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  1. Between the Rivers: The History of Ancient Mesopotamia

    Between the Rivers: The History of Ancient Mesopotamia

    Alexis Q. Castor
    4 out of 5
    67% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (102)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    The impact of ancient Mesopotamia on the development of human civilization—including writing, codes of law, cities, and epic poetry—is staggering. Between the Rivers: A History of Ancient Mesopotamia takes you on an exciting journey through this area bordered by the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, from Neolithic times to the age of Alexander the Great. In 36 fascinating lectures, award-winning Professor Alexis Q....
  2. Cycles of American Political Thought

    Cycles of American Political Thought

    Joseph F. Kobylka
    4.5 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (56)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    Examine a broad survey of American intellectual history in the dynamic course, The American Mind. Discover aspects of the elaborate structure that became modern America, tracing ideas in politics, religion, education, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, literature, social theory, and science—proving that Americans have a much richer intellectual tradition than generally imagined. Continue your fascinating study...
  3. Great Ideas of Classical Physics Sale

    Great Ideas of Classical Physics

    Steven Pollock
    3.9 out of 5
    52% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (71)
    Save up to $260.00 Starting at $19.95 $299.95 $19.95$299.95
    Classical physics is about making sense of motion, gravity, light, heat, sound, electricity, and magnetism, and seeing how these phenomena interweave to create the rich tapestry of everyday experience. You already know more physics than you think, says award-winning science educator Steven Pollock. He discusses brilliant thinkers Galileo, Newton, Faraday, and Maxwell to show you that classical physics is an elegant...
  4. Story of the Bible Sale

    Story of the Bible

    Luke Timothy Johnson
    4.6 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (58)
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    Is the Bible a divinely inspired message, the work of human authors, or both? Translated and distributed all over the world, it bears the mark of the many cultures that have debated its meaning and prized its wisdom. In this course, Luke Timothy Johnson can illuminate for you the remarkable and complicated process by which this important book came into being.
  5. Dutch Masters: The Age of Rembrandt Sale

    Dutch Masters: The Age of Rembrandt

    William Kloss
    4.9 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (70)
    Save up to $360.00 Starting at $49.95 $429.95 $49.95$429.95
    Holland in the 17th century was home to the most remarkable concentration of artistic talent in modern history, including masters such as Hals, Vermeer, and-of course-Rembrandt. Dutch Masters: The Age of Rembrandt introduces you to this important period in art history. Professor William Kloss, an independent art historian with the Smithsonian Institution, guides you through the work of more than 100 artists and more...
  6. Superstring Theory: The DNA of Reality

    Superstring Theory: The DNA of Reality

    S. James Gates Jr.
    3.4 out of 5
    51% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (131)
    Starting at $299.95 Starting at $299.95 $299.95 $299.95$299.95
    One of the most exciting scientific adventures of all time is the search for the ultimate nature of physical reality. The latest advance in this epic quest is string theory. Dr. S. James Gates, Jr., has presented more than 100 public talks on string theory, enhanced by a set of visual aids designed to convey to a lay audience the difficult mathematical ideas that underlie this subject. Are you eager to look over the...
  7. Emerson, Thoreau, and the Transcendentalist Movement Sale

    Emerson, Thoreau, and the Transcendentalist Movement

    Ashton Nichols
    4.2 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (65)
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    In this course, Professor Ashton Nichols introduces us to two remarkable figures Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and a diverse group of intellectual activists, literary figures, and social reformers whose ideas, often considered radical at the time of the Civil War, would remake American society.
  8. Philosophy of Science

    Philosophy of Science

    Jeffrey L. Kasser
    4.3 out of 5
    68% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (90)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    Philosopher Jeffrey Kasser launches an ambitious inquiry into what makes science science. The route to the answers is a challenging, thought-provoking quest, requiring logic, persistence, intellectual rigor, and imagination.
  9. Origins and Ideologies of the American Revolution

    Origins and Ideologies of the American Revolution

    Peter C. Mancall
    3.7 out of 5
    54% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (71)
    Starting at $289.95 Starting at $289.95 $599.95 $289.95$599.95
    In Professor Peter C. Mancall's 48 lectures you learn how our emerging nation astonished the world leaders of the day, broke away from its mother country, and fashioned a republic capable of sustaining itself generation after generation.
  10. Sensation, Perception, and the Aging Process Sale

