The fall 2008 semester starts tomorrow at UC Berkeley, and you can see a list of the courses that will be podcast on the Berkeley podcast website. Among the promising courses:
- American Economic History taught by Brad DeLong. DeLong posted most of his lectures from last year’s course on his own website, but quite a few lectures were missing. Assuming no technical difficulties intervene, DeLong fans should be able to hear the missing lectures this semester.
- Developmental Psychology taught by Alison Gopnik. I listened to this course last year when it was taught by Lori Markson, and was astounded to learn how much babies understand of the world even before they learn how to talk.
- Descriptive Introduction to Physics taught by Richard Muller. This is another edition of a perennial favorite (see Physics for future presidents). Muller presents concepts in physics together with their economic and social implications.
I’ll have more to say after I sample the new offerings.
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