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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

29. Introduction to Financial Markets

This lecture features David Swenson, Yale University’s Chief investment officer, Maurice Greenberg, former CEO of AIG, and current director of HSBC, as Professor Shiller expounds on how finance is central to civilized society and the ability to manage large yet important risks. The lecture also spends some time on the importance of philanthropy, and laying out the general themes of the course. Course materials are available here.

Course description: An overview of the ideas, methods, and institutions that permit human society to manage risks and foster enterprise. Description of practices today and analysis of prospects for the future. Introduction to risk management and behavioral finance principles to understand the functioning of securities, insurance, and banking industries.

  • Views: 151,734
  • Posted: 2 Years Ago
  • Course: Introduction to Financial Markets

28. The Universal Principle of Risk Management: Pooling and the Hedging of Risks

This lecture focuses on the intersection of statistics and finance: probability theory. In particular, probability theory is applied to risk management through tools such as variance, standard deviation, correlation, and regression analysis. Other discussions include the use of present values and the value of streams of payment are also discussed. Course materials are available here.

Course description: An overview of the ideas, methods, and institutions that permit human society to manage risks and foster enterprise. Description of practices today and analysis of prospects for the future. Introduction to risk management and behavioral finance principles to understand the functioning of securities, insurance, and banking industries.

  • Views: 152,160
  • Posted: 6 Years
  • Course: Financial Markets

27. How Do We Communicate? Language in the Brain, Mouth

This lecture introduces viewers to the major topics in the study of language, including phonology, morphology, syntax, and recursion. Theoretical aspects of language are also introduced, such as theories of language acquisition, thoughts on the specialization of language, and commonalities between languages across cultures. 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: 155,608
  • Posted: 6 Years Ago
  • Course: Introduction to Psychology

26. Jack Kerouac, On the Road

This lecture dissects Jack Kerouac’s beat classic On the Road, placing it in context of other movements of the time like modernism, as well as implicit themes in the book like the desire for connection among men and disjunct between the characters lives and the comforts of a certain middle-class American life. Course materials are available here.

Course description: In “The American Novel Since 1945” students will study a wide range of works from 1945 to the present. The course traces the formal and thematic developments of the novel in this period, focusing on the relationship between writers and readers, the conditions of publishing, innovations in the novel’s form, fiction’s engagement with history, and the changing place of literature in American culture. The reading list includes works by Richard Wright, Flannery O’Connor, Vladimir Nabokov, Jack Kerouac, J. D. Salinger, Thomas Pynchon, John Barth, Maxine Hong Kingston, Toni Morrison, Marilynne Robinson, Cormac McCarthy, Philip Roth and Edward P. Jones. The course concludes with a contemporary novel chosen by the students in the class.

  • Views: 159,551
  • Posted: 6 Years Ago
  • Course: The American Novel Since 1945

25. The Good Life: Happiness

This final lecture in the Introduction to Psychology course discusses if therapy actually works, and the different kinds of influences treatment might have on those receiving therapy. The talk also centers in on questions wrangled with by positive psychology like “what makes us happy?” “how does happiness vary across people and cultures?” and “what is happiness for?” 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: 159,592
  • Posted: 6 Years Ago
  • Course: Introduction to Psychology