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Social Sciences

Are you a student of human nature, curious about why people think, feel and act the way that they do? Do you seek to better understand yourself, others and the forces shaping our communities, markets, and global cultures? Social scientists from across disciplines shed light on the human psyche and society.


Spring 2021 Courses

The Post-Pandemic Future of Houston and the U.S.

On the 40th anniversary of the Kinder Houston Area Survey, examine how the pandemic, political and economic upheavals and growing awareness of systemic racism have transformed our city and nation.

The Psychology of Transformation in Times of Turmoil

Join psychotherapist Dr. Sean Fitzpatrick in this interactive course designed to foster insight, connection, emotional and physical restoration, growth and transformation in times of turmoil. With special guest Rice University resilience researcher, Dr. Danielle King.


Personal Finance Courses

Retirement, Investing, Income Tax and Estate Planning

This course offers strategies to navigate the new realities of retirement planning, investing, income tax and estate planning in an uncertain financial climate.

Stock Market and Investment Fundamentals

Certified financial planner and registered investment advisor William Frisco teaches both novice and longtime investors how to manage risks and globally diversify portfolios.

Interested in exploring our diverse course offerings? Consider our Midweek Medley sampler series class, with options from Fall 2020 or Spring 2021.