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The Great Courses Launches ‘The Inexplicable Universe’ with Neil deGrasse Tyson on Netflix
|By Business Wire
|April 17, 2014 08:00 AM EDT
One of The Great Courses’ most popular titles -- “The Inexplicable
Universe,” taught by Neil deGrasse Tyson, the noted astrophysicist and
host of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” on Fox -- has
premiered on Netflix.
“Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of our most popular and engaging
professors,” said Ed Leon, Chief Brand Officer and Head of Product
Development for The Great Courses, the nation’s leading developer and
marketer of premium-quality media for lifelong learning and personal
enrichment. “His lectures transform the mysteries of the cosmos into a
mind-bending scientific adventure.”
The Great Courses also has released three new courses: “How the Stock
Market Works,” “The Decisive Battles of World History” and
“Understanding Multivariable Calculus.” The courses in the areas of
History, Finance and Mathematics expand the company’s already deep
library of nearly 500 titles.
The company creates lectures that capture an engaged audience that
includes Bill Gates and David Gregory, host of “Meet the Press,” and has
attracted hundreds of the nation’s top academics. All titles are
available in audio and video formats, including digital streaming,
downloads, DVDs and CDs.
The Great Courses launches three to five courses each month, with 48
total planned in 2014 equaling almost 600 hours and 1,200 lectures from
some of the world’s greatest teachers and experts.
Descriptions of New Courses:
How the Stock Market Works
By Professor of Banking and
Finance Ramon P. DeGennaro
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville;
Ph.D., The Ohio State University
This clear and concise 18-lecture course by an award-winning Professor
of Banking and Finance explains why stocks rise and fall, and how to
invest without losing sleep.
The Decisive Battles of World History
By Professor of
History and Humanistic Studies Gregory S. Aldrete
Wisconsin–Green Bay; Ph.D., University of Michigan
The direction of history can turn on the outcome of a single battle.
This 36-lecture course spans from a chariot battle in ancient Egypt to
Hitler’s defeat at Stalingrad during WWII to conflicts of the modern era.
Understanding Multivariable Calculus
By Professor of
Mathematics Bruce H. Edwards
University of Florida; Ph.D.,
A 36-lecture course by an award-winning Professor of Mathematics offers
a profound understanding of multivariable calculus, which applies
calculus to the three-dimensional world.
About The Great Courses
The Great Courses is the nation’s leading developer and marketer of
premium-quality media for lifelong learning and personal enrichment.
Delivered in engaging, expertly produced video and audio (digital
streaming, downloads, DVDs and CDs), these carefully crafted courses
provide access to a world of knowledge from the most accomplished
professors and experts. The content-rich, proprietary library spans
nearly 500 courses with close to 7,000 hours and 12,000 lectures
designed to expand horizons, deepen understanding and foster epiphanies
in the arts, science, literature, self-improvement, history, music,
philosophy, theology, economics, mathematics, business, professional
advancement, personal growth and high school curriculum. Creating unique
learning experiences since 1990, The Great Courses is the premier brand
of The Teaching Company based in Chantilly, Va. More information can be
found at www.thegreatcourses.com.
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