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Approaches to political studies

Approaches to political studies

This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught Autumn Semester 2010. This module introduces students to alternative theoretical approaches to the study of political phenomena. We consider the different forms of analysing, explaining, and understanding politics associated with approaches such as be...   More

Brazilian Portuguese year 1 semester B

Brazilian Portuguese year 1 semester B

This module is aimed at students in year 1 semester B (beginners Portuguese). The varied exercises cover a range of topics from a solar eclipse to the Portuguese language. The transcript reader of the listening exercises allows students to identify words/passages they find difficult to understand.   More

British public policy

British public policy

This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught Autumn Semester 2010/2011. The aim of this module is to analyse and explain the changing nature of policy-making in contemporary Britain, with particular emphasis on the period since 1979. Specifically, the module examines the impact of new forms of '...   More

Contemporary French culture in a global context

Contemporary French culture in a global context

This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Semester two 2009. This module looks at aspects of contemporary French culture in the context of an increasingly globalised culture and economy. In part, the module explores recent attempts to defend, redefine and interpret key aspects of French ide...   More

Continental Portuguese intermediate semester B

Continental Portuguese intermediate semester B

This module is aimed at students in year 2 semester B. The varied exercises cover a range of topics from Portuguese history to cooking. The transcript reader of the listening exercises allows students to identify words/passages they find difficult to understand.   More

De Gaulle's Republic 1958 - 1969

De Gaulle's Republic 1958 - 1969

This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Spring Semester 2010, This module examines the founding first decade of the Fifth Republic by focusing principally, though not exclusively, on the personality and political ideas of Charles de Gaulle. It begins by examining his emergence as the pro...   More

Depiction of terrorism in film and television

Depiction of terrorism in film and television

In this podcast, Professor Roberta Pearson from the School of American and Canadian Studies, discusses the fictional representation of terrorism in modern day television programmes and why more and more people are using fiction instead of the news to inform their opinions of world events. Professor Pearson considers the frequent engagement of...   More

Distance learning material

Distance learning material

The materials provided are taken from three postgraduate modules which students study as part of the School's distance learning MA degree programmes in 'Literary Linguistics', 'Applied Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching' and 'Modern English Language'. Our courses generally consist of 10 units which cover the key...   More

Doing the right thing : corporate social responsibility in a global marketplace

Doing the right thing : corporate social responsibility in a global marketplace

Globalisation, mass consumer awareness and public accountability are all factors in persuading companies to adopt ethical policies. As companies become more accountable not only for their own actions but for those within their supply chain, they have to adapt to ensure success within the context of the global society they operate in. Profess...   More

Fictionalised politics: how politics and politicians are represented in the US and the UK

Fictionalised politics: how politics and politicians are represented in the US and the UK

This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught Autumn Semester 2010/2011. This module assesses changing attitudes to representative politics in the US and UK, specifically political parties and those who lead them, through their representation in films, plays and novels since the C19th. How form...   More

Film in history/history in film

Film in history/history in film

This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009 This module explores the inter-relations and interactions of film and history in 20th century Europe and the United States (with a few classic films from elsewhere). It considers how films have appropriated past events as their ...   More

French year 1 semester A

French year 1 semester A

This module is aimed at 1st year students in semester A and addresses common grammatical problems areas.   More

German stage 2 semester A

German stage 2 semester A

This module is aimed post GCSE students in semester A and addresses common grammatical problems areas. The grammar exercises are also supported by audio, so that the pronunciation is underlined and listening skills are practiced. The transcript reader of the listening exercises allows students to identify words/passages they find difficult to ...   More

Harvesting history, Laxton : the medieval village that survived the modern age

Harvesting history, Laxton : the medieval village that survived the modern age

A video covering the medieval farming and life styles preserved in Laxton, a small village in Nottinghamshire which has survived the modern age. Includes images and artefacts from the exhibition presented by the University of Nottingham Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections. Suitable for community education, secondary education, u...   More

Historical skills : dating documents

Historical skills : dating documents

Explains the different dating conventions employed in historical documents. For example, the system of dating by reference to a religious feast day and the year of the reigning monarch has little in common with the modern calendar. Even where a recognisable date is provided, it may not be what it at first appears.... The resource includes a g...   More

Hitler and the Third Reich

Hitler and the Third Reich

This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Spring Semester 2010. The Third Reich is one of the most notorious, discussed and horrific periods of our age and although it is also very well researched, still raises many questions: How could a man like Hitler gain so much power? How could a whol...   More

Introduction to drama

Introduction to drama

This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2010. This module is designed to provide an introduction to the analysis and performance of drama. It has three main aims: 1) To provide an introduction to the analysis of drama; 2) To give a taste of the wide range of performance c...   More

Introduction to macroeconomics

Introduction to macroeconomics

This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Spring Semester 2010. This module provides an introduction to modern macroeconomic analysis. Macroeconomics is concerned with some of the most pressing and fundamental questions economists can ask, such as: What determines economic growth? Why do e...   More

Investigating the German language

Investigating the German language

This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Spring Semester 2010. This 10 credit module will look at some of the ways in which German has been developing in recent years. In particular, we will look at variation and change in sentence structure; ways in which new modes of communication (such ...   More

Japan in war and peace

Japan in war and peace

This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009/2010 This module consists of a detailed examination of the critical period in Japanese history from the end of the Pacific War through the U.S. Occupation between 1945 and 1952 and recovery in the 1960s and beyond. The lectures ...   More

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