In addition to lớn our degree programs, Harrison Middleton University offers continuing education units in the humanities.

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As defined by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), “ne (1) Continuing Education Unit (CEU) equals ten (10) liên hệ hours of learner interaction with the content of the learning activity, which includes classroom, self-paced instruction, pre/post assignments, and/or homework in support of a learning outcome.” For more information about CEUs, visit the IACET website.

Many professionals, including educators, are required to lớn earn continuing education units annually.Continuing education units are also available for students who want to enhance their academic skills for postsecondary education and/or to prepare for the General Education Development tests.

Discussion Series Options

2021 Winter Film Series

Among mỏi our highest values — the goods we ought lớn seek, secure, and preserve sầu — lies justice. And as a good, it is unlimited. We can’t have too much of it. It would be absurd khổng lồ characterize a judgment as being too fair. Surely, Justice ranks ahy vọng the most important & influential of the Great Ideas. And Justice — social justice in particular — is the Great Idea we will interrogate in the 2021 Harrison Middleton University film series.

The series includes Spike Lee’s masterpiece, Do the Right Thing; Academy Award Best Picture, Parasite; I Am Not Your Negro, Raoul Peck’s blistering documentary about James Baldwin; and Shakespeare’s controversial classic, The Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino. Our screenings và discussions will be guided by a syntopical look at Justice. We will use short provocative sầu quotations from Hume, Aristotle, Shakespeare, Hobbes, Pascal, Plato lớn, & others as a lens through which we examine the films and the important focus each gives to lớn a social justice issue.

Discussions will be held on Thursday evenings at 5:00 pm PT/6:00 pm MT/7:00 pm CT/8:00 pm ET.

Thursday, January 14th at 5:00 pm PST – Do the Right ThingThursday, February 4th at 5:00 pm PST - ParasiteThursday, February 25th at 5:00 pm PST – I am Not Your NegroThursday, March 18th at 5:00 pm PDT – The Merchant of Venice

To register please liên hệ Rebecca Fisher at rfisher

Quarterly Discussion

You are invited to lớn Harrison Middleton University"s January Quarterly Discussion. This natural science discussion will focus on The L& Ethic by Albởi vì Leopold và Night and Moonlight by Henry David Thoreau. We have discussions available using Zoom on either Thursday, January 21st from 4-5:30 pm PST or Saturday, January 23rd from 9-10:30 am PST. E-mail Alissa Sitháng at asimon for more information.


Metaphors of Journey in the American Imagination

Is literature an artifact of culture or does the literary chronicle of a region or society create what we recognize as culture? What does American literature show us about American values, beliefs, & norms? Is American literature a cult of masculinity, a rationale for "manifest destiny," or a dream of reconciliation? These are just some of the questions explored by Dr. Coulson & members of the community when together they discussed classic American literature và the imaginative sầu landscape that gives shape lớn American identity.

Diploma Program

The Diploma Program provides an opportunity for students not seeking a degree to lớn vị in-depth study of major authors, works, & ideas in the humanities. The program consists of 30 continuing education units with an emphasis in imaginative sầu literature, natural science, philosophy and religion, và social sciences. The program includes the reading & discussion of primary sources with selections drawn from Oxford University Press (Oxford World’s Classics and the Oxford Very Short Introductions series), The Great Books of the Western World (The Syntopicon I và II, including the Bibliography of Additional Readings), Norton Anthologies of English và American Literature, & the Annals of America. Book và material expenses will vary depending on the selections. Students can work with their Mentor khổng lồ choose appropriate readings & editions.

A sampling of recent courses taken by Diploma Program students includes:

Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus, Prometheus Unbound by Percy Bysshe Shelly, and Frankenstein by Mary Shelly (texts và film)

Anthony and Cleopatra by Shakespeare (text và film)

Antigone by Sophocles (text)

Remorseless Working of Things: three Shakespeare tragedies (MacBeth, King Lear và Hamlet texts and films)

Anarchy & Civil Disobedience: Thoreau, Kropotkin, Marx and Engels, Bakunin, Webb Miller, Martin Luther King Jr.

Even after graduating with my Doctor of Arts degree in năm trước, I knew I didn’t want my relationship with Harrison Middleton University to lớn over. I wanted more of what the University offered. I wanted more opportunities lớn enjoy focused, cthất bại reading of great literature, I wanted more opportunities for Shared Inquiry based discussions with skilled tutors, & I wanted more opportunities to promote the lifelong learning behavior that was so important khổng lồ me. I was happy to discover that Harrison Middleton University’s Diploma Program offered me all these opportunities & more.

~ E. Daniels, Current Diploma Program Student (2018)


Language is integral lớn studying the humanities. As described by Mortimer Adler, “Some of the great books are expositions of xúc tích or rhetoric. None is a treatise on grammar. But they all plainly exemplify, even where they vì chưng not expound, the special refinements of the arts of language; and many of them, especially the works of science, philosophy, và theology, và even some of the poetical works, giảm giá explicitly with the difficulties of discourse, và the devices that have been used khổng lồ overcome them. Language is their instrument, và they are consciously critical in its use” (vol. 1, 725).

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Language may be studied as an idea for inquiry; in addition, Harrison Middleton University offers languages through the Rosetta Stone program for continuing education units. For a danh sách of languages available, please see our Catalog.