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  1. Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition

    Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition

    Richard Wolfson
    4.5 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (193)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    With scientists perhaps on the verge of unlocking the deepest secrets of the universe and with breaking news of discovery after discovery at the frontiers of research, understanding physics has never been so important. This course puts the awe-inspiring—and at times mind-bending—concepts behind relativity and quantum mechanics within reach of anyone who wants to understand them.
  2. No Excuses: Existentialism and the Meaning of Life Sale

    No Excuses: Existentialism and the Meaning of Life

    Robert C. Solomon
    4.3 out of 5
    71% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (87)
    Save up to $250.00 Starting at $34.95 $299.95 $34.95$299.95
    The message of Existentialism, unlike that of many more obscure and academic philosophical movements, is about as simple as can be. It is that every one of us, as an individual, is responsible—responsible for what we do and responsible for whom we are. If you want to enrich your own understanding of this philosophical movement, the thinkers it brought together, and the prominent role it still plays in contemporary...
  3. New Testament Sale

    New Testament

    Bart D. Ehrman
    3.9 out of 5
    67% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (280)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $49.95 $299.95 $49.95$299.95
    Whether you consider it a book of faith or a cultural artifact, the New Testament is among the most significant writings that the world has ever known. This course sheds the light of purely historical research on the New Testament—its form, the methods of its composition, its authors and their original audiences, and the larger historical context. Mindful of the limitations imposed by the available historical...
  4. History of Ancient Egypt

    History of Ancient Egypt

    Bob Brier
    4.6 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (272)
    Starting at $435.95 Starting at $435.95 $599.95 $435.95$599.95
    Ancient Egyptian civilization is so grand that our minds sometimes have difficulty adjusting to it. If you're awed by the Great Pyramid, amazed by the magnificent golden mask and other treasures of Tutankhamen, curious about how this longest-lived of all ancient cultures has influenced us, or just intrigued by the mysterious hows and whys of all things Egyptian, then you must own this comprehensive and entertaining...
  5. Aeneid of Virgil

    Aeneid of Virgil

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.8 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (91)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $149.95 $149.95$149.95
    With The Aeneid of Virgil, Professor Elizabeth Vandiver has crafted a masterful presentation on the great national epic of ancient Rome and one of the most important works of literature ever written. Join Aeneas on his long journey west from ruined Troy to the founding of a new nation in Italy, and see how the author Virgil weaves together a rich network of compelling human themes on duty, desire, leadership, and...
  6. From Plato to Post-modernism: Understanding the Essence of Literature and the Role of the Author

    From Plato to Post-modernism: Understanding the Essence of Literature and the Role of the Author

    Louis Markos
    4 out of 5
    54% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (46)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $199.95 $199.95$199.95
    What’s the best that’s been thought and said about creativity in literature, and by extension in the arts more broadly? To answer that question—and the many others that it leads to—you’ll follow "the great conversation" between philosophy and the literary arts down the millennia, from Plato and Aristotle through a host of brilliant writers all the way to our present day.
  7. Abraham Lincoln: In His Own Words

    Abraham Lincoln: In His Own Words

    David Zarefsky
    4.8 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (67)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $199.95 $199.95$199.95
    Precisely because Lincoln is a national hero and legend, we have lost sight of some of his depth and complexity. His noble words-the Gettysburg Address especially-have become so familiar that we have almost lost the power truly to hear them. By tracing Lincoln's path to oratorical greatness, these lectures restore a full sense of his true stature.
  8. Quest for Meaning: Values, Ethics, and the Modern Experience

    Quest for Meaning: Values, Ethics, and the Modern Experience

    Robert H. Kane
    4.6 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (45)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $199.95 $199.95$199.95
    Professor Robert H. Kane takes a probing look at the problems surrounding ethics in the modern world: conflicts between public and private morality, teaching values in public schools, the role of religion in public life, liberty and privacy, individualism versus community, and the loss of shared values and the resulting discontents.
  9. Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies Sale

    Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies

    Peter Saccio
    4.4 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (83)
    Save up to $360.00 Starting at $49.95 $429.95 $49.95$429.95
    Professor Peter Saccio—an award-winning Ivy League Professor of Shakespeare studies—is your guide for this marvelous exploration of 15 of Shakespeare's greatest plays. Learn how our most abundant poet and dramatist has been moving, delighting, and enlightening readers and audiences for 400 years, with no end in sight.
  10. Life and Writings of Geoffrey Chaucer

    Life and Writings of Geoffrey Chaucer

    Seth Lerer
    4.7 out of 5
    70% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (37)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $149.95 $149.95$149.95
    The Life and Writings of Geoffrey Chaucer, award-winning Professor Seth Lerer's masterful course on one of Western literature's most enduring poets, is a fascinating look at Chaucer's life, his world, and the language in which he wrote. By examining texts, from his short love lyrics to the copious profusion of character and events that compose The Canterbury Tales, this course prepares you for the challenges of...
  11. History of Ancient Rome Sale

