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  1. Economics, 3rd Edition

    Economics, 3rd Edition

    Timothy Taylor
    4.6 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (123)
    Starting at £54.99 Starting at £54.99 £79.99 £54.99£79.99
    We are all economists—when we work, buy, save, invest, pay taxes, and vote. It repays us many times over to be good economists. Economic issues are active in our lives every day. This course helps you think about and discuss economic issues that affect you and the nation every day—interest rates, unemployment, personal investing, budget deficits, globalization, and many more—with a greater level of knowledge...
  2. Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations

    Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations

    Kenneth W. Harl
    4.5 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (136)
    Starting at £14.99 Starting at £14.99 £29.99 £14.99£29.99
    Uncover deep mysteries about the ancient civilizations of the Near East—and their indelible impact on the history of the world—with Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations. This course is your introduction to the fascinating civilizations that often receive only a few lines of cursory discussion in the average textbook on Western civilization, including: the Hitties, the Assyrians, and the Sumerians. Along the...
  3. Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition

    Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition

    David Zarefsky
    4 out of 5
    64% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (118)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    Reasoning, tested by doubt, is argumentation. We do it, hear it, and judge it every day. We do it in our own minds, and we do it with others. What is effective reasoning? And how can it be done persuasively? This is equally a course in argument and in reasoning. This course teaches how to reason. It teaches how to persuade others that what you think is right. And it teaches how to judge and answer the arguments of...
  4. Between Cross and Crescent: Jewish Civilization from Mohammed to Spinoza

    Between Cross and Crescent: Jewish Civilization from Mohammed to Spinoza

    David B. Ruderman
    4.2 out of 5
    60% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (48)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    This course presents an overview of Jewish culture and society, from its rabbinic foundations in late antiquity up to the dawn of modernity in the 17th century.
  5. American Mind

    American Mind

    Allen C. Guelzo
    4.3 out of 5
    68% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (82)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    America's distinct philosophy stems from a powerful body of thought that extends back to the first European settlers and that was enriched by later generations of American thinkers including Jonathan Edwards, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, William James, and Martin Luther King Jr. Explore the immensely stimulating conversation that made the United States what it is today with The American Mind, 36 lectures that...
  6. Questions of Value

    Questions of Value

    Patrick Grim
    4.2 out of 5
    70% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (84)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    This 24-lecture series with Professor Patrick Grim is for anyone who wants to fine-tune their ability to see how deeper questions of ethics and values apply to the choices that make up their lives.
  7. A History of European Art

    A History of European Art

    William Kloss
    4.7 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (127)
    Starting at £69.99 Starting at £69.99 £99.99 £69.99£99.99
    The development of the arts in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern era is an astonishing record of cultural achievement, from the breathtaking architecture of Gothic cathedrals to the daring visual experiments of the Cubist painters. A History of European Art is your gateway to this visually stunning story. In 48 beautifully illustrated lectures you will encounter all the landmarks you would expect to find in...
  8. Origins of Life

    Origins of Life

    Robert M. Hazen
    4.5 out of 5
    71% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (74)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    Four billion years ago, the infant Earth was a seething cauldron of erupting volcanoes, raining meteors, and hot noxious gases, totally devoid of life. But a relatively short time later-100 million to 200 million years-the planet was teeming with primitive organisms. What happened? Professor Robert M. Hazen, one of the nation's foremost science educators and a leader of a NASA-supported team that is studying the...
  9. Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality, 2nd Edition

    Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality, 2nd Edition

    Robert Sapolsky
    4.9 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (123)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    When are we responsible for our own actions, and when are we in the grip of biological forces beyond our control? This intriguing question is the scientific province of behavioral biology, a field that explores interactions among the brain, mind, body, and environment that have a surprising influence on how we behave and interact.
  10. Vikings

    Vikings

    Kenneth W. Harl
    4.6 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (197)
    Starting at £54.99 Starting at £54.99 £79.99 £54.99£79.99
    Explorers and traders, the Vikings sailed from Newfoundland to Baghdad, across raging seas and swift rivers, extending trade and prosperity in voyages of creative destruction. By 1100, however, the Vikings had disappeared, having willingly shed their identity and dissolved into the mists of myth and legend. How did this happen? And how should we remember this formidable civilization? Who were the Vikings? Dr....
  11. History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon

    History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4 out of 5
    67% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (128)
    Starting at £14.99 Starting at £14.99 £29.99 £14.99£29.99
    The History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon offers you a fast-moving yet thorough introduction to key issues in the development of the New Testament. These include: its different kinds of books, the conditions in which they were composed, what they teach, who actually wrote them, and—perhaps most important of all—why and how some books and not others became part of the canon of scripture that...
  12. Italian Renaissance

