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History

US History - Failure of Compromise, 1848-61

In this course, Professor Nicole Etcheson (Ball State University) explores the failures of compromise between North and South during the 1850s. In the first module, we examine the question of whether there could be a compromise on slavery at all....

15 lectures

1:44:39

Prof. Nicole Etcheson

Ball State University

Sociology

Sociological Theories of Crime

In this course, Dr Francesca Menichelli (University of Surrey) explores sociological theories of crime. In the first module, we consider early approaches to explaining crime, particularly those from a Functionalist perspective, including Émile...

6 lectures

1:29:10

Dr Francesca Menichelli

Surrey University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

The Ethics of War

In this course Professor Victor Tadros (University of Warwick) explores the ethics of war. In the first module, we examine the goals of war and evaluate how difficult such goals are to justify. In the second module, we look at the principles of...

6 lectures

1:06:01

Professor Victor Tadros

Warwick University

English Language

Accent and Dialect

In this course, Dr Chris Montgomery (University of Sheffield) explores accent and dialect variation, and also attitudes to accent and dialect variation. In the first module, we introduce some of the key terms associated with accent and dialect,...

7 lectures

1:01:20

Dr Chris Montgomery

Sheffield University

Psychology

Stress – The Stress Response

This course, by Dr Shanti Shanker (Bournemouth University), explores the stress response. In the first module, we think about the physiology of the stress response and whether it is generalised or stimulus specific. In the second module, we think...

6 lectures

1:09:20

Dr Shanti Shanker

Bournemouth University

English Language

Phonetics and Phonology

In this course, Professor Jane Setter (University of Reading) provides an introduction to phonetics and phonology. In the first module, we look at the speech chain and think about how people actually understand speech. In the two modules after...

8 lectures

1:11:26

Prof. Jane Setter

Reading University

English Language

Politeness Theory

In this course, Dr James Murphy (University of the West of England, Bristol) explores politeness theory. In the first module, we introduce the concept of politeness theory and think about its development from the 1970s to the present day. In the...

5 lectures

0:50:59

Dr James Murphy

UWE Bristol

English Language

Semantics and Pragmatics

In this course, Dr Hazel Price (University of Salford) explores the fields of semantics and pragmatics. In the first module, we provide an introduction to both fields, before turning in the second and third modules to explore each field in more...

6 lectures

0:56:11

Dr Hazel Price

Salford University

English Language

Child Language Acquisition

In this course, Professor Henriëtte Hendriks (University of Cambridge) provides an introduction to child language acquisition. In the first module, we provide an introduction to the study of language acquisition, before turning in the second...

9 lectures

1:32:56

Prof. Henriëtte Hendriks

Cambridge University

English Language

Language and Power

In this course, Professor Christopher Hart (Lancaster University) explores the ways that language can serve to enact power and enable social inequalities and injustices, particularly in relation to social issues such as immigration and political...

5 lectures

0:38:12

Prof. Christopher Hart

Lancaster University

Psychology

Statistics for Psychologists – Descriptive Statistics

This course, by Professor Dominic Dwyer (Cardiff University), explores descriptive statistics. In the first module, we think about why descriptive statistics are important. In the second module, we think about the mode and its representation of...

5 lectures

0:47:38

Professor Dominic Dwyer

Cardiff University

Government & Politics

UK Politics – Prime Minister and Cabinet

This course explores the Prime Minister and cabinet, drawing examples from the tenures of Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May throughout. We begin with the history of the role of Prime Minister, before moving on in the second module to discuss the...

8 lectures

0:52:44

Dr Mitya Pearson

King's College London

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