Explore the meaning of humanity

Deepen your understanding of culture and society and through humanities courses.

Online humanities courses 

Humanities courses help you to better understand expressions of art, myth, philosophy, religion, film and the performing arts. Studying these areas can broaden your understanding of culture, society and the meaning of humanity. This can offer you a unique perspective on world events and many cultural issues we face today.

Our courses span diverse topics and eras in human history, including humanities in the ancient world, pop culture and film studies. We have humanities courses which offer an overview of the humanities in the twentieth century and captivating subjects like world mythology which uncover the connections between yesterday’s stories and today’s culture.

Enroll in a humanities course and explore concepts such as:

  • The role of heroes, heroines and other archetypes in myth.
  • Philosophy, arts and architecture in the 20th century.
  • Elements of film - including how components create genres.
  • Traditions and developments in visual and performing arts such as theater, architecture, music and dance.

As a student you will have access to a network of support, helpful online tools and a career guidance system to help you identify what you want to do with your career. You can enroll in a single course for personal development or apply your credit toward a degree program. Please note, if you plan on transferring to an outside educational institution, it is important that you check with them first to determine if credits are transferrable. 

We strive to make continuing education available to the adult learner, no matter how busy you might be with family and work obligations. You can take a humanities courses online and complete work when it’s convenient for you. Call 866.484.1815 to get started today or request more information.

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Associate, bachelor's and master's courses are academic, for-credit courses. Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student's responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student's choice. Individual courses are not eligible for federal financial aid.

While widely available, not all courses are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative. More information about admissions requirements can be found in the Academic Catalog.