History

US History – The Origins of the Constitution and the Constitutional Convention, 1787

In this course, Professor Woody Holton (University of South Carolina) explores the origins of US Constitution and the differing ideological positions on the structure and function of the federal government in this period. We start by looking at...

4 lectures

0:50:52

Prof. Woody Holton

University of South Carolina

History

US History – The Second Great Awakening, 1800-48

In this course, Professor Susan Curtis (Purdue University) explains the causes of the Second Great Awakening. We start by looking at the origins of the movement in the United States and then turn to examine its key characteristics. We then turn to...

6 lectures

0:33:57

Prof. Susan Curtis

Purdue University

English Literature

Miller: All My Sons

In this fifteen-part course, Professor John McRae (University of Nottingham) explores Arthur Miller's All My Sons. In the first two modules, we think about the historical, cultural and literary context for the play, as well as exploring the themes...

15 lectures

2:35:59

Prof. John McRae

Nottingham University

Sociology

Education Theory and Policy

In this course, Dr Matthew Cole (University of Birmingham) introduces some key aspects of education theory and policy. In the first module, we explore consensus theories, most notably Talcott Parson’s views on schooling as the means by which...

4 lectures

0:36:20

Dr Matthew Cole

Birmingham University

History

US History – The War of 1898

In this course, Professor Jay Sexton (University of Missouri) explain the effects of the War of 1898 on the United States. We start by introducing the period as a whole and discussing the nomenclature of the topic. We then turn to examine the war...

6 lectures

0:45:19

Prof. Jay Sexton

University of Missouri

History

US History – Foreign Policy and the Debates Over Imperialism, 1865-98

In this course, Professor Jay Sexton (University of Missouri) explains the similarities and differences in attitudes about the US’s proper role in the world in the period 1865-98. We start by looking at the key continuities in US foreign policy...

6 lectures

0:44:04

Prof. Jay Sexton

University of Missouri

Government & Politics

The Political Philosophy of John Rawls

This course explores the political philosophy of John Rawls (1921-2002). We begin with some biographical information on Rawls, highlighting his importance and influence. This is encapsulated by Rawls’s conservative contemporary Robert Nozick’s...

5 lectures

1:01:13

Professor Thom Brooks

Durham University

Psychology

Research Methods – Experimental Methodology

In this course, Dr Peter Allen (University of Bristol) explores the experimental structure and methodology that underlies much of the research that informs our psychological theories. The first lecture introduces the gold standard in psychological...

7 lectures

0:56:41

Dr Peter Allen

Bristol University

Government & Politics

Devolution in the United Kingdom

In this course, Professor Nicola McEwen examines devolution in the United Kingdom. In the first lecture, we outline what devolution is, how it differs from federalism, and the key terminology involved in understanding devolution. In the second...

6 lectures

0:54:21

Professor Nicola McEwen

Edinburgh University

Psychology

The History of Psychology

In this course, Mr Ian Fairholm (University of Bath) walks through the history of psychology and its evolution from philosophical beginnings to modern science. The first lecture describes the evolution of psychology as a philosophical entity, as...

5 lectures

1:02:28

Mr Ian Fairholm

University of Bath

Government & Politics

US Constitution – Ratification and the Bill of Rights, 1787-91

This course picks up just after the proposal of a new US Constitution by the Constitutional Convention held in Philadelphia during the summer of 1787. We begin in the first lecture by exploring the process of state ratification and its...

5 lectures

0:36:03

Professor Frank Cogliano

Edinburgh University

Government & Politics

US Constitution – Background and Constitutional Convention, 1783-87

This course offers an in-depth exploration of the historical background to the US Constitution, up to and including the Constitutional Convention of 1787. In the first lecture, we consider the US in 1783, at the end of the War of Independence,...

5 lectures

0:56:51

Professor Frank Cogliano

Edinburgh University