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Durham Greater Toronto Area

Humanities 101

Humanities 101 at Trent University Durham is a 10-week, not-for-credit multi-disciplinary course offering classes in humanities and social sciences. Students will attend classes each week for two hours (one hour of lecture and one hour of seminar-style discussion). Each week will bring a new topic and new instructor.

The intent of the program is to provide access to higher education to those in the Durham Region who might face barriers – either financial or otherwise and also to provide our community with opportunities for lifelong learning.

The courses are taught by Professors who volunteer their time and the administration is coordinated by a committee of dedicated Trent staff.

Humanities 101 is free to all those enrolled and is offered each Fall at Trent University Durham.

Fall 2017: Course Dates and Topics

Tuesdays, 7:00pm - 9:00pm September 26th - November 28th
Trent University Durham, 55 Thornton Road South, Oshawa - Room 121

The theme for Humanities 101 for Fall 2017 is the concept of 'home'.

  • Tuesday, September 26th - Arrive at 6:30pm for Orientation and Information Literacy followed at 7:00pm by Class: Professor Joel Baetz (Communications and Critical Thinking) The History of Comics
  • Tuesday, October 3rd - Professor James Connelly (Philosophy) Home of Philosophy: Pre-Socratics
  • Tuesday, October 10th -  Professor Amanda Paxton (English Literature) Says Who?: Power, Politics, and English Grammar
  • Tuesday, October 17th - Professor James Allen (Psychology) What can we learn from stories? Psychological perspectives on narrative identities and stories of home
  • Tuesday, October 24th - University staff Student Support and Funding Your Education
  • Tuesday, October 31st - There will not be a class held this evening
  • Tuesday, November 7th - Class will be cancelled this evening
  • Tuesday, November 14th - Professor Alba Agostino (Child and Youth Studies) Children's Knowledge of Death and Dying
  • Tuesday, November 21st - Professor Amina Malik (Business Administration) Conflict Management
  • Tuesday, November 28th - Professor Catherine Tuey (Sociology) Home. Public Places and Private Spaces. - lecture/discussion will be shorter in length as there is a planned celebration and certificate ceremony following the November 28th lecture

Student Supports and Items Provided to Humanities 101 Registered Students:

Childcare expense ($25 per evening for those who require supplement)

  • Writing materials provided
  • Trent library card
  • Coffee/refreshments
  • Transit coverage (bus)

Interested in Becoming a Humanities 101 Student?

For you to become involved with Humanities 101 as a student, a community service agency must recommend you to the program.

Please submit a recommendation form to recommend a student to our program.

For more information, please contact:

Amber Ashton
Phone: 905-435-5102 x5005