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  • Philosophy of Science

    类别:课程参考 英语 视频 哲学 在线播放 浏览数: 1075

    主讲:Jeffrey L. Kasser

    内容描述:Philosopher Jeffrey Kasser launches an ambitious inquiry...

    Philosopher Jeffrey Kasser launches an ambitious inquiry into what makes science science. The route to the answers is a challenging, thought-provoking quest, requiring logic, persistence, intellectual rigor, and imagination.

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

    类别:课程参考 英语 视频 神经生物学 在线播放 浏览数: 729

    主讲:Robert Sapolsky

    内容描述:When are we responsible for our own actions, and when...

    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.

  • Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity

    类别:课程参考 英语 视频 世界史 在线播放 浏览数: 2033

    主讲:David Christian

    内容描述:The history of everything—from the beginning of the un...

    The history of everything—from the beginning of the universe to the modern day—is a monumental story you explore in Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity. Taught by award-winning Professor David Christian, this course offers you a unique opportunity to view human history in the context of the many histories that surround it. In 48 thought-provoking lectures, you traverse the sweeping expanse of cosmic history as seen through the conventional scale of history, the larger scales of biology and geology, and the universal scale of cosmology. With its awe-inspiring scope, Big History provides you with a new way to understand history and our place in the universe.

  • Great American Bestsellers: The Books That Shaped America

    类别:课程参考 英语 视频 英语语言文字 在线播放 浏览数: 882

    主讲:Peter Conn

    内容描述:There's much more to our nation's best-selling books th...

    There's much more to our nation's best-selling books than the enormous sales figures they rake in. They also provide us with unique ways to appreciate and understand American culture. Great American Bestsellers: The Books That Shaped America is a pointed 24-lecture tour of key best-selling works in the history of U.S. literature and what they reveal about the cultural climate of our nation at particular points in its history. Guided by award-winning Professor Peter Conn, you read between the lines of bestsellers including Common Sense, Uncle Tom's Cabin, The Grapes of Wrath, and How to Win Friends and Influence People, as well as recent works by the authors who dominate the modern publishing industry.

  • Science Wars: What Scientists Know and How They Know It

    类别:课程参考 英语 视频 数学 在线播放 浏览数: 851

    主讲:Steven L. Goldman

    内容描述:DVD $254.95 <br>Explore the history of competing con...

    DVD $254.95 Explore the history of competing conceptions of scientific knowledge over issues such as evolution from the onset of the Scientific Revolution in the 1600s to the present.

  • Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition

    类别:课程参考 英语 视频 外国哲学 在线播放 浏览数: 3129

    主讲:Dennis Dalton, Alan Charles Kors, Robert H. Kane, etc.

    内容描述:This course brings together 12 professors for 84 lectur...

    This course brings together 12 professors for 84 lectures on more than 60 of the most important thinkers in history. Enjoy the benefit of learning from the finest scholar-teachers active today while you study the key ideas of influential philosophers from the pre-Socratics to the Postmodernists. The curriculum is comprehensive, incisive, and thought-provoking—in short, an intellectual experience to be treasured.

  • High Middle Ages

    类别:课程参考 英语 视频 世界史 在线播放 浏览数: 791

    主讲:Philip Daileader

    内容描述:As the last millennium dawned, Europe didn't amount to...

    As the last millennium dawned, Europe didn't amount to much. Illiteracy, starvation, and disease were the norm. In fact, Europe in the year 1000 was one of the world's more stagnant regions—an economically undeveloped, intellectually derivative, and geopolitically passive backwater. Three short centuries later, all this had changed dramatically. The flowering of medieval civilization between the years 1000 and 1300 forms the focus of this series by the gifted historian Professor Philip Daileader. He fascinatingly reveals the concepts and mind-sets of the High Middle Ages and the medieval.

  • Chaos

    类别:课程参考 英语 视频 数学 在线播放 浏览数: 716

    主讲:Steven Strogatz

    内容描述:Chaos theory—the study of the behavior of sensitive sy...

    Chaos theory—the study of the behavior of sensitive systems over time—affects nearly every field of human knowledge, from the arts to zoology. Journey with Cornell University Professor Steven Strogatz to the heart of this revolutionary field and discover new ways to think about the world. From the surprising tale of how chaos theory was discovered, to the ways it can help us solve mysteries like the nature of consciousness, Chaos gives you a solid introduction to a fascinating discipline that has more to do with your life than you may realize.

  • History of the English Language, 2nd Edition

    类别:课程参考 英语 视频 英语语言文字 在线播放 浏览数: 1436

    主讲:Seth Lerer

    内容描述:Sixteen centuries ago a wave of settlers from northern...

    Sixteen centuries ago a wave of settlers from northern Europe came to the British Isles speaking a mix of Germanic dialects. Today we call that dialect Old English, the ancestor of the language nearly one in five people in the world speaks every day. How did this ancient tongue evolve into the elegant idiom of Chaucer, Shakespeare, and other great writers? And how does English continue develop today? The History of the English Language, 2nd Edition, is Professor Seth Lerer’s revised and updated investigation of the remarkable history of English.

  • History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    类别:课程参考 英语 视频 世界史 在线播放 浏览数: 1767

    主讲:Gary W. Gallagher, Patrick N. Allitt, Allen C. Guelzo

    内容描述:This sweeping, 84-lecture series features three award-win...

    This sweeping, 84-lecture series features three award-winning professors sharing their insights into this nation's past in their own areas of special interest, from European settlement and the Revolutionary War to the Civil War, 19th-century industrialization, world wars, and today's outlook. You will gain a lucid picture of the factors that enabled the United States to become the largest, wealthiest, and most powerful democratic republic in history.

