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  1. The History of Christianity II: From the Reformation to the Modern Megachurch

    The History of Christianity II: From the Reformation to the Modern Megachurch

    Molly Worthen
    4.8 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (41)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    The History of Christianity II: From the Reformation to the Modern Megachurch picks up where The Great Courses’ first history of Christianity left off: with the Protestant Reformation. Taught by Dr. Molly Worthen, a professor of history at the University of North Carolina, these 36 fascinating lectures trace the story of Christianity as it transformed from the end of the Middle Ages into the diverse global...
  2. Music as a Mirror of History Sale

    Music as a Mirror of History

    Robert Greenberg
    4.6 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (138)
    Save up to $330.00 Starting at $69.95 $429.95 $69.95$429.95
    Uncover the fascinating and surprising connections between famous music and historical events, led by celebrated composer and music historian Professor Robert Greenberg. In Music as a Mirror of History, music lovers and history enthusiasts alike will be enthralled by this exploration of how momentous compositions have responded to—and inspired—pivotal points in the history of the world.
  3. Victorian Britain Sale

    Victorian Britain

    Patrick N. Allitt
    4.7 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (92)
    Save up to $360.00 Starting at $34.95 $429.95 $34.95$429.95
    Discover the facts and foibles of the paradoxical Britons under the reign of Queen Victoria, as Britain became the world’s pioneer in industrialization that transformed social classes and created both immense wealth and squalor. This colonial empire, based on technical superiority and widespread belief in Anglo-Saxon racial supremacy, made Britain the most powerful nation in the world and left behind an indelible...
  4. Understanding Imperial China: Dynasties, Life, and Culture Sale

    Understanding Imperial China: Dynasties, Life, and Culture

    Andrew R. Wilson
    4.5 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (51)
    Save up to $240.00 Starting at $24.95 $299.95 $24.95$299.95
    A knowledge of China’s majestic empire is essential for any understanding of its present. In this course, you’ll discover what daily life was like for government bureaucrats, for scholars, for women of the court, for soldiers, merchants, craftspeople, emperors, concubines, poets, farmers, and many others—all set against the backdrop of the richness, the diversity, the genius, and the splendor of imperial China.
  5. Thinking about Religion and Violence

    Thinking about Religion and Violence

    Jason C. Bivins
    4.2 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (49)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    In Thinking about Religion and Violence, award-winning Professor Jason C. Bivins takes you on a global, 24-lecture investigation of the roots of religious violence that offers more informed ways of thinking about it. You’ll consider how faiths view concepts like human sacrifice and martyrdom; the ways religious violence can be directed toward specific races and genders; and concepts like heresy and demonology.
  6. Why Economies Rise or Fall

    Why Economies Rise or Fall

    Peter Rodriguez
    3.4 out of 5
    62% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (50)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Sharpen your understanding of modern economics with Why Economies Rise or Fall. In these 24 lectures, Professor Peter Rodriguez guides you through a stimulating examination of what economists know about the elusive search for economic prosperity. You'll explore how countries as widely different as the United States and Vietnam have grown their economies, how China and India were able to recover from economic...
  7. Comparative Religion

    Comparative Religion

    Charles Kimball
    4.2 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (106)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Explore the nature of faith with Comparative Religion, an in-depth look at how five great faiths address core issues—including creation stories, concepts of the divine, and ultimate goals—in parallel and different ways. These thought-provoking lectures are your opportunity to understand how Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism answer the numerous questions with which all religions must contend....
  8. Great Music of the Twentieth Century

    Great Music of the Twentieth Century

    Robert Greenberg
    4 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (61)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    The 20th century was a breeding ground of musical innovation and transformation unlike any other era in history. Within this course, you’ll discover the genius of composers such as Debussy, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Webern, Bartók, Ligeti, Adès, and many others. In Great Music of the 20th Century, you’ll experience the superlative musical art that so vividly and unforgettably speaks to the life of our times.
  9. A History of Eastern Europe

    A History of Eastern Europe

    Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    4.8 out of 5
    95% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (162)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Experience the astounding history of one of the world’s most fascinating places—and fill in a critical gap in your understanding of the globe. Uncover waves of migration and invasion, battles over the formation and dissolution of nations, and struggles for self-rule and self-identification that form the captivating story of this region. This survey gives you the historical context to understand Eastern Europe...
  10. Age of Henry VIII

