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The Great Courses

The Great Courses are uniquely crafted for lifelong learners like you, with engaging, immersive learning experiences you can’t get in a lecture hall.

Top reasons to study here

  • The Great Courses constantly seek to improve their products and their way of doing business.
  • The Great Courses works tirelessly to make sure that every Great Course is the most engaging intellectual adventure it can be.
  • The Great Courses pride themselves on fostering an open environment where new ideas can flow freely and where collaboration is encouraged.

Distance Learning Courses

Humanities (37)
Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Engineering & Technology (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



After more than 25 years and 19 million courses taken, The Great Courses still adheres to the strict principles on which the company was founded, supporting every course with a 100% Lifetime Satisfaction Guarantee.


The course creation process that follows involves so much more than just placing a camera in the back of a classroom. We surround the world’s greatest teachers with a team of experts who collaborate on crafting a customized and entertaining educational journey that’s both comprehensive and fascinating.

You can choose the format that fits your life: video or audio, discs or digital. Watch on a TV, laptop, or tablet while taking notes in the free companion guidebook. Listen on your mobile device while going about your day.

From concept, to development, to custom content & visual design, each of The Great Courses is an unparalleled educational experience designed with people like you in mind.

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