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Casing the Joint: Introducing Histories of Crime (FutureLearn)

Jul 19th 2021
Casing the Joint: Introducing Histories of Crime (FutureLearn)
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Learn about historical approaches to the study of crime and punishment, particularly in Australia. Delve beyond true crime podcasts, books and television series Crime holds a special place in Australian history, having facilitated colonisation, provided its most celebrated anti-hero in Ned Kelly and been used to sell millions of newspapers, [...]
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Indigeneity as a Global Concept (FutureLearn)

Learn about the contemporary social, cultural, economic and political situations of indigenous peoples. Explore the global economic and political situations of indigenous peoples. This fascinating three-week course will explore the contemporary social, cultural, economic and political situations of indigenous peoples all across the [...]
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Playing with Poetry: Creative Writing and Poetics (FutureLearn)

Have fun writing poetry as you explore and create various forms of poetry and experiment with different poetic ideas. Get creative with a playful and practical exploration of poetry. Poetry often has the reputation of being an abstract and complicated form of expression, guarded by the pretentious elite. On [...]
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Anthropology: Understanding Societies and Cultures (FutureLearn)

Gain an introduction to anthropology: the study of societies and cultures. Learn how the discipline has changed over time. Learn more about society, cultural issues and practices. You are invited on a journey to different places and different times. On this course, you will learn about diverse ways of [...]
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European Empires: An Introduction, 1400–1522 (FutureLearn)

Gain insights into the major events and people that shaped Europe’s first modern colonial empires. Learn about European empires and Europe’s history of expansion. It’s the encounters that occurred beyond European borders that shaped Europe itself.
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What Does It Mean to Be Human? An Introduction to the Humanities (FutureLearn)

Answer some of the big questions about being human, and get an introduction to the skills needed in the humanities. Explore what it means to be human and how we make sense of the world. What does it mean to be human? How do we acquire knowledge? How do [...]
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What Is Poetry? An Introduction to Literary Analysis (FutureLearn)

Understand the basics of poetry analysis and learn key skills for studying English literature by exploring a variety of texts. Explore, understand and critique poetry. What are the different ways you can understand a poem? How do different elements of a poem work together? What difference does context make [...]
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Understanding Media: Introduction to Media Literacy and Representation (FutureLearn)

How does the media affect us? Find out and improve your media literacy by learning how to analyse media, film and culture. Develop your media literacy skills and explore our relationship with media. So many of the defining moments in our lives are connected in some way to media. [...]
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Nutrition Communication for Health Professionals: Applying skills (edX)

Develop effective communication skills to support your patients who may be trying to improve their diet to prevent or manage type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Learn how to apply techniques for communication of evidence-based brief nutrition messages, explain common misconceptions, and identify when to refer to a dietitian [...]
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Modern Monetary Theory: Economics for the 21st Century (edX)

Demystify macroeconomic principles and terminology and discover how Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) provides explanations for some of the world's most troubling financial concerns.
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