GRADUATE SCHOOL Degree Courses Admission Fellowships
Humanities Institute is a distant education graduate school in California and teaches for the Doctor of Arts degree. All Instruction is tuition-free for all students.
Comparative Studies of Civilizations
Humanities Institute specializes in the comparative studies of the world civilizations of different areas and time periods. HI investigates the historical, cultural, literary decelopments in different civilizations and uses the thematic approach extensively.
Doctor of Arts in Humanities
The Graduate programs are designed for individuals who would like to continue their studies in interdisciplinary Humanities after their Bachelor's degree. The students explore specific areas, topics, or themes of study in a way that is in-depth, personalized, and which allows one-on-one guidance from world-respected experts. The Doctor of Arts program allows the student to assemble a personalized plan of study as a customized degree plan under the guidance of a lead professor and to select courses that align with the student’s interests. Students entering the program with a Bachelor's degree are required to take 90 credits; students entering with a Master's degree in a related field are required to take 60 credits for the Doctoral degree.
Units Courses Credits
Civilizations 8 72 Dissertation 2 18 General Exam 0
Total 10 90
HUM 700 CIVILIZATIONS (9.0 credit hours)
Each course 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 courses for different periods or areas in succeeding semesters.
The courses 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 courses trace the comparative history of civilizations. Each 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 course of 9 credit hours will require around 405 hours of student work.
The courses 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
Primary Admission Requirement Completion of the Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required to be admitted to HI. Please review the Institute catalog for details.
How to Apply for Admission to the Institute? Students must review HI catalog and send the following documents through e-mail to the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org .
1. A Curriculum Vitae that includes demographic information, past educational and work experience. 2. An autobiographical narrative about yourself and your interest in studying in the field of Humanities. 3. Transcripts .
The applicant must arrange to have official transcripts sent to the Admissions office.
International applicants will be required to have their transcripts evaluated by one of the following U.S. agencies and have their evaluation directly sent to Humanities Institute.
Humanities University is currently inviting applications for fully-funded doctoral fellowships that include a stipend to join our PhD program in Humanities. Stipends will be $ 30,000. for the successful PhD students who are selected. We particularly welcome proposals addressing:
a) Interdisciplinary and comparative analysis in World Civilizations; b) Life History, Oral History, Life Writing applications in Humanities.