Today I got a catalog for The Great Courses in the mail. I made a post a few months ago about this company and have really wanted to get some of their (over 400!) courses. Normally the DVDs can be in the $800 range for a full college quality course taught by an award winning professor but that’s the full retail price and they’re usually much cheaper. Well, this catalog has many of courses for 80% off! Some of them are as cheap as $20. I’ve spent the night happily compiling a wish list of DVDs/CDs to buy or ask for as gifts. I loves me some learning.
It gets better. I figure that a good quality college level course on investing, European history, Old/New Testament, The Civil War, Comparative World Religions, or The Foundations of Western Civilization, taught by an expert and getting high reviews, would be worth a few bucks. Education, right? However, on a whim, and not expecting much, I went to my local library’s webpage and typed in “The Great Courses”.
They have them. Dozens of them.