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Professor Courtney Brown's Audio Podcasts

Politics In Music

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How Politics Intermixes with Music: Examples from Sting, Rai music, and Islam
Beethoven's Politics During His Life
Beethoven During the Second Reich and Weimar
Beethoven and the Nazis
Wagner's "Ring" Operas
Bob Marley and Rastafarianism
Bob Marley and Manifesto Music #1
Bob Marley and Manifesto Music #2
Bob Marley and Manifesto Music #3
Nationalist Music #1
Nationalist Music #2 with Verdi
Patriotic Music
Country Music #1
Country Music #2
Niche Country Music: Johnny Cash and David Allan Coe
Discussion of Hate Music
Joe Hill and Derivative Labor Music
Chilean Music During the time of Allende and Pinochet
A Brief History of the Vietnam War
Jimi Hendrix and Arlo Guthrie
Bob Dylan and George Harrison
An Introduction to Hip-Hop
The Emergence of Hyperrealism and African-American Radicalism in Hip-Hop

Science Fiction and Politics

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Introduction and Overview
Foundation by Isaac Asimov
Foundation by Isaac Asimov (continued)
Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov
Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (Part 1)
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (Part 2)
Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin (Part 1)
Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin (Part 2)
The Uplift War by David Brin (Part 1)
The Uplift War by David Brin (Part 2)
Darwin's Radio by Greg Bear (Part 1)
Darwin's Radio by Greg Bear (Part 2)
How to Write Your Essays
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (Part 1)
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (Part 2)
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman (Part 1)
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman (Part 2)
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick (Part 1)
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick (Part 2)
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A Heinlein (Part 1)
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A Heinlein (Part 2)
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A Heinlein (Part 3)
Neuromancer by William Gibson (Part 1)
Neuromancer by William Gibson (Part 2)
On Free Will (based on Issac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy)
On Free Will (based on Aldous Huxley's Brave New World)
The Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin (Part 1)
The Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin (Part 2)
The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov (Part 1)
The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov (Part 2)
Spin by Robert Charles Wilson (Part 1)
Spin by Robert Charles Wilson (Part 2)
The Trouble with Physics by Lee Smolin (Part 1)
The Trouble with Physics by Lee Smolin (Part 2)
He, She and It by Marge Piercy (Part 1)
He, She and It by Marge Piercy (Part 2)
The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer by Neal Stephenson
Ubik by Philip K. Dick (Part 1)
Ubik by Philip K. Dick (Part 2)
Doomsday Book by Connie Willis (Part 1)
Doomsday Book by Connie Willis (Part 2)
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson (Part 1)
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson (Part 2)
Blind Lake by Robert Charles Wilson
Spin by Robert Charles Wilson (Part 1)
Spin by Robert Charles Wilson (Part 2)
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi (Part 1)
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi (Part 2)
Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge (Part 1)
Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge (Part 2)
Redshirts by John Scalzi (Part 1)
Redshirts by John Scalzi (Part 2)
"Many Moons" and "Tightrope" by Janelle Monáe

Modeling Complex Systems (Advanced Seminar)

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Introduction and Overview
Introduction to Difference Equations (use with companion Powerpoint presentation)
Using SAS with Assignment #1 (use with Assignment #1)
Running SAS with Assignment #1 (use with Assignment #1)
Introduction to Graph Algebra (m4a, for use on a video iPod, QuickTime, or iTunes)
Graph Algebra and Discrete-time operators (use with companion Powerpoint presentation)
Running SAS with Assignment #2 (use with Assignment #2)
Graph Algebra and Nonlinearities (use with companion Powerpoint presentation)
Graph Algebra and Nonlinearities (cont.) (use with companion Powerpoint presentation)
Assignment #3, Part 1 (use with Assignment #3)
Guest lecture on using online data by Dr. Rob O'Reilly, Emory's ICPSR Representative.
Dynamic Modeling, Part 1 (use with companion Powerpoint presentation)
Dynamic Modeling, Part 2 (use with companion Powerpoint presentation)
Graph Algebra and Richardson's Arms Race Model (use with Powerpoint presentation)
Dynamic Modeling, Part 2 continued (use with companion Powerpoint presentation)
Continuation of Dynamic Modeling, Part 2 (use with companion Powerpoint presentation)
Assignment #6 (use with Assignment #6)
The Predator/Prey Model with Phaser

Statistical Modeling

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Introduction and Overview
Sampling
Distributions, Measures of Central Tendency, and Measures of Distribution
Assignment #1 with R
Assignment #1 with SAS
The Normal Distribution, z-scores, and Beginning Statistical Inference
Confidence Intervals
Assignment #2 with SAS
Type I and Type II Errors, Plus Testing the difference between means
Contingency Tables and the Chi-squared Statistic
Midterm Problem Review
First draft of Final Project, Plus Bivariate Regression
Second Draft of Final Project, plus Multiple Regression
Multivariate Relationships
Intercept and Slope Dummy Variables
Working with the Democracy Data Set with Multiple Regression
Multiple Regression and Multicollinearity

Modeling Politics (Freshman Seminar)

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Introducing Probability
Conditional Probability
Assignment #1
Assignment #2 (part 1)
Assignment #2 (part 2)
John Sprague's One-Party Dominance in Legislatures discussion
Adam Przeworski's Institutionalization of Voting Patterns, Part 1
Adam Przeworski's Institutionalization of Voting Patterns, Part 2
Game Theory (strictly determined and mixed strategy games)
Anthony Downs's An Economic Theory of Democracy
Applying Downs's Theory to Real-World Examples