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  1. Explaining Social Deviance

    Explaining Social Deviance

    Paul Root Wolpe
    4.2 out of 5
    65% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (41)
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    Why do some people commit crimes, use the wrong fork, or speak out of turn? How does society determine who is or is not deviant? Find out the answers to these and other similar questions here. Explaining Social Deviance examines the complex topic of deviance and how major sociological theories have attempted to both define it and understand its role in society. Delivered by award-winning Professor Paul Root Wolpe,...
  2. Elements of Jazz: From Cakewalks to Fusion

    Elements of Jazz: From Cakewalks to Fusion

    Bill Messenger
    4.5 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (126)
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    Learn the basics of jazz and its history in Elements of Jazz: From Cakewalks to Fusion, a course as free-flowing and original as jazz itself. Taught by Professor Bill Messenger of the Peabody Institute, these lectures are a must for music lovers. Follow the story of jazz in its many shapes, including ragtime, the blues, swing music, boogie-woogie, and the rise of modern forms such as bebop and fusion. Thorough and...
  3. 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
    (55)
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    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...
  4. Great Masters: Stravinsky-His Life and Music

    Great Masters: Stravinsky-His Life and Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.7 out of 5
    65% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (38)
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    Award-winning Professor Robert Greenberg's Great Masters: Stravinsky—His Life and Music depicts the career of Igor Stravinsky as a dizzying, enthralling progression that creates a virtual artistic history of the West from the 1890s to the late 1960s. Discover this master of musical creativity to be a one-man compendium of people, places, compositional styles, and techniques. Among other things, these lectures...
  5. Great Masters: Brahms-His Life and Music

    Great Masters: Brahms-His Life and Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.8 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (55)
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    Great Masters: Brahms—His Life and Music is a course that links the complexities of this enduring Western composer with his electrifying works through biographical information and musical commentary. Join award-winning composer and Professor Robert Greenberg on an examination of how Brahms found unique ways of combining the formal complexity of older Classical genres with the melodic inventiveness, harmonic...
  6. Great Masters: Liszt-His Life and Music

    Great Masters: Liszt-His Life and Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.7 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (48)
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    Musically, Franz Liszt is one of the most written about but least understood composers of the 19th century. Join award-winning Professor Robert Greenberg on a fascinating journey to learn the truth about this enduring composer in Great Masters: Liszt—His Life and Music. More than anyone before him, it was Liszt who created one of the most enduring archetypes of the Romantic era: the artist "who walks with God...
  7. Great Masters: Robert and Clara Schumann-Their Lives and Music

    Great Masters: Robert and Clara Schumann-Their Lives and Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.8 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (36)
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    Meet Robert and Clara Wieck Schumann, the most brilliant, gifted, troubled, and unique couple in the history of concert music. In Great Masters: Robert and Clara Schumann—Their Lives and Music, taught by popular Teaching Company Professor Robert Greenberg, learn why this critic and composer and his pianist wife have earned a distinct place in the annals of Western music. These fascinating lectures take you...
  8. Great Masters: Shostakovich-His Life and Music

    Great Masters: Shostakovich-His Life and Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.8 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (66)
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    Discover the extraordinary life, times, and music of Dmitri Shostakovich, the great composer who proved to be a faithful witness to the survival of the human spirit under totalitarianism. In Great Masters: Shostakovich—His Life and Music, award-winning composer and Professor Robert Greenberg reveals why Shostakovich is, without a doubt, one of the most central composers of the 20th century. In addition to...
  9. Must History Repeat the Great Conflicts of This Century?

    Must History Repeat the Great Conflicts of This Century?

    Joseph S. Nye Jr.
    4.7 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (33)
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    In his pointed study of international politics, Professor Joseph S. Nye Jr., the Dean of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, guides you through the origins of the great conflicts of the 20th century and asks if history is doomed to repeat them. Must History Repeat the Great Conflicts of This Century? examines how concepts like the balance of power and the international system interweaved with...
  10. Earth's Changing Climate

    Earth's Changing Climate

    Richard Wolfson
    4.3 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (102)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    This course is your chance to get some of the most up-to-date research on climate change. Earth's Changing Climate explains the concepts, tools, data, and analysis that have led an overwhelming number of climate scientists to conclude that Earth is warming—and the ways in which we humans might be responsible. Whatever your views on climate change, it's important to understand how the current scientific consensus...
  11. Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science Sale

    Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science

    Robert Sapolsky
    4.5 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (59)
    Save up to $210.00 Starting at $12.95 $229.95 $12.95$229.95
    Join acclaimed neurobiologist and popular Great Courses Professor Robert Sapolsky for an undeniably fascinating study of what, specifically, makes you you. Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science is a 12-lecture course that takes you to the front lines of scientific research and offers you a new perspective on the supposedly quirky nature of being ourselves. Thought-provoking, witty, and sometimes...
  12. Black Holes Explained

    Black Holes Explained

    Alex Filippenko
    4.7 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (94)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $229.95 $229.95$229.95
    Nearly everyone has heard of black holes, but few people outside of complex scientific fields understand their true nature and their implications for our universe. Black Holes Explained finally makes this awe-inspiring cosmological subject graspable—in just 12 lavishly illustrated lectures. You'll discover the secrets of photon spheres, event horizons, Einstein rings, and other concepts involved in the study...
  13. Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe Sale

    Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe

    David M. Meyer
    4.8 out of 5
    94% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (220)
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    Marvel at a carefully selected sampling of the Hubble Space Telescope's landmark images in Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe. This visual feast of a course features many of the greatest discoveries in astronomy during the last two decades. Your guide is award-winning Professor David M. Meyer, whose 12 lectures use breathtaking imagery to reveal the fundamental concepts and recent...
  14. The Science of Integrative Medicine Sale

    The Science of Integrative Medicine

    Brent A. Bauer
    4 out of 5
    79% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (29)
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    Integrative medicine describes the addition of natural or holistic practices into the health-care paradigm to complement conventional Western medicine and promote overall wellness. The Science of Integrative Medicine, produced in collaboration with Mayo Clinic—one of the finest health institutions on the planet—provides 12 informative lectures on the science-based facts of commonly used integrative treatments.
  15. Law School for Everyone: Legislation and Regulation Sale

    Law School for Everyone: Legislation and Regulation

    Peter J. Smith
    4.8 out of 5
    100% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (4)
    Save up to $190.00 Starting at $24.95 $229.95 $24.95$229.95
    A recent addition to the traditional law school curriculum, legislation and regulation are becoming more of a mainstay in some of the country’s top law schools. Law School for Everyone: Legislation and Regulation examines everything from the nature of regulation, to the challenge of interpreting statutes based on the spirit versus the letter of the law, to the role of federal agencies in our legal system.
  16. Law School for Everyone: Constitutional Law Sale

    Law School for Everyone: Constitutional Law

    Eric Berger
    4.8 out of 5
    71% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (7)
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    Americans wage many of today’s fiercest policy debates and culture wars as battles over constitutional meaning. In the 12 lectures of Law School for Everyone: Constitutional Law, Professor Eric Berger offers the same introduction to constitutional law he provides to his own law students. You’ll come away from this course with a better understanding of our founding document’s many nuances and complexities, and...
  17. The Skeptic's Guide to the Great Books

    The Skeptic's Guide to the Great Books

    Grant L. Voth
    4.6 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (41)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $149.95 $149.95$149.95
    Open yourself up to works that are just as engaging and insightful about great human themes and ideas as anything you'd find on a college-level reading list. Professor Grant L. Voth's The Skeptic's Guide to the Great Books is your opportunity to discover new literary adventures that make worthy substitutes to works from the Western canon. In these 12 lectures, you'll get an introduction to works that redefine what...
  18. English in America: A Linguistic History Sale

    English in America: A Linguistic History

    Natalie Schilling
    3.6 out of 5
    62% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (45)
    Save up to $200.00 Starting at $14.95 $229.95 $14.95$229.95
    Would you address a group of people as: “you guys,” “yinz,” “y’all,” or something else? Your answer can provide insight into who you are. American English has a colorful history, influenced by contact between many cultures. Dialect variations are widespread, reflecting and shaping changes in our society. The many American EnglishES represent who we have always been as a nation: e pluribus unum—out of...
  19. Language A to Z

    Language A to Z

    John McWhorter
    4.5 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (94)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $149.95 $149.95$149.95
    There’s a lot that’s quirky and intriguing about how human language works—and much of it is downright fun to learn about. Here’s a delightful way to get accessible, bite-sized introductions to language in Language A to Z. These twenty-four 15-minute lectures by Professor John McWhorter, one of the best-known popularizers of language, use the English alphabet as a unique, offbeat way to let you hopscotch...
  20. Investigating American Presidents Sale

    Investigating American Presidents

    Paul Rosenzweig
    4.8 out of 5
    95% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (45)
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    What limits are there—if any—on presidential power? How do we keep such power in check? In the 12 timely lectures of Investigating American Presidents, Paul Rosenzweig of The George Washington University School of Law guides you through the ins and outs of presidential investigations, using past scandals and controversies as a lens through which to make sense of current (and future) ones.