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  • Nationalism, self-determination and secession

    Author(s): Geoff Andrews, Open University, Michael Saward, Open University
    Date: Aug 27, 2014

    Description: What makes a ‘nation’ and what makes peoples strive for nationhood? This unit will provide you with an introduction to studying political ideas by looking at how people who see themselves as nations challenge the existing order to assert their right to a state of their own. After studying this unit you should be able to: grasp the concepts of nation, nationalism and self-determination; have a better understanding of the role they play in current political disputes; think...[more]

  • Human Rights in Brief

    Author(s): United States Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs
    Date: Aug 27, 2014

    Description: In all civilized nations, attempts are made to define and buttress human rights. The core of the concept is the same everywhere: Human rights are the rights that one has simply because one is human. They are universal and equal. The following pubilcation gives an overview of Human Rights across the globe.

  • Democracy in Brief

    Author(s): United States Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs
    Date: Aug 27, 2014

    Description: Democracy in Brief touches on topics such as rights and responsibilities of citizens, free and fair elections, the rule of law, the role of a written constitution, separation of powers, a free media, the role of parties and interest groups, military-civilian relations and democratic culture.

  • The NGO Handbook

    Author(s): Hilary Binder-Aviles
    Date: Aug 27, 2014

    Description: Have you ever seen a problem and wanted to do something about it? Of course you have. The schools, police, government welfare offices, churches and families aren’t handling it. Others share your concerns and want to do something. That’s why you would start a nongovernmental organization, or NGO. This handbook will guide you through the steps of starting and operating an NGO.

  • Women in the World Today

    Author(s): United States Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs
    Date: Aug 27, 2014

    Description: Global Women’s Issues and the Beijing Platform for Action. This book is based on the 12 critical areas of concern identified at the Beijing Conference: 1 The persistent and increasing burden of poverty on women 2 Inequalities and inadequacies in and unequal access to education and training 3 Inequalities and inadequacies in and unequal access to health care and related services 4 Violence against women 5 The effects of armed or other kinds of conflict on women, including those living und...[more]

  • Introduction to Psychology BC faculty reviewed

    Author(s): Charles Stangor
    Date: Aug 26, 2014

    Description: This textbook includes learning objectives, key takeaways, exercises and critical thinking activities, and a marginal glossary of key terms. In short, I think that this book will provide a useful and productive synthesis between your goals and the goals of your students. I have tried to focus on the forest rather than the trees and to bring psychology to life—in ways that really matter—for the students. At the same time, the book maintains content and conceptual rigor, with a strong focus o...[more]

  • Digital Foundations

    Author(s): Free Software Foundation
    Date: Aug 25, 2014

    Description: This book was written by two artist educators who teach digital art and design studio foundation classes. While teaching classes that take place in software laboratories, we noticed that many of our students expected to learn to use software, but gave little consideration to aesthetics or art and design history. A typical first day question is, "Are we going to learn Photoshop in this class?" This book is a mash-up of the Bauhaus Basic Course and open source software such as Inkscape, Gimp, Fi...[more]

  • Principles of Economics

    Author(s): Timothy Taylor, Macalester College, Steven A. Greenlaw, University of Mary Washington
    Date: Aug 22, 2014

    Description: Published by OpenStax College, Principles of Economics covers the scope and sequence for a two-semester principles of economics course. The text also includes many current examples, including; discussions on the great recession, the controversy among economists over the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), the recent government shutdown, and the appointment of the United States’ first female Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen. The pedagogical choices, chapter arrangements, and learning objective...[more]

  • Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation BC faculty reviewed

    Author(s): Tom Theis, University of Illinois, Jonathan Tomkin, University of Illinois
    Date: Aug 19, 2014

    Description: With “Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation”, first and second-year college students are introduced to this expanding new field, comprehensively exploring the essential concepts from every branch of knowledge – including engineering and the applied arts, natural and social sciences, and the humanities. As sustainability is a multi-disciplinary area of study, the text is the product of multiple authors drawn from the diverse faculty of the University of Illinois: each chapter is writt...[more]

  • Project Management

    Author(s): Adrienne Watt
    Date: Aug 14, 2014

    Description: This book covers the basics of project management. This includes the process of initiation, planning, execution, control and close out that all projects share. This book has been adapted by the author as of August 15, 2014. The adaptation includes Canadianized content, PowerPoints, Audio Files, and Chapter Questions.