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Voice-Leading Analysis of Music 1: The Foreground
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This unit introduces"voice-leading' or"Schenkerian' analysis, perhaps the most widely-used and discussed method ...

This unit introduces"voice-leading' or"Schenkerian' analysis, perhaps the most widely-used and discussed method of analyzing tonal music. In this unit, this method is explained through the analysis of piano sonatas by Mozart.The unit is the first in the AA314 series of three units on this form of harmonic analysis, and concentrates on the"foreground level' of voice leading.As you work through this unit, you will become familiar with five complete movements of Mozart's piano sonatas, as well as shorter extracts from some of his other sonatas.

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Health, Disease and Society: Scottish Influence in the 19th Century
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This unit examines the role that Scots played in contributing to the ...

This unit examines the role that Scots played in contributing to the developments in healthcare during the nineteenth century. The radical transformation of medicine in Europe included the admission of women as doctors and the increased numbers of special

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Voice-Leading Analysis of Music 2: The Middleground
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This unit continues our examination of"voice-leading' or"Schenkerian' analysis, perhaps the most widely-used ...

This unit continues our examination of"voice-leading' or"Schenkerian' analysis, perhaps the most widely-used and discussed method of analysing tonal music. In this unit, this method is explained through the analysis of piano sonatas by Mozart. The unit is the second in the AA314 series of three units on this form of harmonic analysis, and concentrates on the"middleground level' of voice leading. As you work through this unit, you will become familiar with the deeper levels of harmony in Mozart's piano sonatas.

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Voice-Leading Analysis of Music 3: the Background
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The music of Mozart has been used to examine the foreground and ...

The music of Mozart has been used to examine the foreground and middleground of harmony in units AA314_1 and AA314_2. Now you will use Beethoven's Eighth Symphony to consider the largest-scale stage of voice-leading analysis.

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Aberdulais Falls: A Case Study in Welsh Heritage
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This unit looks at the Aberulais Falls in Wales, and considers the ...

This unit looks at the Aberulais Falls in Wales, and considers the key issues affecting the decision-making of the bodies which are responsible for looking after our heritage. We examine the heritage debates: who decides what should be preserved from the

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Achieving Public Dialogue
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There are a wide range of interactions between 'science' and 'the public'. ...

There are a wide range of interactions between 'science' and 'the public'. Examples range from visiting a museum, or indulging in a science-related hobby, to reading a newspaper article about a breakthrough in the techniques of therapeutic cloning. Many of these interactions could be said to be 'passive'. This unit explores the practicalities of the public becoming more 'active' in the direction of science practice by 'two-way' interactions, with dialogue taking place between science and some part of 'the public',

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Communication
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Active, Healthy Lifestyles
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In this unit, aimed at teachers of Physical Education, we begin by ...

In this unit, aimed at teachers of Physical Education, we begin by looking at some of the common misconceptions relating to fitness and activity levels together with accepted definitions of these concepts. We consider how active young people should actually be, and discuss how PE teachers can ensure they are making an effective contribution to this area of public health.

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Addiction and Neural Ageing
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This unit looks at two topics that are of immense worldwide social, ...

This unit looks at two topics that are of immense worldwide social, economic, ethical, and political importance -"addiction' and"neural ageing'. You will develop a Master's level approach to the study of specific issues within these two important subject areas.

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Ageing and Disability: Transitions Into Residential Care
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Moving into a care home can have a profound emotional impact on ...

Moving into a care home can have a profound emotional impact on an individual - just the anticipation of residential care is one of the biggest sources of fear for the elderly. This unit discusses the role of social workers and care staff in supporting individuals through the transition, and how residential environments affect quality of life.

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Social Work
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Am I Ready to Study in English?
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Even if you feel confident using English in everyday situations, studying in ...

Even if you feel confident using English in everyday situations, studying in English at higher education level might present extra challenges. This unit provides an opportunity for you to reflect on your English language skills through a series of academic exercises.

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Language Education (ESL)
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Analysing Skid Marks
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This unit is the second in the MSXR209 series of five units ...

This unit is the second in the MSXR209 series of five units on mathematical modelling. In this unit you are asked to relate the stages of the mathematical modelling process to a previously formulated mathematical model. This example, that of skid mark produced by vehicle tyres, is typical of accounts of modelling that you may see in books, or produced in the workplace. The aim of this unit is to help you to draw out and to clarify mathematical modelling ideas by considering the example. It assumes that you have studied Modelling pollution in the Great Lakes (MSXR209_1).

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The Ancient Olympics: Bridging Past and Present
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This unit highlights the similarities and differences between our modern Games and ...

This unit highlights the similarities and differences between our modern Games and the Ancient Olympics and explores why today, as we prepare for London's 2012 Olympics, we still look back at the Classical world for meaning and inspiration.

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Ancient History
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Animals at the Extremes: Hibernation and Torpor
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Hibernation is an ingenious adaptation that some animals employ to survive difficult ...

Hibernation is an ingenious adaptation that some animals employ to survive difficult conditions in winter. This unit examines the differences between hibernation and torpor, and discusses the characteristic signs of hibernation behavior It explores the triggers that bring on hibernation, and whether internal signals or external season cues are predominant. It also examines the physiological adaptations that occur in hibernating animals.

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Animals at the Extremes: Polar Biology
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The extreme challenges of life in the polar regions require the animals ...

The extreme challenges of life in the polar regions require the animals who make their habitat there to make many adaptations. This unit explores the polar climate and how animals like reindeer, polar bears, penguins, sea life and even humans manage to survive there. It looks at the adaptations to physiological proceses, the environmental effects on diet, activity and fecundity, and contrasts the strategies of aquatic and land-based animals in surviving in this extreme habitat. This unit builds on and develops ideas from two other 'Animals at the extreme' units: The desert environment (S324_1) and Hibernation and torpor (S324_2).

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Biology
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Animals at the Extremes: the Desert Environment
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Animal life has adapted to survive in the most unlikely and inhospitable ...

Animal life has adapted to survive in the most unlikely and inhospitable habitats. This unit looks at the surprisingly diverse desert climates throughout the world and mammals, birds, lizards and amphibians that survive there. It splits these animals into three groups according to their strategy for survival: evaders, evaporators and endurers, then discusses how these strategies work on a biochemical and physiological level.

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Biology
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Approaching Plays
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Do you want to get more out of drama? This unit is ...

Do you want to get more out of drama? This unit is designed to develop the analytical skills you need for a more in-depth study of literary plays. You will learn about dialogue, stage directions, blank verse, dramatic structure and conventions and aspects of performance.

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Approaching Poetry
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Do you want to get more out of your reading of poetry? ...

Do you want to get more out of your reading of poetry? This unit is designed to develop the analytical skills you need for a more in-depth study of literary texts. You will learn about rhythm, alliteration, rhyme, poetic inversion, voice and line lengths and endings. You will examine poems that do not rhyme and learn how to compare and contrast poetry.

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Approaching Prose Fiction
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Do you want to get more out of your reading? This unit ...

Do you want to get more out of your reading? This unit is designed to develop the analytical skills you need for a more in-depth study of literary texts. You will learn about narrative events and perspectives, the setting of novels, types of characterisation and genre.

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