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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 Ed Leon
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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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Over 50 complete full length lectures from The Great Courses.

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

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by Kimberlee Bethany Bonura
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Online Video (Free)

Arousal plus your value judgement equals your stress level. And what you respond to in life isn't the raw stimuli you experience (like the traffic jam) but your perceptions of these stimuli.

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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 Bob Brier
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Ancient Egyptian civilization is so monumental that it is sometimes difficult to grasp: it lasted 3,000 years, longer than any other on the planet.

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by Thomas F. X. Noble
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From its humble beginnings in the great river valleys of Iraq and Egypt to the dawn of the modern world, this course traces the essential nature, evolution, and perceptions of Western civilization.

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by John R. Hale
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Online Video (Free)

Investigate the practices and culture of the original Olympic games at sites including the palaestra, where important athletes trained; the stadium; and the unusual Temple of Hera.

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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 Elizabeth Vandiver
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Classical mythology—the stories of gods and heroes ranging from Athena to Zeus—has inspired everything from great art and literature to popular films and TV programs.

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