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  1. Survival Mentality: The Psychology of Staying Alive

    Survival Mentality: The Psychology of Staying Alive

    Nancy Zarse
    Starting at £19.99 Starting at £19.99 £29.99 £19.99£29.99
    When we hear about someone surviving a great challenge, we often hear that the person “rose to the occasion.” But in fact, psychologists find that in moments of terror, people revert to their lowest level of training and preparation. Knowing that, the trick is to bring up your “lowest level” by continually improving your training and preparation, practicing for survival now, and building the resilience that...
  2. The Mongol Empire

    The Mongol Empire

    Craig G. Benjamin
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    Taught by Professor Craig Benjamin of Grand Valley State University, this course follows the Mongol mounted warriors who emerged out of Central Asia in the 13th century to conquer much of the known world. Although the Mongols fought with unparalleled brutality, they aspired to many of the civilized values of their victims and helped trigger long-lasting cultural interchange between East and West.
  3. Books that Matter: The Federalist Papers

    Books that Matter: The Federalist Papers

    Joseph L. Hoffmann
    Starting at £19.99 Starting at £19.99 £29.99 £19.99£29.99
    Books That Matter: The Federalist Papers gives you the chance to delve into one of the most influential guides to the U.S. Constitution. Taught by acclaimed professor and legal scholar Joseph L. Hoffmann of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, these 12 thought-provoking lectures unpack the 85 brilliant essays by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay that serve essentially as the Bible of American...
  4. America's Long Struggle Against Slavery

    America's Long Struggle Against Slavery

    Richard Bell
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    America’s Long Struggle against Slavery is your chance to survey the history of the American anti-slavery movement, from the dawn of the transatlantic slave trade during the late 15th century to the end of Reconstruction in 1877 and beyond. Taught by Professor Richard Bell of the University of Maryland, these 30 eye-opening lectures give you an up-close view of a venal institution and the people who fought against...
  5. The Greek World: A Study of History and Culture

    The Greek World: A Study of History and Culture

    Robert Garland
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    The ancient Greeks, more than any other early culture, have given us the template for Western civilization. This course takes you from the great Classical and Hellenistic eras through Greece’s dramatic modern history. You’ll discover Greek culture in examples such as: Athenian democracy; Greek religious beliefs; Greek drama, epic poetry, and philosophy; and Greek sculpture, vase painting, and architecture.
  6. Rise of the Novel: Exploring History's Greatest Early Works

    Rise of the Novel: Exploring History's Greatest Early Works

    Leo Damrosch
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    In the 24 lectures of Rise of the Novel, you will take a journey from the birth of the novel to the height of the form in the mid-19th century—and better understand what this literary form can tell us about human nature and our unquenchable thirst for great stories. With Professor Emeritus Leo Damrosch of Harvard University as your guide, you will dive into some of the most notable works that helped create and...
  7. The Great Questions of Philosophy and Physics

    The Great Questions of Philosophy and Physics

    Steven Gimbel
    Starting at £19.99 Starting at £19.99 £29.99 £19.99£29.99
    Dr. Steven Gimbel of Gettysburg College shows how physics and philosophy work together to reveal the true nature of the universe. Physics makes the discoveries and philosophy interprets the results. Those results have been very odd since the turn of the 20th century—with relativity, quantum theory, and Big Bang cosmology overthrowing our conventional picture of reality.
  8. When Everything Fails: Surviving Any Disaster

    When Everything Fails: Surviving Any Disaster

    Stephen Owen
    Starting at £19.99 Starting at £19.99 £29.99 £19.99£29.99
    Living through a disaster is not a question of if—it’s a question of when. Are you ready? When Everything Fails: Surviving Any Disaster offers a practical guide for protecting yourself, your family, and your community. Taught by Professor Stephen Owen of Radford University, these 14 fast-paced lectures will arm you with information for planning ahead so you can prepare for the effects of a disaster or...
  9. The Great Tours: France through the Ages

    The Great Tours: France through the Ages

    John Greene
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    France ignites the imagination and dazzles the senses like no other country on Earth. In this thrilling travelogue, you’ll discover the 35,000-year-old cave paintings of Chauvet, the medieval castles of the Cathars, the palace of Versailles, and the sites where the French Revolution unfolded. You’ll also explore romantic Paris; the Loire Valley châteaux; and France’s food, wine, sublime art and architecture,...
  10. Language and the Mind

    Language and the Mind

    Spencer Kelly
    4.8 out of 5
    100% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (9)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    What is our species’ greatest invention? Medicine, computers, space travel? Not even close. The innovation that underlies each of our past achievements and those we still aspire to is ... language. Learn why language is our ultimate invention—one that has allowed us to change the physical and social world around us in every conceivable way, and one that has fundamentally changed us, as well.
  11. George Orwell: A Sage for All Seasons

    George Orwell: A Sage for All Seasons

    Michael Shelden
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    In George Orwell: A Sage for All Seasons, join Orwell’s authorized biographer, Professor Michael Shelden, for a 24-lecture journey through the life and times that shaped this profound writer and his eerily prescient masterpieces like Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four. Blending literary analysis and biography, this course is a one-of-a-kind portrait of the modern world’s greatest champion of individuality.
  12. The Pagan World: Ancient Religions Before Christianity

