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The Top 50 Yale Course Videos You Can Watch on YouTube

The Top 50 Yale Course Videos You Can Watch on YouTube

4. Course Introduction for Death

This introductory lecture for Death (PHIL 176), focuses on what subjects a philosophical discussion on the nature of death should stay away from. An overview of what will be covered in the course, from metaphysical questions to value theory is also covered. Course materials are available here.

Course description: There is one thing I can be sure of: I am going to die. But what am I to make of that fact? This course will examine a number of issues that arise once we begin to reflect on our mortality. The possibility that death may not actually be the end is considered. Are we, in some sense, immortal? Would immortality be desirable? Also a clearer notion of what it is to die is examined. What does it mean to say that a person has died? What kind of fact is that? And, finally, different attitudes to death are evaluated. Is death an evil? How? Why? Is suicide morally permissible? Is it rational? How should the knowledge that I am going to die affect the way I live my life?

  • Views: 359,922
  • Posted: 6 Years Ago
  • Course: Death (PHIL 176)

3. Introduction to Psychology

This introductory lecture gives a general overview of the study of the human mind, detailing the five main branches of psychology. These include: neuroscience, or the study of the mind by looking at the brain; developmental psychology, or psychology that looks at how people grow and learn; cognitive psychology, which looks at computational approaches to studying the mind; social psychology, which studies human interaction; and clinical psychology, which examines health and mental illness. Course materials are available here.

Course description: What do your dreams mean? Do men and women differ in the nature and intensity of their sexual desires? Can apes learn sign language? Why can’t we tickle ourselves? This course tries to answer these questions and many others, providing a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of thought and behavior. It explores topics such as perception, communication, learning, memory, decision-making, religion, persuasion, love, lust, hunger, art, fiction, and dreams. We will look at how these aspects of the mind develop in children, how they differ across people, how they are wired-up in the brain, and how they break down due to illness and injury.

  • Views: 392,025
  • Posted: 6 Years Ago
  • Course: Introduction to Psychology

2. Fluid Dynamics and Stats and Bernoulli’s

This lecture focuses on fluid dynamics and statics, discussing density and pressure. Both Archimedes’ Principle and Bernoulli’s Equation are also talked through. Course materials are avialable here.

Course description: This course provides a thorough introduction to the principles and methods of physics for students who have good preparation in physics and mathematics. Emphasis is placed on problem solving and quantitative reasoning. This course covers Newtonian mechanics, special relativity, gravitation, thermodynamics, and waves.

  • Views: 392,723
  • Posted: 6 Years Ago
  • Course: Fundamentals of Physics

1. Introduction: Five First Lessons of Game Theory

This introductory lecture on Game Theory targets the essence of strategic thinking. First the lecture organizes the game into players, strategies, and goals. Then a number of lessons are shown from the game (a prisoners’ dilemma), such as that rational play by rational players can lead to bad outcomes. Real world dilemmas and potential remedies, as well as putting yourself into others’ shoes to predict what they will do are also discussed. Course materials are available here.

Course description: This course is an introduction to game theory and strategic thinking. Ideas such as dominance, backward induction, Nash equilibrium, evolutionary stability, commitment, credibility, asymmetric information, adverse selection, and signaling are discussed and applied to games played in class and to examples drawn from economics, politics, the movies, and elsewhere.

  • Views:394,231
  • Posted: 6 Years Ago
  • Course: Game Theory

Other available Open Yale Courses that don’t have YouTube lectures in our ranking include (in alphabetical order):

  • African American History: From Emancipation to the Present
  • Capitalism: Success, Crisis, and Reform
  • Cervantes’ Don Quixote
  • Early Modern England: Politics, religion, and society under the Tudors and Stuarts
  • Environmental Politics and Law
  • Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600
  • European Civilization, 1648-1945
  • Foundations of Modern Social Theory
  • France Since 1871
  • Freshman Organic Chemistry, I
  • Freshman Organic Chemistry, II
  • Frontiers and Controversies in Astrophysics
  • Flobal Problems with Population Growth
  • Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner
  • Introduction tot he New Testament History and Literature
  • Listening to Music
  • Milton
  • Modern Poetry
  • Philosophy and the Science of Human Nature
  • Principles of Evolution, Ecology and Behavior
  • The American Revolution
  • The Atmosphere, the Ocean, and Environmental Change
  • The Civil War and Reconstruction Era, 1845-1877
  • The Early Middle Ages, 284-1000
  • The Moral Foundations of Politics
  • The Psychology, Biology, and Politics of Food