    History of Ancient Rome

    Garrett G. Fagan
    4.3 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (145)
    Save up to $510.00 Starting at $59.95 $599.95 $59.95$599.95
    Rome's span was vast. In the regional, restless, and shifting history of continental Europe, the Roman Empire stands as a towering monument to scale and stability. At its height, the Roman Empire, unified in politics and law, stretched from the sands of Syria to the moors of Scotland, and it stood for almost 700 years. This course draws on a wealth of primary and secondary sources, including recent historical and...
  12. Life and Writings of John Milton

    Life and Writings of John Milton

    Seth Lerer
    4.6 out of 5
    60% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (30)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $149.95 $149.95$149.95
    There is no disputing that John Milton is one of the supreme writers in the history of English letters. Yet, for a number of reasons, many modern readers are unaware of the pleasures of his often intimidating poetry and prose. The Life and Writings of John Milton is a thorough examination of this seminal Western writer designed to help you understand his poetry: its richness and depth; its representation of...
  13. Odyssey of Homer

    Odyssey of Homer

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.9 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (115)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    Take a detailed look at Homer's ancient Greek masterpiece of adventure. Professor Elizabeth Vandiver's The Odyssey of Homer focuses on timeless themes contained in the warrior Odysseus's voyage home through strange lands and encounters with gods, witches, warriors, and monsters. Explore the cultural assumptions that lie behind Homer's lines, weigh the poem's critical and interpretative issues, and come to view the...
  14. Iliad of Homer

    Iliad of Homer

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.8 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (136)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    From the wrath of Achilles to the machinations of Agamemnon that led to the fall of Troy, the Iliad is one of the most compelling meditations on the human condition ever written. Take an in-depth look at Homer's epic Greek poem in The Iliad of Homer and realize why this literary masterpiece is held in such high regard. Alongside award-winning Professor Elizabeth Vandiver, examine the most important episodes in the...
  15. Will to Power: The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche

    Will to Power: The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.1 out of 5
    60% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (74)
    Starting at $299.95 Starting at $299.95 $299.95 $299.95$299.95
    Among shapers of contemporary thought, Friedrich Nietzsche is the most mysterious and least understood. To provide flow to Nietzsche’s often puzzling and misunderstood works, this course focuses on the ideas that preoccupied him, while tracing the profound themes that shaped his oeuvre. Is it possible that these themes form the basis of modern Humanistic culture?
  16. Philosophy and Religion in the West

    Philosophy and Religion in the West

    Phillip Cary
    4.5 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (51)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    This course examines how philosophy and religion have interacted throughout history on fundamental questions of religious belief, including the concepts of God, creation, sin, mercy, and redemption. Invoking the writing of the greatest Greek, Jewish, and Christian thinkers as well as "modern" philosophers such as Hume, Kant, Schleiermacher, and Nietzsche, this course casts new light on the entire...
  17. Ancient Greek Civilization

    Ancient Greek Civilization

    Jeremy McInerney
    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
    Why do the ancient Greeks occupy such a prominent place in conceptions of Western culture and identity? Covering the 11 centuries from the end of the Neolithic period to the rise of Alexander the Great, this course traces the history of Classical Greece and its foundational influence on all of Western civilization. The knowledge you gain here will increase your comprehension not only of history, but of all Western...
  18. Europe and Western Civilization in the Modern Age

    Europe and Western Civilization in the Modern Age

    Thomas Childers
    4.7 out of 5
    71% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (57)
    Starting at $289.95 Starting at $289.95 $599.95 $289.95$599.95
    Do you want to improve your understanding of where we are today, how we got here, why the 20th century unfolded as it did, and even what the next millennium might hold? This perceptive, richly documented course covers the history and global impact of Europe since the French Revolution.
  19. Birth of the Modern Mind: The Intellectual History of the 17th and 18th Centuries

    Birth of the Modern Mind: The Intellectual History of the 17th and 18th Centuries

    Alan Charles Kors
    4.5 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (130)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Between 1600 and 1800, Europe was seized by an intellectual revolution that challenged previous ways of understanding and sparked radical changes in thought and life. Learn about the age of Newton, Descartes, Pascal, Locke, Rousseau, and more from one of world’s leading intellectual historians.
  20. World War II: A Military and Social History Sale

    World War II: A Military and Social History

    Thomas Childers
    4.6 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (149)
    Save up to $345.00 Starting at $34.95 $429.95 $34.95$429.95
    This course examines one of the greatest conflicts in human history, World War II. Between 1937 and 1945, 55 million people perished. It was a series of interrelated conflicts; no continent was left untouched, no ocean or sea unaffected. World War II taught lessons that none of us can ever study enough. Professor Thomas Childers uses the dual perspective of military and social history to explain both the epic course...