Are you intrigued by historical, literary, philosophical and other insights on the human condition? Do you appreciate the power of critical thinking to shape our lives? Explore timely and timeless issues, guided by Rice University faculty and other community experts. Our lively intellectual community awaits you!


Humanities Lecture & Discussion Courses

We offer a diverse array of humanities courses, including a number of new classes each semester. Subjects featured vary by term and may include such fields as history, literature, philosophy, religion and more. Explore a wide range of topics in an environment that supports inquiry and deep understanding of our diverse community and world.

Creative Writing Workshops

Our creative writing courses offer expert guidance from published authors to help new, emerging and practicing writers hone their craft in a supportive community. These interactive classes are designed to demystify the process of writing, enhance technical skills and provide inspiration to start, restart and sustain your creative writing practice.


Interested in exploring our diverse course offerings? Consider our Midweek Medley sampler series class.