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425 Courses

  1. Language A to Z Sale

    Language A to Z

    John McWhorter
    4.9 out of 5
    50% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (8)
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    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...
  2. Unsung Heroes of World War II: Europe Sale

    Unsung Heroes of World War II: Europe

    Lynne Olson
    4.9 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (13)
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    Unsung Heroes of World War II: Europe is your chance to meet men and women of courage and conscience who helped change the course of the war—but who have slipped into the cracks of history. Taught by historian Lynne Olson, author of seven acclaimed books about World War II, these 12 scintillating lectures offer a trove of fascinating, largely untold stories across Europe and America.
  3. White Collar Criminal Law Explained

    White Collar Criminal Law Explained

    Randall D. Eliason
    5 out of 5
    100% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (6)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    In White Collar Criminal Law Explained, join Professor Randall D. Eliason of The George Washington University Law School for an in-depth investigation of how federal white collar crime prosecutions work—and why they sometimes don’t. Over 24 lessons, you’ll learn how prosecutors pursue white collar crimes, including fraud, bribery, obstruction of justice, extortion, perjury, money laundering, and more.
  4. Unlocking the Hidden History of DNA Sale

    Unlocking the Hidden History of DNA

    Sam Kean
    4.9 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (29)
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    Assuming the viewer has no background in science, these 12 half-hour lectures cover the fundamental properties of DNA, the techniques that have unraveled its mysteries, the exciting revelations that have come to light, and the stories of the all-too-human scientists involved. Witty and informative, the lectures are delivered by science writer and podcaster Sam Kean, author of the bestseller The Violinist’s Thumb.
  5. How Science Shapes Science Fiction Sale

    How Science Shapes Science Fiction

    Charles L. Adler
    4.7 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (6)
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    View scientific knowledge through the lens of fiction in and explore theories, concepts, and formulas that may seem daunting in more academic settings. How Science Shapes Science Fiction showcases the ways fiction has an amazing capacity to teach us about ourselves and the nature of the world we live in.
  6. Written Communications: Being Heard and Understood Sale

    Written Communications: Being Heard and Understood

    Allison Friederichs
    4.2 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (8)
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    Discover the secrets to sharpening your written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills In 12 rewarding lectures. With humor and enthusiasm, along with dozens of tools, examples, and exercises, Professor Friederichs will teach you how to select the right words; ensure proper grammar and punctuation; and analyze, craft, and edit your message—all while using a reader-centric lens.
  7. World War II: The Pacific Theater Sale

    World War II: The Pacific Theater

    Craig L. Symonds
    4.6 out of 5
    51% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (27)
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    World War II: The Pacific Theater—produced by The Great Courses in partnership with HISTORY®—takes you into the sweeping story of the American fight against the Japanese. Taught by Professor Craig L. Symonds, a distinguished military historian at the US Naval War College, these 24 vivid lectures chronicle the global trajectory of the war in the Pacific, from the attack on Pearl Harbor to the birth of the atomic...
  8. Shocking Psychological Studies and the Lessons They Teach

    Shocking Psychological Studies and the Lessons They Teach

    Thad A. Polk
    4.9 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (11)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $229.95 $199.95$229.95
    In the six lectures of Shocking Psychological Studies and the Lessons They Teach, you will explore a range of ethically compromised psychological experiments from the past that have nonetheless contributed significant insight into the human condition. Dr. Polk spells out the contemporary ethical principles now in place to protect both subjects and science, but also examines why every new technological and scientific...
  9. Survival Mentality: The Psychology of Staying Alive Sale

    Survival Mentality: The Psychology of Staying Alive

    Nancy Zarse
    4.8 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (20)
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    When we hear about someone surviving a great challenge, we often hear that the person “rose to the occasion.” But in fact, psychologists find that in moments of terror, people revert to their lowest level of training and preparation. Knowing that, the trick is to bring up your “lowest level” by continually improving your training and preparation, practicing for survival now, and building the resilience that...
  10. The Mongol Empire Sale

    The Mongol Empire

    Craig G. Benjamin
    4.7 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (10)
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    Taught by Professor Craig Benjamin of Grand Valley State University, this course follows the Mongol mounted warriors who emerged out of Central Asia in the 13th century to conquer much of the known world. Although the Mongols fought with unparalleled brutality, they aspired to many of the civilized values of their victims and helped trigger long-lasting cultural interchange between East and West.
  11. Books that Matter: The Federalist Papers Sale

