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Halifax Humanities Society

Halifax Humanities 101

Halifax Humanities 101

  • Halifax Humanities 101 is the core program presented by Halifax Humanities 101. This eight-month program of study encompasses a chronological curriculum focusing on “Great Books” of Western culture.
  • The curriculum is divided into five Sections. Click on the underlined Section below to view the detailed curriculum for that Section:

            Included among the texts studied are the following:

  • David Adams Richards: Mercy Among the Children
  • F.Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby
  • Friedrich Nietzsche: excerpts from The Birth of Tragedy
  • Martin Luther: On the Freedom of A Christian
  • Dante’s Divine Comedy
  • The Confessions of St. Augustine
  • Homer’s Odyssey
  • Plato’s Republic
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Books are provided and by the end of the program each student will have acquired 10 – 15 additions to their personal libraries.
  • All classes are taught by university professors who donate their time and expertise.

Registration for Halifax Humanities 101 takes place leading up to the beginning of classes in late September. 
A printable application form can be downloaded here. (PDF, 115 Kb)

Or you can fill out our Online Application Form by Clicking Here

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