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The Great Courses

The Great Courses, formerly known as The Teaching Company, produces 500 lecture courses taught by professors at the nation's leading universities, which they sell on CD, DVD, Audio Download, and Video Download. Their courses vary in length, ranging from 8 to 84 lectures, with lectures lasting either 30 or 45 minutes. The courses cover a wide range of topics in the categories of history, literature, the arts, philosophy, religion, science, and business. Most of their courses are available in both audio and video formats with visual aids included in the video tapings of the professors teaching their course. Their professors are carefully selected through evaluations and auditions from students and customers, and the professors they choose teach at well respected colleges such as Stanford, Georgetown, and many Ivy League colleges. Their products can be purchased online or by calling 1-800-832-2412.

They also now offer a service called The Great Courses Plus to watch most of their courses on online video through your computer, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android phone, Roku streaming device, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, and more. For fans of The Great Courses, when you subscribe to The Great Courses Plus, you can then watch over 300 great courses and over 8,000 video lectures as much as you want, whenever you want. You can now sign up for a free one month trial on TheGreatCoursesPlus.com. After the initial free month, the price is $19.99/month, and if you sign up for a full year the price breaks down to $14.99/month. You can browse all these courses by category on their website:

Browse Over 300 Courses Currently Offered Through the The Great Courses Plus


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by Peter M. Vishton
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Online Video (Free)

The unconscious plays a strong role in developing bad habits. To help you examine and modify your behaviors, Professor Vishton gives you several tips, ranging from the very simple (keep a notebook of your activities) to the complex (employ behavioral psychology).

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by John Long
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Online Video (Free)

Lane changes, off-roading, irregular traffic patterns - how do robotic cars handle it all? Find out in this lecture on the trade-offs (especially between speed and safety) involved in creating self-driving vehicles.

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by Joseph F. Kobylka
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Online Video (Free)

In this lecture, Professor Joseph F. Kobylka partners with The Great Courses to examine the combination of events and ideas that contributed to the development of America's ultimate petition to the British government for its rights: the Declaration of Independence.

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by Ed Leon
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Podcast

With this podcast hosted by Ed Leon, you’ll meet our fascinating professors and experts who create The Great Courses, listen to their stories and insights, and learn more about the great work they are doing.

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by Ronald D. Siegel
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Online Video (Free)

Grapple with one of the most fundamental and challenging insights that come from mindfulness practice.

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by Robert Greenberg
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Audio Download | Audio CD | DVD | Online Video | Video Download

After taking this course, you will hear and understand an entire language of unmatched beauty, genius, and power.

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Over 50 complete full length lectures from The Great Courses.

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by Marc C. Conner
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Online Video (Free)

The Irish Renaissance in the early 20th century was a remarkable period for arts, literature, and culture—and it sprang out of the legendary history of the nation.

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by Robert Solomon
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God is dead. The Superman. The Will to Power. The Eternal Recurrence.

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by Eric Rabkin
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Many of literature's greatest works, from ancient myths to the works of Nobel laureates, rely on fantasy. Even when there has been a dominant preference for realism, generation after generation of readers have been drawn to stories of the fantastic not only for what they help us learn about ourselves as individuals and about our collective selves but also for what they show about our social values.

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