    Books that Matter: The Federalist Papers

    Joseph L. Hoffmann
    4.8 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (35)
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    Books That Matter: The Federalist Papers gives you the chance to delve into one of the most influential guides to the U.S. Constitution. Taught by acclaimed professor and legal scholar Joseph L. Hoffmann of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, these 12 thought-provoking lectures unpack the 85 brilliant essays by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay that serve essentially as the Bible of American...
  12. America's Long Struggle Against Slavery

    America's Long Struggle Against Slavery

    Richard Bell
    4.3 out of 5
    64% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (28)
    Starting at $234.95 Starting at $234.95 $269.95 $234.95$269.95
    America’s Long Struggle against Slavery is your chance to survey the history of the American anti-slavery movement, from the dawn of the transatlantic slave trade during the late 15th century to the end of Reconstruction in 1877 and beyond. Taught by Professor Richard Bell of the University of Maryland, these 30 eye-opening lectures give you an up-close view of a venal institution and the people who fought against...
  13. The Greek World: A Study of History and Culture

    The Greek World: A Study of History and Culture

    Robert Garland
    4.4 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (14)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    The ancient Greeks, more than any other early culture, have given us the template for Western civilization. This course takes you from the great Classical and Hellenistic eras through Greece’s dramatic modern history. You’ll discover Greek culture in examples such as: Athenian democracy; Greek religious beliefs; Greek drama, epic poetry, and philosophy; and Greek sculpture, vase painting, and architecture.
  14. Rise of the Novel: Exploring History's Greatest Early Works

    Rise of the Novel: Exploring History's Greatest Early Works

    Leo Damrosch
    4.6 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (10)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    In the 24 lectures of Rise of the Novel, you will take a journey from the birth of the novel to the height of the form in the mid-19th century—and better understand what this literary form can tell us about human nature and our unquenchable thirst for great stories. With Professor Emeritus Leo Damrosch of Harvard University as your guide, you will dive into some of the most notable works that helped create and...
  15. The Great Questions of Philosophy and Physics

    The Great Questions of Philosophy and Physics

    Steven Gimbel
    4.6 out of 5
    95% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (20)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $229.95 $199.95$229.95
    Dr. Steven Gimbel of Gettysburg College shows how physics and philosophy work together to reveal the true nature of the universe. Physics makes the discoveries and philosophy interprets the results. Those results have been very odd since the turn of the 20th century—with relativity, quantum theory, and Big Bang cosmology overthrowing our conventional picture of reality.
  16. The Great Tours: France through the Ages

    The Great Tours: France through the Ages

    John Greene
    4.8 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (80)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    France ignites the imagination and dazzles the senses like no other country on Earth. In this thrilling travelogue, you’ll discover the 35,000-year-old cave paintings of Chauvet, the medieval castles of the Cathars, the palace of Versailles, and the sites where the French Revolution unfolded. You’ll also explore romantic Paris; the Loire Valley châteaux; and France’s food, wine, sublime art and architecture,...
  17. Language and the Mind

    Language and the Mind

    Spencer Kelly
    4.7 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (15)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    What is our species’ greatest invention? Medicine, computers, space travel? Not even close. The innovation that underlies each of our past achievements and those we still aspire to is ... language. Learn why language is our ultimate invention—one that has allowed us to change the physical and social world around us in every conceivable way, and one that has fundamentally changed us, as well.
  18. George Orwell: A Sage for All Seasons

    George Orwell: A Sage for All Seasons

    Michael Shelden
    4.6 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (28)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    In George Orwell: A Sage for All Seasons, join Orwell’s authorized biographer, Professor Michael Shelden, for a 24-lecture journey through the life and times that shaped this profound writer and his eerily prescient masterpieces like Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four. Blending literary analysis and biography, this course is a one-of-a-kind portrait of the modern world’s greatest champion of individuality.
  19. The Pagan World: Ancient Religions Before Christianity

    The Pagan World: Ancient Religions Before Christianity

    Hans-Friedrich Mueller
    4.6 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (24)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    In The Pagan World: Ancient Religions before Christianity, you will meet the fascinating, ancient polytheistic peoples of the Mediterranean and beyond, their gods and goddesses, and their public and private worship practices, as you come to better understand the foundational role religion played in their daily lives. Because their religion circumscribed almost all aspects of life both inside and outside the home, it...
  20. Taking Control of Your Personal Data

    Taking Control of Your Personal Data

    Jennifer Golbeck
    4.3 out of 5
    61% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (21)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $229.95 $199.95$229.95
    We have never before in human history been able to share so much about ourselves so quickly. Neither have we ever been so exposed to forces that want to take advantage of that capability. This course will open your eyes to the surprising extent of that exposure and will discuss your options for keeping your personal data as safe as possible, help you determine your personal privacy profile, and understand the...