Leonardo da Vinci once said, "Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears and never regrets." Over 25 years ago, Tom Rollins got a brilliant idea — find professors who are recognized as experts in their fields and also possessed of a great passion for oration and teaching. He started recording them and sharing their wit and wisdom with the world. At The Great Courses, there are no tests or homework assignments, just a collection of the greatest minds and speakers in America, ready to impart their knowledge to anyone with a passion for learning. Students can choose from hundreds upon hundreds of subjects from a broad range of disciplines, from Science and History, to Philosophy and the Fine Arts.