and medicine.
Presented by the USC Annenberg Digital Lounge as part of our "Digital Detox" series, which aims to promote balance. As much as we love our devices, we also think it's important to turn them off. Our commitment is to provide a warm, supportive learning environment, fostering mindfulness and compassion in all our relationships – with ourselves, with others and with our world. Led by USC Marshall Professor Allen Weiss of InsightLA, the Mindfulness + Creativity Lab is an introduction to creating and incorporating an effective and ongoing mindfulness practice into your life. In this collection, you will learn to enhance your performance with improved emotional intelligence, mind-body awareness, motivation, and social skills. You will also become better at work and play by reducing your stress and gaining more happiness!
This course focuses on a wide range of ways in which personality may become disordered. Emphasis is placed on normal human development as highlighted by psychopathology and on problems of treatment.
NT133: Biblical Theology
Dr. Gregory Beale
Release Date: July 18, 2014
This series of podcasts by Marianne Talbot will equip you with everything you need to improve your reasoning skills. You will learn to recognize arguments and distinguish them from other sets of sentences, analyse them logic-book style into premises and conclusion, classify them as deductive or inductive and evaluate them appropriately to their type. You will also learn about fallacies - bad arguments that look like good arguments.
UC Davis psychology lecturer Victoria Cross delivers this course on the developmental account of human behavior from conception through adolescence with emphasis on motor skills, mental abilities, motivation, and social interaction.
Mindfulness is “being in the moment, on purpose, without judgment” according to its leading expert, Jon Kabat Zinn. Mindfulness Meditation practices have been shown over time to increase focus and attention, enhance our ability to tolerate stress, and learn to be in the “moment” - both good and bad moments - allowing ourselves to tolerate some stressful situations and build up our resilience. Practicing simple Mindfulness-based meditations can be an adjunct to better physical and mental health and well being. Please take a few minutes for yourself and listen to these meditations so that you may be provided with a tool that may bring you valuable assistance. Remember, for most of us, these practices are challenging and we are all on the road as beginners. -Susan Stabler-Haas
This course is the largest of the introductory programming courses and is one of the largest courses at Stanford. Topics focus on the introduction to the engineering of computer applications emphasizing modern software engineering principles: object-oriented design, decomposition, encapsulation, abstraction, and testing.Programming Methodology teaches the widely-used Java programming language along with good software engineering principles. Emphasis is on good programming style and the built-in facilities of the Java language. The course is explicitly designed to appeal to humanists and social scientists as well as hard-core techies. In fact, most Programming Methodology graduates end up majoring outside of the School of Engineering
Let Master Chef Friedenreich teach you like a pro. In this program, Chef Friedenreich coverss all the basics of knife handling for the professional chef, beginning with the types & styles of knives, the honing process and the proper way to hold the knife.
Want to learn the basics in French? The 18 audios in the album are devised for beginner learners of French and include a series of short conversations in which you will hear people greeting each other, asking how to get somewhere, asking who someone is, buying things, ordering breakfast in a café and talking about what they eat for breakfast, booking a hotel room, and using numbers and letters. There is also a track to help with pronunciation. This material forms part of The Open University course L192 Bon départ: beginners' French.
This subject is aimed at students with little or no programming experience. It aims to provide students with an understanding of the role computation can play in solving problems. It also aims to help students, regardless of their major, to feel justifiably confident of their ability to write small programs that allow them to accomplish useful goals. The class will use the Python programming language.
This course takes a broad-based look at poker theory and applications of poker analytics to investment management and trading.License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
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This course covers vector and multi-variable calculus. It is the second semester in the freshman calculus sequence. Topics include vectors and matrices, partial derivatives, double and triple integrals, and vector calculus in 2 and 3-space.MIT OpenCourseWare offers another version of 18.02, from the Spring 2006 term. Both versions cover the same material, although they are taught by different faculty and rely on different textbooks. Multivariable Calculus (18.02) is taught during the Fall and Spring terms at MIT, and is a required subject for all MIT undergraduates.
This course covers topics on the engineering of computer software and hardware systems: techniques for controlling complexity; strong modularity using client-server design, virtual memory, and threads; networks; atomicity and coordination of parallel activities; recovery and reliability; privacy, security, and encryption; and impact of computer systems on society. We will also look at case studies of working systems and readings from the current literature provide comparisons and contrasts, and do two design projects. Students engage in extensive written communication exercises. Enrollment may be limited. This course is worth 4 Engineering Design Points.
This course covers the opening segment of the traditional American history survey. Its major themes are the character of colonial society; the origins and consequences of the American Revolution, from the Stamp Act controversy to the adoption of the Federal Constitution; the impact of the Revolution on the general population and culture; and (implicitly) the long-term significance of the social and political history of this era for our conceptions of American nationhood, society, and citizenship.Released with a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license.
Duke economist and New York Times best-selling author Dan Ariely ("Predictably Irrational," "Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations" is your host for a weekly series of informal one-on-one chats with researchers in social and natural sciences.
Keynote speeches and special session given at the international conference 'Nietzsche on Mind and Nature', held at St. Peter's College, Oxford, 11-13 September 2009, organized by the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford.
The American Revolution entailed some remarkable transformations--converting British colonists into American revolutionaries, and a cluster of colonies into a confederation of states with a common cause -- but it was far more complex and enduring than the fighting of a war. As John Adams put it, "The Revolution was in the Minds of the people... before a drop of blood was drawn at Lexington"--and it continued long past America's victory at Yorktown. This course will examine the Revolution from this broad perspective, tracing the participants' shifting sense of themselves as British subjects, colonial settlers, revolutionaries, and Americans.