Halifax Humanities 101

Join our free course modelled after the curriculum of the Foundation Year Program at the University of King’s College! The class is a “Great Books” program where students will read works of Western literature, philosophy, political theory, and theology, and look at works of art. The course moves chronologically, beginning in Ancient Mesopotamia and ending in the present day. Along the way, we think about big themes like beauty, justice, community, and power.

Halifax Thinks

Halifax Thinks

Halifax Thinks is an opportunity for those interested in philosophy, literature, and art to take a University-level course that works with your busy schedule. Its curriculum is based on the interdisciplinary Great Books model offered in the Foundation Year Programme (FYP) at the University of King’s College. Students receive a collection of recorded lectures written and delivered by FYP and Dal …

Registration Open for Halifax Thinks: The Rise of the Contemporary Age

The Halifax Humanities Society is excited to offer a new session of Halifax Thinks, an opportunity for anyone interested in philosophy, literature, and art to take a university-level course that works with your busy schedule. visit site Students receive 10-12 recorded lectures written and delivered by university professors which they can listen to at their convenience. Twice a month, all …

The Angus Johnston Seminar

Graduates of Halifax Humanities 101 are invited to join the Angus Johnston Seminar, a reading group of Halifax Humanities alumni that meets once a week from September to April each year. Some members of the Seminar have been returning each year for over a decade. Topics discussed have included Gender, Canadian Literature, Storytelling, Russian Literature, Goethe’s Faust, and World Religion. …

Perspectives Online Course

In Fall 2020 Halifax Humanities introduced its first online course, Perspectives. The goal of the class was to introduce students from across the province to the process of studying philosophy, literature, and art in a welcoming, accessible, online environment. The class ran for six weeks, and students met online via Zoom twice a week from 7pm-8pm to grapple with the …