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  1. Language A to Z Sale

    Language A to Z

    John McWhorter
    5 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (5)
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    There’s a lot that’s quirky and intriguing about how human language works—and much of it is downright fun to learn about. Here’s a delightful way to get accessible, bite-sized introductions to language in Language A to Z. These twenty-four 15-minute lectures by Professor John McWhorter, one of the best-known popularizers of language, use the English alphabet as a unique, offbeat way to let you hopscotch...
  2. Written Communications: Being Heard and Understood Sale

    Written Communications: Being Heard and Understood

    Allison Friederichs
    4.2 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (8)
    Save up to $185.00 Starting at $29.95 $229.95 $29.95$229.95
    Discover the secrets to sharpening your written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills In 12 rewarding lectures. With humor and enthusiasm, along with dozens of tools, examples, and exercises, Professor Friederichs will teach you how to select the right words; ensure proper grammar and punctuation; and analyze, craft, and edit your message—all while using a reader-centric lens.
  3. How Science Shapes Science Fiction Sale

    How Science Shapes Science Fiction

    Charles L. Adler
    4.6 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (5)
    Save up to $220.00 Starting at $59.95 $299.95 $59.95$299.95
    View scientific knowledge through the lens of fiction in and explore theories, concepts, and formulas that may seem daunting in more academic settings. How Science Shapes Science Fiction showcases the ways fiction has an amazing capacity to teach us about ourselves and the nature of the world we live in.
  4. Books that Matter: The Federalist Papers Sale

    Books that Matter: The Federalist Papers

    Joseph L. Hoffmann
    4.8 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (35)
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    Books That Matter: The Federalist Papers gives you the chance to delve into one of the most influential guides to the U.S. Constitution. Taught by acclaimed professor and legal scholar Joseph L. Hoffmann of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, these 12 thought-provoking lectures unpack the 85 brilliant essays by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay that serve essentially as the Bible of American...
  5. Language and the Mind

    Language and the Mind

    Spencer Kelly
    4.7 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (15)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    What is our species’ greatest invention? Medicine, computers, space travel? Not even close. The innovation that underlies each of our past achievements and those we still aspire to is ... language. Learn why language is our ultimate invention—one that has allowed us to change the physical and social world around us in every conceivable way, and one that has fundamentally changed us, as well.
  6. George Orwell: A Sage for All Seasons

    George Orwell: A Sage for All Seasons

    Michael Shelden
    4.6 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (28)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    In George Orwell: A Sage for All Seasons, join Orwell’s authorized biographer, Professor Michael Shelden, for a 24-lecture journey through the life and times that shaped this profound writer and his eerily prescient masterpieces like Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four. Blending literary analysis and biography, this course is a one-of-a-kind portrait of the modern world’s greatest champion of individuality.
  7. Great American Short Stories: A Guide for Readers and Writers

    Great American Short Stories: A Guide for Readers and Writers

    Jennifer Cognard-Black
    4.9 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (14)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Whether you want to write short stories, simply want better insight as a reader, or even if you are looking for a new lens through which to view American history, the 24 rich and informative lectures of Great American Short Stories: A Guide for Writers and Readers will show you the ins and outs of this infinitely adaptable—and intrinsically American—literary form.
  8. How to Write Best-Selling Fiction

    How to Write Best-Selling Fiction

    James Scott Bell
    4.8 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (54)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Embark on an insightful, intimate, and extraordinarily revealing look at the elements of best-selling fiction. Get a comprehensive, eye-opening, and illuminating survey of the entire writing process, as well as a full breakdown of how dozens of best-selling authors have implemented these best practices in their own writing. As an aspiring author, you will gain a wealth of tools that that will not only improve your...
  9. Language Families of the World

    Language Families of the World

    John McWhorter
    4.7 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (101)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    In Language Families of the World, Professor John McWhorter takes you back through time and around the world, following the linguistic trails left by generations of humans that lead back to the beginnings of language. Utilizing historical theories and cutting-edge research, these 34 astonishing lectures will introduce you to the major language families of the world and their many offspring, including a variety of...
  10. Screenwriting 101: Mastering the Art of Story

    Screenwriting 101: Mastering the Art of Story

    Angus Fletcher
    4.4 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (36)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Writing a script is simply another way of telling a story, albeit one with its own special set of possibilities and limitations. This course will provide you with the invaluable ability to appreciate more films and TV, tell better stories, and write your own scripts. How you decide to use these limitless creative possibilities is up to you.
  11. A Children's Guide to Folklore and Wonder Tales

