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Have you ever wondered what causes mental illness, or why we react to stress the way we do? Or what to expect as you get older?
Clinical psychology is the study of psychological disorders and the treatments designed to improve the day-to-day lives of people suffering from them. The focus of the course will be on common psychological disorders, such as schizophrenia, and the symptoms of each. We will also discuss the underlying role of stress and how it affects people mentally and physically. We will also consider more general issues and theories around personality and intelligence.
You should take this course if you want to better understand psychological disorders and how we can treat them.
Es imposible estudiar hoy los sistemas educativos contemporáneos sin adoptar su perspectiva supranacional. Las agendas educativas nacionales se ven influenciadas por las propuestas de los organismos internacionales (OI). Este curso ofrece una visión crítica de las acciones educativas principales OI y de cómo influyen en las reformas nacionales, para promover reflexión sobre la generación de corrientes educativas globales.
Contestaremos a las siguientes preguntas:
- ¿Qué es la Educación Supranacional? ¿Existen realmente políticas educativas supranacionales?
- La agenda educativa de la UE: ¿una formación armonizada para el nuevo ciudadano europeo?
- Las acciones educativas de la OEI: ¿cooperación o recolonización educativa?
- Las recomendaciones de la OCDE para la mejora de la educación: ¿se basan verdaderamente en evidencias?
- La UNESCO y sus estrategias educativas globales: ¿retórica o realidad?
Se satisfará la curiosidad del alumno sobre la estructura molecular de sustancias, tanto naturales como otras creadas por el Químico Orgánico. Percibirá su importancia sobre la preservación de la vida, el control de enfermedades y la producción eficiente de alimentos, así como las limitaciones que tenemos en la producción de energía y nuestra incidencia sobre el medio ambiente. Se introducirá en el apasionante arte de la separación, purificación y determinación de estructuras.
Afortunadamente, cada vez hay más personas sensibles a las especiales privaciones y sufrimientos que afectan a los menores de edad. La explotación sexual de las niñas, la utilización de los niños como soldados, el trabajo infantil, el tráfico internacional de menores… y todo esto sin contar con el hambre, la guerra y las epidemias. Tras dos tímidos precedentes, la comunidad internacional se hizo eco de estas exigencias en la Convención Internacional de Derechos del Niño de 1989 y en la Convención de las Naciones Unidas con mayor número de ratificaciones, aunque con muy limitada eficacia en la realidad.
Nuestro propósito es acercar a todos los profesionales que tratan con la infancia, a los familiares, o a cualquiera que tenga interés y sensibilidad a la respuesta que el Ordenamiento Jurídico puede prestar a esas exigencias específicas. Tomaremos como eje común, sobre el que se articulan los distintos temas, la Convención Internacional de los Derechos del Niño de 1989.
Los cuatro ámbitos sobre los que trabajaremos serán:
- La sustracción internacional de menores.
- Menores en desamparo y tutela administrativa.
- La protección sociolaboral.
- Situaciones de separación de los progenitores.
¿Cómo abordar los diferentes problemas específicos de la infancia? ¿Qué respuestas puede ofrecer el sistema jurídico? En este curso nos proponemos una aproximación crítica a la realidad y a la regulación jurídica española, europea e internacional de la protección del menor.
Want to teach your students how to tackle difficult community problems using creative and novel solutions?
This education and teacher training course has been developed to train teachers to use design thinking in the classroom to find creative and innovative solutions to everyday community problems. It is based on Cooper Hewitt’s innovative classroom activity called Design in the Classroom as well as on our national workshop series, Smithsonian Design Institute.
In this course, you will define design and learn how it can be many things to many people. You will also learn the stages of the design process and work through each stage to create a design solution to a real-life community problem. Finally, you will take design into your own classroom by discussing how design thinking can be used to address required curriculum, evaluating existing design-based lesson plans, and creating a design-based lesson plan for your students.
In the first part of the course, economists from the IMF will introduce the definition and measurement of subsidies, and then describe the economic, social, and environmental implications of subsidies. The second part of the course has two principal purposes: first, to review what works best in energy subsidy reform, in light of country experiences globally; and second, to illustrate successes and failures in particular country contexts by summarizing some case studies.
Whether you are a civil servant working on economic issues for your country or simply interested in better understanding issues related to energy subsidies, this course will provide hands-on training on the design of successful reforms of energy subsidies.
