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  1. Conquest of the Americas

    Conquest of the Americas

    Marshall C. Eakin
    4.5 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (115)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    How did the collision of three distinct peoples and cultures-Europeans, Africans, and Native Americans-give rise to a new American identity? With award-winning teacher Professor Marshall Eakin as your guide, you'll learn about the myriad ways this compelling story has radically transformed not only the American continent but the world.
  2. Joy of Science Sale

    Joy of Science

    Robert M. Hazen
    4.6 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (102)
    Save up to $644.95 Starting at $60.00 $724.95 $60.00$724.95
    This course provides a clear and bracing overview of the entire scientific world from the laws of motion first formulated 300 years ago by Sir Isaac Newton to the latest marvels of contemporary genetic research. These lucid, information-packed lectures convey the excitement of scientific discovery and trace the connections between discoveries over time. Veteran science educator Professor Robert Hazen renders the...
  3. Roots of Human Behavior

    Roots of Human Behavior

    Barbara J. King
    3.9 out of 5
    53% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (45)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    While human history is usually studied from the perspective of a few hundred years, anthropologists consider deeper causes for the ways we act. In Roots of Human Behavior, anthropologist Barbara J. King uses her wealth of research experience to open a window of understanding into the legacy left by our primate past. As you look for the sources of our behavior in that of primates and our human ancestors, you explore...
  4. Buddhism

    Buddhism

    Malcolm David Eckel
    3.9 out of 5
    63% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (106)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    In its 2,500-year history, Buddhism has expanded from a tiny religious community in northern India into a movement that now spans the globe. Buddhism is your opportunity to trace the history, principles, and evolution of a theology that is both familiar and foreign. In 24 revealing lectures, you survey the faith from its origins in the 6th century B.C.E. to its present status as a major world religion. Award-winning...
  5. History of Hitler's Empire, 2nd Edition Sale

    History of Hitler's Empire, 2nd Edition

    Thomas Childers
    4.4 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (249)
    Save up to $200.00 Starting at $14.95 $229.95 $14.95$229.95
    This course, graphic at times, helps you solve the puzzle of Hitler's rise to power in a highly-educated, industrially developed country. Professor Childers meticulously investigates the roots of Nazi support, bringing you back to the disastrous Treaty of Versailles that ended World War I and taking you through the horrifying details of Hitler's ideology and the holocaust.
  6. Churchill

    Churchill

    J. Rufus Fears
    4.3 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (216)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    Who exactly was Winston Churchill? How did he rally the British during World War II? And what legacy did he leave for Western civilization? In Churchill, get the answers to these and other powerful questions as you follow the life of this iconic politician. View Churchill as a resourceful soldier, military strategist, gifted orator, doting father, devoted public servant, and winner of the Nobel Prize for literature....
  7. Famous Romans

    Famous Romans

    J. Rufus Fears
    4.3 out of 5
    71% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (119)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    In this companion course to Famous Greeks—inspired this time by the works of Livy, Polybius, Suetonius, and Tacitus as well as the indispensable Plutarch—Professor J. Rufus Fears retells the lives of the statesmen and thinkers who shaped Rome from its rise to world power in the struggle against Carthage to the decline of the Empire after Marcus Aurelius.
  8. Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor

    Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor

    Kenneth W. Harl
    4.6 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (81)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    The peninsula of Asian Turkey, known to the Greeks as Anatolia and to the Romans as Asia Minor, is about the size of Texas. This small subcontinent has arguably seen more history than any other comparably sized patch of Earth anywhere. Professor Kenneth W. Harl discusses Asia Minor's pivotal role in history in this engaging, original presentation.
  9. Great Masters: Beethoven-His Life and Music

    Great Masters: Beethoven-His Life and Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.4 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (73)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    Place the life of Ludwig van Beethoven in a stronger social, political, and cultural framework with Great Masters: Beethoven—His Life and Music. Award-winning composer and Professor Robert Greenberg makes the case that Beethoven was one of the most prolific and inspiring forces in the history of music, after whom nothing would ever be the same again. You'll learn about Beethoven's dysfunctional family life,...
  10. Great Masters: Mahler-His Life and Music Sale

    Great Masters: Mahler-His Life and Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.7 out of 5
    66% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (39)
    Save up to $200.00 Starting at $14.95 $229.95 $14.95$229.95
    More than many other composers, Gustav Mahler's works are highly personal expressions of his inner world—one characterized by an overwhelming sense of alienation and loneliness. Great Masters: Mahler—His Life and Music is a biographical and musical study of Mahler, who, along with being a composer, was the greatest opera conductor of his time. Professor Robert Greenberg's lectures bring to life this...
  11. Dante's Divine Comedy

