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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.
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.
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.
How to Think Like a Psychologist
Stanford Continuing Studies Program
Release Date: March 23, 2012
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.
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.
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.
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.
Videos on how banks work and how money is created.
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
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.
All that is new in the world of computer science from UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering.
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 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.
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.
Projectile motion, mechanics and electricity and magnetism. Solid understanding of algebra and a basic understanding of trigonometry necessary.
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.
(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.
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!*
Live from the TED stage, these explorers of the mind chart our understanding of how happiness is created and cultivated. Their insights challenge our most basic cultural, political and economic assumptions, and are transforming the field of psychology itself.
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.
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.
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 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.
The Yale Entrepreneurial Institute (YEI) was formed to help undergraduate and graduate Yale students start scalable new ventures. The YEI Podcast series features talks given at the summer institute's leadership lecture series.
This collection features Yale Law School professors and distinguished guests speaking about topics in Constitutional law.
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.
A collection of lectures exploring the topic of project management.Speaker Bios: Greta-BlashGreta Blash is a certified Project Management Institute (PMI) PMP, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner and PMI Professional Business Analyst, and has taught project management, agile business and business analysis certification courses worldwide. She served several vice presidential roles for PMI’s Southern Nevada Chapter. She is the academic outreach liaison for PMI Region 7.Steve BlashSteve Blash is a senior consultant with Facilitated Methods and is a certified PMI PMP and PMI Agile Certified Practitioner. He possesses exceptional IT technical knowledge, and has extensive project management experience managing large projects. Steve is past president of PMI’s Southern Nevada Chapter.
This course provides students with an understanding of the role computation can play in solving problems. Student will learn to write small programs using the Python 3.5 programming language.
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
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.
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.
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)
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Covers topics seen in a first year college or high school biology course.
Yale Faculty and distinguished guests speak on psychology research and latest studies happening at Yale.
(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.
(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.
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.
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.
This course provides an introduction to programming using the C# language. Emphasis is placed upon the development of correct, efficient programs that are easy to maintain. Topics include problem analysis, program design, documentation, testing and debugging. Basic features of the C# programming language are covered.
This course covers the relation of structure and function at various levels of neuronal integration. Topics include functional neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, sensory and motor systems, centrally programmed behavior, sensory systems, sleep and dreaming, motivation and reward, emotional displays of various types, "higher functions" and the neocortex, and neural processes in learning and memory.
These fast-paced tutorials are intended to provide students with a unique approach to important concepts in the Spanish language. They address Arkansas Foreign Language Framework CMC 2.SII.2, which states that students will be able to “communicate using present and past tenses in context” and CMC 3.SII.6, which states that student will be able to “Use syntax, orthography, and pronunciation effectively according to language development level.”
Introduction to learning German created by Phil Roggenbuck during his placement in St. John's Central College
6.046 introduces students to the design of computer algorithms, as well as analysis of sophisticated algorithms.License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
Project Management is one of the courses offered by the Faculty of Science and Technology at Open University Malaysia (OUM). This course is offered to all students taking the Bachelor of Technology Management programme. This module aims to impart the fundamentals of management skills to run a project efficiently.
What is it about today's school system that so many find unsatisfactory? Why have generations of reformers failed to improve the educational system, and, indeed, caused it to degenerate further and further into an ever declining level of mediocrity?In this radical and scholarly monograph, Murray N. Rothbard identifies the crucial feature of our educational system that dooms it to fail: at every level, from financing to attendance, the system relies on compulsion instead of voluntary consent.Certain consequences follow. The curriculum is politicized to reflect the ideological priorities of the regime in power. Standards are continually dumbed-down to accommodate the least common denominator. The brightest children are not permitted to achieve their potential, the special needs of individual children are neglected, and the mid-level learners become little more than cogs in a machine. The teachers themselves are hamstrung by a political apparatus that watches their every move.Rothbard explores the history of compulsory schooling to show that none of this is accident. The state has long used compulsory schooling—backed by egalitarian ideology—as a means of citizen control. In contrast, a market-based system of schools would adhere to a purely voluntary ethic, financed with private funds, and administered entirely by private enterprise.An interesting feature of this book is its promotion of individual—or home—schooling, long before the current popularity of the practice.This audiobook is made available through the generosity of Mr. Tyler Folger. It is narrated by Graham Wright.