You are welcome to join us in this exciting course!
Energy Subsidy Reform is offered by the IMF with financial support from the Government of Belgium.
In this engineering course, we will explore cellular solids in medicine, including trabecular bone mechanics, the increased risk of bone fracture due to trabecular bone loss in patients with osteoporosis, the development of metal foam coatings for orthopedic implants, applying foam models to tissue engineering scaffolds and the design of a porous scaffold for tissue engineering that mimics the body's own extracellular matrix.
This course should be taken with 3.054.1x: Cellular Solids Part 1.
We encounter signals and systems extensively in our day-to-day lives, from making a phone call, listening to a song, editing photos, manipulating audio files, using speech recognition softwares like Siri and Google now, to taking EEGs, ECGs and X-Ray images. Each of these involves gathering, storing, transmitting and processing information from the physical world. This course will equip you to deal with these tasks efficiently by learning the basic mathematical framework of signals and systems.
This course is divided into two parts. In the first part (EE210.1x), we explored the various properties of signals and systems, characterization of Linear Shift Invariant Systems, convolution and Fourier Transform. Building on that, in this part (EE210.2x) we will deal with the Sampling theorem, Z-Transform, discrete Fourier transform and Laplace transform. The contents of the first part are prerequisites for doing this part. Ideas introduced in this course will be useful in understanding further electrical engineering courses which deal with control systems, communication systems, power systems, digital signal processing, statistical signal analysis and digital message transmission. The concepts taught in this course are also useful to students of other disciplines like mechanical, chemical, aerospace and other branches of engineering and science.
The motion of falling leaves or small particles diffusing in a fluid is highly stochastic in nature. Therefore, such motions must be modeled as stochastic processes, for which exact predictions are no longer possible. This is in stark contrast to the deterministic motion of planets and stars, which can be perfectly predicted using celestial mechanics.
This course is an introduction to stochastic processes through numerical simulations, with a focus on the proper data analysis needed to interpret the results. We will use the Jupyter (iPython) notebook as our programming environment. It is freely available for Windows, Mac, and Linux through the Anaconda Python Distribution.
The students will first learn the basic theories of stochastic processes. Then, they will use these theories to develop their own python codes to perform numerical simulations of small particles diffusing in a fluid. Finally, they will analyze the simulation data according to the theories presented at the beginning of course.
At the end of the course, we will analyze the dynamical data of more complicated systems, such as financial markets or meteorological data, using the basic theory of stochastic processes.
Sustainability is indispensable for the future of humankind. Sustainability science has emerged as an effort to tackle the complex problems the world is facing today. Lecturers from different disciplines provide a holistic overview of key issues in sustainability including industrial pollution, an aging society, human-nature connection, urban planning, resilience, environmental governance, and education for sustainable development.
In this course, you will learn about historical and current sustainability issues that have emerged around the world, as well as some of the approaches that have been used to solve them. You will be exposed to industrial and water pollution control issues, in addition to challenges caused by an aging and shrinking population.
You will also learn about the human-nature connection and initiatives that aim to create sustainable societies in harmony with nature, based on the concept of Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS). You will explore how ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR) approaches can be used to reestablish the human-nature connection through re-naturalization of damaged environments.
This course will also consider an urban planning point of view by exploring the value of an urban-rural land use mixture to create new sustainable societies and resilient megacities.
Finally, you will learn about environmental governance, a crucial element for progress towards a sustainable future. You will be introduced to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) as a learning method for sustainable development and discuss international debates on ESD.
Japanese perspectives are emphasized throughout the course in the hopes of providing concrete value to solving contemporary sustainability issues.
This event is part of Michigan’s Teach-Out Series which provides just-in-time community learning opportunities for participants around the world to come together in conversation with the U-M campus community, including faculty experts.
How does history help us understand today’s political climate?
Political systems in many countries around the world have shifted from more democratic to more authoritarian tendencies. A deeper understanding and knowledge of this past can inform how we understand contemporary political changes.
This Teach-Out will bring together expert knowledge about democracies and the processes that erode democratic decision-making and structures. By examining historical and comparative patterns, learners will gain a better understanding of contemporary politics.