    Sensation, Perception, and the Aging Process

    Francis B. Colavita
    4.5 out of 5
    68% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (61)
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    Investigate the mysteries of how we perceive reality based on our memory and our senses. Sensation, Perception, and the Aging Process takes a distinct approach to the understanding of human behavior. In 24 fascinating lectures, award-winning Professor Francis B. Colavita offers you a biological and psychological perspective on the way we navigate and react to the world. Among the exciting issues you explore are how...
  11. Nature of Earth: An Introduction to Geology

    Nature of Earth: An Introduction to Geology

    John J. Renton
    4.2 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (177)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    Geology is everywhere. Would you like to know how to read the rocks and landscape, and how to make sense of debates over natural resources? These 36 half-hour lectures introduce you to the study of minerals, rocks, soils, and the processes that operate on them through time. A science that is surprisingly intuitive, accessible, and concrete, geology has the excitement of a never-ending detective story, replete with...
  12. African Experience: From "Lucy" to Mandela

    African Experience: From "Lucy" to Mandela

    Kenneth P. Vickery
    3.9 out of 5
    64% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (95)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    The story of Africa is the oldest and most event-filled chronicle of human activity on the planet. This course traces the story of the sub-Saharan region from the earliest evidence of human habitation to the latest challenges facing African nations in the 21st century. Africa’s people, places, languages, and customs will come vividly to life, and you will be able to follow events in present-day Africa in their...
  13. The English Novel

    The English Novel

    Timothy Spurgin
    4.8 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (71)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Professor Spurgin heightens our awareness of the deep roles novelists such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, George Eliot and Virginia Woolf play in our lives: honing our intellect, quenching our emotional thirsts, and shaping our sense of ourselves and of the world we live in.
  14. Classical Archaeology of Ancient Greece and Rome

    Classical Archaeology of Ancient Greece and Rome

    John R. Hale
    4.9 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (101)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    With the skill of a born storyteller Professor John R. Hale mixes the exotic adventures, unexpected insights, and abiding mysteries of archaeology's fabled history with anecdotes of his own extensive field experience to create an extremely fast-paced narrative that unfolds like a series of detective stories.
  15. Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre

    Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre

    Richard Brettell
    4.3 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (115)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    Expert art critic Richard Brettell takes you on an unforgettable journey through one of the world's greatest art museums in Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre. This course provides a fascinating overview of the Louvre's colorful history as royal palace, art academy, and national showcase. But the main focus of these richly illustrated lectures are some of the beautiful examples from the museum's remarkable collection...
  16. Science Wars: What Scientists Know and How They Know It Sale

    Science Wars: What Scientists Know and How They Know It

    Steven L. Goldman
    4.4 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (109)
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    Explore the history of competing conceptions of scientific knowledge over issues such as evolution from the onset of the Scientific Revolution in the 1600s to the present.
  17. Great American Music: Broadway Musicals Sale

    Great American Music: Broadway Musicals

    Bill Messenger
    4.5 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (88)
    Save up to $250.00 Starting at $24.95 $299.95 $24.95$299.95
    In Broadway Musicals you get the stories and the music—in expertly played examples, rare recordings of groundbreaking artists, and recorded interviews that take you behind the scenes of some of Broadway's biggest hits and most memorable moments.
  18. Civil Liberties and the Bill of Rights

    Civil Liberties and the Bill of Rights

    John E. Finn
    4.4 out of 5
    71% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (81)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    This course introduces students to a uniquely American invention: the written specification of individual liberties and rights that citizens possess, and has as its subject the relationship of law to the most fundamental questions about politics, morality, and human nature.
  19. Psychology of Human Behavior

    Psychology of Human Behavior

    David W. Martin
    3.8 out of 5
    54% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (48)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    This course, taught by Professor David Martin, is an outstanding introduction to psychology, beginning with its history and looking ahead to its future. Its 36 lectures work smoothly as an easy-to-follow primer and offer an ideal starting point for satisfying curiosity about how the mind works, perspectives from a variety of social scientists, and directions for further learning.
  20. Classics of Russian Literature

    Classics of Russian Literature

    Irwin Weil
    4.6 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (74)
    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.