    Italian Renaissance

    Kenneth R. Bartlett
    4.6 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (68)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    When you think of the Italian Renaissance, chances are you think of all that it gave us: the sculptures of Michelangelo. The paintings of Leonardo da Vinci. The writings of Petrarch and Machiavelli. But have you ever wondered why there was such an artistic, cultural, and intellectual explosion in Italy, beginning in the 14th century? Why did it occur in Italy and not some other part of Europe? Why did it happen...
  13. Tools of Thinking: Understanding the World Through Experience and Reason

    Tools of Thinking: Understanding the World Through Experience and Reason

    James Hall
    3.4 out of 5
    46% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (54)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    What is the best way to prove a case, create a rule, solve a problem, justify an idea, invent a hypothesis, or evaluate an argument? In other words, what is the best way to think? In Tools of Thinking: Understanding the World through Experience and Reason, Professor James Hall turns his friendly but intellectually rigorous approach to the problem of thinking, introducing you to a wide range of proven techniques used...
  14. Great Battles of the Ancient World

    Great Battles of the Ancient World

    Garrett G. Fagan
    4.2 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (113)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    Hollywood has gone to elaborate lengths to recreate the violence and mayhem of ancient warfare in movies such as Gladiator and Troy. But what were ancient battles really like? What weapons, tactics, armor, training, and logistics were used? In this course, Professor Garrett G. Fagan takes you into the thick of combat in some of the most notable battles fought in the Mediterranean region from prehistoric times to the...
  15. After the New Testament: The Writings of the Apostolic Fathers

    After the New Testament: The Writings of the Apostolic Fathers

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4.1 out of 5
    62% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (51)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    Who exactly were the Apostolic Fathers? Why were they given that name? Most important, what windows into the shaping of Christianity's canon, church hierarchy, and creed are opened for us with an understanding of works that include the letters of 1 Clement or Ignatius, the Didache of the Apostles, or the Letter to Diognetus? Professor Bart D. Ehrman answers these and many other questions as he introduces us to what...
  16. Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Rise of Nations

    Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Rise of Nations

    Andrew C. Fix
    3.8 out of 5
    62% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (104)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £99.99 £39.99£99.99
    Explore four centuries of radical transformation as a decimated Europe rose from the ashes of the plague to embrace the Renaissance and the Age of Enlightenment. In this course, you will explore the political, social, cultural, and economic revolutions that transformed Europe between the arrival of the Black Death in the 14th century and the onset of the Age of Enlightenment in the 18th century.
  17. Plato's Republic

    Plato's Republic

    David Roochnik
    4.7 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (50)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £24.99 £24.99£24.99
    Explore why Plato’s Republic, more than 2,000 years after its appearance, remains astonishingly relevant in its own right as it addresses questions such as: What sort of person should rule the state? Are all citizens equal before the law? Is censorship of music and literature ever justifiable? And, perhaps most of all, what is justice itself?
  18. Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World

    Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World

    Glenn S. Holland
    3.8 out of 5
    56% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (57)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £99.99 £39.99£99.99
    How did ancient people cope with the overwhelming mysteries of the universe? This course uses ancient texts and archaeological evidence to explore the religious cultures of the ancient Mediterranean world, from the earliest indications of human religious practices during prehistoric times to the conversion of the Roman Empire. You will learn about ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Syria-Palestine, and more.
  19. Doctors: The History of Scientific Medicine Revealed Through Biography

    Doctors: The History of Scientific Medicine Revealed Through Biography

    Sherwin B. Nuland
    4.7 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (123)
    Starting at £14.99 Starting at £14.99 £29.99 £14.99£29.99
    What major discoveries made modern medicine possible? Who were the fascinating individuals responsible for these discoveries? What qualities prepared each of them for their unique roles in medical history? Discover the answers in Doctors: The History of Scientific Medicine Revealed. Here, Professor Sherwin B. Nuland draws on the lives of 12 of medicine's greatest contributors to tell the human story behind the...
  20. Books That Have Made History:  Books That Can Change Your Life

    Books That Have Made History: Books That Can Change Your Life

    J. Rufus Fears
    4 out of 5
    66% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (165)
    Starting at £54.99 Starting at £54.99 £79.99 £54.99£79.99
    What makes a written work eternal—its message still so fundamental to the way we live that it continues to speak to us, hundreds or thousands of years distant from the lifetime of its author? Professor J. Rufus Fears presents his choices of some of the most essential writings in history—works that shaped the minds of great individuals and offer an extraordinary gift of wisdom. This course focuses on intellectual...