Chemistry and biology are traditionally taught as separate subjects at the high school level, where students memorize fundamental scientific principles that are universally accepted. However, at the university level and in industry, we learn that science is not as simple as we once thought. We are constantly confronted by questions about the unknown and required to use creative, integrated approaches to solve these problems. By bringing together knowledge from multidisciplinary fields, we are empowered with the ability to generate new ideas. The goal of this course is to develop skills for generating new ideas at the interface between chemistry and biology by analyzing pioneering studies.
When should I register?
Registration will be open throughout the course.
This data course is a primer to statistical genetics and covers an approach called linkage disequilibrium mapping, which analyzes non-familial data and has been successfully used to identify genetic variants associated with common and complex genetic traits.
We hope many students find this introductory course interesting and are motivated to study further topics in statistical genetics to understand biological variation from statistical standpoints.
Previous knowledge of molecular genetics and basic statistical concepts, such as statistical tests and estimation, is required. Basic knowledge on genetic variations is offered at the start of the course.
The proliferation of consumer devices and ubiquitous information access is driving the enterprise away from a device-centric model centered on corporate-owned and provisioned devices to a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) model in which employees use their own devices to access corporate applications and data. Workers expect consistent access to corporate tools and data regardless of the type of device they’re using. They also want their corporate-issued technology and resources to look and behave like their personal technology—always on and always available from any device, from virtually anywhere.
An enterprise model that supports the use of consumer devices in the workplace and the ability to work from virtually anywhere and anytime must move from a device-focused view of IT management to one that’s people centric. In reality it is not the device that is mobile, it is the users.
It is important that the IT challenges of BYOD, Mobile device management, cloud computing, and hybrid identities be understood before one can understand how Windows 10 helps address those issues.
Customer service is a complex phenomenon where people engage in an extended interaction to co-create value. This course focuses on social and cultural aspects of services.
In this business and management course, you will learn how to analyze customer interactions, using video data taken in actual services. Through discussions of a variety of services such as sushi bars, restaurants, hotels and apparel, you will explore the nuanced and paradoxical nature of customer relations and discuss how to design services from cultural perspective.
This MOOC is sponsored by the Society for Serviceology.
Learn to manage Windows 10 desktop and application deployments as well as cloud-based application and data service environments for medium-to-large enterprises.
This course is the third of four courses in the Windows 10 Features for a Mobile Workforce XSeries, which has been created to help you prepare for Microsoft certification Exam 70-697: Configuring Windows Devices.
How can we study the Universe we live in using the only available information it provides us with: light ?
This course provides an overview of the physical phenomena at play in the astronomical objects surrounding us, from planets and stars to the cosmic filaments, from galaxies such as our own Milky Way to large galaxy clusters. The course emphasizes the links between theoretical predictions and observations.
In this course, you will learn the basics of astrophysics using simplified mathematical developments. In particular, you will learn the role played by gravity in astrophysics, including gravitational lensing, and how matter and radiation interact. The material in this course is essential to follow more advanced astrophysics courses.
This course is part of the Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Data Science.
Showcase the knowledge and skills you’ve acquired during the Microsoft Professional Program for Data Science, and solve a real-world data science problem in this program capstone project. The project takes the form of a challenge in which you will explore a dataset and develop a machine learning solution that is tested and scored to determine your grade.
Note: This course assumes you have completed the previous courses in the Microsoft Professional Program for Data Science. For details, go to https://academy.microsoft.com/en-us/professional-program/data-science.
This course describes the preparation steps for a successful deployment of Windows 10 in an enterprise environment by using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and System Center Configuration Manager. It also explains the other methods available today for migrating to Windows 10.
This course is the second of four courses in the Windows 10 Features for a Mobile Workforce XSeries, which has been created to help you prepare for Microsoft certification Exam 70-697: Configuring Windows Devices.
This is the second course of “Four Facets of Contemporary Japanese Architecture” series, with the focus on the second facet: technology.
The technology portion will focus on works by architects who explored the use of technology—from techniques used for traditional crafts to computational processes—as a vehicle for their investigations into the conceptualization and production of architecture. Tadao Ando, Shigeru Ban, Manabu Chiba, Kengo Kuma, Kazuhiko Namba, and Yusuke Obuchi will visit their buildings to discuss the ideas behind their respective works.
Music by Jun Miyake
Organized by (T_ADS) Kengo Kuma, Yusuke Obuchi, Toshihiko Kiuchi
Filmed by Hiromoto Oka