Each certificate contains a total of 9 credit hours. It is a combination of three 3-credit hour courses in the subjects of history, literature, culture.
The students may repeat the certificates for different periods or areas in succeeding semesters.
The certificates include the topics of Ancient, Post-Classical, Early Modern, Modern and Postmodern periods and the areas of East Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, Southwest Asia, Africa, West Europe, East Europe, North America, Latin America.
Humanities Institute certificates trace the comparative history of civilizations. Each certificate course traces the historical developments, political structures, economics, social structure, language, customs, folklore, marriage, arts, literature, architecture, science and technology, philosophical ideas, religion, beliefs, and aesthetics of the major civilizations of a specific period or region.
Academic credit-bearing distance education courses require 45 hours of student work for one semester credit hour and therefore each HI certificate of 9 credit hours will require around 405 hours of student work.
The certificates draw on the resources of the Humanities Institute study guides to provide students with a unique vantage point and multi-disciplinary analyses listed on our library page.
Students have the following alternative topics available to them.
Chinese Civilization Ancient Civilization Japanese Civilization Postclassical Civilization Indian Civilization Early Modern Civilization Russian Civilization 19th Century Civilization Turkic Civilization 20th Century Civilization Arabic Civilization African Civilization European Civilization American Civilization Latin American Civilization