(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.
Videos on chemistry (roughly covering a first-year high school or college course).
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/
Advanced memory management features of C and C++; the differences between imperative and object-oriented paradigms. The functional paradigm (using LISP) and concurrent programming (using C and C++). Brief survey of other modern languages such as Python, Objective C, and C#.Prerequisites: Programming and problem solving at the Programming Abstractions level. Prospective students should know a reasonable amount of C++. You should be comfortable with arrays, pointers, references, classes, methods, dynamic memory allocation, recursion, linked lists, binary search trees, hashing, iterators, and function pointers. You should be able to write well-decomposed, easy-to-understand code, and understand the value that comes with good variable names, short function and method implementations, and thoughtful, articulate comments.
Anatomy & Physiology I covers the anatomic levels of organization, integumentary system, skeletal system, skeletal muscular system, nervous system, and endocrine system.
(ENGL 300) This is a survey of the main trends in twentieth-century literary theory. Lectures will provide background for the readings and explicate them where appropriate, while attempting to develop a coherent overall context that incorporates philosophical and social perspectives on the recurrent questions: what is literature, how is it produced, how can it be understood, and what is its purpose?This course was recorded in Spring 2009.
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
Videos on geometry. Basic understanding of Algebra I necessary. After this, you'll be ready for Trigonometry.
This course presents and at the same time critiques a narrative world history from prehistoric times to 1500. The purpose of the course is to convey an understanding of how this rapidly growing field of history is being approached at three different levels: the narrative textbook level, the theoretical-conceptual level, and through discussion sections, the research level.
An introduction to the authorship and contents of the Old Testament books. Special attention will be given to important persons, places and events, as well as to key chapters in the Old Testament revelation.
This course covers elementary discrete mathematics. Mathematical definitions and proofs are emphasized. Topics include formal logic, induction, graph theory, asymptotic notation and growth of functions, counting principles, and discrete probability.
Release Date: November 11, 2013
(ASTR 160) This course focuses on three particularly interesting areas of astronomy that are advancing very rapidly: Extra-Solar Planets, Black Holes, and Dark Energy. Particular attention is paid to current projects that promise to improve our understanding significantly over the next few years. The course explores not just what is known, but what is currently not known, and how astronomers are going about trying to find out.This course was recorded in Spring 2007.
Structure of English Words
Stanford Continuing Studies Program
Release Date: June 22, 2009
Clinical Anatomy Heritage Collection
Genre: Anatomy & Physiology
Release Date: December 5, 2012
OCW Scholar: Introduction to Electrical Engineering and Computer Science I - Dennis Freeman, Kendra Pugh
This course provides an integrated introduction to electrical engineering and computer science, including modern software engineering, linear systems analysis, electronic circuits, and decision-making. The lecture videos provide an overview of each topic, while the recitation videos are designed to review key concepts.License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
These lectures discuss various theories that address the origin, structure, and meaning of mythology. The theories of Frazer, Harrison, Malinowski, Eliade, Freud, Jung, Levi-°©‐Strauss, Campbell, and others are explored and applied through an intensive study of Greek mythology. Other mythologies in close geographic proximity with Greece, such as Mesopotamia, Babylon, Syria, Egypt, and Rome are investigated. In addition other mythologies, such as Norse, Japanese, Mayan, Aztec, Hindu, sections of Africa, and Navajo and other southwestern Pueblo cultures are visited. Through analysis of the divine narratives and legends of these cultures, the following archetypes are addressed: Creation, Flood/Cosmic Disaster, Origin of Humans, Mother Goddess, Dying & Resurrection, Afterlife, Trickster, and Hero. The Archetype Lectures were adapted from Georgia Nugent's lectures in Mythology for the Teaching Company.
What exactly is algebra? How can we find examples of it in everyday life? Dr Marcel Jackson has the answers.
