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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

39. The Creation of an Icon: The Colosseum and Contemporary Architecture in Rome

This lecture centers around the year 68-69, when Rome had four competing emperors, and the architectural tale that emerged when Vespasian emerged victorious, and established the Flavian dynasty. Particular emphasis is paid to the skill of the Flavians in using architectural landmarks to shape public opinion. Architectural landmarks discussed include the Claudianum, the Domus Aurea, the Forum Pacis, the Baths of Titus, and the Colosseum. Course materials are available here.

Course description: This course is an introduction to the great buildings and engineering marvels of Rome and its empire, with an emphasis on urban planning and individual monuments and their decoration, including mural painting. While architectural developments in Rome, Pompeii, and Central Italy are highlighted, the course also provides a survey of sites and structures in what are now North Italy, Sicily, France, Spain, Germany, Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, and North Africa. The lectures are illustrated with over 1,500 images, many from Professor Kleiner’s personal collection.

  • Views: 133,107
  • Posted: 5 Years Ago
  • Course: Roman Architecture

38. Introduction to Roman Architecture

This introductory lecture moves through a variety of Roman landmarks and relates them to the theme of Roman urbanism. Through tying together a number of architectural points on buildings in Rome, Pompeii, North Africa, and across the Roman Empire, the lecture leads to a statement on the impact of roman architecture on architectural design and building practice after antiquity. Course materials are available here.

Course description: This course is an introduction to the great buildings and engineering marvels of Rome and its empire, with an emphasis on urban planning and individual monuments and their decoration, including mural painting. While architectural developments in Rome, Pompeii, and Central Italy are highlighted, the course also provides a survey of sites and structures in what are now North Italy, Sicily, France, Spain, Germany, Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, and North Africa. The lectures are illustrated with over 1,500 images, many from Professor Kleiner’s personal collection.

  • Views: 133,965
  • Posted: 5 Years Ago
  • Course: Roman Architecture

37. What is it Like to Be a Baby: The Development of Thought

This talk centers on cognitive development, with particular focus on Piaget, a psychologist who formulated theories on stages of development. Infant cognition, a subset of cognitive development is also addressed around the question of “what’s it like to be a baby?” Course materials 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.

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  • Posted: 6 Years Ago
  • Course: Introduction to Psychology

36. Philosophers and Kings: Plato’s Republic, I-II

This lecture works through Plato’s Republic and the many ways it fits into philosophical debates, including discussions of moral psychology, justice, aesthetics, mythology, and metaphysics. Plato’s vision of an ideal city, the Kallipolis, is also fleshed out, presenting elements thought to be crucial to an ideal state by Plato. Course materials are available here.

Course description: This course is intended as an introduction to political philosophy as seen through an examination of some of the major texts and thinkers of the Western political tradition. Three broad themes that are central to understanding political life are focused upon: the polis experience (Plato, Aristotle), the sovereign state (Machiavelli, Hobbes), constitutional government (Locke), and democracy (Rousseau, Tocqueville). The way in which different political philosophies have given expression to various forms of political institutions and our ways of life are examined throughout the course.

  • Views: 135,118
  • Posted: 6 Years Ago
  • Course: Introduction to Political Philosophy

35. Electric Fields

This lecture introduces electric fields in the context of the second course about the fundamentals of physics. The electric field is discussed as a mediator of electrostatic interactions. The lecture also talks through the notion of the electric dipole and dipole moment and field lines. Course materials are available here.

Course description: This is a continuation of Fundamentals of Physics, I (PHYS 200), the introductory course on the principles and methods of physics for students who have good preparation in physics and mathematics. This course covers electricity, magnetism, optics and quantum mechanics.

  • Views: 139,800
  • Posted: 4 Years Ago
  • Course description: Fundamentals of Physics, II