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  1. High School Level-World History: The Fertile Crescent to The American Revolution

    High School Level-World History: The Fertile Crescent to The American Revolution

    Linwood Thompson
    4 out of 5
    60% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (71)
    Starting at $299.95 Starting at $299.95 $299.95 $299.95$299.95
    Professor Linwood Thompson teaches history by using costumes, research, and acting skills to portray representative characters from eras of history ranging from 3500 B.C. to the 1780s. He sees to it that students enjoy themselves naturally while learning world history thoroughly-a winning combination.
  2. Elements of Jazz: From Cakewalks to Fusion

    Elements of Jazz: From Cakewalks to Fusion

    Bill Messenger
    4.5 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (133)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $149.95 $149.95$149.95
    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. Concert Masterworks

    Concert Masterworks

    Robert Greenberg
    4.6 out of 5
    68% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (41)
    Starting at $289.95 Starting at $289.95 $599.95 $289.95$599.95
    This course examines eight great concert masterworks by Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorák, Strauss, Brahms, Mendelssohn, and Liszt. You explore the life, times, personality, and stylistic assumptions of the composers and analyze each composition's form, themes, thematic relationships, and expressive content. You will also discuss the impact on musical development of the Enlightenment aesthetic ideal, nationalism,...
  4. Shakespeare: The Word and the Action Sale

    Shakespeare: The Word and the Action

    Peter Saccio
    4.4 out of 5
    62% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (45)
    Save up to $260.00 Starting at $19.95 $299.95 $19.95$299.95
    Teaching as a trained actor and director as well as a scholar, and assisted by two additional actors, Professor Peter Saccio explores selected works by Shakespeare. You will be entertained and informed as you analyze how Shakespeare used the resources of the English language and the Elizabethan theater to scale artistic heights never matched before or since.
  5. Explaining Social Deviance

    Explaining Social Deviance

    Paul Root Wolpe
    4.2 out of 5
    65% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (41)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $149.95 $149.95$149.95
    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,...
  6. Plato, Socrates, and the Dialogues

    Plato, Socrates, and the Dialogues

    Michael Sugrue
    4.5 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (66)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $199.95 $199.95$199.95
    Explore the meaning and importance of Plato's towering achievement in immortalizing the thoughts of Socrates in 35 dialogues, which laid the philosophical basis for Western civilization. The dialogues cover ideas about truth, justice, love, beauty, courage, and wisdom. Learn not what to think, but how to think, as you experience the subtlety with which Plato weaves philosophy and poetry, dialectic and drama, and...
  7. Business Law: Negligence and Torts

    Business Law: Negligence and Torts

    Frank B. Cross
    4.6 out of 5
    65% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (32)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $149.95 $149.95$149.95
    Business Law: Negligence and Torts addresses two important questions: When is someone else legally responsible for harm done to you? and When are you legally responsible for harm done to someone else? Former attorney and Professor Frank B. Cross takes you inside the intricate world of torts: the body of law designed to redress through civil litigation harms done to persons. These eight lectures not only explain the...
  8. Business Law: Contracts

    Business Law: Contracts

    Frank B. Cross
    4.5 out of 5
    63% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (47)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $149.95 $149.95$149.95
    What is a contract? How can you make one binding? What can you do to get out of a contract? What special rules apply to international contracts? These questions and other important issues of legally enforceable promises are covered in Business Law: Contracts. Former attorney and Professor Frank B. Cross lays a comprehensive foundation in the practical and intricate body of law that governs contracts. By the...
  9. Modern British Drama

    Modern British Drama

    Peter Saccio
    4.8 out of 5
    65% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (23)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $149.95 $149.95$149.95
    Waiting for Godot. The Importance of Being Earnest. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Since Shakespeare's time, no period has produced more brilliant and varied theater in Great Britain than its last 100 years. For Modern British Drama, Professor Peter Saccio has selected the major British playwrights of the past century to cover: Wilde, Shaw, Coward, Beckett, Osborne, Pinter, Stoppard, Churchill, and Hare....
  10. Freedom: The Philosophy of Liberation

    Freedom: The Philosophy of Liberation

    Dennis Dalton
    4.4 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (23)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $149.95 $149.95$149.95
    In Freedom: The Philosophy of Liberation, Professor Dennis Dalton explores the meaning of freedom—perhaps the most powerful idea to have inspired mankind throughout the ages. His lectures are a guided tour along the byways of the philosophy of liberation, beginning with its ancient roots and ending in 20th-century America. As you travel throughout history, you follow the professor toward personal liberation and...
  11. The Soul and the City: Art, Literature, and Urban Living

    The Soul and the City: Art, Literature, and Urban Living

    Arnold Weinstein
    4.6 out of 5
    70% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (24)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $149.95 $149.95$149.95
    This course explores artists' complex renderings of the humanity of city life from the 18th to the 20th centuries, selecting particular moments and cities to illustrate urban themes such as anonymity, orientation, and exchange. Art represents the city in ways that go beyond quantifiable measures, serving as a record of subjective experience and providing a rich picture of how humans live in cities such as St....
  12. Literary Modernism: The Struggle for Modern History

    Literary Modernism: The Struggle for Modern History

    Jeffrey Perl
    4.5 out of 5
    65% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (35)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $149.95 $149.95$149.95
    Join Professor Jeffrey Perl on an intriguing reconsideration of some of the most controversial authors of the 20th century: the Literary Modernists. Just who were these authors? How did writers such as Ezra Pound and James Joyce differ from others like Gertrude Stein and William Carlos Williams? What social and political forces made them write the way they did? Literary Modernism: The Struggle for Modern History...
  13. God and Mankind: Comparative Religions

    God and Mankind: Comparative Religions

    Robert Oden
    3.8 out of 5
    56% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (66)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $149.95 $149.95$149.95
    Why are we here? What is your purpose in life? What happens after death? How do the major world religions answer these seemingly unanswerable questions? God and Mankind: Comparative Religions by Professor Robert Oden is an ideal starting point for considering how religions such as Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, and Buddhism address these and other questions. These lectures approach religious belief and ritual as...
  14. 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
    79% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (34)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $149.95 $149.95$149.95
    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...
  15. Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations

    Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations

    Brian M. Fagan
    4 out of 5
    62% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (118)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    Where do we come from? How did our ancestors settle this planet? How did the great historic civilizations of the world develop? How does a past so shadowy that it has to be painstakingly reconstructed from fragmentary, largely unwritten records nonetheless make us who and what we are? This broad survey course begins with the origins of the earliest evolving humans more than 2.5 million years ago and explores how the...