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Soviet Politics and Society, 1917-1991, Spring 2003
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Explores political and historical evolution of Soviet state and society from 1917 ...

Explores political and historical evolution of Soviet state and society from 1917 Revolution to its demise in 1991. Subject covers the creation of a revolutionary regime; causes and nature of the Stalin revolution; post-Stalinist efforts to achieve radical political and social reform; and causes of the Soviet collapse. At its greatest extent the former Soviet Union encompassed a geographical area that covered one-sixth of the Earth's landmass. It spanned 11 time zones and contained over 100 distinct nationalities, 22 of which numbered over one million in population. In the 74 years from the October Revolution in 1917 to the fall of Communism in 1991, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, its leaders and its people, had to face a number of difficult challenges: the overthrow of the Tsarist autocracy, the establishment of a new state, four years of civil war, a famine, transition to a mixed economy, political strife after Lenin's death, industrialization, collectivization, a second famine, political Show Trials, World War II, post-war reconstruction and repression, the "Thaw" after Stalin's death, Khrushchev's experimentation, and Brezhnev's decline. Each of these challenges engendered new solutions and modifications in what can be loosely called the evolving "Soviet system..

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World Cultures
Political Science
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M.I.T.
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Wood, Elizabeth A.
Spanish 2, Spring 2004
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Increased practice in listening comprehension, reading, and group interaction. For graduate credit ...

Increased practice in listening comprehension, reading, and group interaction. For graduate credit see 21F.752.In Spanish II focuses on continuing to develop fluency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish, using the second part of the video-based program, Destinos, begun in Spanish I. Destinos is a soap opera that allows students to learn Spanish and experience its cultural diversity while following a good story full of surprises and human emotions. Spanish II also includes additional materials, such as Spanish films and other media, various types of reading selections and online resources. Spanish II continues to develop students' listening, speaking, reading and writing skills using the second part of the video-based program, Destinos, begun in Spanish I. Destinos is a soap opera that allows students to learn Spanish and experience its cultural diversity while following a good story full of surprises and human emotions. Spanish II also includes additional materials, such as Spanish films and other media, various types of reading selections and online resources.

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Languages
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M.I.T.
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Author:
Groeger, Margarita
Spanish 3, Spring 2003
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Aims at consolidation and expansion of skills in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, ...

Aims at consolidation and expansion of skills in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Uses short stories and other readings, Hispanic television programs, and interactive video to study issues of current interest in Hispanic culture. The first intermediate-level course in Spanish, with a focus on grammar review, additional vocabulary, writing of essays in Spanish and enhancement of cultural awareness. Group activities and projects, and conversation are emphasized.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
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M.I.T.
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Morgenstern, Douglas
Spanish 4, Spring 2005
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Continued study of the language, literature, and culture of Spanish-speaking countries. Materials ...

Continued study of the language, literature, and culture of Spanish-speaking countries. Materials are from Spain and Latin America and include films, short stories, novels, plays, poetry, and journalistic reports in various media.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
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M.I.T.
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Groeger, Margarita
Spanish Conversation and Composition, Fall 2003
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Systematic training in spoken and written skills to improve fluency and style. ...

Systematic training in spoken and written skills to improve fluency and style. Oral reports by participants on individual topics. Discussions with native speakers, analyses of selected literary texts, periodicals, and Spanish-language media. Taught in Spanish.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Literature
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M.I.T.
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Morgenstern, Douglas
Spanish III, Spring 2006
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Aims at consolidation and expansion of skills in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, ...

Aims at consolidation and expansion of skills in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Uses short stories and other readings, Hispanic television programs, and interactive video to study issues of current interest in Hispanic culture. The first intermediate-level course in Spanish, with a focus on grammar review, additional vocabulary, writing of essays in Spanish and enhancement of cultural awareness. Group activities and projects, and conversation are emphasized.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
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M.I.T.
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Author:
Morgenstern, Douglas
Spanish Proficiency Exercises
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A compilation of brief video clips in which native speakers of Spanish ...

