Biology and chemistry rule our entire world, from the air we breathe to the clothing we wear. Discover the science of life and share the joy of humanity's greatest ongoing adventure of discovery and exploration with this series of courses providing a deep-dive into the ever-changing worlds of biology and chemistry.
Make sense of these thrilling branches of science with two fundamental courses that will strengthen your understanding of how living things work.
- Biology: The Science of Life
Get the complete background and professional guidance to explore in depth the fundamental principles of how living things work taught by an award-winning professor at Duke University who has specially adapted his acclaimed introductory biology course.
- Chemistry and Our Universe: How It All Works
Chemistry is the science of how everything interacts. An award-winning professor covers it all—from the periodic table to pH to poisons to plate tectonics.
Examine the key ideas that create the diversity and complexity of life as you take a deep-dive into two facets of these scientific schools.
- The Nature of Matter: Understanding the Physical World
Explore the science of chemistry, which deals with matter in its infinite variety—from electrons and water molecules to high-tech materials—in this fascinating course.
- Foundations of Organic Chemistry
Organic chemistry—one of science’s most complex fields—is finally made clear with this richly illustrated introductory course taught by an award-winning professor.
- Real Crime Scenes: The Evidence Speaks
Uncover the secrets of forensic science in this absolutely fascinating program that teaches you how science is used to solve criminal mysteries.
- Forensic History: Crimes, Frauds, and Scandals
Step into the world of forensic science and study the most fascinating historical crimes and mysteries ever, in this course taught by a forensic anthropologist.
- Chemistry, 2nd Edition
Give your student a head start on chemistry with this course by an award-winning educator.
Get to know yourself like never before as you select two courses that will expand your understanding about the inner workings of the human body.
- Food, Science, and the Human Body
Join an award-winning anthropologist for an exploration of the evolution of the human diet and its relationship to our bodies.
- Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality, 2nd Edition
Investigate how the human brain is sculpted by evolution, genes, experience, hormones, and other influences to produce a wide range of behaviors, led by a prominent neurobiologist, zoologist, and MacArthur "genius" grant recipient.
- Understanding the Human Body: An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology, 2nd Edition
Discover this essential guide to understanding the remarkable anatomy and physiology of the human body, presented by a trusted surgeon and professor of medicine.
- Understanding Genetics: DNA, Genes, and Their Real-World Applications
Gain a solid background on DNA and genetics and stay current with the latest advances in genetic engineering with this course by an award-winning professor of biology.
Discover where chemistry and biology come together by picking two courses that uncover how these essential sciences have helped us heal and survive.
- Secrets of Sleep Science: From Dreams to Disorders
Examine groundbreaking research on the enigmatic phenomenon of sleep all the way down to the cellular and molecular level, led by an award-winning scientist.
- What Science Knows about Cancer
Arm yourself with information. In this course taught by a frontline cancer researcher, you discover how cancer is caused, how it works, and what science is doing to stop it.
- An Introduction to Infectious Diseases
Arm yourself with scientific facts about bacterial infections, viruses, vaccines, and more in this engaging course by an award-winning professor and physician.
- Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases
Stretch your critical thinking muscles in this course that puts you in the shoes of a medical student on Grand Rounds, examining patients and diagnosing their conditions.
- Medical School for Everyone: Pediatrics Grand Rounds
Uncover clues to figure out appropriate diagnoses in pediatric medicine led by a pediatrician and professor.
- Medical School for Everyone: Emergency Medicine
Experience for yourself the high-stakes drama, scientific detective work, and medical insights of life in an everyday emergency department.