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Has anyone bought from Great Courses? Are they any good?

Asked by elbanditoroso (18078 points ) May 12th, 2014

This isn’t spam – this is a real question.

In today’s mail there was a course catalog from Great Courses. They sell self-paced learning CDs and DVDs on a variety of subjects – everything from religion to photography to astronomy.

The professors (speakers) appear to be of reasonable stature—I’ve heard or read of several of the presenters.

My question: are these courses any good? meaning: well organized, in that they present what they say? Comprehensive?

Any comments, positive or negative, would be appreciated.

[For what it’s worth, I’m considering the course called “Think Like an Economist”]

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tedibear's avatar

I have not. However, a good friend whose judgment I trust, has ordered three or four courses from them and found them to be excellent. I would say that based on his opinion, the courses meet your criteria.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

My wife needed to get an understanding of some mathematics for work, got the course for her and week later she had a complete understanding.

elbanditoroso's avatar

thank you @Tropical_Willie and @tedibear – that makes the choice from me. I’m going to order the course.

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