A compilation of brief video clips in which native speakers of Spanish from various locations throughout Latin America and Spain demonstrate various language tasks.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
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University of Texas at Austin
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COERLL
Author:
Kelm, Orlando
Spanish for Bilingual Students, Spring 2003
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Designed for students of Hispanic descent and raised in the US. Expands ...

Designed for students of Hispanic descent and raised in the US. Expands oral and written grammar study and increases contact with standard Spanish. Studies recent fiction and poetry as well as specific historical, social, economic, and political aspects of Mexican-American, Puerto Rican, and Cuban cultures. Many of the nonliterary readings are in English; class discussions in Spanish. Taught in Spanish. Fron the course home page: Course Description Spanish for Bilingual Students is an intermediate course designed principally for heritage learners, but which includes other students interested in specific content areas, such as US Latino immigration, identity, ethnicity, education and representation in the media. Linguistic goals include vocabulary acquisition, improvement in writing, and enhancement of formal communicative skills.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Philosophy
Economics
Psychology
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Activities and Labs
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Morgenstern, Douglas
Sport Media and Culture: Who's Calling the Shots?
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The media play a huge part in sport; we find out what͢__ë_ ...

The media play a huge part in sport; we find out what͢__ë_ ˘s happening, how our team is doing and it creates great sporting moments and sports celebrities and stars. This unit looks at the role played by the media in sport and how this has changed with the d

Subject:
Sociology
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Audio Lectures
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Provider:
The Open University
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Open University OpenLearn
Studies in Fiction: Rethinking the American Masterpiece, Fall 2007
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Intensive study of a range of texts by a single author or ...

Intensive study of a range of texts by a single author or by a limited group of authors whose achievements are mutually illuminating. Some attention to narrative theory, and biographical and cultural backgrounds. Instruction and practice in oral and written communication. Topic: Joyce's Ulysses and Its Legacy.

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Arts and Humanities
Ethnic Studies
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kelley, Wyn
Studies in Fiction: Stowe, Twain, and the Transformation of 19th-Century America, Fall 2004
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Intensive study of a range of texts by a single author or ...

Intensive study of a range of texts by a single author or by a limited group of authors whose achievements are mutually illuminating. Some attention to narrative theory, and biographical and cultural backgrounds. Instruction and practice in oral and written communication. Topic: Joyce's Ulysses and Its Legacy. This seminar looks at two bestselling nineteenth-century American authors whose works made the subject of slavery popular among mainstream readers. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain have subsequently become canonized and reviled, embraced and banned by individuals and groups at both ends of the political and cultural spectrum and everywhere in between.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Ethnic Studies
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kelley, Wyn
Sudsy Cells
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Students culture cells in order to find out which type of surfactant ...

Students culture cells in order to find out which type of surfactant (in this case, soap) is best at removing bacteria. Groups culture cells from unwashed hands and add regular bar soap, regular liquid soap, anti-bacterial soap, dishwasher soap, and hand sanitizer to the cultures. The cultures are allowed to grow for two days and then the students assess which type of soap design did the best job of removing bacteria cells from unwashed hands. Students extend their knowledge of engineering and surfactants for different environmental applications.

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Engineering
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
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Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Kaelin Cawley
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Surface Tension and Suminagashi
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In an activity that integrates science and art, students see, experience and ...

In an activity that integrates science and art, students see, experience and harness the phenomenon of surface tension as they create beautiful works of art. Students conduct two experiments related to surface tension floating objects on the surface of water and creating original artwork using floating inks. They also learn historical and cultural information through an introduction to the ancient Japanese art form of suminagashi. They take the topic a step further by discussing how an understanding of surface tension can be applied to solve real-world engineering problems and create useful inventions.

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Engineering
Arts and Humanities
Physics
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Activities and Labs
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
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Partnerships for Research,
Steve Shaw, David Hu
Symbols of Culture
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PTPI's Global Youth Murals Project poses a wonderful introduction to the ways ...

