The Master Academic Collection of streaming videos by Films on Demand provides online access to over 7,500 full length videos and 90,000 video clips. It covers the areas of Business & Economics, Humanities & Social Sciences, Science & Mathematics and Health & Medicine, as well as Archival Films & Newsreels. Please note that High-speed Internet access is required with a minimum of 380 kbps DSL, or 500 kbps Cable Modem connectivity.
A selection of some videos available in the library collection
An intelligent exploration of how cults attract and manipulate their followers, this documentary shares the disturbing firsthand experiences of Cult Witness director Samuel Stefan and six others who have freed themselves from cults.
The iconography of hell—a grim warning and arguably a form of behavior control—dates back to ancient times. This program surveys the landscape of damnation as it has been portrayed as Tartarus, Gehenna, Hell, Jahannam, Naraka, and modern-day apocalyptic horro
Bryan Magee-world-renowned author and professor-and Sir Isaiah Berlin, answer fundamental questions such as "What is philosophy?" "Why does it matter?" and "Why should anybody be interested in it today?
This program seeks to understand why our ancestors began to believe in one or more divinities and how, through the ages, different cultures have expressed that belief. Great mysteries such as death and nature are considered as factors in the evolution of religious faith.
The Reformation was a period of rebellion, upheaval, and war—all sparked by one man whose revolt against church authority led to the creation of Protestantism and ultimately, to a reinvigoration of the Catholic faith. This program travels to churches in Europe, Britain, and Mexico to explore the key figures, philosophies, and movements of the Protestant Reformation
One day very soon, ordinary people could have the ability to choose their children's genes and perhaps even grow themselves completely new body parts. In this program, ABC News anchor Ted Koppel and correspondent Robert Krulwich examine the breakthrough science behind cloning and delve into the ethical dilemmas surrounding advances in genetic science.
Did Muhammad want to create a new religion? Why does Islam purport to be the religion of Abraham? Why does Muhammad situate himself in the long line of prophets, just after Jesus? Is this the reason the names of Muhammad and Jesus appear together on the inscription on the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem? Why has Islam been considered a heresy of Christianity?
In this program, world-renowned author and professor Bryan Magee and Ronald Dworkin, Professor of Jurisprudence at Oxford, examine how the explosive issues of the 1960s compelled the reassessment of fundamental political ideas, and discuss the effect of this movement on political philosophy at the universities.