    Dante's Divine Comedy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.8 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (103)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Two gifted teachers share the fruit of two lifetimes’ worth of historical and literary expertise in this rewarding introduction to one of the greatest poems ever written. You will explore invaluable background information on Dante’s life, why he wrote the Divine Comedy, how to approach English editions, and many of the poem’s characters and episodes.
  12. Famous Greeks

    Famous Greeks

    J. Rufus Fears
    4.4 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (123)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    In lectures inspired and informed by the monumental works of Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides, and Plutarch, Professor J. Rufus Fears examines a gallery of fascinating characters who shaped the story of Greece from the Trojan War through the rise of Rome.
  13. Joyce's Ulysses

    Joyce's Ulysses

    James A. W. Heffernan
    4.6 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (76)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    James Joyce's great novel Ulysses is a big, richly imagined, and intricately organized book with a huge reputation, which many consider to be as fully conceived and vibrant as anything in Homer or Shakespeare. Dartmouth's Professor James Heffernan lays out the brilliance, passion, humanity, and humor of Joyce's modern Odyssey in 24 exciting lectures that no literature lover should miss.
  14. The World of Byzantium

    The World of Byzantium

    Kenneth W. Harl
    4.6 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (93)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Open new vistas of historical insight as you join award-winning scholar and lecturer Kenneth W. Harl in this study of the crucial yet overlooked civilization of Byzantium. These lectures fill a gap in history and give you a much wider and more accurate perspective on everything from the decline of imperial Rome to the rise of the Renaissance.
  15. History of Christianity in the Reformation Era

    History of Christianity in the Reformation Era

    Brad S. Gregory
    4.6 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (89)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    Explore a watershed period in history as you examine the people, ideas, and events that transformed Western Christianity at the dawn of the modern age. This course is designed to give you a balanced, historical overview of the complex and dramatic events of the Reformation era during the epoch-making years between Luther’s 95 Theses in 1517 and the end of the Thirty Years’ War in 1648.
  16. History of Freedom

    History of Freedom

    J. Rufus Fears
    4.3 out of 5
    66% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (68)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    Join historian and classical scholar J. Rufus Fears as he tells the dramatic story of history's most powerful idea from ancient Greece to our own day. What did freedom mean to Abraham Lincoln-and to Robert E. Lee? What did it mean to Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Martin Luther King? What does it mean to us today? Find out in this deeply moving, thought-provoking course.
  17. High Middle Ages

    High Middle Ages

    Philip Daileader
    4.7 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (105)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    As the last millennium dawned, Europe didn't amount to much. Illiteracy, starvation, and disease were the norm. In fact, Europe in the year 1000 was one of the world's more stagnant regions—an economically undeveloped, intellectually derivative, and geopolitically passive backwater. Three short centuries later, all this had changed dramatically. The flowering of medieval civilization between the years 1000 and...
  18. Old Testament

    Old Testament

    Amy-Jill Levine
    3.8 out of 5
    64% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (259)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    The Old Testament, or Tanakh, was written in ancient Israel over 1,000 years by many authors. What can this book teach us about the ancient Israelites? What does our faith find in new scholarly understanding? These lectures by scripture expert Professor Amy-Jill Levine introduce you to the history, religion, and literature of ancient Israel as preserved in the Old Testament, or Hebrew Bible. Professor Levine brings...
  19. Great Presidents

    Great Presidents

    Allan J. Lichtman
    4.4 out of 5
    70% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (57)
    Starting at $289.95 Starting at $289.95 $599.95 $289.95$599.95
    Meet 12 of America’s most important presidents. Through revealing anecdotes and “inside stories” you can examine their lives, achievements, and legacies to American life and politics through the eyes of political expert Dr. Allan J. Lichtman. These 12 leaders steered the United States through pivotal times: Washington, Jefferson, Jackson, Polk, Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Truman,...
  20. Great Masters: Haydn-His Life and Music

    Great Masters: Haydn-His Life and Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.8 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (59)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    Experience the musical riches of Franz Joseph Haydn, an artist so technically superb that he has come to exemplify the Classical style. In Great Masters: Haydn—His Life and Music, explore the life, works, and legacy of one of the most original and influential composers of all time. Taught by award-winning Professor Robert Greenberg, this course will reveal Haydn's extraordinary achievements not merely as technical...