PTPI's Global Youth Murals Project poses a wonderful introduction to the ways in which children around the world represent their cultures through visual art. Using this collection in the Global Gallery, learners can examine different depictions of culture as an entry point to studying cultures of countries around the world. This activity can be an introductory exercise to social studies or world geography research projects.

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Visual Arts
World Cultures
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TakingITGlobal
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TakingITGlobal TIGed Activities
Technology and Culture, Spring 2014
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This subject examines relationships among technology, culture, and politics in a range ...

This subject examines relationships among technology, culture, and politics in a range of social and historical settings. The class is organized around two topics: Identity and infrastructure, and will combine interactive lectures, film screenings, readings, and discussion.

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Anthropology
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M.I.T.
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Author:
Heather Paxson
Helmreich, Stefan
Technology and Gender in American History, Spring 2004
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This course centers on the changing relationships between men, women, and technology ...

This course centers on the changing relationships between men, women, and technology in American history. Topics include theories of gender, technologies of production and consumption, the gendering of public and private space, men's and women's roles in science and technology, the effects of industrialization on sexual divisions of labor, gender and identity at home and at work.

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M.I.T.
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Author:
Fitzgerald, Deborah
Telling an Ancestor's Story
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Lesson plan outlines a collaborative process of creating an ancestor's story and ...

Lesson plan outlines a collaborative process of creating an ancestor's story and preparing a performance using movement and props.

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Arts and Humanities
Art History
Performing Arts
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Activities and Labs
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Fox Woman's Mirror
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Author:
Judy Shintani
Theater and Cultural Diversity in the U.S., Spring 2008
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A study of contemporary North American theater movements and selected individual works ...

A study of contemporary North American theater movements and selected individual works that are organized around issues of ethnic and socio-cultural identity. Class lectures and discussions analyze samples of African-American, Chicano, Asian-American, Puerto Rican and Native American theater taking into consideration their historical and political context. Performance exercises help students identify the theatrical context and theatrical forms and techniques used by these theaters.

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Arts and Humanities
Ethnic Studies
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M.I.T.
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Author:
DeFrantz, Thomas
Topics in Linguistics: Creole Languages and Caribbean Identities, Spring 2004
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The Creole languages spoken in the Caribbean are linguistic by-products of the ...

The Creole languages spoken in the Caribbean are linguistic by-products of the historical events triggered by colonization and the slave trade in Africa and the `New World'. In a nutshell, these languages are the results of language acquisition in the specific social settings defined by the history of contact between African and European peoples in 17th-/18th-century Caribbean colonies. One of the best known Creole languages, and the one with the largest community of speakers, is Haitian Creole. Its lexicon is primarily derived from varieties of French as spoken in 17th-/18th-century colonial Haiti; yet some of its structures seem to have emerged under the influence of African languages, mostly from West and Central Africa. And yet other properties seem to have no analogues in any of the source languages. Through a sample of linguistic case studies focusing on Haitian Creole morphosyntax, we will explore creolization from a cognitive, historical and comparative perspective. Using Haitian Creole and some of its Caribbean congeners as test cases, we will evaluate various hypotheses about the development of Creole languages and about the role of first- and second-language acquisition in such development. We will also explore the concept of Creolization in its non-linguistic senses. Then we will address questions of "Caribbean identities" by examining a sample of Creole speakers' attitudes toward the Creole language and the corresponding European language and toward the African and European components of their ethnic make-up.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Religious Studies
World Cultures
Linguistics
Material Type:
Case Study
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M.I.T.
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Author:
DeGraff, Michel
Toward an Ethical Culture
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“What are the signs that a company is getting it right and ...

“What are the signs that a company is getting it right and addressing the most important dimensions of managing ethics in an organization?” That was the question Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, addressed at a recent meeting of the Business and Organizational Ethics Partnership. Hanson built his talk on a model he devised in 1984 and has revised over the years. “We have a lot of things to draw on that we didn’t back in 1984,” he said. There has been a lot of discussion in recent years about what the signs are that a company is taking ethics seriously.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University
Provider Set:
Business Ethics Articles
Author:
Anne Federwisch