The content I find on Associated Content everyday never ceases to amaze me. I like to think of Associated Content as a place where I can take advantage of free college course material.
More than one professor in my academic career referred to me as an academic nerd, honestly I love the life I led as a student and plan on being a lifelong academic. But because of the major and concentrations I chose there was very limited room for electives and additional college courses that appealed to my non-science interests.
So let me welcome you to my selection of AC College Courses chosen from a continually updated library of free material. Here you will find an assortment of interesting articles in a variety of subjects that have peaked my interest and can do the same for you.
I can honestly say that math was NOT my favorite subject all through school, I never struggled with it, I just thought it annoying. Still, I have found a few favorite articles here on Associated Content that are math related and a good addition to every education. Don’t worry there is no actual math involved.
Romans and Mayans, Math and Engineering: Which Empire was Really the Man?- By Timothy Sexton
A comparative look at the Roman and Mayan Empires, their mathematical and engineering achievements, and how they fit into our lives still.
History of Blaise Pascal- By Nicholas Pointe
A brief history of the life and work of French Mathematician and Physicist. Even though I despise most mathematicians I do have Pascal to thank for creating the first calculator.
X-Ray Vision and Ancient Math- By Mark Brooks
An interesting article on how modern science can be used to rediscover ancient mathematical treasures.
Science is my first love but there are so many aspects of science that I did not get to take in college. Here are my favorite science college course topics on AC.
Intertidal Biology- A Description and Analysis of the Intertidal Zone- By Leo Paska
A study of the zones, organisms and environmental impact in a unique marine ecosystem.
Earth’s Cretaceous Period- By Agaric
An in depth look at an important period in Earth’s natural history.
Aristotle and Animals: His Work in Zoology- By Shane Carney
Discover Aristotle’s classification of living things based on their soul within.
Intro to Film
From making your own movies to looking at specific genres AC is full of film and cinematic content, a section of my course listings guide that I never even knew existed when I was in college.
How to Make Steven Spielberg Film- By Will Wright
A look at the key elements Steven Spielberg uses in his films and how to create your own success.
Dom’s B-Movie Round-Up Issue #2- By Dom Coccaro
The second issue in a series of four, each includes a review of movies that you probably never heard of before. The appeal rests in the talk of eyeballs being removed from their sockets and faces that slide off.
I discovered these articles and sent them to the dean of my college. I think college students would be much more enthusiastic about philosophy core requirements if they included topics like the following.
Eudaimonia: A Philosophy of Do Whatever Makes You Happy – By Jonna Tharp
A discussion on happiness and what it means to three different schools of philosophy.
Alcibides in the Peloponnesian War and the Philosophy of the Republic – By Max Power
Mainly an in depth look at the role of one man in the Peloponnesian War, but it also breaks down the ideas of citizenship and personal gain.
Interesting reads about cultural history that will having you dreaming and planning a dream vacation at the same time.
Gwenllian- the Story of the Battlefield Princess- By Sandra Jones
A look at an unique part of Welsh History. For more interesting bits of Welsh history and travel inspiration visit Sandra’s CP page.
The Mambi Soldiers of Cuba: A Brief History and Retrospective – By Matthew Cole
A look at a brief but important period of time in the history of Cuba.
I hope you enjoyed my free college course selections here on AC and learned something today that you didn’t already know.