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The Golden Age of Science in the Arab Empire

Image Description Brandon Peacock
9 lessons
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1h 23m
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93%

The Arab Empire rapidly grew from its humble 7th-century origins to a colossus of intercontinental influence. And during its Golden Age, humanity's understanding of how the universe worked grew just as quickly. In this course, Brandon Peacock provides a snapshot of the cultural dynamics at play over the course of this era and will introduce you to the scientists of this region who paved the way for the Scientific Revolution of the Renaissance.

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History of the Merovingians (from 451 to 613)

Image Description Benjamin Bernier
15 lessons
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2h 11m
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100%

Welcome to the Merovingian Dynasty, the first major French monarchy... and arguably the first major monarchy in Europe! My name is Benjamin Bernier, and I'll be leading you from the year 451 – about 25 years before the fall of the Western Roman Empire – until the year 613. The first of these dates marks the ascendance of the Merovingians and their first King, Merovech, as they fought at the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains, and the second date marks the end of one of the most compelling Queens in world history: Brunhilda.

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How to Be Good: An Introduction to Ethics

Image Description Ronan McLaverty-Head
7 lessons
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38m
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94%

How can we be good? Is there even such a thing as "good" and "bad"? Moral philosophy is the study of what makes something good and how we can know what to do if we want to be good. This course aims to introduce some of the main ethical theories in western philosophy and discover how they try to solve real-world ethical dilemmas.

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The Presidents of the United States of America

Image Description Ross Maynard
23 lessons
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3h 6m
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93%

This course is about the Presidents of the United States from the creation of the nation to the present day. Joe Biden, the forty-sixth president of the United States, was inaugurated in January 2021. In this course, I give a brief history of the preceding 45 presidents and the key national and international events that impacted their presidencies. I am British and have no political axe to grind, and I seek to give an objective view on each president and their period in office. As well as the lives and actions of the presidents, the course gives an overview of U.S. history and the political...

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Revolutions That Changed the World

Image Description James Wareing
10 lessons
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37m
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80%

Revolutions, so often driven from the lower levels of society, have the ability to inspire, as well as alter the course of history. Therefore, to understand revolutions and what drove the desire for change, we will look at their causes, which are numbered and varied. Revolutions have the power to defy social and political norms in a way that determines the course of a country, but that is not to say that they are all successful. While examining these ten revolutions from around the world, we will take a look at their impact and how they are viewed today.

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The Wisdom of Star Wars

Image Description Luke Mason
14 lessons
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1h 30m
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100%

In this course, we will explore some of the deeper ideas hidden in the Star Wars characters, and how that wisdom can apply to our lives. Star Wars was written with several Mythological influences and ideas that are spread throughout the films. Additionally, because the characters and situations are so exciting and compelling, there is much to learn from how they interact with their environment and with each other. Between all the psychology, myth, wisdom, humor, and redemption, there is much to think about from Star Wars that can be useful and important to our own lives.

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Fundamentals of Economics

Image Description Dr. Michael McDonald
10 lessons
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45m
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90%

This course covers key fundamental topics in economics, which drives the world of business and affects people and nations around the globe. In just ten audio lessons, you’ll learn the basics of supply and demand, setting prices in business, Gross Domestic Product, government fiscal and monetary policy, inflation, and much more. After completion of the course, you will be equipped with enough knowledge to discuss a variety of economic issues in any setting, whether work-related or personal.

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Technologies That Transformed Humanity

Image Description Richard L. Currier, PhD
10 lessons
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1h 4m
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85%

Although we usually think of technology as unique to modern times, our prehistoric ancestors actually created primitive tools and weapons—the first human technologies—millions of years ago. In this course, you will learn how the fashioning of weapons, the mastery of fire, and the invention of clothing and shelter led to revolutionary changes in the human body, enabling us to walk upright, shed our body hair, and triple the size of our brains. You will also learn how the invention of symbolism, agriculture, and technologies of transportation made the first civilizations possible, how the...

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Women in Philosophy

Image Description Dr. Will Buckingham
10 lessons
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51m
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94%

Philosophy is about exploring the deepest questions of human life. But there is a significant problem in the history of philosophy. While women make up just over 50% of humanity, most philosophers throughout history have been men. This is beginning to change, but what happens when philosophy starts to take women’s voices seriously? This course aims to introduce some important women philosophers and to ask challenging questions about the relationships between philosophy, men, and women.

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The Molecular Building Blocks of Life

Image Description Dr. Bill Thomas
10 lessons
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48m
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100%

Living things are made from a dazzlingly complex arrangement of different molecules. Surprisingly, this vast diversity is achieved by a handful of fairly simple organic molecules. While many of these molecular building blocks are familiar, their biological roles are often misunderstood. In this course, we will define terms like amino acid, carbohydrate, and DNA and explain how they form the basis for all life on earth.

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