    The Pagan World: Ancient Religions Before Christianity

    Hans-Friedrich Mueller
    4.7 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (16)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    In The Pagan World: Ancient Religions before Christianity, you will meet the fascinating, ancient polytheistic peoples of the Mediterranean and beyond, their gods and goddesses, and their public and private worship practices, as you come to better understand the foundational role religion played in their daily lives. Because their religion circumscribed almost all aspects of life both inside and outside the home, it...
  13. America after the Cold War: The First Thirty Years

    America after the Cold War: The First Thirty Years

    Patrick N. Allitt
    4 out of 5
    50% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (10)
    Starting at £19.99 Starting at £19.99 £29.99 £19.99£29.99
    America after the Cold War: The First Thirty Years offers you the chance to step back and look at the complex and ever-evolving story of the United States from 1990 to 2019. Taught by esteemed professor and Great Courses favorite Dr. Patrick Allitt of Emory University, these 12 fascinating lectures tie all the threads of contemporary life together and give you a rich understanding of the world we live in today.
  14. Taking Control of Your Personal Data Sale

    Taking Control of Your Personal Data

    Jennifer Golbeck
    4.4 out of 5
    71% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (14)
    Save up to £10.00 Starting at £14.99 £29.99 £14.99£29.99
    We have never before in human history been able to share so much about ourselves so quickly. Neither have we ever been so exposed to forces that want to take advantage of that capability. This course will open your eyes to the surprising extent of that exposure and will discuss your options for keeping your personal data as safe as possible, help you determine your personal privacy profile, and understand the...
  15. Experiencing Hubble: Exploring the Milky Way

    Experiencing Hubble: Exploring the Milky Way

    David M. Meyer
    4.9 out of 5
    100% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (18)
    Starting at £19.99 Starting at £19.99 £29.99 £19.99£29.99
    Taught by Dr. David Meyer of Northwestern University, this course takes you on a tour of the Milky Way galaxy through spectacular images during the Hubble Space Telescope's third decade of operation. You view stars, star cluster, nebulae, and more, while learning such concepts as star birth, planet formation, black holes, and galactic evolution. The result is a tour that is as awe-inspiring as it is instructive,...
  16. Everyday Guide to Beer

    Everyday Guide to Beer

    Charles W. Bamforth
    4.1 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (50)
    Starting at £19.99 Starting at £19.99 £29.99 £19.99£29.99
    Professor Emeritus Charlie Bamforth of the University of California, Davis, often referred to as the “Pope of Foam” within the beer industry, has spent more than 40 years crafting, writing, and teaching others about beer and how to make it. In the 12 lessons of the The Everyday Guide to Beer, Dr. Bamforth takes you on a journey through the history of this surprisingly complex beverage.
  17. World War II: Battlefield Europe

    World War II: Battlefield Europe

    David R. Stone
    4.9 out of 5
    98% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (72)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    Designed in partnership with HISTORY® and using a distinctly European perspective, World War II: Battlefield Europe provides a fresh lens through which to study major battles, larger-than-life personalities, twists of fate, and tales of intrigue. Over 24 lectures, a military historian reveals the strategic decisions behind U-boat assaults, D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge, the fall of Berlin, and so much more.
  18. Getting Your Legal House in Order

    Getting Your Legal House in Order

    Sally Hurme
    5 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (10)
    Starting at £29.99 Starting at £29.99 £49.99 £29.99£49.99
    In Getting Your Legal House in Order, author and elder law attorney Sally Balch Hurme gives you a practical, step-by-step foray into your legal affairs. From property rights to wills and trusts to insurance and estate planning, these 18 eye-opening lectures give you everything you need to prepare your finances and your future. Filled with accessible advise, this course should be required viewing for people of any...
  19. Fighting Misinformation: Digital Media Literacy

    Fighting Misinformation: Digital Media Literacy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (11)
    Starting at £16.99 Starting at £16.99 £21.99 £16.99£21.99
    The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) has teamed up with The Great Courses to provide an outstanding eight-lecture series designed to arm you with the very skills needed to defuse the threat of misinformation media. Ms.Tara Susman-Peña, a senior technical advisor, and her colleagues at IREX, Mehri Druckman and Nina Odura, will lead you step by step through the history, evolution, science, and impact...
  20. A Historian Goes to the Movies: Ancient Rome

    A Historian Goes to the Movies: Ancient Rome

    Gregory S. Aldrete
    3.7 out of 5
    63% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (36)
    Starting at £19.99 Starting at £19.99 £29.99 £19.99£29.99
    From Ben-Hur to Spartacus to Gladiator, get a front-row look at the great movies that have shaped ancient Rome’s role in popular culture and memory. The 12 lectures of Professor Gregory S. Aldrete’s A Historian Goes to the Movies: Ancient Rome cover over 50 years of cinematic history and talent, and immerse you in the glory and grandeur—and even the folly—of classic and contemporary films set in Roman...