  • Philosophy and Religion in the West

    类别:课程参考 英语 视频 外国哲学 宗教学 在线播放 浏览数: 951

    主讲:Phillip Cary

    内容描述:This course examines how philosophy and religion have i...

    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 Greco-Judeo-Christian belief system of the Western tradition.

  • Great Philosophical Debates: Free Will and Determinism

    类别:课程参考 英语 视频 外国哲学 在线播放 浏览数: 868

    主讲:Shaun Nichols

    内容描述:Are you in control of your destiny? Or are you fated...

    Are you in control of your destiny? Or are you fated to live and act a certain way? Make up your own mind with Great Philosophical Debates: Free Will and Determinism. Learn the intriguing details of this fundamental philosophical question in 24 fascinating lectures taught by Shaun Nichols, an award-winning professor of philosophy and cognitive science. Discover how history's greatest thinkers have puzzled over the debate between free will and determinism, explore how scientific methods have provided new insights into this problem, and learn how case studies can help answer ethical questions about this age-old conundrum.

  • 生物学导论

    类别:课程参考 英语 视频 生物学 国外多媒体课件 开架自取 在线播放 浏览数: 1952

    主讲:John Forte

    内容描述:General introduction to cell structure and function, mol...

    General introduction to cell structure and function, molecular and organism genetics, animal development, form and function.

  • Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration of Antiquity's Greatest Empire

    类别:课程参考 英语 视频 世界史 在线播放 浏览数: 1051

    主讲:Steven L. Tuck

    内容描述:How did ancient Rome communicate its civic and cultural...

    How did ancient Rome communicate its civic and cultural values to its citizens? Award-winning Professor Steven L. Tuck, in Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration of Antiquity's Greatest Empire, examines how Rome connected with its citizens through a range of spectacles and shared experiences, including extravagant public displays, architecture, engineering, and more. Featuring more than 1,000 sumptuous visuals—including photography, maps, and computer animations—these 36 lectures are your chance to explore the marvels of Roman antiquity in a rich and detailed way unavailable in other traditional survey courses. Even if you have some familiarity with ancient Rome, you'll be amazed at the vividness with which this course immerses you in the sights of daily Roman life.

  • Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre

    类别:课程参考 英语 视频 美术学 考古学/博物馆学 在线播放 浏览数: 515

    主讲:Richard Brettell

    内容描述:Expert art critic Richard Brettell takes you on an unf...

    Expert art critic Richard Brettell takes you on an unforgettable journey through one of the world's greatest art museums in Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre. This course provides a fascinating overview of the Louvre's colorful history as royal palace, art academy, and national showcase. But the main focus of these richly illustrated lectures are some of the beautiful examples from the museum's remarkable collection of European paintings from the late medieval period through the early 19th century. Whether you're an art novice or an expert, you'll find something that will enlighten and surprise you about this acclaimed institution.

  • A Brief History of the World

    类别:课程参考 英语 视频 世界史 在线播放 浏览数: 1307

    主讲:Peter N. Stearns

    内容描述:In A Brief History of the World, you'll apprehend "the...

    In A Brief History of the World, you'll apprehend "the big picture" of world history from the invention of agriculture in the Neolithic era to the urbanized, technological world of the 21st century. It's a compelling overview of the human experience presented by an award-winning teacher, Professor Peter N. Stearns. You'll examine and compare the peoples, cultures, and nations of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas to understand how, throughout history, peoples all over the world have connected and interacted, traded goods and technology, and conquered and learned from each other.

  • London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World

    类别:课程参考 英语 视频 世界史 在线播放 浏览数: 855

    主讲:Robert Bucholz

    内容描述:London's impact on Western civilization is nothing short...

    London's impact on Western civilization is nothing short of profound, and its greatness continues to this day. London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World reveals everything you need to know about the riveting history behind this magnificent metropolis. Discover this amazing city as it was lived and felt during various stages in its history, from the city's founding as a Roman outpost to its current status as a 21st-century global village. Taught by Oxford-trained historian Professor Robert Bucholz, these 24 encyclopedic lectures are your unforgettable look at an unforgettable city.

  • History of Ancient Egypt

    类别:课程参考 英语 视频 世界史 在线播放 浏览数: 1351

    主讲:Bob Brier

    内容描述:Ancient Egyptian civilization is so grand that our mind...

    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 course by one of our most popular professors.

  • Dark Matter, Dark Energy: The Dark Side of the Universe

    类别:课程参考 英语 视频 物理学/力学 天文学 在线播放 浏览数: 537

    主讲:Sean Carroll

    内容描述:DVD $254.95 <br>Everything we can see with our eyes...

    DVD $254.95 Everything we can see with our eyes and with powerful instruments—everything we think of as atom-based matter—is only 5 percent of what we know exists. The rest of the contents of the cosmos is invisible to our current methods of detection—but something out there is holding galaxies and galaxy clusters together, and something else is causing space itself to fly apart. These invisible components are dark matter and dark energy, the most eagerly studied subjects in astronomy and particle physics today.

  • History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts

    类别:课程参考 英语 视频 世界史 在线播放 浏览数: 1201

    主讲:Robert Bucholz

    内容描述:Explore the Tudor-Stuart era: a captivating examination ...

    Explore the Tudor-Stuart era: a captivating examination of the 229-year period from 1485–1714 during which England transformed itself from a minor feudal state into what has been called the first modern society. In making that transformation, England became the wealthiest and most powerful nation on Earth. Award-winning Professor Robert Bucholz of Loyola University of Chicago presents a sweeping, 48-lecture course on one of the most intriguing times in modern history.

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