Monday, December 28, 2015

The Great Courses

12/27/15. Michigan Psychological Association Newsletter. December 2015

My take on the Great Courses:

Once a month I eagerly wait for the catalogue of the great courses. When I open the thick, slick magazine advertising these amazing courses I am never disappointed. Immediately, I notice I can save 70% on 110 courses offered that range from “The Search for Exoplanets: What Astronomers Know” to “Critical Business Skills for Success.”

By taking advantage of these great offers, my half-hour commute to and from work turns into an educational adventure, listening to CDs of renowned and award-winning professors lecture about science, history, religion, philosophy, music, and math. The following is a sample of some of the great courses offered in the latest catalog: • Darwin and

Unnatural Selection: The Coming Extinction of Book Shelves

The Growing Threat of Capitalism When It Becomes Capitalized

Four Laws of Thurman’s Dynamics

Integrating Mind, Body, and Shoes

The Everyday Guide to Whining: A Tour Through the Valley of the Naps

Understanding the Relations and Implications between the Nose and Bisexuality

Understanding the Implications of the Higgs-Bosom Discovery for the Modern Marriage

The Art of Persuasion: Half-Truths and Whole-Lies

Understanding Why Small People Have Deep Roots: A Short Introduction to Genealogy

Sex, the Big Bang, and Arguing

A Biopsychosocial Approach to Understanding How and When to Tell a Highway it is Adopted.
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