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Arts & Humanities Courses

Take humanities classes and study human cultures, languages, art, history and literature. Courses are offered from major universities with many available in self-paced format so you can start today. Select a course below to learn more and enroll.

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Study the Arts & Humanities Online

Find online courses in art, language, history, philosophy and many other arts and humanities subjects on edX. Many are foundational courses covering topics that would likely be part of any liberal arts curriculum. Courses are available from major universities and institutions around the world and many are self-paced, allowing you to enroll and start learning right away.

Enroll in popular world history courses from Harvard University including a 9-part series on Chinese history and a course on ancient Egyptian art and archaeology. Study the ancient and modern masterpieces of world literature in two 8-week courses, also from Harvard. Take an online course in music from Juilliard or go in-depth into the mechanics of planning and writing a book with the University of British Columbia’s online course, How to Write a Novel: Structure and Outline.

Explore hundreds of MOOCs that cover popular topics in literature, culture, art history, ancient customs, poetry, music and much more. Whether you are interested in focusing and gaining knowledge in a specific subject area or want an overview of the arts or humanities, edX offers you the opportunity to create your own curriculum. Enroll in the courses that interest you and start enriching your background in these exciting and interesting areas of study.