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  1. Life and Work of Mark Twain

    Life and Work of Mark Twain

    Stephen Railton
    4.4 out of 5
    67% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (53)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Gain a deeper understanding of an American icon’s most beloved works as award-winning scholar Stephen Railton unravels the mystery of the “real” Mark Twain. How can we make sense of Twain’s ambivalence about his own fulfillment of the American dream? Many of the answers are available in the pages of his greatest works, the focus of this course.
  2. Theory of Evolution: A History of Controversy

    Theory of Evolution: A History of Controversy

    Edward J. Larson
    4.2 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (90)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    What makes evolution such a profoundly provocative concept, so convincing to most scientists, yet so socially and politically divisive? The Theory of Evolution: A History of Controversy is an examination of the varied elements that so often make this science the object of strong sentiments and heated debate. Professor Edward J. Larson leads you through the "evolution" of evolution, with an eye toward enhancing your...
  3. Lives and Works of the English Romantic Poets

    Lives and Works of the English Romantic Poets

    Willard Spiegelman
    4.8 out of 5
    67% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (34)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $199.95 $199.95$199.95
    With dazzling technique and beautiful language, the verse of English romantic poets continues to endure well over 100 years since it first appeared. This course provides you with tools to better understand and enjoy scores of the greatest poems ever written, including the works of six of the English Romantic Era’s greatest: Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Keats, and Byron.
  4. Victorian Britain

    Victorian Britain

    Patrick N. Allitt
    4.7 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (87)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$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...
  5. Natural Law and Human Nature

    Natural Law and Human Nature

    Joseph Koterski, S.J.
    3.7 out of 5
    50% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (77)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    What do we mean by inalienable human rights? Is legislation the basis for those rights? These lectures explore the concept of human nature and how it is the basis for natural law and natural rights philosophy. Consider the arguments for natural law, the objections that have been raised against it, and the ways in which it remains a vital and even pervasive force in political, moral, and social life today.
  6. From Monet to Van Gogh: A History of Impressionism Sale

    From Monet to Van Gogh: A History of Impressionism

    Richard Brettell
    4.8 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (107)
    Save up to $240.00 Starting at $39.95 $299.95 $39.95$299.95
    With Professor Richard Brettell as your expert curator and guide, this course creates a vivid "virtual" museum through which to appreciate the genius and enduring accomplishments of the men and women who, in a few short decades, forever changed the art of painting. Enjoy the style, subject, and function of Impressionist painting by artists such as Monet, Renoir, Cassatt, Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Van Gogh....
  7. Early Christianity: The Experience of the Divine

    Early Christianity: The Experience of the Divine

    Luke Timothy Johnson
    4.1 out of 5
    62% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (56)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    What accounts for Christianity’s continuing success in what some would characterize as a "post-Christian" world? By looking at Christianity’s early history, Professor Luke Timothy Johnson sheds light on the religion’s enduring source of inspiration.
  8. Herodotus: The Father of History

    Herodotus: The Father of History

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.8 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (82)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    View the ancient world through the eyes of its first historian. This course addresses the most remarkable achievement of Herodotus—his narrative account of the great Persian Wars and their causes. It considers the ways his work retains a mythical world-view and discusses his influence on later Greek historians.
  9. European Thought and Culture in the 20th Century

    European Thought and Culture in the 20th Century

    Lloyd Kramer
    4.6 out of 5
    60% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (33)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $199.95 $199.95$199.95
    In his sequel to European Thought and Culture in the 19th Century, Professor Lloyd Kramer offers you a superbly focused introduction to the major intellectual themes and debates that have decisively shaped European culture. Their influence on modern disciplines including philosophy, psychology, economics, sociology, poetry, prose fiction, and painting has been incalculable.
  10. Conquest of the Americas

    Conquest of the Americas

    Marshall C. Eakin
    4.5 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (110)
    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.
  11. Joy of Science Sale

    Joy of Science

    Robert M. Hazen
    4.6 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (93)
    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...
  12. Introduction to Greek Philosophy

    Introduction to Greek Philosophy

    David Roochnik
    4.7 out of 5
    70% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (55)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $199.95 $199.95$199.95
    Professor David Roochnik is your host and moderator for Western civilization’s greatest debate. What is reality? What are ethics, justice, and happiness? How shall we best live our lives? More than 2,000 years later, the issues the ancient Greeks pondered continue to challenge, fascinate, and instruct us.
  13. 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...
  14. Buddhism

    Buddhism

    Malcolm David Eckel
    3.8 out of 5
    60% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (97)
    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...
  15. History of Hitler's Empire, 2nd Edition

    History of Hitler's Empire, 2nd Edition

    Thomas Childers
    4.4 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (239)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$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.
  16. Churchill

    Churchill

    J. Rufus Fears
    4.3 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (210)
    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....
  17. Famous Romans

    Famous Romans

    J. Rufus Fears
    4.4 out of 5
    71% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (116)
    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. European Thought and Culture in the 19th Century

    European Thought and Culture in the 19th Century

    Lloyd Kramer
    4.7 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (36)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $199.95 $199.95$199.95
    Explore the major thinkers and historic challenges that shaped the mind of Europe in the 19th century. How much does this recent history continue to impact Western thought today? Examine Marx, Darwin, Nietzsche, Romantic author Germaine de Staël, positivist August Comte, novelist and feminist George Sand, political theorist Benjamin Constant, and more.
  19. Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor

    Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor

    Kenneth W. Harl
    4.6 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (77)
    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.
  20. Ethics of Aristotle

    Ethics of Aristotle

    Joseph Koterski, S.J.
    4.4 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (76)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $149.95 $149.95$149.95
    Happiness. Moral excellence. For more than 2,000 years, thoughtful people have turned to Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics to learn how to teach and attain these and other profound concepts. In The Ethics of Aristotle, a meditation on the ancient Greek philosopher and one of his paramount texts, Professor Joseph W. Koterski shows you how and why this work can help deepen and improve your own thinking on questions of...