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The Great Courses

The Great Courses, formerly known as The Teaching Company, produces ove 700 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 18,000 video lectures as much as you want, whenever you want. You can now sign up for a free 14-day trial on TheGreatCoursesPlus.com. After the initial two weeks, the price is $20/month, and if you sign up for a full year the price breaks down to much less. 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 Michael Sugrue
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Online Video (Free)

These are the 60 lectures from the Teaching Company course The Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 2nd Edition, featuring principal lecturers Michael Sugrue and Darren Staloff.

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by Michael Sugrue
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Online Video (Free)

This course is a scholarly treatment of the Bible as literature that examines the many literary and cultural themes that originate in the Bible.

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Over 50 complete full length lectures from The Great Courses.

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by Robert Sapolsky
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Audio Download

Feeling stressed? You're not alone. Stress is an inherent aspect of life that can have tremendous negative effects on your mental and physical health. This makes coping with stress a critical part of how well we live.

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by Allen C. Guelzo
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Alexander the Great, Jesus, Darwin, and Churchill are just a few of the many politicians, religious leaders, scientists, philosophers, authors, inventors, and generals who transformed our world in ways that still resonate today.

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by Anne Curzan
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Audio Download | Online Video

Grammar! For many of us, the word triggers memories of finger-wagging schoolteachers, and of wrestling with the ambiguous and complicated rules of using formal language.

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by Rick Roderick
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Online Video (Free)

Rick Roderick was an American professor of philosophy, best known for his lectures for The Teaching Company.

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by Jennifer Paxton
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Audio Download

These 36 lectures tell the remarkable story of a tumultuous thousand-year period in the history of England.

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by Seth Lerer
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Sixteen centuries ago a wave of settlers from northern Europe came to the British Isles speaking a mix of Germanic dialects thick with consonants and complex grammatical forms. Today we call that dialect Old English, the ancestor of the language nearly one in five people in the world speaks every day.

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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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