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  • Ancient Empires before Alexander

    类别:课程参考 英语 视频 世界史 在线播放 浏览数: 1038

    主讲:Robert L. Dise Jr.

    内容描述:Ancient Empires before Alexander is your opportunity to...

    Ancient Empires before Alexander is your opportunity to finally complete your knowledge of the ancient world with a comprehensive look at history's first empires: Akkad, Assyria, Babylon, Hatti, Carthage, and more. Professor Robert L. Dise Jr. examines these fascinating kingdoms as they endure the struggles, successes, and failures of establishing an empire. In 36 fascinating lectures, follow these thrilling realms as they rise to glory, establish administrative and military systems, clash with one another, and eventually collapse. Spanning thousands of years of human history and encompassing regions both familiar and forgotten, this course is an unforgettable way to explore the legacies of the world's earliest empires—in all their marvelous diversity.

  • Particle Physics for Non-Physicists: A Tour of the Microcosmos

    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: 764

    主讲:Steven Pollock

    内容描述:In Particle Physics for Non-Physicists: A Tour of the ...

    In Particle Physics for Non-Physicists: A Tour of the Microcosmos, Professor Steven Pollock translates the language of the remarkable science that, in only 100 years, has unlocked the secrets of the basic forces of nature. You will become familiar with the fundamental particles that make up all matter, from the tiniest microbe to the sun and stars. You will also learn the "rules of the game"—the forces the particles feel and the ways they interact—that underlie the workings of the universe.

  • No Excuses: Existentialism and the Meaning of Life

    类别:课程参考 英语 视频 哲学 在线播放 浏览数: 808

    主讲:Robert C. Solomon

    内容描述:The message of Existentialism, unlike that of many more...

    The message of Existentialism, unlike that of many more obscure and academic philosophical movements, is about as simple as can be. It is that every one of us, as an individual, is responsible—responsible for what we do and responsible for whom we are. If you want to enrich your own understanding of this philosophical movement, the thinkers it brought together, and the prominent role it still plays in contemporary thought, you now have an opportunity to do so with this 24-lecture course.

  • 普通天文学导论

    类别:课程参考 英语 视频 天文学 国外多媒体课件 开架自取 在线播放 浏览数: 2247

    主讲:Alex Filippenko

    内容描述:A description of modern astronomy with emphasis on the...

    A description of modern astronomy with emphasis on the structure and evolution of stars, galaxies, and the Universe. Additional topics optionally discussed include quasars, pulsars, black holes, and extraterrestrial communication, etc. Individual instructor's synopses available from the department.

  • Early Middle Ages

    类别:课程参考 英语 视频 世界史 在线播放 浏览数: 690

    主讲:Philip Daileader

    内容描述:Professor Philip Daileader of The College of William an...

    Professor Philip Daileader of The College of William and Mary returns in this 24-lecture series to give you new insight into the Dark Ages, the era which spanned the decline and fall of Rome’s western empire and lingered for centuries. Discover what findings modern archaeology has unearthed, and look into the fascinating personalities and events of this once-lost era.

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

    类别:课程参考 英语 视频 历史学 在线播放 浏览数: 1216

    主讲:J. Rufus Fears

    内容描述:What makes a written work eternal—its message still so...

    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 history and ethics and what the ideas in each great work can mean in your life today.

  • Mathematics from the Visual World

    类别:课程参考 英语 视频 数学 在线播放 浏览数: 813

    主讲:Michael Starbird

    内容描述:Geometry has long been recognized not only as a fascin...

    Geometry has long been recognized not only as a fascinating skill, but as a gateway to the highest realms of human thought. Mathematics from the Visual World, taught by distinguished Professor Michael Starbird, introduces you to the terms, concepts, and astonishing power of geometry, including topology, conic sections, non-Euclidian geometry, congruence, and much more. In 24 richly illustrated lectures, you discover the important role this profound mathematical field plays in everything from algebra and calculus to cosmology and chemistry to art and architecture. This delightful, invigorating, and enlightening journey will allow you to master one of the most glorious inventions of the human mind.

  • Wisdom of History

    类别:课程参考 英语 视频 历史学 在线播放 浏览数: 941

    主讲:J. Rufus Fears

    内容描述:Professor J. Rufus Fears believes not only can we lear...

    Professor J. Rufus Fears believes not only can we learn from history—we must. In this course, he draws on decades of experience as a world-renowned scholar and classical historian to examine the patterns of history. Ignoring them, by choice or because we've never learned to see them, is to risk becoming their prisoner, doomed to repeat the mistakes that have toppled leaders, nations, and empires throughout time.

  • Mathematics, Philosophy, and the "Real World"

    类别:课程参考 英语 视频 哲学 数学 在线播放 浏览数: 1398

    主讲:Judith V. Grabiner

    内容描述:Throughout history, mathematics has consistently helped d...

    Throughout history, mathematics has consistently helped determine the course of Western philosophical thought. Views about human nature, religion, truth, space, time, and more have been shaped by the ideas and practices of this vital scientific field. Award-winning Professor Judith V. Grabiner shows you how mathematics has shaped human thought in profound and exciting ways with Mathematics, Philosophy, and the "Real World," a 36-lecture series.

  • Physics of History

    类别:课程参考 视频 英语 历史学 物理学/力学 在线播放 开架自取 浏览数: 1623

    主讲:David J. Helfand

    内容描述:With recent developments in technology, scientists can n...

    With recent developments in technology, scientists can now use physics to explore intimate details about history, from the rise and fall of preliterate societies to the origins of the solar system. The Physics of History, taught by award-winning Professor David J. Helfand of Columbia University, gives you the background you need to understand how scientists know what they do about the past. These 24 richly illustrated lectures cover an astonishing range of cases in which physics has helped redefine history—in astronomy, archaeology, geology, climatology, and other fields.

  • Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition

    类别:课程参考 英语 视频 哲学 在线播放 浏览数: 1891

    主讲:Daniel N. Robinson

    内容描述:These lectures offer a coherent and beautifully articula...

    These lectures offer a coherent and beautifully articulated introduction to the great philosophic conversation of the ages. They cover an enormous range of seminal thinkers and perspectives, but always from the vantage point of the enduring questions: What can we know? How ought we to act? How should we order our life together? Dr. Robinson's lectures make the ideas of philosophy thrilling, passionate, human, and divine. Customers agree: "Professor Robinson explains multiple disciplines like no one since Aristotle. His scope is awesome. A professor's professor."

  • Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines

    类别:课程参考 英语 视频 哲学 在线播放 浏览数: 817

    主讲:Patrick Grim

    内容描述:The quest to understand the mind has motivated some of...

    The quest to understand the mind has motivated some of history's most profound thinkers. Only in our own time are we beginning to see the true complexity of this quest. In the scientific search for the mind, the role of philosophers is to sharpen our concepts, untangle the morass of questions, and systematically explore alternate approaches. These 24 half-hour lectures will make you think, evaluate your own opinions, and change your mind not a few times as you grapple with the endlessly interesting phenomena of mind.

  • Great Scientific Ideas That Changed the World

    类别:课程参考 英语 视频 在线播放 浏览数: 976

    主讲:Steven L. Goldman

    内容描述:In this course you will explore ideas that—when societ...

    In this course you will explore ideas that—when society has been willing to pursue them—have helped form the foundation of modern life. You’ll discover there is no sharp distinction between ideas that are classified as scientific and those that are classified as philosophical or mathematical, or even between scientific ideas and political, religious, or aesthetic ideas. In each lecture, you also will examine the content of a single idea that is fundamental for science, how that idea arose, and what its impact has been throughout the centuries.

  • Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer's Craft

    类别:课程参考 英语 视频 外国文学 在线播放 浏览数: 699

    主讲:Brooks Landon

    内容描述:Investigate the myriad ways we think about, talk about,...

    Investigate the myriad ways we think about, talk about, and write sentences. In Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer's Craft, Professor Brooks Landon from the University of Iowa—one of the nation's top writing schools—shows you the pleasure in reading and writing great sentences. Explore the stylistic rewards (and risks) of various sentence forms, learn how to build and appreciate effective and elegant sentences, get unique insights into the nature of great writing—and discover how you can achieve some of this greatness yourself.

  • A History of European Art

    类别:课程参考 视频 英语 艺术 在线播放 浏览数: 1287

    主讲:William Kloss

    内容描述:The development of the arts in Europe from the Middle...

    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 a comprehensive survey of Western art since the Middle Ages.

  • Economics, 3rd Edition

    类别:课程参考 视频 经济学 英语 开架自取 在线播放 浏览数: 1547

    主讲:Timothy Taylor

    内容描述:We are all economists—when we work, buy, save, invest,...

    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 and sophistication. Throughout this course, Professor Timothy Taylor helps you apply what you are learning to many of today's most frequently discussed issues.

  • America and the New Global Economy

    类别:课程参考 英语 视频 经济学 在线播放 浏览数: 1281

    主讲:Timothy Taylor

    内容描述:Join expert economist and award-winning Professor Timothy...

    Join expert economist and award-winning Professor Timothy Taylor as he takes you through the last 50 years of world economic history. In the 36 lectures of America and the New Global Economy, travel beyond the economy of the United States and explore the recent history of economies in countries and regions such as China, India, the Middle East, and Latin America. Study international perspectives on the new global economy, focus on important economic issues ranging from international labor flows to population growth, and develop a deeper understanding of our increasingly interconnected economic world—and America's role within it.

  • Modern Economic Issues

    类别:课程参考 英语 视频 经济学 在线播放 浏览数: 1179

    主讲:Robert Whaples

    内容描述:How do the major economic issues that dominate today's...

    How do the major economic issues that dominate today's news—questions about gross domestic product or budget deficits or trade imbalances—impact the average citizen? Why are health insurance and college tuition increasingly expensive? What can be done about soaring energy prices? Professor Robert Whaples explains not only the urgent issues we all need to understand, but also the raw data economists use to describe their shape and impact. Make the connection between the economics you may have studied in school and the economics we experience in every day life.

  • Understanding Complexity

    类别:课程参考 英语 视频 开架自取 在线播放 浏览数: 920

    主讲:Scott E. Page

    内容描述:Discover and grasp the fundamentals and applications of...

    Discover and grasp the fundamentals and applications of the amazing field of complexity science with Understanding Complexity. Professor Scott E. Page—one of the field's most highly regarded teachers and researchers—shows you how complexity science helps us understand the nature and behavior of financial markets, corporations, native cultures, governments, and other systems that play important roles in our increasingly complex world. By the conclusion of the course, you'll have attained a new lens through which to better view and make sense of your world.

  • Museum Masterpieces: The National Gallery, London

    类别:课程参考 英语 视频 美术学 考古学/博物馆学 开架自取 在线播放 浏览数: 903

    主讲:Catherine B. Scallen

    内容描述:Of all the world's great art museums, the National Gal...

    Of all the world's great art museums, the National Gallery, London, is the only place where you can truly grasp the breathtaking scope of European painting from the late medieval period through the 19th century. Take a virtual tour of this world-class collection in Museum Masterpieces: The National Gallery, London. In 24 fascinating lectures, noted art scholar Professor Catherine B. Scallen provides a memorable introduction to this remarkable artistic institution and its magnificent masterworks. More than just a gallery tour, this course is also a comprehensive overview of the history of European painting.

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