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Government & Politics

Global Politics – Global Governance

In this course, Professor Natasha Lindstaedt (University of Essex) explores some key areas of global governance. In the first module, we are introduced to the key concepts of Realism and Liberalism, detailing their different attitudes towards...

5 lectures


Professor Natasha Lindstaedt

Essex University


Addiction – Smoking

In this course, Professor Marcus Munafò (University of Bristol) explores addiction in the context of smoking and smoking cessation. The first lecture begins by outlining key physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms of smoking, before...

5 lectures


Professor Marcus Munafò

Bristol University


Forensic Psychology – Evidence and Courtrooms

In this course, Professor Ciarán O’Keeffe (Buckinghamshire New University) walks through two vital parts of the legal system process – evidence collection and courtroom psychology. The first lecture discusses the range of biases that can arise in...

6 lectures


Professor Ciarán O'Keeffe

Buckinghamshire New University


The History of Childhood

In this course, Professor Hugh Cunningham (University of Kent) explores the historical development of childhood from the early modern period to the present. In the first module, we consider Philippe Ariès’ hugely influential insights regarding the...

5 lectures


Prof. Hugh Cunningham

Kent University

English Literature

Shakespeare – Othello and Race

In this course, Professor Ania Loomba (University of Pennsylvania) explores the question of race in Shakespeare's 'Othello'. In the first module, we think about what race meant to Shakespeare and his contemporaries, exploring the long history of...

5 lectures


Prof. Ania Loomba

University of Pennsylvania


Research Methods – Research Ethics

In this course, Professor John Oates (The Open University) explores the ever-evolving field of research ethics. He begins by walking through research ethics as a specific practice within more general ethical frameworks, drawing on principles of...

5 lectures


Professor John Oates

Open University


US History – European Colonisation, 1607-1754

In this course, Professor Peter C. Mancall (University of Southern California) discusses the European colonisation of the North American continent. This course seeks to explain how and why various European colonies developed and expanded from 1607...

5 lectures


Prof. Peter Mancall

University of Southern California


US History – Jackson and Federal Power, 1824-52

In this course, Professor Sean Adams (University of Florida) examines the presidency of Andrew Jackson and how it relates to federal power in the United States. With this in mind, the course seeks to explain the causes and effects of the...

6 lectures


Prof. Sean Adams

University of Florida


US History – The Great Depression and New Deal, 1929-39

In this course, Professor David Kennedy (Stanford University) examines the Great Depression and New Deal in the United States. In the first module, we explore what America was like in 1929 before the Great Depression. After this, we examine the...

6 lectures


Prof. David Kennedy

Stanford University


The Stephen Lawrence Case

In this course, Dr Anthony Gunter (The Open University) discusses the murder of teenager Stephen Lawrence in a racist attack in London on 22 April 1993, and why the case is considered a watershed moment in the history of race relations in Britain....

4 lectures


Dr Anthony Gunter

Open University


US History – The Vietnam War, 1945-75

In this course, Professor Mark Atwood Lawrence (University of Texas at Austin) explores the American experience in Vietnam. We start by introducing the Vietnam War and explaining its significance for the United States. In the following modules we...

6 lectures


Prof. Mark Lawrence

UT Austin


Britain – Aspects of Politics, 1714-80

In this course, Professor Jeremy Black (University of Exeter) discusses British politics from 1714-80. We start by looking at the challenges the new Hanoverian monarchy faced in this period, mainly from the rival Jacobite claimants. We then turn...

7 lectures


Prof. Jeremy Black

Exeter University

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