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May 1st 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)
May 1st 2017

Music plays an important role in our daily lives and is woven into the fabric of society. We listen to music while alone or in company, in a dance club or at home, through simple headphones or via high-end speakers, as background or as foreground, after we get up or before we go to bed. Music accompanies us when we are traveling, doing sports, shopping, working or relaxing.

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Apr 24th 2017

In this course we will be discussing the emergence of a new story about business. This new story locates business within a societal framework. Almost every business creates or destroys value for customers, suppliers, employees, communities and society, in addition to shareholders and other financiers.

Average: 9.5 (2 votes)
Apr 24th 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)
Apr 10th 2017

This course provides an introduction to the study of the history, major teachings, and practices of the major Chinese religions and spiritual practices and is deigned to give conceptual tools to appreciate diverse religious practice in East. It covers the development of Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism and wide range of popular and local religions.

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May 30th 2016

Explore the role of the state and criminal justice interventions in producing safe and just societies. Crime and criminal justice are vast and fascinating issues that highlight the complexity of defining and solving social problems. What traditional and innovative responses to crime and victimisation work? Why do people stop offending? Which interventions are seen by the community as being fair, lawful and effective?

Average: 3.9 (8 votes)
Apr 4th 2016

Curso dirigido a cualquier interesado/a en la interacción de la sociedad con el espacio urbano y los problemas del ciudadano/a actual en cuanto que ser vivo activo. El alumno/espectador se sitúa a lo largo del curso como un ciudadano que habita la ciudad (espacio expositivo) y es consciente de los problemas sociales en los que se encuentra inevitablemente inmerso (tema de las obras).

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Feb 9th 2016

Este curso se ofrece como una herramienta formativa para quienes trabajan en los procesos de cambio de las sociedades en búsqueda de un desarrollo más justo. Para ello presenta las bases teóricas del enfoque del desarrollo humano local, a partir de las que se profundiza en los temas de equidad de género, economía social y solidaria y construcción de sociedades cohesionadas.

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Nov 2nd 2015

Join us for an introduction to the major global issue of sustainability and discover how you can have a real impact on our future.

Average: 2.7 (6 votes)
Jan 30th 2015

This course provides an overview of women's health and human rights, beginning in infancy and childhood, then moving through adolescence, reproductive years and aging. We consider economic, social, political and human rights factors, and the challenges women face in maintaining health and managing their lives in the face of societal pressures and obstacles.

Average: 5.7 (6 votes)
Nov 25th 2014

Responsible Innovation – exploring the interface of ethics, society and technological innovations.

Average: 6 (1 vote)
Aug 27th 2014

Identify the historical and cultural systems driving globalization and changing societies around the world.

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Apr 8th 2014


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Jan 1st 2014


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Nov 15th 2013

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the major social variables that affect population health.

Average: 8 (2 votes)
Oct 14th 2013

From understanding social identities to modeling the spread of disease, this eight-week course will span key science and survival themes using AMC’s The Walking Dead as its basis.

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Oct 5th 2013

Gain an understanding of the political, social, cultural, economic, institutional and international factors that foster and obstruct the development and consolidation of democracy. It is hoped that students in developing or prospective democracies will use the theories, ideas, and lessons in the class to help build or improve democracy in their own countries.

Average: 5.5 (2 votes)