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  1. America's Founding Fathers

    America's Founding Fathers

    Allen C. Guelzo
    4.8 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (140)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    In collaboration with Smithsonian, the Great Courses presents America’s Founding Fathers, a deep dive into the creation of the U.S. Constitution as it actually happened. Using the Founding Fathers as a lens through which to see powerful truths about the early political history of the United States, you’ll better understand both the document under which Americans live and the people who, for better or worse,...
  2. Dante's Divine Comedy

    Dante's Divine Comedy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.8 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (102)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Two gifted teachers share the fruit of two lifetimes’ worth of historical and literary expertise in this rewarding introduction to one of the greatest poems ever written. You will explore invaluable background information on Dante’s life, why he wrote the Divine Comedy, how to approach English editions, and many of the poem’s characters and episodes.
  3. Forensic History: Crimes, Frauds, and Scandals

    Forensic History: Crimes, Frauds, and Scandals

    Elizabeth A. Murray
    4.2 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (95)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Many famous cases have been reexamined in recent years using the great advances made in forensic science. Cold cases have been reopened. Supposedly solved crimes have been analyzed anew. Explore how cutting-edge investigative techniques are being applied to help unravel criminal enigmas all over the world.
  4. Introduction to C++: Programming Concepts and Applications

    Introduction to C++: Programming Concepts and Applications

    John Keyser
    4.4 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (38)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Taught by Professor John Keyser of Texas A&M University, this course is a step-by-step guide to the popular computer programming language C++. Professor Keyser explains how to access C++ so you can program along with him as he covers the major coding styles offered by this versatile language, including object-oriented programming. In the last lecture, you create an AI game-playing program.
  5. History's Greatest Voyages of Exploration Sale

    History's Greatest Voyages of Exploration

    Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    4.7 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (72)
    Save up to $240.00 Starting at $24.95 $299.95 $24.95$299.95
    Discover the awe-inspiring tales of the world’s most influential explorers. From ancient wayfarers to modern astronauts, intrepid individuals bound the continents together, connected isolated peoples, and sparked a cross-fertilization of ideas, technologies, and even foods. Follow history’s adventurers to the frozen Poles, Asia, Europe, the Americas, Africa, the ocean’s depths, and the final frontier of space.
  6. Knitting 101 Sale

    Knitting 101

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.9 out of 5
    100% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (6)
    Save up to $220.00 Starting at $59.95 $299.95 $59.95$299.95
    In Knitting 101, three experienced instructors lead you through 36 hands-on lessons across four modules, each centered on different methods and levels of experience. You will cover the basics and beyond, from understanding your needles and yarns to mastering various stitches and shapes, so you can create amazing hats, gloves, scarves, and much more.
  7. The World's Greatest Churches Sale

    The World's Greatest Churches

    William R. Cook
    4.9 out of 5
    96% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (82)
    Save up to $240.00 Starting at $39.95 $299.95 $39.95$299.95
    The great churches represent some of the world’s most stunning masterpieces of architecture, art, and faith. In The World’s Greatest Churches, go on a guided tour of the most outstanding, memorable, and meaningful churches in the world. Lavishly illustrated with breathtaking photos, detailed floor plans, and 3-D models, these lectures take you deeply into Christianity through its most important buildings.
  8. Terror of History: Mystics, Heretics, and Witches in the Western Tradition

    Terror of History: Mystics, Heretics, and Witches in the Western Tradition

    Teofilo F. Ruiz
    4 out of 5
    64% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (94)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Western civilization, so closely associated with reason and science, has also been characterized by widespread belief in the supernatural and the irrational. Why? The answers lie in this intriguing course-a study of mysticism, heresy, apocalyptic movements, and the witch craze in Europe between 1000 and 1700.
  9. 12 Essential Scientific Concepts Sale

    12 Essential Scientific Concepts

    Indre Viskontas
    4.1 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (69)
    Save up to $260.00 Starting at $19.95 $299.95 $19.95$299.95
    With 12 Essential Scientific Concepts, finally satisfy your desire for scientific inquiry in a way that makes this enormous field accessible, understandable, and undeniably captivating. Indre Viskontas, an award-winning cognitive neuroscientist affiliated with the Memory and Aging Center at the University of California, San Francisco, has a knack for making hard science clear to laypeople. She boils down the...
  10. Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations Sale

    Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations

    Kenneth W. Harl
    4.5 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (141)
    Save up to $200.00 Starting at $14.95 $229.95 $14.95$229.95
    Uncover deep mysteries about the ancient civilizations of the Near East—and their indelible impact on the history of the world—with Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations. This course is your introduction to the fascinating civilizations that often receive only a few lines of cursory discussion in the average textbook on Western civilization, including: the Hitties, the Assyrians, and the Sumerians. Along the...
  11. Story of Human Language

