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Works: 5,317 works in 8,639 publications in 1 language and 170,546 library holdings
Genres: Nonfiction films  Filmed lectures  Educational films  Instructional films  History  Sacred books  Creeds  Short films  Popular works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Publisher, Producer, isb, Distributor
Classifications: BP165, 297
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Most widely held works by Teaching Company
Great world religions : Islam by John L Esposito( Recording )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 890 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
Understanding the human body : an introduction to anatomy and physiology by Anthony A Goodman( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 679 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
The joy of mathematics by Arthur Benjamin( Visual )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 617 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
A History of European art by William Kloss( Visual )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 572 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
Museum masterpieces : the Louvre by Richard R Brettell( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 540 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
Building great sentences : exploring the writer's craft by Brooks Landon( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 531 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
Meaning from data : Statistics made clear by Michael P Starbird( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 522 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
Change and motion : calculus made clear by Michael P Starbird( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in Undetermined and English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Michael Starbird of the University of Texas at Austin, covers the concepts of Calculus
Understanding the brain by Jeanette Norden( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 516 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
From Yao to Mao : 5000 years of Chinese history by Kenneth James Hammond( Visual )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few nations have as long and intricate a history as China. This 36-lecture course delivers a comprehensive political and historical overview of this fascinating and complex country
The life and writings of C.S. Lewis by Louis Markos( Recording )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve lectures on the author C.S. Lewis
What are the chances? : probability made clear by Michael P Starbird( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

12 lectures about probability delivered by Michael Starbird, professor of mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin
Great world religions by John L Esposito( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 489 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 : Hinduism by Mark W Muesse( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an overview of Hinduism and discusses why Hinduism is perhaps the most diverse religion of all. Covers topics such as arranged marriages and the caste system, the Indus Valley Civilization, the sacred writings in the Vedas, the Bhagavad-gita, and the Upanishads, ritual purity rites, the Aryan language of Sanskrit, and Hinduism's rejection of the notion that there is but one path to the divine. Introduces Hinduism's wealth of gods, terms, and practices, such as Krishna, karma, guru, and yoga
From Monet to Van Gogh : a history of Impressionism by Richard R Brettell( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 484 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
Great world religions : Christianity by Luke Timothy Johnson( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an overview of Christianity, the world's largest religion, and discusses why, in addition to being vast and popular, it is also extremely complex and often highly contradictory
Great world religions by Isaiah Gafni( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 12 lectures of thirty minutes each, which survey the history, traditions, and practice of Judaism from biblical times to today, with explanations of the major aspects of Jewish culture. Focuses on Judaism from within and how it is understood by its adherents, past and present. Covers topics such as the sacred books of Judaism, modes of worship, the calendar and holidays, and rites of passage such as bar and bat mitzva and marriage. Illustrates how Judaism reinvented itself by embracing the rabbinical tradition after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 C.E. and considers the thinking of philosophers such as Maimonides
The art of teaching : best practices from a master educator by Patrick Allitt( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching is more than a job-- it's a responsibility, one of the greatest responsibilities in civilized society. Teachers lay bare the mysteries of the world; train minds to explore, question, investigate, and discover; and ensure that knowledge is not lost or forgotten but passed on to future generations. Teachers shape lives in limitless ways, both inside and outside of the classroom. But teaching is no easy task. It's an art form that requires craft, sensitivity, creativity, and intelligence. Whether the classroom consists of 3 students or 300, it's important to be as effective and successful a teacher as possible, both for the students and for professional and personal growth. This course is designed to help develop and enhance teaching style; provide methods, tools, and advice for handling all manner of teaching scenarios; and help viewers achieve new levels of success as teachers
Optimizing brain fitness by Richard M Restak( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of lectures on ways to improve brain performance
The United States and the Middle East, 1914 to 9/11 by Salim Yaqub( Recording )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents lectures concerning foreign relations between the United States and the Middle East, from 1914 to September 11, 2001
 
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