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  1. Language and the Mind Sale

    Language and the Mind

    Spencer Kelly
    Save up to $220.00 Starting at $59.95 $299.95 $59.95$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.
  2. George Orwell: A Sage for All Seasons

    George Orwell: A Sage for All Seasons

    Michael Shelden
    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.
  3. Learning German: A Journey through Language and Culture

    Learning German: A Journey through Language and Culture

    James Pfrehm
    4.8 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (42)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Taught by Professor James Pfrehm of Ithaca College, this course teaches all the skills needed to understand and speak basic German. Focusing on major attractions in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, these lessons are perfect preparation for anyone who wants to experience German-speaking culture first-hand: from conversing with locals to reading signs and menus to navigating the railways and Autobahn.
  4. 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
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (12)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$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.
  5. How to Write Best-Selling Fiction

    How to Write Best-Selling Fiction

    James Scott Bell
    4.7 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (36)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$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...
  6. Language Families of the World Sale

    Language Families of the World

    John McWhorter
    4.8 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (74)
    Save up to $45.00 Starting at $219.95 $429.95 $219.95$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...
  7. Biblical Hebrew: Learning a Sacred Language Sale

    Biblical Hebrew: Learning a Sacred Language

    Michael Carasik
    4.6 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (87)
    Save up to $330.00 Starting at $69.95 $429.95 $69.95$429.95
    Get an authoritative primer on a fascinating ancient tongue with Biblical Hebrew: Learning a Sacred Language. Covering everything from the Hebrew alphabet and punctuation marks to essential vocabulary words to advanced grammatical rules, Professor Michael Carasik’s 36 lectures equip you to read one of the world’s greatest books in its original language on your own.
  8. Screenwriting 101: Mastering the Art of Story Sale

    Screenwriting 101: Mastering the Art of Story

    Angus Fletcher
    4.3 out of 5
    79% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (34)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $49.95 $299.95 $49.95$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.
  9. Learning Spanish II: How to Understand and Speak a New Language

    Learning Spanish II: How to Understand and Speak a New Language

    Bill Worden
    4.9 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (66)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    This exciting second course in Spanish grounds you in the building blocks of fluency, giving you the thrill of communication in this global language. In each lesson, you’ll learn core grammar, the “skeleton” of the language; essential and useful vocabulary; and the cultures surrounding the Spanish language. Learning Spanish II takes you from the beginning stages of Spanish to a more advanced level of...
  10. A Children's Guide to Folklore and Wonder Tales Sale

    A Children's Guide to Folklore and Wonder Tales

    Hannah B. Harvey
    4 out of 5
    62% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (24)
    Save up to $239.95 Starting at $40.00 $299.95 $40.00$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.
  11. Learning French: A Rendezvous with French-Speaking Cultures

    Learning French: A Rendezvous with French-Speaking Cultures

    Ann Williams
    4.4 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (190)
    Starting at $334.95 Starting at $334.95 $384.95 $334.95$384.95
    In Learning French: A Rendezvous with French-Speaking Cultures, you will gain a practical, in-depth introduction to a beautiful language. In these 30 step-by-step lectures, Professor Ann Williams has crafted an effective and engaging course that gives you the core building blocks while also giving you crucial insight into the relationship between language and culture—perfect for anyone serious about learning...
  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
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (70)
    Save up to $239.95 Starting at $40.00 $299.95 $40.00$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
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (48)
    Save up to $239.95 Starting at $40.00 $299.95 $40.00$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
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (29)
    Save up to $250.00 Starting at $24.95 $299.95 $24.95$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. The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction

    The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction

    David Schmid
    4.5 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (57)
    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.
  16. Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs Sale

    Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs

    Bob Brier
    4.9 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (82)
    Save up to $239.95 Starting at $40.00 $299.95 $40.00$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.
  17. English Grammar Boot Camp Sale

    English Grammar Boot Camp

    Anne Curzan
    4.4 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (123)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $49.95 $299.95 $49.95$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.
  18. The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature Sale

    The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature

    Marc C. Conner
    4.7 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (131)
    Save up to $330.00 Starting at $39.95 $429.95 $39.95$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.
  19. Becoming a Great Essayist Sale

    Becoming a Great Essayist

    Jennifer Cognard-Black
    3.9 out of 5
    70% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (74)
    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. Books That Matter: The Prince

    Books That Matter: The Prince

    William Landon
    4.4 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (28)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $199.95 $199.95$199.95
    What does it really mean to be Machiavellian? Books That Matter: The Prince delves into one of the great books of Western history, revealing the historical context of Machiavelli’s philosophical views, his tumultuous relationship with Florentine politics, his reception by his contemporaries and by 20th-century scholars, and his lasting influence on everyone from William Shakespeare to Joseph Stalin.