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  1. Classics of Russian Literature

    Classics of Russian Literature

    Irwin Weil
    4.6 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (71)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    Russian literature famously probes the depths of the human soul. This course explores masterpieces at all levels—characters, plots, scenes, and sometimes even single sentences. Professor Irwin Weil, a passionate and illuminating teacher, has chosen a rich sampling of Russia’s greatest writers, based on his 50-year love affair with the language and its literature.
  2. Machiavelli in Context

    Machiavelli in Context

    William R. Cook
    4.6 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (79)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    What images does the name Machiavelli conjure up? Political opportunism? Cold-blooded manipulation? The ends that justify the means? But does the Machiavelli most of us think we know bear any resemblance to the Machiavelli who lived, pondered, and wrote? Professor William R. Cook offers the opportunity to meet an extraordinarily thoughtful and sincere student of history and its lessons.
  3. The Concerto

    The Concerto

    Robert Greenberg
    4.9 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (50)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    A concerto is exciting in ways that no other instrumental music can match. Where a symphony enthralls us with themes that are contrasted, varied, transformed, and developed, a concerto adds the extra dimension of human drama—the exhilaration of a soloist or group of soloists ringing forth against the mass of the orchestra. In this course, Professor Robert Greenberg gives you a guided tour of the concerto from its...
  4. Foundations of Western Civilization II: A History of the Modern Western World

    Foundations of Western Civilization II: A History of the Modern Western World

    Robert Bucholz
    4.6 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (137)
    Starting at $435.95 Starting at $435.95 $599.95 $435.95$599.95
    More than just a history of Western civilization, Foundations of Western Civilization II is a course about the meaning of civilization itself. Taught by Professor Robert Bucholz, it promises profound rewards for students of history at every level, a grand narrative of the past five centuries—of social progress, political evolution, industrialization, and other economic factors—within a coherent context for...
  5. Passions: Philosophy and the Intelligence of Emotions Sale

    Passions: Philosophy and the Intelligence of Emotions

    Robert C. Solomon
    3.9 out of 5
    57% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (63)
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    Far from being routine, emotions are "the key to the meaning of life," says distinguished philosopher and author Robert C. Solomon, who in these 24 lectures takes you on a tour of his more than three-decade-long intellectual struggle to reach an understanding of these complex phenomena. His conclusions can be surprising and very much against the current of common sense.
  6. Popes and the Papacy: A History Sale

    Popes and the Papacy: A History

    Thomas F. X. Noble
    4.3 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (96)
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    This course is designed to illuminate for both Catholics and non-Catholics the remarkable institution known as the "Petrine Office." It is taught by Professor Thomas F. X. Noble, director of the Medieval Institute and professor of history at the University of Notre Dame—who has spent more than 30 years immersed in the subject. The insights and wisdom he has gathered along the way make Popes and the Papacy: A...
  7. Philosophy as a Guide to Living

    Philosophy as a Guide to Living

    Stephen A. Erickson
    4.2 out of 5
    67% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (56)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    This course is a stimulating and accessible discussion of how some of the greatest minds of the past three centuries have pondered the mysteries of existence and meaning. Join Professor Stephen A. Erickson as he guides you along the intellectual road traveled by post-Enlightenment thinkers such as Schopenhauer, Marx, Nietzsche, and Camus. This course requires no background in philosophy; you can comprehend what each...
  8. Science and Religion

    Science and Religion

    Lawrence M. Principe
    4.2 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (150)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    Science and religion—two crucial forces that helped shape Western civilization and continue to interact in our daily lives. What is the nature of their relationship? When do they conflict? And how do they influence each other in their pursuits of knowledge and truth? Science and Religion, taught by award-winning Professor Lawrence M. Principe, answers these and other pointed questions about the historical sweep...
  9. Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear

    Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear

    Michael Starbird
    4 out of 5
    63% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (61)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Statistical information is truly everywhere. You can't look at a newspaper without seeing statistics on virtually every page. Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear is your introduction to a vitally important subject in today's data-driven society. In 24 half-hour lectures, which require no background in mathematics beyond basic algebra, you explore the principles and methods that underlie the study of statistics....
  10. Economics, 3rd Edition