    A Children's Guide to Folklore and Wonder Tales

    Hannah B. Harvey
    4.2 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (26)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    In The Children’s Guide to Folklore and Wonder Tales, Dr. Hannah Blevins Harvey unpacks more than 60 of our most beloved stories, fables, fairy tales, and songs from around the world. Not only does she provide you with a fascinating, in-depth view into the history, context, and deeper meaning of the tales we know and love, she also treats you to dynamic, theatrical, and engaging tellings of these cherished tales.
  12. Books That Matter: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Sale

    Books That Matter: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    Leo Damrosch
    4.6 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (76)
    Save up to $240.00 Starting at $24.95 $299.95 $24.95$299.95
    In this chapter-by-chapter guide, Professor Leo Damrosch of Harvard University helps you navigate the Decline and Fall’s themes, structure, and lasting influence. Whether you’ve read the book before or never knew where to start, these 24 lectures are an authoritative study of a once-mighty empire—and the great book that became its classic eulogy and epitaph.
  13. Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature Sale

    Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature

    Pamela Bedore
    4.2 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (53)
    Save up to $250.00 Starting at $34.95 $299.95 $34.95$299.95
    Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature delivers 24 illuminating lectures which plunge you into the history and development of utopian ideas and their dystopian counterparts. You’ll encounter some of the most powerful and influential texts in this genre as you travel centuries into the past and thousands of years into the future, through worlds that are beautiful, laughable, terrifying, and always...
  14. Books That Matter: The Analects of Confucius Sale

    Books That Matter: The Analects of Confucius

    Robert Andre LaFleur
    4.6 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (31)
    Save up to $260.00 Starting at $19.95 $299.95 $19.95$299.95
    With Books That Matter: The Analects of Confucius, explore one of the world’s most important philosophical texts. Filled with rich historical context, detailed close readings of key passages, and stories of Confucius and his students (and critics), these 24 lectures are required learning for anyone who wants a solid grasp of Eastern philosophy—and the ways a single book can cross cultures to inspire an entire...
  15. Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs

    Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs

    Bob Brier
    4.9 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (88)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Noted Egyptologist Bob Brier’s Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs is the key to unlocking this ancient language. In 24 lectures, you’ll cover the basics of reading and writing hieroglyphs, including vocabulary words, number systems, and sentence structure. You’ll also translate hieroglyphs found on ancient sites and artifacts, such as the temples at Abu Simbel and the tomb of Tutankhamen.
  16. The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction

    The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction

    David Schmid
    4.5 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (60)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    Great mystery and suspense writers have created some of the most unforgettable stories in all of literature and they continue to grow in popularity. How did the genre become so prevalent? Why is it a go-to for so many readers around the world? What makes the dark and sometimes grisly themes appealing? In The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction, Professor David Schmid examines these questions and more.
  17. The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature

    The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature

    Marc C. Conner
    4.7 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (136)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    As Ireland shook off the shackles of British rule, it produced one of the greatest flourishings of literature in modern times—a spirited discourse that found the significance of the present intimately entwined with the legendary past. Discover the dazzling arts and bloody struggles of the Irish Renaissance and fight for independence, guided by great works from Yeats, Joyce, Lady Gregory, and others.
  18. English Grammar Boot Camp

    English Grammar Boot Camp

    Anne Curzan
    4.4 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (144)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    English Grammar Boot Camp takes you on an enjoyable exploration of the essential aspects of English grammar. These spirited and accessible lectures offer a comprehensive core training in all of the key elements of grammar and usage, in their most immediate, practical application. Discover a breadth of perspective and context you won’t find elsewhere, improving your grammar competence and confidence in all contexts.
  19. Becoming a Great Essayist Sale

    Becoming a Great Essayist

    Jennifer Cognard-Black
    3.9 out of 5
    68% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (79)
    Save up to $240.00 Starting at $24.95 $299.95 $24.95$299.95
    Discover the keys to unlock your potential in essay writing. If you have a clever anecdote, an interesting memory, or a strong opinion, then you have an essay in you. These illuminating lectures explore many genres of essays, challenge you with stimulating writing prompts, and provide insights into how to write compelling essays. In mastering this versatile form, you gain skills to apply to any other form of writing.
  20. English in America: A Linguistic History

    English in America: A Linguistic History

    Natalie Schilling
    3.8 out of 5
    66% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (50)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    Would you address a group of people as: “you guys,” “yinz,” “y’all,” or something else? Your answer can provide insight into who you are. American English has a colorful history, influenced by contact between many cultures. Dialect variations are widespread, reflecting and shaping changes in our society. The many American EnglishES represent who we have always been as a nation: e pluribus unum—out of...