If you are heading back to school and want to enhance and supplement your daily classes, this selection of Great Courses provides a well-rounded curriculum with a little bit of everything.
And if you find yourself wanting even more content for at-home learning options, be sure to also browse our "Videos for Learning at Home" playlist on YouTube!
Discover the best ways to learn with these three courses with invaluable tips to help you become better student, improve how you analyze information, and optimize how you deliver your message.
- How to Become A Superstar Student - 2nd Edition
Give your student critical skills for success in school with advice on everything from homework and class participation to group presentations and preparing for tests
- Strategic Thinking Skills
Join an award-winning professor to learn accessible ways to engage with thinking that will help you think (and act) more strategically in business and in your own life.
- Effective Communication Skills
Learn how you can improve the way you communicate with others—especially by overcoming the psychological and biological hard-wiring that gets in the way.
The liberal arts are based in language arts and history. Get grounded in this vital subject by learning classic or contemporary languages, take a deep dive into the past, or look with new eyes at your favorite literature.
- Learning Spanish: How to Understand and Speak a New Language
Experience the fastest and most direct way to learn Spanish—a beautiful and highly useful language—in this course that covers the curriculum of a first semester college course in Spanish.
- Learning Spanish II: How to Understand and Speak a New Language
Take your Spanish to the next level with an engaging and amazingly effective language-learning system.
- Learning French: A Rendezvous with French-Speaking Cultures
Explore the intersection between French language and culture to gain an advanced understanding of both.
- Latin 101: Learning a Classical Language
Discover the exciting intellectual challenge of Latin in this course that uses works by Cicero, Virgil, Caesar, and others to teach you the rules and form of this great language.
- Greek 101: Learning an Ancient Language
Learn Ancient Greek from an award winning educator through two of the most important works in the Greek language.
- Building a Better Vocabulary
Improve your reading, writing, and speaking skills with this engaging course that will teach you new words and strengthen your confidence in your vocabulary.
- Art of Public Speaking
Learn how to prepare, craft, and deliver a great speech with this unique course that explores the principles of public speaking by examining the greatest speeches from history.
- How to Read and Understand Shakespeare
Learn to fully appreciate Shakespeare with this utterly unique course outlining over 40 interpretive tools that reveal his unsurpassed genius.
- Turning Points in Modern History
Get a unique view of world history by immersing yourself in the fascinating story of the discoveries, inventions, upheavals, and ideas that shaped the modern world.
- King Arthur: History and Legend
Uncover the richness of the Arthurian tradition from the Middle Ages to the 21st century in this wide-ranging and fascinating survey of Arthurian literature and art.
Maximize your mind powers with courses that will help you improve your memory, dissect and understand the information you learn, and expand your critical thinking skills.
- Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory
Tap into your brain’s hidden potential and increase your memory capacity with this brief and effective course taught by a professor of Psychology.
- Influence: Mastering Life's Most Powerful Skill
Gain valuable knowledge that you can apply to your career or home life with this course that explains the psychology behind how and why people can be influenced.
- Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything
Discover the secrets to clear and strong writing in 24 accessible and practical lectures that provide engaging literary and everyday examples, inspirational prompts, and unforgettable insights.
- Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking
Discover the science of cognitive biases and critical thinking and become a savvier, sharper critical thinker in your professional and personal life.
Conclude your curriculum with the foundations of traditional education: math and science. Review the foundations, expand your knowledge on a specific subject, or delve into a topic you have always wanted to study.
- The Power of Mathematical Visualization
Discover the advantages of seeing math from an entirely new angle, guided by a brilliant and engaging teacher.
- Mastering Fundamentals of Mathematics
An award-winning professor teaches you the mechanics behind math. Refresh your skills, keep your mind sharp, and appreciate the beauty of mathematics.
- Geometry: An Interactive Journey to Mastery
Experience an intuitive and fun approach to learning the subject of geometry in this course taught by an award-winning educator.
- Algebra 1
Learn or review all the concepts of first-year algebra—including variables, order of operations, and functions—with these lectures taught by a Professor of Mathematics.
- Algebra 2
Make sense of Algebra II with this clear course that walks you through hundreds of problems, showing every step in their solutions and highlighting common missteps.
- Mathematics Describing The Real World: Precalculus and Trig
Prepare your student or yourself for success with this course on precalculus and trigonometry by the author of one of the most widely used textbooks on the subject.
- Understanding Calculus
Succeed at calculus—the most feared of all math subjects—with this thorough and easy-to-follow guide taught by an award-winning math educator.
- Understanding Calculus II: Problems, Solutions and Tips
Continue down the road to mastering calculus with this step-by-step guide to Calculus II, taught by an award-winning Professor of Mathematics.
- Understanding Multivariable Calculus: Problems, Solutions and Tips
Gain a profound understanding of multivariable calculus with this excellent and clear guide that is useful for students, professionals, and lovers of mathematics.
- Foundations of Organic Chemistry
Organic chemistry—one of science’s most complex fields—is finally made clear with this richly illustrated introductory course taught by an award-winning professor.
- Chemistry, 2nd Edition
Give your student a head start on chemistry with this course by an award-winning educator.
- 12 Essential Scientific Concepts
Explore 12 of science’s bedrock ideas in this course that introduces you to exciting fields like quantum theory, emergence, thermodynamics, and brain plasticity.
Get the complete background and professional guidance to explore in depth the fundamental principles of how living things work taught by an award-winning professor at Duke University who has specially adapted his acclaimed introductory biology course.