    Economics, 3rd Edition

    Timothy Taylor
    4.6 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (123)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    We are all economists—when we work, buy, save, invest, pay taxes, and vote. It repays us many times over to be good economists. Economic issues are active in our lives every day. This course helps you think about and discuss economic issues that affect you and the nation every day—interest rates, unemployment, personal investing, budget deficits, globalization, and many more—with a greater level of knowledge...
  11. Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition Sale

    Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition

    David Zarefsky
    4 out of 5
    64% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (118)
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    Reasoning, tested by doubt, is argumentation. We do it, hear it, and judge it every day. We do it in our own minds, and we do it with others. What is effective reasoning? And how can it be done persuasively? This is equally a course in argument and in reasoning. This course teaches how to reason. It teaches how to persuade others that what you think is right. And it teaches how to judge and answer the arguments of...
  12. Between Cross and Crescent: Jewish Civilization from Mohammed to Spinoza

    Between Cross and Crescent: Jewish Civilization from Mohammed to Spinoza

    David B. Ruderman
    4.2 out of 5
    60% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (48)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    This course presents an overview of Jewish culture and society, from its rabbinic foundations in late antiquity up to the dawn of modernity in the 17th century.
  13. American Mind

    American Mind

    Allen C. Guelzo
    4.3 out of 5
    68% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (82)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    America's distinct philosophy stems from a powerful body of thought that extends back to the first European settlers and that was enriched by later generations of American thinkers including Jonathan Edwards, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, William James, and Martin Luther King Jr. Explore the immensely stimulating conversation that made the United States what it is today with The American Mind, 36 lectures that...
  14. Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations

    Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations

    Kenneth W. Harl
    4.5 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (136)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    Uncover deep mysteries about the ancient civilizations of the Near East—and their indelible impact on the history of the world—with Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations. This course is your introduction to the fascinating civilizations that often receive only a few lines of cursory discussion in the average textbook on Western civilization, including: the Hitties, the Assyrians, and the Sumerians. Along the...
  15. Questions of Value

    Questions of Value

    Patrick Grim
    4.2 out of 5
    70% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (84)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    This 24-lecture series with Professor Patrick Grim is for anyone who wants to fine-tune their ability to see how deeper questions of ethics and values apply to the choices that make up their lives.
  16. A History of European Art

    A History of European Art

    William Kloss
    4.7 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (127)
    Starting at $435.95 Starting at $435.95 $599.95 $435.95$599.95
    The development of the arts in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern era is an astonishing record of cultural achievement, from the breathtaking architecture of Gothic cathedrals to the daring visual experiments of the Cubist painters. A History of European Art is your gateway to this visually stunning story. In 48 beautifully illustrated lectures you will encounter all the landmarks you would expect to find in...
  17. History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon

    History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4 out of 5
    67% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (128)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    The History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon offers you a fast-moving yet thorough introduction to key issues in the development of the New Testament. These include: its different kinds of books, the conditions in which they were composed, what they teach, who actually wrote them, and—perhaps most important of all—why and how some books and not others became part of the canon of scripture that...
  18. Origins of Life

    Origins of Life

    Robert M. Hazen
    4.5 out of 5
    71% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (74)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Four billion years ago, the infant Earth was a seething cauldron of erupting volcanoes, raining meteors, and hot noxious gases, totally devoid of life. But a relatively short time later-100 million to 200 million years-the planet was teeming with primitive organisms. What happened? Professor Robert M. Hazen, one of the nation's foremost science educators and a leader of a NASA-supported team that is studying the...
  19. Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality, 2nd Edition Sale

    Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality, 2nd Edition

    Robert Sapolsky
    4.9 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (123)
    Save up to $250.00 Starting at $34.95 $299.95 $34.95$299.95
    When are we responsible for our own actions, and when are we in the grip of biological forces beyond our control? This intriguing question is the scientific province of behavioral biology, a field that explores interactions among the brain, mind, body, and environment that have a surprising influence on how we behave and interact.
  20. Italian Renaissance Sale

    Italian Renaissance

    Kenneth R. Bartlett
    4.6 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (68)
    Save up to $375.00 Starting at $29.95 $429.95 $29.95$429.95
    When you think of the Italian Renaissance, chances are you think of all that it gave us: the sculptures of Michelangelo. The paintings of Leonardo da Vinci. The writings of Petrarch and Machiavelli. But have you ever wondered why there was such an artistic, cultural, and intellectual explosion in Italy, beginning in the 14th century? Why did it occur in Italy and not some other part of Europe? Why did it happen...