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Get back to class with The Great Courses

by Library Staff | Sep 11, 2020

Calling on life-long learners! Feeling nostalgic for that back-to-school feeling this time of year brings? Get back to class from the comfort of home with The Great Courses and your library card!

With The Great Courses (found in our Kanopy Streaming Film collection), you can watch lectures given by professors and teachers.

Check out some of the courses you can watch:

  • Ancient Civilizations of North America: Learn about amazing cities, agricultural works, art and culture.
  • Introduction to Astrophysics: Explore a universe of stars, black holes, dark matter and learn about the calculations that show how planets, stars, and galaxies work.
  • Understanding Investments: Good for those who are new to investing or who have some experience, learn the fundamentals of investing.
  • Science of Extreme Weather: A topical course for these times, increase your knowledge about hurricanes, drought, blizzards and learn how scientists use satellites and radar to track extreme weather.  
  • Writing Great Fiction: Learn the craft of storytelling and explore the elements of fiction, including techniques for building scenes, developing characters, and writing dialogue.

View all courses on Kanopy

The videos will not take up your monthly 8 film limit for the Kanopy collection and there are no exams, group projects, or tuition fees! Learn how to sign up and enjoy Kanopy Films today


More about Kanopy Streaming Films: You can watch up to 8 movies per month, all for free with your library card! Choose from among more than 30,000 of the world’s best films. With the motto of "thoughtful entertainment," Kanopy provides ORL patrons with access to films of unique social and cultural value, including programming that features diversity, with a wide array of foreign language films and films on race, and current affairs.