Coast Telecourses (Firm)
Most widely held works by Coast Telecourses (Firm)
Cycles of life exploring biology ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Provides a comprehensive overview of the living world from the simplest single-celled organisim to the vast web of the Earth's ecosystem. Via microvideography, 3-D animations, video field trips inside laboratories, and footage shot around the world, these programs present the processes that energize and the interrelationships that sustain life. Also presents the latest discoveries in the field and examines the scientific method, showing how biology is a process of inquiry.
First feelings ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
This program discusses emotional development in infants.
Language and communication ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
Shows how language, the primary means of human communication, is expressed in the sounds and movements of every culture to express feelings and aspirations. Discusses the structure of language and its relationship to thought, as well as the significance of body language. Examines dialect, looking at certain Afro-American dialects. Using the example of the Nuer, whose language includes 400 words related to cattle, discusses whether thought reflects or influences culture.
Sensation and perception ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
Illustrates how information about the world is gathered by sensory receptors and transmitted and interpreted by the brain. Considers visual, chemical, and tactile receptors, and examines how the brain transforms these sensations into perceptions.
Teenage mind and body ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Focuses on cognitive and physical development in adolescence, probes the differences between teenagers' abilities and interests and parents' expectations.
Patterns of subsistence food foragers and pastoralists ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Examination of various subsistence patterns. Selected roles among the !Kung, the Mbuti and the Nuer of Africa, the Netsilik Eskimos, and the Baseri of Iran are used to illustrate patterns and relationships.
The preschooler's mind ( Visual )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
This program shows stages of cognitive development of children aged 2 1/2 to 5.
Patterns of subsistence the food producers ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
The concept of food production and its impact upon the organization of society is explored. Included are the concept of land ownership, specialization of labor, social stratification and the advent of formal government. The Mexican Yucatan Maya, Melanesian agriculturalists and an Afghanistan village are used as examples.
The Highland Maya a case study in economic anthropology ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
The complex interweaving of economics and religion known as the "cargo" system, which is found among the Highland Maya of Mexico and Guatemala, is examined in this program.
Teenage relationships ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Shows the different stages of social and emotional development in adolescence.
Religion and magic ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Shows how peoples of all known cultures since the beginning of man have sought to find and understand the reality of life, be in harmony with it, and give meaning to it. Defines religion and magic and shows a wide variety of religious practices. Describes the roles of gods and goddesses, the worship of ancestral spirits, animism, religious practioners and various rituals and ceremonies. Analyses the function of religion.
Universe the infinite frontier ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Introductory series featuring leading practitioners, theoreticians and academics in the fields of astronomy, planetary science and astrophysics who described and explain celestial objects and event, giving the history and evolution of thought and ideas about the universe. Includes recent images from NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratories, Earth-based telescopes, space observatories and the Hubble Space Telescope. Also features scientifically accurate 3-dimensional animation and computer graphics to illustrate complex concepts.
Time to grow. Program 9, Language and thinking ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
This program discusses the development of language, communications, and thinking skills in the toddler-aged child. Ideas and terms; such as, mental dance, "motherese," crib talk, old parts-new machine, sequencing tasks, etc., are introduced and explained.
Social control ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
In this program we are introduced to some diverse forms of systems designed to maintain order within a society. The internal controls which are sufficient for small and uniform groups are replaced by more formal and external systems in Western culture, established by law and enforced by police.
Culture change ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Studies the theory that cultures change in creative and productive ways in response to both internal and external forces.
The photographic vision ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Presents a telecourse of 20 programs (ca. 30 min. each) on photography.
First adaptations ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
This program shows the capacity of infants to adapt and be flexible in their environment.
Time to grow ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
This series looks into the world of the growing, developing child. The 26 half-hour programs cover all aspects of children's physical, cognitive, and psychosocial growth and development from birth through adolescence. It includes the most recent theoretical and applied perspectives about effective ways to care for and work with children.
The arts ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Some form of artistic expression exists in all cultures. This program presents the many kinds of art and the variety of functions served by the arts; the fulfillment of the need for individual creative expression, the expression of people's conceptions of the unknown or spiritual world, and an expression of cultural values and ideas.
The future of humanity ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Provides expert speculations about the positive directions of future changes, such as space exploration, expansion of human intelligence, and biomedical changes which could lengthen the human life span.
!Kung (African people)--Social life and customs Adolescence Adolescent psychology African Americans--Languages Anthropology Astronomy Baseri tribe--Social life and customs Biology Body language Case studies Cells Child development Child psychology Communication DNA Documentary films Economic anthropology Educational television programs Eskimos--Social life and customs Ethnology Evolution (Biology) Films for the hearing impaired Genetics Heredity History Human biology Human ecology Hunting and gathering societies Infant psychology Infants--Development Language acquisition Language and culture Language and languages Life sciences Manners and customs Marketing Mbuti (African people)--Social life and customs Nonfiction television programs Nuer (African people)--Social life and customs Perception Photography Preschool children Psychology Science television programs Senses and sensation Sociolinguistics Sociology, Rural Traditional farming--Economic aspects United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired