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168 Courses

  1. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: How Life Works Sale

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: How Life Works

    Kevin Ahern
    Save up to $315.00 Starting at $84.95 $429.95 $84.95$429.95
    Taught by Professor Kevin Ahern of Oregon State University, this course covers the essential topics of a first-semester college course in biochemistry and molecular biology, introducing amino acids, proteins, enzymes, genes, and dealing with the intricate workings of living cells. A background in high school-level chemistry is helpful.
  2. The Wonders of America's State Parks Sale

    The Wonders of America's State Parks

    Joe Yogerst
    Save up to $220.00 Starting at $59.95 $299.95 $59.95$299.95
    In The Wonders of America’s State Parks, join best-selling travel writer Joe Yogerst for a virtual tour of over 100 state wilderness areas stretching from New England to the Alaskan frontier to the Hawaiian Islands. You’ll learn how these parks came into existence, what makes them a special part of America’s story, and how to get the most out of a visit—whether you want historical insights or panoramic views.
  3. Introduction to C++: Programming Concepts and Applications Sale

    Introduction to C++: Programming Concepts and Applications

    John Keyser
    3.8 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
    Taught by Professor John Keyser of Texas A&M University, this course is a step-by-step guide to the popular computer programming language C++. Professor Keyser explains how to access C++ so you can program along with him as he covers the major coding styles offered by this versatile language, including object-oriented programming. In the last lecture, you create an AI game-playing program.
  4. Understanding the Misconceptions of Science Sale

    Understanding the Misconceptions of Science

    Don Lincoln
    4.3 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (27)
    Save up to $220.00 Starting at $59.95 $299.95 $59.95$299.95
    In Understanding the Misconceptions of Science, join Professor Don Lincoln, a Senior Scientist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, on a 24-lecture exploration of shocking truths about some of science’s most well-known—and often controversial—concepts, including the physics of flight, black holes, quantum mechanics, evolution, and even the possibility of extraterrestrial life.
  5. Understanding the Quantum World

    Understanding the Quantum World

    Erica W. Carlson
    4.5 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (57)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Quantum theory baffles even physicists, but it also gives them unprecedented insight into nature—and it can do the same for you, once you understand the fundamentals. Open your mind and broaden your scientific horizons with this 24-lecture course on the quantum world.
  6. The Skeptic's Guide to Health, Medicine, and the Media

    The Skeptic's Guide to Health, Medicine, and the Media

    Roy Benaroch
    4.9 out of 5
    100% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (15)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    As consumers of medical news, how can we know whether the article we just read is based on solid science or worthless trash? Professor Roy Benaroch of Emory University School of Medicine provides just the direction we need in The Skeptic’s Guide to Health, Medicine, and the Media. In 24 fascinating lectures that address the most important health issues of our day, Dr. Benaroch shares six questions that will help...
  7. What Darwin Didn't Know: The Modern Science of Evolution

    What Darwin Didn't Know: The Modern Science of Evolution

    Scott Solomon
    5 out of 5
    97% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (35)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Taught by Professor Scott Solomon of Rice University, this course follows the revolution in biology and genetics sparked by Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection. In Darwin’s day, there were many gaps and uncertainties in his theory—most of which were conclusively solved by his successors. Throughout, Dr. Solomon contrasts what Darwin knew with our tremendous increase in knowledge today.
  8. Introduction to Astrophysics

    Introduction to Astrophysics

    Joshua Winn
    4.7 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (73)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Taught by Professor Joshua Winn of Princeton University, this course takes you step by step through the major calculations of astrophysics, including Newton’s law of gravity, a black hole’s event horizon, the ignition temperature of a star, and many more. Knowledge of first-year college physics and math is assumed, but Dr. Winn—an award-winning teacher—makes the course rewarding for anyone curious about the...
  9. The Scientific Wonder of Birds

    The Scientific Wonder of Birds

    Bruce E. Fleury
    4.8 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (63)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $229.95 $199.95$229.95
    Accompanied by exceptionally rich visuals, from vivid color images and diagrams to video clips of bird behavior, animations, and moving graphics, The Scientific Wonder of Birds unfolds as a thrilling and many-sided panorama of avian life. Ultimately, this course offers you remarkable insight into some of the most beautiful and extraordinary of living creatures.
  10. The Learning Brain

    The Learning Brain

    Thad A. Polk
    4.5 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (34)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    How does the human brain make memories, learn a language, solve problems, and retain the state capitals? Identify and differentiate between several, major kinds of memories and what control we have over retaining and recalling them. Whether you or someone you know needs better study habits, struggles with learning a new skill, or just worries about memories fading with age, get the tools you need with The Learning...
  11. Nuclear Physics Explained

