The Great Courses is an online resource aimed towards providing comprehensive education in a variety of subjects. For the past three decades, this comprehensive course provider has been offering high-quality educational content in a variety of formats. Here’s a user’s take on The Great Course’s content and what makes it so unique.

As far as courses available, The Great Courses’ impressive catalog covers over 500 different topics. With content spanning the gamut of arts, humanities, and sciences, there is something for everyone. Although their courses are mostly taught in lecture-style, they do offer credit courses through the American Council on Education (ACE).

The courses available through The Great Courses can be accessed through computers, tablets, and other mobile devices, so courses have the added benefit of being consumed at the student’s own convenience. Moreover, students can take advantage of partner offers such as free e-books and discounts on select titles to help save money.

I recently decided to give The Great Courses a try and was pleasantly surprised with my experience. I chose a course on astronomy since I’ve always had an interest in the subject, and I found myself captivated by the amount of information that the instructor was able to convey. He was knowledgeable and engaging, and the course material was up-to-date and accurate.

I also appreciated the added material available on course, such as PDFs with further detail on assignments, reading materials, and discussion topics. Additionally, each lecture was accompanied by a set of questions designed to challenge the student’s understanding of the material.

Overall, my experience with The Great Courses has been very rewarding. Not only did I learn a lot about a subject in which I had no prior knowledge, but I had the flexibility to consume at my own pace. I’m thankful for the fact that I can access quality educational content without having to leave my home.