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Jul 5th 2017

Ante el auge a nivel mundial que está presentando el pensamiento del Papa Francisco, urge un estudio teológico sobre su pensamiento social. Analizar el contexto próximo del Papa Francisco y proponer alternativas de acción. Este curso teórico práctico, pretende hacer una aproximación reflexiva y crítica al pensamiento social del Papa Francisco desde la teología, teniendo como marco doctrinal de referencia, la doctrina social de la Iglesia, la realidad latinoamericana y mundial.

Average: 8 (2 votes)
Jul 5th 2017

Tendencias de la Ecología y la Conservación de la Biodiversidad para generar acción colectiva desde el conocimiento técnico y científico. Hablar del cuidado del medio ambiente y la sostenibilidad parece tarea de todos, pero difícilmente en nuestras acciones cotidianas demostramos estar realmente conscientes de la importancia de conocer nuestra casa común para cuidar de ella.

Average: 3.5 (2 votes)
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Décrypter des enjeux politiques actuels à partir d’une boîte à outils: des notions importantes, une démarche analytique et une perspective critique. Le politique nous concerne tous : chaque jour, des décisions publiques sont adoptées qui impactent notre quotidien. Dans quel contexte ces décisions sont-elles adoptées ? Au 21ème siècle, de nombreux paradoxes brouillent la vision que nous pouvons en avoir.

Average: 6.3 (6 votes)
Jul 3rd 2017

Examine human resources from a modern digital perspective. This course covers all the steps from staff recruitment to retention. During this course you can take a step by step journey into the core Human Resource functions of an organisation, through this you will develop a broad understanding of the key areas such as recruitment, training & development and performance management. The course has a consistent theme being technology and the significant impact it has on the way we manage people today.

Average: 6.4 (35 votes)
Jul 3rd 2017

Start learning how psychologists comprehend and study human nature and its disorders. One of the reasons we want to understand human nature is so we can help people with psychological disorders. This subject lays a foundation for understandings and further study in psychology.
You will learn how psychologists go about conceptualising and studying human nature, and how the brain works to produce thoughts, emotions and complex behaviour. We'll also look closely at how psychologists approach the diagnosis and treatment of the ‘common colds’ of psychopathology – anxiety and mood disorders.

Average: 5.6 (26 votes)
Jul 3rd 2017

This subject explores the world of water management on a drying planet. In this subject you will take the journey of water - how it began, and its availability today in light of global warming and urbanisation. You will see that the natural environment is reaching a threshold, and the impact that has for us and the water supplies that we rely on. We will answer the questions -what are organisations and policy makers doing to secure our water future? How is society working together towards climate resilience?

Average: 4.4 (9 votes)
Jul 3rd 2017

Sociology examines individuals in their social contexts. Sociology examines individuals in their social contexts and provides insights into factors such as class, gender and age shape societies at the individual and institutional levels. This introductory course introduces you to key concepts and theories used in examination of and for understanding social action, social institutions, social structure and social change. This course seeks to introduce you to some of sociology’s central concepts, that describe and analyse critically the social forces shaping human behavior and attitude in contemporary social life.

Average: 5 (11 votes)
Jun 27th 2017

Learn key leadership skills, concepts and theories needed to be a successful leader in development and determine your own leadership style within different development contexts. Are you working in the development sector and looking to take the next step in your career and take on a leadership role? This business and management course is an introduction to key leadership theories and concepts that you will need to be an effective leader and manager. You will learn how leadership is different from management.

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Jun 27th 2017

Access to healthcare services is critical – but is it enough? We are at a critical inflection point in global health. We have seen improvements in access to care, but struggle to improve human health. A key component of this equation is quality of care. Improving access to healthcare is only as useful as the quality of care provided. Many agree that quality is important – but what is it? How do we define it? How do we measure it? And most importantly, how might we make it better?

