History comes to life in a range of engaging courses that share varied voices, stories and perspectives on the past. Gain insights on the world today through a deeper understanding of history. Rice University and community historians introduce you to the extraordinary people and events that shaped our city, nation and world.

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Experience lifelong learning driven by your fascinations. Explore history, science, music, current events, creative writing, photography, studio art, meditation and many other subjects in our short, non-credit courses.