The Great Courses channel provides broadcast programming of various academic courses for high school and college aged students. This is idea programming for families who practice home school education for their children. The Great Courses Channel cover every major academic course among the various disciplines. For example under history, one will be able to view programming content based on The American Revolution, The Spanish American War, The slave trade, the industrial revolution, the Civil Rights movement, the World Wars. Under the math discipline, courses will be offered relating to algebra, trigonometry, calculus and advance quantitative equations.
Students and parents of the channel will also be able to learn various foreign languages including, english, german, spanish, italian, french and chinese mandarin.
The Great Courses channel will bring the classroom to the living room of any family and is an excellent way for students to engage in advance study in a particular area of study or to keep up with educational course work loads if the student has fallen behind or has been ill.
For new citizens to this country, the channel is beneficial in helping foreign students understand and learn the educational method of instruction in this country. It is also a guide for parents to measure the quality and content of the education that their children are receiving in school.
The channel has the benefit of being able to update its programming with new educational content based on current events in the world in the areas of science, global politics, and even geography.