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Humanities

Philosophy

Is there life after death? How do we know that our perceptions are real? Who or what defines good and evil? Philosophy asks the big questions about our existence, knowledge, and values. The beauty of Philosophy is that there are no easy or straightforward answers, yet we feel the need to explore these questions. From Aesthetics to Ethics, philosophers seek to explain what makes something beautiful, or why we should care about how society acts. Philosophical questions can have heavy importance on how societies define themselves. Political philosophy influences how governments rule their people, and what values they seek to impose on its citizens. Studying Philosophy encourages the critical thinker inside of us. We all know something, and we want to learn more – Philosophy helps us question our knowledge as we discover new things about the world.

Humanities Courses for College Credit

Sophia College Courses are low-cost, self-paced, credit-carrying courses eligible for transfer to many different colleges and universities.*

Approaches to Studying Religions

Study concepts, common characteristics and the function of religion in human life.

Introduction to Art History

Explore the basics of art history, periods of art, museum exhibits, and architecture.

The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE Credit®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 25 of Sophia's online courses for college credit. These courses are eligible to transfer to many different colleges and universities.