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Teaching Company

Works: 3,659 works in 6,599 publications in 1 language and 139,565 library holdings
Genres: History  Sacred books  Creeds  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Popular works  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Mathematical formulae  Juvenile works  Introductions 
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Classifications: BP165, 297
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Great world religions by Mark W Muesse ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Islam has more than 1.2 billion adherents worldwide. Today, it is imperative that the West understand Islam's role as both a religion and a way of life, what Muslims believe, their practices and history. This set of twelve thirty-minute lectures present an exploration of Islamic law, mysticism, civilization, and Muslim life and society through the ages. Examines the "struggle for the soul of Islam" occurring today between conservatives and reformers, mainstream Muslims and extremists, and how it affects individuals and world events, and particularly the challenges surrounding the role of women in Islam
Great world religions Islam by John L Esposito ( Recording )
22 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
University professor and international government and media consultant John L. Esposito discuss the facts and myths surrounding Islam and its more than 1.2 billion adherents. They further discuss Islam's role as both a religion and a way of life, and its deep impact on world affairs both historically and today
Change and motion calculus made clear by Michael P Starbird ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Professor Michael Starbird of the University of Texas at Austin, covers the concepts of Calculus
Understanding the human body an introduction to anatomy and physiology by Anthony A Goodman ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this 32-lecture video course, Dr. Anthony Goodman puts a solid understanding of human anatomy and physiology easily. You'll learn to see the structure and functioning of our bodies as an awesome, integrated unity, a perspective that reveals the logic and symmetry of the human organism with compelling clarity
Understanding the universe an introduction to astronomy by Alexei V Filippenko ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ninety-six lectures, divided into ten sections, are designed to provide a non-technical description of modern astronomy, including the structure and evolution of planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe as a whole. Updated edition integrates discoveries reported in the 2003 course and includes recent findings (through mid-2006)
How to become a SuperStar student by Tim McGee ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a high school student has trouble learning a subject like math or history, the problem may lie not in the teacher's ability or the student's I.Q--often it is because the student has never been taught how to learn. The little town of Worland, Wyoming, produces a steady stream of honor students who win scholarships and get into top universities. In this series of lectures, Worland's "secret weapon," Dr. Tim McGee, illuminates how any student can build a foundation of achievement that will last a lifetime. Dr. McGee devotes the last two lectures to parents, with discussions on the best home educational environment and tips on finding the right college for your child
Einstein's relativity and the quantum revolution modern physics for non-scientists by Richard Wolfson ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relativity and quantum physics touch the very basis of physical reality, altering commonsense notions of space and time, cause and effect. Both have reputations for complexity, but the basic ideas behind relativity and quantum physics are, in fact, simple and comprehensible by anyone. The essence of relativity in a single sentence: The laws of physics are the same for all observers in uniform motion. Relativity and quantum physics are the gateway to understanding the latest in science news - theories about time travel, string theory, black holes, space telescopes, particle accelerators, and other cutting-edge developments
Meaning from data statistics made clear by Michael P Starbird ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who was the greatest baseball hitter of all time? How likely is it that a poll is correct? Is it smart to buy last year's highest-performing stock? These questions all involve the interpretation of statistics, and this film is an introduction to this vitally important subject in today's data-driven society. Explanations for terms such as mean, median, percentile, quartile, statistically significant, and bell curve, and scores of other statistical concepts are covered. The emphasis is on the role of statistics in daily life, giving a broad overview of how statistical tools are employed in risk assessment, college admissions, drug testing, fraud investigation, and a host of other applications
How to listen to and understand great music by Robert Greenberg ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides understanding of musical forms, techniques, and terms and of the reciprocal relationship of social context and musical creation, using digitally recorded music to illustrate points and examining the contributions of nearly every major western composer
The great ideas of philosophy by Daniel N Robinson ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The "Long Debate" on the nature of truth, the scale of real values, the life one should aspire to live, the character of justice, the sources of law, and the terms of civic and political life is encompassed by the name philosophy. Three persistent themes--understood as problems--are knowledge, conduct, and governance, on which there is a storehouse of insights, some so utterly persuasive as to have shaped thought itself. Beginning with Plato and Aristotle, the Stoics, Epicureans, and Scholastic philosophers, through the Renaissance to the Enlightenment and Romanticism to Darwin and Freud, these lectures examine the long history of the discipline in which humanity criticizes its own certainties and weighs the worthiness of its most secure beliefs
