The Great Courses 


Filmed series from The Great Courses at The Teaching Company 

36 lectures, 18 weeks

Two weekly 30-minute lectures through Feb 9

Mythology, according to Professor Fears, is an essential part of the universal path to wisdom. We study myths and the heroes who populate them for the same reason we study any subject in the humanities: to gain wisdom. Using his decades of teaching experience and his highly popular perspective on history, Professor Fears shows you how to find, hidden within these breath-catching stories, the core sets of principles for the lives of people from around the world and across time.


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Thursdays at 11:00 AM

Feb 2, 2017
Lecture 33  Jesse James and the Myth of the Outlaw

Lecture 34  General Custer: Hero or Villain?

Feb 9, 2017
Lecture 35  Reagan, Hollywood, and American Ideals

Lecture 36  Mythology as a Path to Wisdom

What's Next?
THE GENIUS OF MICHELANGELO; 36 lectures, 18 weeks
Feb 16 through Jun 15
Prof. of Art History William E. Wallace, Washington University in St. Louis
Course Description:
A comprehensive perspective on one of history's greatest artists by internationally recognized Michelangelo expert and award-winning professor of Art History William E. Wallace.  These 36 rewarding and visually dazzling lectures present a thorough understanding of Michelangelo's life and work, informed by a broad consideration of the artist and his times, as well as the specific circumstances and contexts in which he crafted his art.