North Dakota's largest lifelong learning community


It's easy to find a gym to keep your body healthy, but what about your brain? At Humanities North Dakota we create classes and events that are like group fitness for your mind.

 

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Happiness
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Eight programs. 

Endless learning.

Not sure where to start? Take our short quiz to discover your learner archetype, and which HND programs may be a great fit!

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Public University

 

Four to twelve-week Humanities courses taught without grades or tests

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One Book One
North Dakota

 

Ask best-selling authors questions in this free, online book club

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Page Turner

 

Hear North Dakota authors read excerpts in this free, online program

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Brave Conversations

 

Thought-provoking presentations with moderator-led discussion in small groups

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Game
Changer

 

Series of free webinars where inspired thinkers share big ideas

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Chautauqua
& Chat

 

Performances by scholars impersonating historical figures

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Little Mo Writers

 

Seven-month writing program guides authors on a book project

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We The People

 

HND supports this civics course in schools state-wide

90%


of our programming is conveniently offered online

Keep learning and strengthening those mental muscles from wherever life takes you 

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Join in the exercise of ideas and turn your gray matter into what matters
 

While many of our programs are free and open to the public, we invite you to become a member and receive access to all content

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Moderator
Rebecca Chalmers

"When I was a kid, if someone had told me that I’d get to read books and talk to their authors about what inspired them, how they came to write the books, I’d have said, ‘Well, that’s my ideal job’; now I get to do it all the time. Such a joy!"

Member
Iris Swedlund

"Being a member of Humanities North Dakota keeps me connected to exciting conversations, new ideas, and interesting people. I love the variety of programs, from online classes to in-person events. Learning has never been easier and more fun!"

Instructor
Brad Kroupa

"I loved interacting with students who were truly interested in the topics we discussed. I had an amazing group of people who were engaged each week and contributed to powerful conversations."