    Nuclear Physics Explained

    Lawrence Weinstein
    4.1 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (49)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Taught by Professor Lawrence Weinstein of Old Dominion University, this course explains the science, history, hazards, applications, and latest advances in nuclear physics. You learn the principles of radioactivity, how nuclear bombs and reactors work, the uses of radiation for cancer treatment and medical imaging, what makes some forms of radiation dangerous, plus you tour a linear accelerator.
  12. What Einstein Got Wrong

    What Einstein Got Wrong

    Dan Hooper
    4.8 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (72)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    Taught by physicist Dan Hooper of Fermilab and the University of Chicago, this course focuses on Einstein’s mistakes as a window into his theory-building technique. He was spectacularly effective with relativity and early quantum mechanics, but he also made some missteps by doubting some of the staple concepts of today’s physics, including black holes, the big bang, and the uncertainty principle.
  13. Why You Are Who You Are: Investigations into Human Personality Sale

    Why You Are Who You Are: Investigations into Human Personality

    Mark Leary
    4.5 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (44)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $49.95 $299.95 $49.95$299.95
    What makes you different from other people? And what makes you—sometimes—the same? Designed as a fascinating, accessible scientific inquiry, the 24 lectures of Why You Are Who You Are: Investigations into Human Personality, will have you thinking about your personality in a way that leaves you enriched and better informed about what makes you, you.
  14. Life in the World's Oceans

    Life in the World's Oceans

    Sean K. Todd
    4.7 out of 5
    96% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (27)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    The Great Courses teams with the Smithsonian to produce a vivid exploration of life in the world’s oceans with Professor Sean K. Todd of the College of the Atlantic. From the beginning of life on Earth to the state of our oceans today, you’ll learn about the latest research on marine-mammal intelligence and communication, bioluminescence, exploration of the ocean floor, the Smithsonian’s own cutting-edge...
  15. The Psychology of Performance: How to Be Your Best in Life

    The Psychology of Performance: How to Be Your Best in Life

    Eddie O'Connor
    4.8 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (33)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    In The Psychology of Performance: How to Be Your Best in Life, clinical sport psychologist Eddie O’Connor, Ph.D., shares the best ways for you to reach your personal performance goals based on the latest scientific research—whether your performance environment is music, dance, business, or sport. These often surprising research results will make you rethink your own strategies, offering approaches you might...
  16. Radio Astronomy: Observing the Invisible Universe

    Radio Astronomy: Observing the Invisible Universe

    Felix J. Lockman
    4.8 out of 5
    94% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (97)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Radio Astronomy: Observing the Invisible Universe takes you on a thrilling journey through astounding discoveries with Felix J. Lockman, Ph.D. You’ll learn that the dominant molecular structures in interstellar space are all based on carbon, just like Earth. It is likely that any extraterrestrial galactic life would be related to us at least on the molecular level. Will we find other organic lifeforms out there?...
  17. Zoology: Understanding the Animal World

    Zoology: Understanding the Animal World

    Donald E. Moore III
    3.8 out of 5
    56% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (32)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    In Zoology: Understanding the Animal World, The Great Courses teams up with the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute for 24 lectures that take you behind the scenes of the animal world. Dr. Donald E. Moore III brings you up close and personal with a breathtaking variety of animal species, from butterflies to crocodiles to pandas.
  18. Food, Science, and the Human Body

    Food, Science, and the Human Body

    Alyssa Crittenden
    4 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (20)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    In these 36 lectures, get answers to questions about the evolution of the human diet and its relationship to our bodies. Bringing together insights from fields including anthropology, health science, biology, and sociology, this partnership between The Great Courses and National Geographic lays bare what science can teach us about food.
  19. Boosting Your Emotional Intelligence

    Boosting Your Emotional Intelligence

    Jason M. Satterfield
    4 out of 5
    61% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (18)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    In Boosting Your Emotional Intelligence, Dr. Jason Satterfield teaches how to identify, monitor, and regulate your own emotions—instead of letting your emotions run the show—and how to manage emotions in others. With the skills you learn from this exciting interactive course, you will be able to improve your emotional intelligence (EQ) now and throughout your life. You’ll be able to use your emotions as you...
  20. The Science of Flight

    The Science of Flight

    James W. Gregory
    4.5 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (84)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Taught by Professor James Gregory of Ohio State University, with commentary by Smithsonian curators and examples from the National Air and Space Museum, this course is a treasure trove for all who wonder where lift comes from, how a pilot flies a plane, what air traffic controllers do, and many other things about flight, including how rockets and orbits work. Extensive graphics make the concepts clear.