    Age of Henry VIII

    Dale Hoak
    4 out of 5
    65% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (72)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Henry VIII was England’s first great Renaissance prince: dynamic, brilliant, charming—as well as ferocious, terrifying, and dangerous. He changed the face of history in England and the West, is well known for having six wives, and instigated the circumstances that resulted in the Reformation. Study his reign and era along with noted British history expert Dale Hoak. How we should assess the legacy of such an...
  11. The Age of Benjamin Franklin Sale

    The Age of Benjamin Franklin

    Robert J. Allison
    4.7 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (50)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $29.95 $299.95 $29.95$299.95
    The Age of Benjamin Franklin is a thorough—and sometimes surprising—course that presents a full portrait of a man defying easy definition. Over 24 insightful lectures, Professor Robert J. Allison of Suffolk University explores the many facets of Ben Franklin’s life and times. A pioneer in science, politics, diplomacy, and more, Franklin was truly one of the most extraordinary Americans ever to have lived.
  12. The Science of Mindfulness: A Research-Based Path to Well-Being

    The Science of Mindfulness: A Research-Based Path to Well-Being

    Ronald D. Siegel
    4.5 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (143)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    In this astonishing look at the wide-scale adoption of mindfulness techniques into mainstream psychology and healthcare, study the brain science underlying these traditional wisdom practices and experience their extraordinary effects in your own life.
  13. The Science of Gardening

    The Science of Gardening

    Linda Chalker-Scott
    4.6 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (80)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    When scientists examine home gardens and landscapes, one fact stands out: The leading cause of landscape failure is not disease and it’s not pests—it’s our own gardening practices. The Science of Gardening will help you create a beautiful and sustainable home garden guided by the newest information from applied plant physiology, biology, soils science, climatology, hydrology, chemistry, and ecology. From now...
  14. 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....
  15. Neuroscience of Everyday Life

    Neuroscience of Everyday Life

    Sam Wang
    4.4 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (47)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    Discover what the exciting field of neuroscience reveals about how the intricate inner workings of the human brain produce all the experiences of daily life. The Neuroscience of Everyday Life, crafted by distinguished neuroscientist and Princeton University Professor Sam Wang, covers a remarkable range of subjects in 36 richly detailed lectures. You'll explore the brain under stress and in love, learning, sleeping,...
  16. Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration of Antiquity's Greatest Empire

    Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration of Antiquity's Greatest Empire

    Steven L. Tuck
    4.5 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (79)
    Starting at $429.95 Starting at $429.95 $429.95 $429.95$429.95
    How did ancient Rome communicate its civic and cultural values to its citizens? Award-winning Professor Steven L. Tuck, in Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration of Antiquity's Greatest Empire, examines how Rome connected with its citizens through a range of spectacles and shared experiences, including extravagant public displays, architecture, engineering, and more. Featuring more than 1,000 sumptuous...
  17. 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.
  18. Mastering Linear Algebra: An Introduction with Applications

    Mastering Linear Algebra: An Introduction with Applications

    Francis Su
    4.5 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (43)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Taught by Professor Francis Su of Harvey Mudd College, this course covers the topics of a first-semester college course in linear algebra, including vector spaces, dot and cross products, matrix operations, linear transformations, determinants, eigenvectors and eigenvalues, and much more. Professor Su introduces many fascinating applications of linear algebra, from computer graphics to quantum mechanics.
  19. The Science of Flight Sale

    The Science of Flight

    James W. Gregory
    4.6 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (89)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $49.95 $299.95 $49.95$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.
  20. An Introduction to Infectious Diseases

    An Introduction to Infectious Diseases

    Barry C. Fox
    4.3 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (49)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Infectious diseases affect everyone. They account for 26% of all deaths worldwide, and unlike chronic diseases, they have the potential for explosive global impacts. In An Introduction to Infectious Diseases, get an accessible overview of diseases—from the mundane to the fatal—from a renowned physician who specializes in this topic. This comprehensive course provides the most reliable and up-to-date information.