    Story of Human Language

    John McWhorter
    4.7 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (239)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    Dr. John McWhorter, one of America's leading linguists and a frequent commentator on network television and National Public Radio, takes you on a fascinating, 36-lecture tour of the development of human language—he unfolds the story of how a single tongue spoken 300,000 years ago may have evolved into the estimated 7,000 languages used worldwide today. Discover why, for the past century, linguistics has been one...
  12. Martial Arts for Your Mind and Body

    Martial Arts for Your Mind and Body

    David-Dorian Ross
    4 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (30)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Martial Arts for Your Mind and Body offers an excellent introduction to nine types of martial arts. Hosted by Great Courses favorite David-Dorian Ross, these 25 powerful lessons give you a solid grounding in the different mental and physical techniques of the major martial arts families. Master Ross has hand-selected seven expert instructors to join him as your guides. Whether sensei, sifu, or champion competitor,...
  13. The Big History of Civilizations

    The Big History of Civilizations

    Craig G. Benjamin
    4.2 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (55)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    The Big History of Civilizations is your chance to apply a cutting-edge historical approach to the epic story of humanity across time and around the world. Taught by acclaimed Professor Craig G. Benjamin of Grand Valley State University, these 36 sweeping lectures trace the grand story of human civilizations from our emergence as a species, through the agricultural and industrial revolutions, and into the future.
  14. Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills

    Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills

    Steven Novella
    4 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (98)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Dr. Steven Novella of the Yale School of Medicine equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to become a savvier, sharper critical thinker in your professional and personal life. The 24 rewarding lectures of Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills immerses you in the science of cognitive biases and thought processes. By learning how to think about thinking (a fascinating process...
  15. Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre

    Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre

    Richard Brettell
    4.3 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (118)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    Expert art critic Richard Brettell takes you on an unforgettable journey through one of the world's greatest art museums in Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre. This course provides a fascinating overview of the Louvre's colorful history as royal palace, art academy, and national showcase. But the main focus of these richly illustrated lectures are some of the beautiful examples from the museum's remarkable collection...
  16. Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Empire

    Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Empire

    Kenneth W. Harl
    4.7 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (72)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    Go beyond the myth to learn about ancient history's greatest military leader and his time in Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Empire. In 36 spellbinding lectures, you'll enter Alexander's world and witness the astonishing feats of military genius that have made Alexander's name renowned to the present day. An expert on the classical world, Professor Kenneth W. Harl introduces you to all sides of this...
  17. Great Mythologies of the World Sale

    Great Mythologies of the World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    3.9 out of 5
    71% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (21)
    Save up to $590.00 Starting at $84.95 $724.95 $84.95$724.95
    The deep-seated origins and wide-reaching lessons of ancient myths built the foundation for our modern legacies. Explore the mythologies of Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Learn what makes these stories so important, distinctive, and able to withstand the test of time. Discover how, despite geographical implausibilities, many myths from across the oceans share themes, morals, and archetypes.
  18. The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works Sale

    The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works

    Robert Greenberg
    4.7 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (83)
    Save up to $490.00 Starting at $69.95 $599.95 $69.95$599.95
    In The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works, join Great Courses favorite Professor Robert Greenberg as he guides you through 30 works that, in his expert opinion, can be considered among the greatest orchestral works in the history of Western concert music. Rich with detailed musical excerpts, these 32 lectures will open your ears to the profound joy and meaning of landmark creations by Haydn, Beethoven, Stravinsky, and...
  19. Nature of Earth: An Introduction to Geology

    Nature of Earth: An Introduction to Geology

    John J. Renton
    4.2 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (190)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    Geology is everywhere. Would you like to know how to read the rocks and landscape, and how to make sense of debates over natural resources? These 36 half-hour lectures introduce you to the study of minerals, rocks, soils, and the processes that operate on them through time. A science that is surprisingly intuitive, accessible, and concrete, geology has the excitement of a never-ending detective story, replete with...
  20. Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad Sale

    Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad

    Mark W. Muesse
    4.4 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (55)
    Save up to $349.95 Starting at $60.00 $429.95 $60.00$429.95
    Discover new perspectives on the moral and spiritual precepts on which much of human civilization is built with Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad. Award-winning Professor Mark W. Muesse takes you deep inside the life stories and legacies of these four iconic figures. He reveals their core teachings and sheds new light on the history that underlies their phenomenal, enduring impact on how we see and think about...