Tag Archives: UC Berkeley

U.S. social history

For an illuminating view of life in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, check out Richard Candida-Smith’s Fall 2012 UC Berkeley course History 124A: The United States from the Late 19th Century to the Eve … Continue reading

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The epic of the epic

The grand tale known as the epic is an ancient genre that goes back to the dawn of literature.  Think of the heroes battling for glory in the Aeneid, or the fall of Adam and Eve in Paradise Lost. To … Continue reading

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Introduction to Behavioral Economics

What happens when a bunch of psychologists try to investigate the assumptions about human behavior that underlie the discipline of economics? You get Behavioral Economics, a fascinating mix of economics and psychology explored in the new UC Berkeley class Economics … Continue reading

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Some old UC Berkeley favorites are back

I have been browsing around in the recently restored UC Berkeley Classic Courses, trying to find some of my old favorites from my Best free courses & lectures collection. It wasn’t easy because the restored courses are listed only by … Continue reading

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169 Berkeley courses are back!

Just in time to celebrate the new fall term, UC Berkeley’s webcast team has finished posting 169 courses that went offline during the site’s remodel.  These courses are now available on iTunes U in the Classic Courses section of the … Continue reading

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Berkeley update: grassroots edition

While University of California Berkeley has yet to restore any of the missing courses to its website (background and here, here and here), at least one Berkeley fan has taken matters into his own hands. You can now find audio … Continue reading

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Berkeley update #2: some courses are coming back!

Apparently we were not the only ones distressed by the news that UC Berkeley decided to retire many of its older courses when it unveiled its new website yesterday. In reaction to the “overwhelming outcry from viewers around the globe,” … Continue reading

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Berkeley update: many courses still on iTunes U

Alert reader Alex wrote in to point out that many of the courses deleted from the new UC Berkeley webcast site are still available on Berkeley’s iTunesU page. In the coming days I will try to update the links in … Continue reading

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Shed a tear–UC Berkeley erases old courses

Yes, the sad news is true. Dozens, maybe hundreds of old courses are gone from the newly remodeled UC Berkeley course podcast site. The new site is definitely snazzier and easier to navigate, but much of the older content is … Continue reading

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UC Berkeley classes begin next week

Classes at the University of California Berkeley get underway next week. You can get a preview of the courses that will be on offer at the UC Berkeley podcast website. One old favorite that will be back is History of … Continue reading

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