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History

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

0:50:21

Prof. Peter Mancall

University of Southern California

History

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

1:06:55

Prof. Sean Adams

University of Florida

History

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

1:07:19

Prof. David Kennedy

Stanford University

Sociology

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

0:32:16

Dr Anthony Gunter

Open University

History

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

0:53:17

Prof. Mark Lawrence

UT Austin

History

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

0:57:04

Prof. Jeremy Black

Exeter University

History

Medicine Through Time – The Church and Medieval Medicine, 1066-1500

In this course, Dr Shelia Sweetinburgh (University of Kent) explores the relationship between the Church and medicine in medieval England. We will start by looking at what the Church taught about the body and soul, and how this influenced the...

5 lectures

0:54:28

Dr Sheila Sweetinburgh

Kent University

English Literature

Shakespeare and Race

In this course, Professor Miles P. Grier (Queens College, CUNY) explores the issue of race in Shakespeare through the lens of the 'racial plot' – the idea that race is not so much an aspect of one's identity as a process that serves a particular...

4 lectures

0:35:24

Prof. Miles Grier

Queens College, CUNY

Government & Politics

US Politics - The Separation of Powers

In this course, Andrew Wroe (University of Kent) explores the theory and practice of the separation of powers in the United States. In the first module, we are introduced to our key concepts and begin to complicate the notion of separated powers...

5 lectures

0:43:51

Dr Andrew Wroe

Kent University

Psychology

Attachment – History, Models and Culture

In this course, Professor Jeremy Holmes (University of Exeter) discusses attachment theory, starting with its history in lecture one. Lecture two elaborates on how attachment theory and modern evolutionary theory are linked. This lecture...

6 lectures

1:07:06

Professor Jeremy Holmes

Exeter University

Sociology

Religion and Modernity

In this course, Professor Grace Davie (University of Exeter) considers the relationship between religion and modernity. In the first module, we clarify the meaning of the term “modernity”. In the second and third modules, we look at the different...

6 lectures

0:42:08

Prof. Grace Davie

Exeter University

Sociology

Quantitative Methods in Education Research

In this course, Professor Stephen Gorard (Durham University) explores the use of numerical data in education research. In the first module, we think about why numbers are important in sociology and whether the distinction between qualitative and...

5 lectures

1:09:07

Prof. Stephen Gorard

Durham University

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