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  1. 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.
  2. Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies Sale

    Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies

    Peter Saccio
    4.4 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (82)
    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.
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Odyssey of Homer

    Odyssey of Homer

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.9 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (116)
    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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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?
  9. Philosophy and Religion in the West

    Philosophy and Religion in the West

    Phillip Cary
    4.5 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (53)
    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...
  10. Ancient Greek Civilization

    Ancient Greek Civilization

    Jeremy McInerney
    4.5 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (111)
    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...
  11. Europe and Western Civilization in the Modern Age

    Europe and Western Civilization in the Modern Age

    Thomas Childers
    4.7 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (59)
    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.
  12. Birth of the Modern Mind: The Intellectual History of the 17th and 18th Centuries Sale

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

    Alan Charles Kors
    4.6 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (131)
    Save up to $260.00 Starting at $19.95 $299.95 $19.95$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.
  13. 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
    (154)
    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...
  14. Greek Legacy: Classical Origins of the Modern World

    Greek Legacy: Classical Origins of the Modern World

    Daniel N. Robinson
    4.3 out of 5
    62% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (48)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $149.95 $149.95$149.95
    In the 12 lectures of Greek Legacy: Classical Origins of the Modern World, explore the continuing influence of the classical Greek achievement on contemporary life. Your guide to the rise, fall, and return of Greek influence on Western culture is acclaimed Professor Daniel N. Robinson. He explores this rich legacy in specific aspects of our 21st-century lives, including: literature, art and architecture, learning,...
  15. Classics of American Literature

    Classics of American Literature

    Arnold Weinstein
    4.5 out of 5
    67% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (62)
    Starting at $459.95 Starting at $459.95 $869.95 $459.95$869.95
    Classic stories and poems of American literature are found in the pages of Franklin, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, Dickinson, Twain, Whitman, Faulkner, and many others. When was the last time you read them? Possibly not as recently as you'd like. Why? Not because you wouldn't love it. But perhaps the demands of your daily life or some other reason have prevented this pleasure. Now, here is the opportunity...
  16. Augustine: Philosopher and Saint

    Augustine: Philosopher and Saint

    Phillip Cary
    4 out of 5
    66% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (89)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $149.95 $149.95$149.95
    Augustine: Philosopher and Saint paints a rich and detailed portrait of the life, works, and ideas of this remarkable figure whose own search for God has profoundly shaped all of Western Christianity. Professor Philip Cary's organized and self-contained course explains any special religious or philosophical concepts you need to know in order to appreciate Augustine's impact, with real-life examples and analogies...
  17. How to Listen to and Understand Opera

    How to Listen to and Understand Opera

    Robert Greenberg
    4.6 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (76)
    Starting at $289.95 Starting at $289.95 $599.95 $289.95$599.95
    For more than 400 years, opera has been one of the most popular performing arts. Professor Robert Greenberg can show you how you can learn to understand, appreciate—even to love—opera in just 32 lectures. With the knowledge of opera from this course, you will understand how opera is a unique marriage of words and music in which the whole is far greater than its parts. You will learn the reasons for...
  18. Great Ideas of Psychology Sale

    Great Ideas of Psychology

    Daniel N. Robinson
    4.1 out of 5
    61% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (54)
    Save up to $510.00 Starting at $59.95 $599.95 $59.95$599.95
    This introduction to psychology stands out because it brilliantly analyzes the larger intellectual context in which the discipline has grown up. From Plato and Aristotle to Freud and Jung, you follow the fascinating debates that occur and recur as one school of thought after another seeks answers to the continuing mysteries of the mind.
  19. 20th-Century American Fiction

    20th-Century American Fiction

    Arnold Weinstein
    4.5 out of 5
    50% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (24)
    Starting at $289.95 Starting at $289.95 $289.95 $289.95$289.95
    Professor Arnold Weinstein explores the works of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, and others in this remarkable lecture series. Like no one else in the world, Americans grow up believing—or imagining—that they are masters of a destiny without constraint. How did this national ethos unleash a body of fiction dramatically different from anything that came before?
  20. Legacies of Great Economists

    Legacies of Great Economists

    Timothy Taylor
    4.8 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (58)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $149.95 $149.95$149.95
    When it comes to economics and economic theory, a few thinkers dominate the landscape: Adam Smith. Karl Marx. Alfred Marshall. John Maynard Keynes. Legacies of Great Economists by economist and Professor Timothy Taylor acquaint you with the thoughts, theories, and lives of these and other great economists—those individuals who have shaped the world of economics and influenced our lives. These lectures provide...