The National Humanities Center collaborates with partners, scholars, and subject matter experts to provide virtual courses that allow educators to explore a relevant topic in a collegial, self-paced environment.
Participants actively engage with course materials and colleagues, expand their own knowledge, skills, and dispositions, and develop customized educational resources. These courses are offered in three different formats: six-week courses (35 CEU credits), summer week-long intensive courses (25 CEU credits), and mini courses (15 CEU credits). Download this pre-approval form to organize your NHC professional development credits.
Six-Week Courses (35 CEU Credits)
Asynchronous courses that require 5–7 hours of work per week and include access to a topic-specific instructor.
Abigail & John Adams: Exploring Early U.S. History Through the Life of an American Power Couple
Critical Media Literacy: Decoding Disinformation and Myths in the News
Empowering Maptivists: Using Maps & Data to Examine Social Issues in the Humanities Classroom
Journey to Equality: Examining the Promise, Reality, and Legacy of Reconstruction
Let’s Talk: Using the Humanities to Promote Civil Discourse in the Classroom
Medieval Africa & Africans
“My Piece of the American Pie”: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary American Music
Understanding the Modern Middle East
The Where of Why: GIS in the Humanities Classroom
Women of the Americas: Early Encounters and Entangled Histories
Mini Courses (15 CEU Credits)
Asynchronous courses that require 15 hours of work to complete.
About Our Instructors
Each course is developed with an established scholar in the field, who helps develop activities and provides resources for group discussions and individual research. Our goal is to facilitate a learning experience that will result in classroom-ready instructional materials. Our instructor pool is comprised of experienced, talented educators and scholars in humanities education.
For more information, contact NHC Education Programs.