Lunes 24 de de Junio 2019

The Great Courses Plus: Americans Focused on History’s Lessons

March’s “What America Is Learning” chart showcases the Top 10 online
courses from the over 4,000-hour course catalog

CHANTILLY, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#CityofGod–The March “What America Is Learning” Top 10 chart from premiere lifelong
learning provider The
Great Courses Plus
features three online courses from a new “History
of the Ancient World” series by a scholar drawing connections between
the past and present. Holding onto first place for the fourth month in a
row is “Cognitive Behavioral Foundations” that looks at how mental
techniques can manage serious health issues such as anxiety, trauma,
depression and rage.

Two additional courses on this month’s chart explore the link between
mind and body, including a Tai Chi primer and “Brain Myths Exploded,” a
unique new series from a pioneer of the application of neuroscience to
musical training. Additional details on this and other new Plus courses
can be found on

“This month’s ‘What America Is Learning’ chart continues to show the
dominance of history lessons – while last month our subscribers sought
knowledge from ancient astronomy and paleontology, now they are learning
through the prism of religion, philosophy, visual arts and more,” said
Paul Suijk, president and CEO of The Great Courses. “It’s exciting to
see our new course offerings draw a large audience so quickly as we tap
into burgeoning interests.”

Other chart movers include a look back at St. Augustine’s The City of
going from sixth to second position. The popular Yellowstone
and drawing lectures maintain their hold among the top five spots from
the subscription-based streaming service offering over 4,000 hours of

Here is the full March “What America Is Learning” chart from The Great
Courses Plus:

  1. Cognitive
    Behavioral Foundations
    (from the course Cognitive Behavioral
    Therapy: Techniques for Retraining Your Brain)

    introduction to three patients training their minds to improve
    motivation and interpersonal skills and manage emotions, as taught by Professor
    Jason M. Satterfield, Ph.D
  2. Your
    Passport to The City of God
    (from the course Books That Matter:
    The City of God)

    The exploration of St. Augustine’s powerful
    work looks at why and for whom he wrote it, as well as the book’s
    lasting impact, as taught by Professor
    Charles Mathewes, Ph.D.
  3. The
    Snake and the Crane
    (from the course Essentials of Tai Chi and

    An introduction to the standard Yang family short
    form movements with practical tips for developing your own tai chi
    routine, as taught by Professor
    David-Dorian Ross
  4. Yellowstone:
    Microcosm of the National Parks
    (from the course Wonders of the
    National Parks: A Geology of North America
    The tour of North
    America’s National Parks begins with Yellowstone, the breathtaking
    landscape that inspired conservation and access efforts, as taught by Professor
    Ford Cochran
  5. An
    Introduction to Drawing
    (from the course How to Draw)
    first lecture in the art series covers the history of drawing and
    common misconceptions about talent and genius, as taught by Professor
    David Brody
  6. Cities,
    Civilizations, and Sources
    (from the course History of
    the Ancient World: A Global Perspective)

    The series begins
    with an illustration of the risks involved in interpreting
    archaeological discoveries – from the inherent bias of sources to our
    own limited perspectives, as taught by Professor
    Gregory S. Aldrete
  7. Is
    Your Brain Perfectly Designed?
    (from the course Brain
    Myths Exploded: Lessons from Neuroscience)

    A guide to the
    work-in-progress human brain begins by debunking one of the most
    fundamental myths about it, as taught by Professor
    Indre Viskontas, Ph.D.
  8. From
    Out of the Mesopotamian Mud
    (from the course History of
    the Ancient World: A Global Perspective)

    A detailed look at
    the first civilization in world history from its geography and
    resources, to its religion and structures, as taught by Professor
    Gregory S. Aldrete
  9. Jesus-The
    Man Who Became God
    (from the course How Jesus Became God)
    series begins with a look at how the divinity of Jesus was first
    conceived, a significant question affecting Western civilization, as
    taught by Professor
    Bart D. Ehrman, Ph.D., M.Div.
  10. Cultures
    of the Ancient Near East
    (from the course History of the
    Ancient World: A Global Perspective)

    The third lecture in the
    series explores the legacies left behind by a succession of powerful
    empires, as taught by Professor
    Gregory S. Aldrete

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