Release Date: May 26, 2008
A lecture series examining Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. This series looks at German Philosopher Immanuel Kant's seminal philosophical work 'The Critique of Pure Reason'. The lectures aim to outline and discuss some of the key philosophical issues raised in the book and to offer students and individuals thought provoking Kantian ideas surrounding metaphysics. Each lecture looks at particular questions raised in the work such as how do we know what we know and how do we find out about the world, dissects these questions with reference to Kant's work and discusses the broader philosophical implications. Anyone with an interest in Kant and philosophy will find these lectures thought provoking but accessible.
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.
Westminster Theological Seminary
Release Date: September 29, 2014
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.
This course covers the basics of engineering dynamics. After this course, students will be able to evaluate free and forced vibration of linear multi-degree of freedom models of mechanical systems and matrix eigenvalue problems.
How do autism spectrum disorders affect our lives, and what are the developments in diagnosis, treatment and causes? Podcasts from The Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC) at La Trobe University.
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.
This collection includes over 200 audio recordings from the 74th Annual Pepperdine Bible Lectures, May 2-5, 2017 on the campus of Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. Under director Mike Cope, the theme of this year's conference is " Spiritual Rhythms: Scrolls of Robust Salvation." [If viewing in iTunes on a desktop computer: Only the first 20 are visible. To view all recordings in this collection, click Subscribe, then go to "My iTunes U" at the top center of your screen and click "Old Materials.”]
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE: Intermediate to Advanced level ESL students develop the ability to write paragraphs and essays with sophistication, fluency, and accuracy.
In these sample videos from our Logic Pro 1: Production course, we take a look at the key features in Logic Pro and show you how to start making great music right away.
Justice is one of the most popular courses in Harvard's history. Nearly one thousand students pack Harvard's historic Sanders Theatre to hear Professor Sandel talk about justice, equality, democracy, and citizenship. Now it's your turn to take the same journey in moral reflection that has captivated more than 14,000 students, as Harvard opens its classroom to the world.This course aims to help viewers become more critically minded thinkers about the moral decisions we all face in our everyday lives.In this 12-part series, Sandel challenges us with difficult moral dilemmas and asks our opinion about the right thing to do. He then asks us to examine our answers in the light of new scenarios. The result is often surprising, revealing that important moral questions are never black and white.
(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.
(ECON 252) Financial institutions are a pillar of civilized society, supporting people in their productive ventures and managing the economic risks they take on. The workings of these institutions are important to comprehend if we are to predict their actions today and their evolution in the coming information age. The course strives to offer understanding of the theory of finance and its relation to the history, strengths and imperfections of such institutions as banking, insurance, securities, futures, and other derivatives markets, and the future of these institutions over the next century.This course was recorded in Spring 2008.
In this series of physics lectures, Professor J.J. Binney explains how probabilities are obtained from quantum amplitudes, why they give rise to quantum interference, the concept of a complete set of amplitudes and how this defines a "quantum state". A book of the course can be obtained from http://bit.ly/binneybook
Release Date: August 17, 2011
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Do you want to learn some basics in Mandarin Chinese? The tracks presented here are designed to give you a taste of Mandarin Chinese language and culture. You’ll hear short conversations where people greet each other, introduce themselves and their families, describe where they come from and what they do for a living. You’ll hear them talk about sports, ask for directions, buy things, order food in a restaurant, invite someone to dinner – or simply share their experience of learning Chinese. You’ll also find a track to help you with pronunciation and the use of tones. Finally, there’s the chance to listen to interviews in English about Chinese-speaking cultures. Our guide to the language and culture of mainland China is Dr Kan Qian, who is chair of The Open University course: L197: Beginners’ Chinese You can also download transcripts for all the tracks.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.I hope you enjoy listening and thanks for exploring the world of abnormal psychology with me.
This course attempts to explain the role and the importance of the financial system in the global economy. Rather than separating off the financial world from the rest of the economy, financial equilibrium is studied as an extension of economic equilibrium. The course also gives a picture of the kind of thinking and analysis done by hedge funds.
(CHEM 125) This is the first semester in a two-semester introductory course focused on current theories of structure and mechanism in organic chemistry, their historical development, and their basis in experimental observation. The course is open to freshmen with excellent preparation in chemistry and physics, and it aims to develop both taste for original science and intellectual skills necessary for creative research.This course was recorded in Fall 2008.