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*Viva Humanities! Embracing Your Inner Scholar

In this course, you will enrich your humanities experiences and develop personal plans and strategies to experience more of the richness of human cultural history and artistic achievements.

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About this class

Activities will include readings, internet explorations, the art of discussion and conversation. Resources will include personal and public libraries; community resources like galleries, theaters, museums; and guest presenters. The major humanities fields such as history, literature, art histories, archaeology, philosophy, and comparative religion will come into play. Philosophers Socrates and Montaigne will join us in our humanities dance.

Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1 - 3-5 pm

Brian Palecek is a longtime participant in public humanities programs, since the inception of Humanities North Dakota and its forerunners in the 1970s. He is also a college English, Literature, and Humanities teacher, serving at United Tribes Technical College for 31 years until his recent retirement. His documentary film "Conversations on the Bench" received support from Humanities ND.

HND Value Statement

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this {article, book, exhibition, film, program, database, report, Web resource}, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or Humanities North Dakota.

However, in an increasingly polarized world, we at Humanities North Dakota believe that being open-minded is necessary to thinking critically and rationally.

Therefore, our programs and classes reflect our own open-mindedness in the inquiry, seeking, and acquiring of scholars to speak at our events and teach classes for our Public University.

To that end, we encourage our participants to join us in stepping outside our comfort zones and considering other perspectives and ideas by being open-minded while attending HND events featuring scholars who hold a variety of opinions, some being opposite of our own held beliefs.

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