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Jul 3rd 2017

Discover just some of the ways that heroism and the First World War is portrayed through art and film. The centenary of the First World War is a time for reflection and exploration. In this short course you will discover just some of the ways that heroism is portrayed through art and film.

Average: 5.4 (14 votes)
Jul 3rd 2017

Around the world, we are increasingly socially and economically interdependent. Health on one side of the globe affects people on the other. Global health, once merely an ethical consideration, now dominates discussions and policies of global security. A diverse team of experts in this emerging field has come together to help you contextualize your experiences as a new or seasoned global health responder.

Average: 4.2 (10 votes)
Jun 12th 2017

The Paradoxes of War teaches us to understand that war is not only a normal part of human existence, but is arguably one of the most important factors in making us who we are. Through this course, I hope that you will come to appreciate that war is both a natural expression of common human emotions and interactions and a constitutive part of how we cohere as groups.

Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
Jun 5th 2017

How do children overcome hazardous experiences to succeed in life? What can be done to protect young people at risk from trauma, war, disasters, and other adversities? Learn about the importance of fostering resilience in children at risk. Children around the world experience severe adversity in different forms, including maltreatment, disaster, war, and terrorism. Some children manage to adapt and recover, showing resilience, while others do not. What do we know about resilience and how to protect child development in the face of potentially life-altering adversities?

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Jun 5th 2017

In this course you will learn to articulate your own concepts about (threatened) heritage and that of others. What is your heritage? Who defines heritage? Why is heritage under threat? How can we protect heritage?

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Apr 24th 2017

Change the way you see World War 1 as you explore stories of hope, suffering and loss from newly released historical archives.

Average: 7.5 (4 votes)
Mar 20th 2017

War and conflict can severely disrupt the governance of the environment. What is the impact on both people and the environment? This course explores three basic principles when considering conflict in the natural environment: 1. The economics of the coming spaceship Earth; 2. Scarcity and conflict; 3.The environment as a weapon of war.

Average: 8 (2 votes)
Feb 6th 2017

We explore the ethical responsibilities that weigh on military professionals, who are ‘managers of violence’. Military professionals are unusual in having the use of lethal force as a central, defining feature of their role, and unique in the level of force that they are authorized to use. This fact places a considerable ethical weight on military practitioners as well as the civilian decision-makers who authorize military missions.

Average: 4.6 (9 votes)
Jan 30th 2017

Learn how the Allies defeat the Germans in World War 1, how the memory arose that the war was futile, and why this view is untrue. What is your understanding of World War I? Brave men led to their deaths by stupid officers? A war of trenches, mud and barbed wire in which there was no victor? In this short, free online course, we offer you the opportunity to uncover both the mechanics and the memory of the Great War.

Average: 7.7 (7 votes)
Oct 31st 2016

Explore the lives of men, women and children living through war and revolution and social changes that made modern Ireland. How do people experience war and revolution? How does political change, violence, total war, affect life in its most basic ways? Looking at Ireland through war and revolution, this course considers these and other questions about Irish life between 1912 and 1923.

Average: 6.1 (8 votes)
Apr 6th 2016

Learn about the political, social, and economic changes in the Union and the Confederacy and the Civil War’s long-term economic and intellectual impact.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Nov 16th 2015

Discover the traumatic effects of war on those that survive it, from the soldiers on the front lines to the civilians at home.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Oct 26th 2015

Learn how the war moved us away from traditional views of heroism and created new kinds of heroes and heroines.

Average: 4.2 (6 votes)
Oct 13th 2015

Military historian Andrew Bacevich recounts the failed U.S. military effort over several decades to "fix" the Islamic world, explaining what went wrong and why.

Average: 5.5 (2 votes)
Sep 30th 2015

Discover how the issue of slavery came to dominate American politics, and how political leaders struggled and failed to resolve the growing crisis in the nation.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Jul 13th 2015

Investigate how the white heat of innovation in World War 1 shaped the history of human flight.

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Jun 22nd 2015

This course reassesses the legacy of the Paris Peace Conference (1919) and how it sought to create a new world order.

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Apr 27th 2015

Comment la Grande Guerre a été vécue, perçue et représentée par les contemporains des événements? Pourquoi les années 1914-1918 sont-elles fondamentales pour comprendre les XXème et XXIème siècles ?

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Apr 13th 2015

What causes armed conflict in the world today? Causes of War examines current thinking on this critical question in world affairs.

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The rights and responsibilities e-learning module is a web based educational tool designed to provide health care workers with an in depth explanation of their rights and responsibilities during armed conflicts and other emergencies. Developed by the International Committee of the Red Cross, it includes 7 chapters addressing specific issues or themes which health-care workers may face during crises in order to prepare them to respond effectively and ensure that they can provide the necessary care to their patients.

Average: 5.2 (5 votes)