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Humanities

Are you intrigued by historical, literary, philosophical and other insights on the human condition? Do you appreciate the power of critical thinking, dialogue and the written word to enhance and shape our lives? Explore timely and timeless issues, guided by Rice University faculty and other community experts. Our lively intellectual community awaits you!

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Fall 2020 Courses

An Introduction to Latin America: History, Politics and Culture

Examine six keys to understanding the history, politics and culture of Latin America, including Brazil and the U.S. Latinx communities.

Houston History in the 1920s–1970s: Opportunity and Upheaval

Consider Houston’s dramatic social transformation from the labor movement to the civil rights struggle and the Vietnam era.

Medieval British History

From the search for King Arthur to the flowering of the Middle Ages, to the Battle of Agincourt, Dr. Newell Boyd guides you through medieval British history. 

Origins of Islam

Deepen your understanding of Islamic political, religious, institutional and cultural traditions in this sweeping introduction to Islam.

Six Religions of the East

Learn about the origins, ideas and practices of Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism.

World War I: A Military History

Military historian John Bradley explores the precursors, campaigns and legacy of World War I, “the war to end all wars.”

 

Creative Writing Course

Introduction to Creative Writing

In this workshop, beginners and more established writers explore and practice the three major genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction.

 

Interested in exploring our diverse course offerings? Consider our Midweek Medley sampler series class.