HUMANITIES  LIFELONG  LEARNING   

Humanities Institute teaches distance education Lifelong Learning certificates and all Instruction is tuition-free for the students.

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The mission of the Humanities lifelong learning program is to provide research training in the Humanities.

                                          

HUM 700    CIVILIZATIONS    (9.0 credit hours)

Certificate Description

The Humanities Institute offers several courses in Humanities 700 level during four-months semesters. The purpose of these full-time courses 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 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.

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 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 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.

HUM 700.01    Ancient Civilization (9 cr.)
HUM 700.02    Postclassical Civilization (9 cr.)
HUM 700.03    Early Modern Civilization (9 cr.)
HUM 700.04    19th Century Civilization (9 cr.) 
HUM 700.05    20th Century Civilization (9 cr.)