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Humanities is the study of human society and culture. These studies range from education to language to politics to history, and beyond. Studying humanities expands our knowledge of the world around us. Beyond practical knowledge of subjects like science and math, humanities provides context to culture and how we live on a day-to-day basis. Studying humanities is a common requirement in college because the study of human culture can make us more empathetic and emotionally intelligent contributors in society.Get Started
Humanities subjects are often offered as undergraduate and graduate classes at universities. The most common humanities subjects are:
At Alison, we offer a number of these subjects as online humanities classes that you can take at your own pace. The best part, these classes are free to study. Get started today.Get Started
Alison’s free humanities classes provide high-quality knowledge in just a few hours. For the dedicated educators who want to give more to their students, we recommend short certificate courses such as our Growth Mindsets for Teachers and Learners and Working with Students with Special Educational Needs courses. Our more comprehensive courses like the Diploma in Social Work Studies and the Diploma in Children's Studies can also give a great boost to your résumé. Whatever you’re interested in, you can discover your next humanities course here, today.Get Started
In addition to offering free humanities courses that have been developed by industry-leading experts, at Alison, we offer two unique learning paths. Quickly earn a humanities certificate in less than a day to level-up your resume. Or, in under 20 hours, Alison’s online humanities diploma courses will give you a comprehensive overview of the core areas of the humanities. Each of these learning paths lead to the same result, more robust humanities skills to grow your career.Get Started