Humans are social animals; social demands, both cooperative and competitive, structure our development, our brain and our mind. This course covers social development, social behaviour, social cognition and social neuroscience, in both human and non-human social animals. Topics include altruism, empathy, communication, theory of mind, aggression, power, groups, mating, and morality. Methods include evolutionary biology, neuroscience, cognitive science, social psychology and anthropology.
Level: beginner · Schedule: self-paced
Literature of the English Country House
A journey through the literature of English country houses from the time of Thomas More to Oscar Wilde
On this course, we’ll be introducing you to literature from 450 years of English country-house history and we’ll be seeing together how that literature shapes our understanding of country houses. We’ll be joined on the way by guest exp...
Indigenous Studies: Australia and New Zealand
Explores Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Māori history, society, culture, language and demography.
What's it about?
In this course we build the distinctive stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia and Māori people in Aotearoa New Zealand over four modules. Our aim is to provide you with an under...
Chinese Language and Culture
Explore the history of China’s language and culture and its adjustment to an increasingly globalised world.
What's it about?
You will also look at the origins of some of the values that underpin Chinese society and how these are being affected by economic development and urbanisation. You will uncover some of the symbolism of number...