Average: 5 (1 vote)
Jun 26th 2017

Drawing on the contributions of several academic disciplines including law, psychology, sociology, history, educational and health sciences, economy and anthropology, an interdisciplinary approach guides the student into a selection of critical issues concerning children’s rights. Participants will gain insight relative to the development of this specific human rights category, as well as to the evolution of the challenges faced by children over time and society’s efforts to respond.

Average: 6 (1 vote)
Jun 26th 2017

Most professions these days require more than general intelligence. They require in addition the ability to collect, analyze and think about data. Personal life is enriched when these same skills are applied to problems in everyday life involving judgment and choice. This course presents basic concepts from statistics, probability, scientific methodology, cognitive psychology and cost-benefit theory and shows how they can be applied to everything from picking one product over another to critiquing media accounts of scientific research. Concepts are defined briefly and breezily and then applied to many examples drawn from business, the media and everyday life.

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Jun 26th 2017

Social media connects us across space and time, allowing us to find like-minded communities and participate creatively in public life as never before. We may often use social media without thinking much about the possible consequences. But there is a shadow side associated with social media use, which takes the form of hate speech, increased surveillance, lack of anonymity and questionable use of our data. What do we need to know to use social media spaces effectively, in a way that is safe and productive for all?

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Jun 26th 2017

Dr. Martin EP Seligman, renowned worldwide as the “father of Positive Psychology,” has led visionary leaps in scientific research as well as our empirical and personal understandings of what it means to flourish as humans. This course explores the past, present, and future of Positive Psychology as a journey through the key scientific leaps led by Dr. Seligman and his colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Jun 26th 2017

This course will guide you through the basic elements of professional journalism and the news values and ethics of covering real-world issues and events. The overview and examples of the types of news coverage helps introduce the different types of journalism, such as social media, multimedia, print, visual and broadcast, and how professional journalists effectively use each format.

Average: 8.3 (4 votes)
Jun 26th 2017

Sports play a giant role in contemporary society worldwide. But few of us pause to think about the larger questions of money, politics, race, sex, culture, and commercialization that surround sports everywhere. This course draws on the tools of anthropology, sociology, history, and other disciplines to give you new perspectives on the games we watch and play.

Average: 9.3 (3 votes)
Jun 26th 2017

Are you interested in predicting future outcomes using your data? This course helps you do just that! Machine learning is the process of developing, testing, and applying predictive algorithms to achieve this goal. Make sure to familiarize yourself with course 3 of this specialization before diving into these machine learning concepts. Building on Course 3, which introduces students to integral supervised machine learning concepts, this course will provide an overview of many additional concepts, techniques, and algorithms in machine learning, from basic classification to decision trees and clustering.

Average: 6.9 (8 votes)
Jun 26th 2017

This course offers an introduction to the U.S. Constitution and landmark Supreme Court cases interpreting it. It explores the Constitution’s origins, its amendment over the years, and methods of constitutional interpretation. Topics include the nature and structure of the federal government, the powers of the federal government, and individual rights.

Average: 8.3 (3 votes)
Jun 26th 2017

Chemerinsky on Constitutional Law: Individual Rights and Liberties will highlight the construction and interpretation of the U.S. Constitution through the centuries with an emphasis on protections of individual liberties and the evolution of equal protection. You'll learn the history behind the Constitution, cases that formed important precedent, and how changes in interpretation have been dependent on shifts in cultural and political climate as well as the composition of the Supreme Court.

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Jun 26th 2017

This course opens with an exploration of the social context and aims of literacy teaching and learning. It goes on to describe a range of historical and contemporary approaches to literacy pedagogy, including didactic, authentic, functional, and critical approaches.

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Jun 26th 2017

Курс дает студентам двойную выгоду. Они учатся ЧТО и КАК сравнивать. Они изучают важнейшие институты, режимы и практики. Они осваивают целый ряд способов анализа от всеохватных до казусно ориентированных сравнений.

Average: 8 (1 vote)

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