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  1. No Excuses: Existentialism and the Meaning of Life

    No Excuses: Existentialism and the Meaning of Life

    Robert C. Solomon
    4.3 out of 5
    71% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (87)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    The message of Existentialism, unlike that of many more obscure and academic philosophical movements, is about as simple as can be. It is that every one of us, as an individual, is responsible—responsible for what we do and responsible for whom we are. If you want to enrich your own understanding of this philosophical movement, the thinkers it brought together, and the prominent role it still plays in contemporary...
  2. New Testament

    New Testament

    Bart D. Ehrman
    3.9 out of 5
    67% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (279)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Whether you consider it a book of faith or a cultural artifact, the New Testament is among the most significant writings that the world has ever known. This course sheds the light of purely historical research on the New Testament—its form, the methods of its composition, its authors and their original audiences, and the larger historical context. Mindful of the limitations imposed by the available historical...
  3. History of Ancient Egypt

    History of Ancient Egypt

    Bob Brier
    4.6 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (272)
    Starting at $435.95 Starting at $435.95 $599.95 $435.95$599.95
    Ancient Egyptian civilization is so grand that our minds sometimes have difficulty adjusting to it. If you're awed by the Great Pyramid, amazed by the magnificent golden mask and other treasures of Tutankhamen, curious about how this longest-lived of all ancient cultures has influenced us, or just intrigued by the mysterious hows and whys of all things Egyptian, then you must own this comprehensive and entertaining...
  4. Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies

    Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies

    Peter Saccio
    4.4 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (83)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    Professor Peter Saccio—an award-winning Ivy League Professor of Shakespeare studies—is your guide for this marvelous exploration of 15 of Shakespeare's greatest plays. Learn how our most abundant poet and dramatist has been moving, delighting, and enlightening readers and audiences for 400 years, with no end in sight.
  5. History of Ancient Rome

    History of Ancient Rome

    Garrett G. Fagan
    4.3 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (145)
    Starting at $435.95 Starting at $435.95 $599.95 $435.95$599.95
    Rome's span was vast. In the regional, restless, and shifting history of continental Europe, the Roman Empire stands as a towering monument to scale and stability. At its height, the Roman Empire, unified in politics and law, stretched from the sands of Syria to the moors of Scotland, and it stood for almost 700 years. This course draws on a wealth of primary and secondary sources, including recent historical and...
  6. Iliad of Homer

    Iliad of Homer

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.8 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (135)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    From the wrath of Achilles to the machinations of Agamemnon that led to the fall of Troy, the Iliad is one of the most compelling meditations on the human condition ever written. Take an in-depth look at Homer's epic Greek poem in The Iliad of Homer and realize why this literary masterpiece is held in such high regard. Alongside award-winning Professor Elizabeth Vandiver, examine the most important episodes in the...
  7. Europe and Western Civilization in the Modern Age Sale

    Europe and Western Civilization in the Modern Age

    Thomas Childers
    4.7 out of 5
    71% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (56)
    Save up to $559.95 Starting at $30.00 $599.95 $30.00$599.95
    Do you want to improve your understanding of where we are today, how we got here, why the 20th century unfolded as it did, and even what the next millennium might hold? This perceptive, richly documented course covers the history and global impact of Europe since the French Revolution.
  8. Birth of the Modern Mind: The Intellectual History of the 17th and 18th Centuries

    Birth of the Modern Mind: The Intellectual History of the 17th and 18th Centuries

    Alan Charles Kors
    4.6 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (129)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Between 1600 and 1800, Europe was seized by an intellectual revolution that challenged previous ways of understanding and sparked radical changes in thought and life. Learn about the age of Newton, Descartes, Pascal, Locke, Rousseau, and more from one of world’s leading intellectual historians.
  9. World War II: A Military and Social History

    World War II: A Military and Social History

    Thomas Childers
    4.6 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (149)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    This course examines one of the greatest conflicts in human history, World War II. Between 1937 and 1945, 55 million people perished. It was a series of interrelated conflicts; no continent was left untouched, no ocean or sea unaffected. World War II taught lessons that none of us can ever study enough. Professor Thomas Childers uses the dual perspective of military and social history to explain both the epic course...
  10. Classics of American Literature

