Humanity in Perspective (HIP) is a free community-centered course open to adults and youth in Oregon who live on low incomes and face barriers to their education. More than just a course, HIP is a learning community where students use the humanities as a tool to reflect on circumstances in their lives and develop and deepen their abilities to make change for themselves and their communities. Our next course begins online on January 24, and registration is now open. The six-credit Winter/Spring course will explore art, history, philosophy, and literature from diverse cultures and perspectives. Tuition and books are provided for free, and financial assistance for technology access is available.
Course dates: January 24-June 2, 2022
- Priority registration deadline: January 7, 2022
- Final registration deadline: January 17, 2022
In the HIP classroom:
Curiosity and life experiences are viewed as subjects worth exploring alongside—and in relation to—our core study subjects (art, history, philosophy, literature, and critical thinking). Participants explore their own interests and establish new pathways forward that can be relevant in a variety of contexts, including at work, in relationships, and in their communities. Classes are discussion-based, interactive, and include diverse media such as film, podcasts, visual art, and music. Instructors are professional educators with backgrounds in creative, community-centered approaches to teaching and learning. Detailed information about HIP—including eligibility, course dates, and answers to frequently asked questions—can be found on our website (www.oregonhumanities.org).