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DescriptionThe leader in lifelong learning


Headquarters & Studios
4840 Westfields Blvd.
Suite 500
Chantilly, VA, 20151


Chief Brand Officer
Chief Marketing Officer
Executive Chairman



The Teaching Company

The Teaching Company is the nation’s leading developer and marketer of engaging, premium-quality college level courses for lifelong learners to enjoy via audio or video streaming, mobile apps, downloads, or discs delivered to the home. Under The Great Courses brand, the company is ranked #246 on the 2013 Internet Retailer 500.

The Great Courses are produced specifically for the medium with professors selected and curriculum refined based on input from the company’s customers. Categories include traditional liberal arts curriculum such as history, art, music, literature, philosophy, economics and religion, plus professional and better living topics such as finance, leadership, communication skills, wine, cooking and photography.

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    The Teaching Company — Brentwood Associates has acquired The Teaching Company Limited Partnership, the nation’s leading publisher and direct marketer of university-level courses. The Teaching Company’s current management team will continue to operate the company and will mainta (10/2/06)
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About The Great Courses

Added: 8/30/13


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A Day's Read
A History of European Art
A New History of Life
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
American Civil War
Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write About Anything
Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition
Art of Critical Decision Making
Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History
Art of Reading
Art of Teaching: Best Practices from a Master Educator
Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science
Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity
Biology: The Science of Life
Black Holes, Tides, and Curved Spacetime: Understanding Gravity
Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer's Craft
Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear, 2nd Edition
Chemistry, 2nd Edition
Classics of American Literature
Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad
Cosmology: The History and Nature of Our Universe
Cultural Literacy for Religion: Everything the Well-Educated Person Should Know
Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are
Dark Matter, Dark Energy: The Dark Side of the Universe
Dead Sea Scrolls
Discrete Mathematics
Earth at the Crossroads: Understanding the Ecology of a Changing Planet
Economics, 3rd Edition
Effective Communications Skills
Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition
Espionage and Covert Operations: A Global History
Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe
Fall and Rise of China
Fall of the Pagans and the Origins of Medieval Christianity
Financial Literacy: Finding Your Way in the Financial Markets
Food: A Cultural Culinary History
Foundations of Western Civilization
Foundations of Western Civilization II: A History of the Modern Western World
From Monet to Van Gogh: A History of Impressionism
From Yao to Mao: 5000 Years of Chinese History
Fundamentals of Photography
Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond
Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor
Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition
Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition
History of Ancient Egypt
History of Christian Theology
History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts
History of Hitler’s Empire, 2nd Edition
History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective
History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon
History of the United States, 2nd Edition
Holy Land Revealed
How Colors Affect You: What Science Reveals
How Music and Mathematics Relate
How We Learn
How the Crusades Changed History
How to Grow Anything: Container Gardening Tips & Techniques
How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition
How to Listen to and Understand Opera
How to Look at and Understand Great Art
How to Read and Understand Shakespeare
Introduction to Nanotechnology: The New Science of Small
Joy of Mathematics
Leonardo da Vinci and the High Renaissance
Life Lessons from the Great Myths
Life in Our Universe
Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon
Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication
Lost Worlds of South America
Mastering Differential Equations: The Visual Method
Mastering the Fundamentals of Mathematics
Masters of War: History's Greatest Strategic Thinkers
Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear
Meaning of Life: Perspectives from the World’s Great Intellectual Traditions
Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us
Medieval England: From King Arthur to the Tudor Conquest
Memory and the Human Lifespan
Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather
Modern Intellectual Tradition: From Descartes to Derrida
Money and Banking: What Everyone Should Know
Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre
Mysteries of Modern Physics: Time
Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths of Language Usage
Nature of Earth: An Introduction to Geology
New Testament
Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness
Old Testament
Optimizing Brain Fitness
Our Night Sky
Physics and Our Universe: How It All Works
Physiology and Fitness
Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation
Privacy, Property, and Free Speech: Law and the Constitution
Prove It: The Art of Mathematical Argument
Quantum Mechanics: The Physics of the Microscopic World
Scientific Secrets for Self-Control
Secrets of Mental Math
Secrets of Sleep Science: From Dreams to Disorders
Skepticism 101: How to Think like a Scientist
Skywatching: Seeing and Understanding Cosmic Wonders
Story of Human Language
Strategic Thinking Skills
Stress and Your Body
Superstring Theory: The DNA of Reality
The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works
The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals
The Art of War
The Cathedral
The Catholic Church: A History
The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking
The Everyday Guide to Wine
The Great Courses
The Great Pharaohs
The Greatest Controversies of Early Christian History
The History of Christianity: From the Disciples to the Dawn of the Reformation
The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries
The Intelligent Brain
The Mathematics of Games and Puzzles: From Cards to Sudoku
The Myths of Nutrition and Fitness
The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World
The Persian Empire
The Philosopher's Toolkit: How to Be the Most Rational Person in Any Room
The Science of Natural Healing
The Secret Life of Words: English Words and Their Origins
The Skeptic's Guide to American History
The World Was Never the Same: Events That Changed History
The World's Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites
Thinking about Cybersecurity: From Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare
Trails of Evidence: How Forensic Science Works
Transformational Leadership: How Leaders Change Teams, Companies, and Organizations
Turning Points in American History
Turning Points in Modern History
Understanding Calculus II: Problems, Solutions, and Tips
Understanding Investments
Understanding the Brain
Understanding the Human Body: An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
Understanding the Inventions That Changed the World
Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior
Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy, 2nd Edition
Understanding the World's Greatest Structures: Science and Innovation from Antiquity to Modernity
Voltaire and the Triumph of the Enlightenment
What Are the Chances? Probability Made Clear
What Science Knows about Cancer
World War I: The "Great War"
World War II: A Military and Social History
World’s Greatest Paintings
Writing Creative Nonfiction
Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills


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