    Classics of American Literature

    Arnold Weinstein
    4.5 out of 5
    67% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (61)
    Starting at $459.95 Starting at $459.95 $869.95 $459.95$869.95
    Classic stories and poems of American literature are found in the pages of Franklin, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, Dickinson, Twain, Whitman, Faulkner, and many others. When was the last time you read them? Possibly not as recently as you'd like. Why? Not because you wouldn't love it. But perhaps the demands of your daily life or some other reason have prevented this pleasure. Now, here is the opportunity...
  11. How to Listen to and Understand Opera

    How to Listen to and Understand Opera

    Robert Greenberg
    4.6 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (73)
    Starting at $289.95 Starting at $289.95 $599.95 $289.95$599.95
    For more than 400 years, opera has been one of the most popular performing arts. Professor Robert Greenberg can show you how you can learn to understand, appreciate—even to love—opera in just 32 lectures. With the knowledge of opera from this course, you will understand how opera is a unique marriage of words and music in which the whole is far greater than its parts. You will learn the reasons for...
  12. Great Ideas of Psychology

    Great Ideas of Psychology

    Daniel N. Robinson
    4.1 out of 5
    61% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (54)
    Starting at $435.95 Starting at $435.95 $599.95 $435.95$599.95
    This introduction to psychology stands out because it brilliantly analyzes the larger intellectual context in which the discipline has grown up. From Plato and Aristotle to Freud and Jung, you follow the fascinating debates that occur and recur as one school of thought after another seeks answers to the continuing mysteries of the mind.
  13. Symphonies of Beethoven

    Symphonies of Beethoven

    Robert Greenberg
    4.9 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (74)
    Starting at $289.95 Starting at $289.95 $599.95 $289.95$599.95
    Almost since their creation, Ludwig van Beethoven's nine symphonies-each one pathbreaking and stunning-have formed the cornerstone of orchestral literature. Viewed from the unique vantage point that Professor Robert Greenberg offers, "The Nine" bear witness to Beethoven's artistic brilliance as well as the profound and continuing influence of his achievements.
  14. Power over People: Classical and Modern Political Theory Sale

    Power over People: Classical and Modern Political Theory

    Dennis Dalton
    4.4 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (66)
    Save up to $259.95 Starting at $30.00 $299.95 $30.00$299.95
    This course contrasts two conflicting views that have long shaped political theory and practice—idealism and realism. The debate between them starts with the origins of philosophy in ancient India and Greece, and can be traced right through to the 20th century’s most extreme examples of idealism and realism, Gandhi and Hitler.
  15. Bach and the High Baroque

    Bach and the High Baroque

    Robert Greenberg
    4.8 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (90)
    Starting at $289.95 Starting at $289.95 $599.95 $289.95$599.95
    The music of Johann Sebastian Bach fuses emotional power, religious devotion, technical virtuosity, diverse national styles, and sheer genius in ways that are unforgettable, delightful, and moving. Professor Robert Greenberg explains all this and more with compelling insight, deep human sympathy, and puckish wit. Join him, and learn to hear Bach with more pleasure and understanding than ever before.
  16. Shakespeare: The Word and the Action Sale

    Shakespeare: The Word and the Action

    Peter Saccio
    4.4 out of 5
    61% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (42)
    Save up to $259.95 Starting at $30.00 $299.95 $30.00$299.95
    Teaching as a trained actor and director as well as a scholar, and assisted by two additional actors, Professor Peter Saccio explores selected works by Shakespeare. You will be entertained and informed as you analyze how Shakespeare used the resources of the English language and the Elizabethan theater to scale artistic heights never matched before or since.
  17. Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations

    Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations

    Brian M. Fagan
    4 out of 5
    62% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (117)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    Where do we come from? How did our ancestors settle this planet? How did the great historic civilizations of the world develop? How does a past so shadowy that it has to be painstakingly reconstructed from fragmentary, largely unwritten records nonetheless make us who and what we are? This broad survey course begins with the origins of the earliest evolving humans more than 2.5 million years ago and explores how the...