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  1. Book of Genesis

    Book of Genesis

    Gary A. Rendsburg
    4.2 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (96)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    The Book of Genesis is familiar, clear, powerful, elegantly written. It is the book with which both Jews and Christians alike begin their Bible. But is it possible that our understanding of the Book of Genesis we've all grown up with isn't as complete as we'd like to believe? Its deceptively simple message hides an intricate structure and treasures of detail behind sophisticated literary devices. Professor Gary A....
  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 Sale

    The Concerto

    Robert Greenberg
    4.9 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (51)
    Save up to $360.00 Starting at $34.95 $429.95 $34.95$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 Sale

    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
    (138)
    Save up to $490.00 Starting at $69.95 $599.95 $69.95$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)
    Save up to $260.00 Starting at $19.95 $299.95 $19.95$299.95
    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
    4.2 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (97)
    Save up to $260.00 Starting at $19.95 $299.95 $19.95$299.95
    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. World War I: The "Great War" Sale

    World War I: The "Great War"

    Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    4.6 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (161)
    Save up to $345.00 Starting at $84.95 $429.95 $84.95$429.95
    From August 1914 to November 1918, an unprecedented catastrophe gripped the world that continues to reverberate into our own time. World War I was touched off by a terrorist act in Bosnia and all too quickly expanded far beyond the expectations of those involved to become the first "total war." It was the first conflict in which entire societies mobilized to wage unrestrained war, investing all their wealth,...
  8. 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....
  9. Representing Justice: Stories of Law and Literature

    Representing Justice: Stories of Law and Literature

    Susan Sage Heinzelman
    4 out of 5
    26% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (15)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $199.95 $199.95$199.95
    Great literature teaches and reinforces society’s laws, articulates its values, and enforces the social contracts that unite us as a culture. This course is a provocative exploration of the rhetorical and philosophical connections that link law and literature. As presented by Professor Susan Sage Heinzelman, this course may force you to re-evaluate the ways you read fiction, watch films and plays, or take in...
  10. 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...
  11. Science and Religion

    Science and Religion

    Lawrence M. Principe
    4.2 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (151)
    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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition

    Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition

    David Zarefsky
    4 out of 5
    64% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (118)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    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...
  15. 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
    61% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (49)
    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.
  16. American Mind

    American Mind

    Allen C. Guelzo
    4.3 out of 5
    68% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (83)
    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...
  17. Questions of Value

    Questions of Value

    Patrick Grim
    4.2 out of 5
    70% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (85)
    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.
  18. 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...
  19. Vikings

    Vikings

    Kenneth W. Harl
    4.6 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (201)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    Explorers and traders, the Vikings sailed from Newfoundland to Baghdad, across raging seas and swift rivers, extending trade and prosperity in voyages of creative destruction. By 1100, however, the Vikings had disappeared, having willingly shed their identity and dissolved into the mists of myth and legend. How did this happen? And how should we remember this formidable civilization? Who were the Vikings? Dr....
  20. Origins of Life Sale

    Origins of Life

    Robert M. Hazen
    4.5 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (75)
    Save up to $260.00 Starting at $19.95 $299.95 $19.95$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...