From Monet to Van Gogh a history of Impressionism by Richard R Brettell ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Brettell, Professor of Aesthetic Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas, introduces the style, subject, and function of Impressionist painting by artists including Monet, Renoir, Cassatt, Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Van Gogh. Explains how Impressionism changed the way that people see the world and examines how these artists documented life in the latter half of the 19th century and provided models of behavior, decorum, and urban beauty that persist to this day
The joy of mathematics by Arthur Benjamin ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This course celebrates the sheer joy of mathematics, taught by a mathematician who is literally a magician with numbers. Professor Arthur T. Benjamin of Harvey Mudd College is renowned for his feats of mental calculation performed before audiences at schools, theaters, museums, conferences, and other venues. Although racing a calculator to solve a difficult problem may seem like a superhuman achievement, Professor Benjamin shows that there are simple tricks that allow anyone to look like a math magician. Professor Benjamin has another goal in this course: throughout these lectures, he shows how everything in mathematics is connected--how the beautiful and often imposing edifice that has given us algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, probability, and so much else is based on nothing more than fooling around with numbers"--Publisher's web site
Argumentation the study of effective reasoning by David Zarefsky ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lectures by Dr. David Zarefsky, Professor of Argumentation and Debate and Professor of Communication Studies, Northwestern University, cover the history of rhetoric and debate as well as analysis of different types of arguments in various situations
Understanding the brain by Jeanette Norden ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Designed as a survey course to introduce individuals without a background in science to the modern field of neuroscience. Drawing on everyday experience and popular books, as well as current research, the course seeks to amaze and inform the learner about" the brain -- Course guidebook
A History of European art by William Kloss ( Visual )
8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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. We all have our favorite artists, periods, or styles from this immensely rich tradition, but how many of us truly know the full sweep of European art? How many of us can connect the dots of influences and inspiration that link the Renaissance with Mannerism, or that tie the paintings of the creator of modern art, Edouard Manet, to masterpieces from centuries earlier? These lectures feature more than 850 images of drawings, paintings, prints, sculptures, and architecture, beginning with the age of Charlemagne through the onset of World War II
How to listen to and understand great music by Robert Greenberg ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a history and criticism of music and how to listen and appreciate it
Museum masterpieces the Louvre ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This series of lectures introduces the greatest of universal museums. Its aim is not comprehensive. The focus is narrowed to the Department of Paintings, which is responsible for European paintings from the Middle Ages until the mid-19th century. These works of art form an encyclopedic summary of the achievements of painters that can be called the single most important such collection in the world. The aim of these lectures is to both prepare new viewers for a visit and to be a "study aid" for those who have been and gone before. Critic and historian Richard Brettell begins with an overview of the Louvre's colorful history as royal palace, art academy, and national showcase. The lectures explore some of the most beautiful and renowned examples of European painting, including masterworks by Raphael, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Watteau, Rubens and Vermeer
Algebra I by Monica Neagoy ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Algebra I is one of the most critical courses that students take in high school. Not only does it introduce a powerful reasoning tool with applications in many different careers, it is a gateway to higher education. Because algebra involves a new way of thinking, it can be especially challenging. Professor Sellers begins with a review of fractions, decimals, percents, positive and negative numbers, and numbers raised to various powers. Variables are the building blocks of algebraic expressions, and after completing a carefully crafted series of gradually more challenging problems, students will be familiar with the terminology and symbolic nature of first-year algebra. Students will understand how to represent various types of functions (linear, quadratic, rational, and radical) using algebraic rules, tables of data, and graphs. They will also become acquainted with the types of problems that can be solved using such functions, with a particular eye toward solving various types of equations and inequalities
The history of the English language by Seth Lerer ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lectures introduces the student to the history of the English language, from its origins as a dialect of the Germanic-speaking peoples, through the literary and cultural documents of its 1500 year span, to the state of American speech of the present day
Building great sentences exploring the writer's craft by Brooks Landon ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Great writing begins--and ends--with the sentence. Whether two words ("Jesus wept.") or 1,287 words (a sentence in William Faulkner's Absalom! Absalom!), sentences have the power to captivate, entertain, motivate, educate, and, most importantly, delight. Understanding the variety of ways to construct sentences, from the smallest clause to the longest sentence, is important to enhancing your appreciation of great writing and potentially improving your own. This course applies the sentence-oriented approach to studying writing and provides a larger context for what makes sentences great. Students investigate how to recognize the mechanics of sentences, how language works on thoughts and emotions, and learn basic strategies to sharpen their ability to recognize great sentences and make their own writing more effective
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