HUMANITIES LIFELONG LEARNING
Humanities Institute teaches tuition-free distance education Lifelong Learning seminars.
HUM 700 CIVILIZATIONS (9.0 credit hours)
The Humanities Institute offers several seminars in Humanities 700 level during four-month semesters. The purpose of these full-time seminars is to introduce the student to world creativity in the Humanities.
The student will be guided, throughout this course, in choosing his or her own period, genre, and theme for future concentration; this choice will be direction-forming for the students. The Humanities Institute, in offering these classes, will assure a close working relationship between the student and his or her faculty advisor, who will guide the student’s reading and research, and who will work closely with the student in scheduled consultations. At the same time, the Humanities Institute will allow the student adequate leeway for self-pacing, presuming in the student the independent personal study habits that are the foundation for graduate work in the Humanities.
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 seminars 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.
Each seminar contains a total of 9 credit hours. It is a combination of three 3-credit-hour courses in the subjects of history, literature, culture. 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 seminars 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.
SEMINARS History Culture Art Literature
ANCIENT PERIOD Ancient History Ancient Culture Ancient Art Ancient Literature
POSTCLASSICAL PERIOD Postclassical History Postclassical Culture Postclassical Art Postclassical Literature
EARLY MODERN PERIOD Early Modern History Early Modern Culture Early Modern Art Early Modern Literature
19TH CENTURY 19th Century History 19th Century Culture 19th Century Art 19th Century Literature
20TH CENTURY 20the Century History 20th Century Culture 20th Century Art 20th Century Literature