Humanities Short Courses
Ralston College offers short courses in the Humanities, available to anyone anywhere in the world, in partnership with the global online learning platform FutureLearn.
For Anyone, Anywhere
There should be no barrier to the inquisitive learner—not age, nor background, nor education, nor situation. The best that has been thought and said is the inheritance of us all. Ralston College's short courses are for anyone, anywhere, seeking to explore the questions at the heart of human life.
Ralston College is a proud partner of FutureLearn, a global online learning platform with fifteen million users in more than two hundred countries.
We are preparing a wide range of courses that aim to reveal, consider, and better understand the depth and complexity of the human condition by exploring rich and important works of literature, history, philosophy, religion, music, and the visual arts. These courses will be offered by distinguished scholars and inspiring teachers from around the globe.
Ralston College is delighted to announce the launch of its first course on the FutureLearn platform: "Samuel Johnson’s Rasselas: An Introduction"
Students from around the world can encounter Johnson's novel, The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia, and learn from the renowned English cultural critic, Theodore Dalrymple (the nom de plume of Dr Anthony Daniels). Participants can explore Johnson’s understanding of human nature while engaging with other members of Ralston's growing online community.
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Spend a full year in dialogue with life's most searching questions in an open-minded community in beautiful Savannah.
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Education and conversation free from censorship, cynicism, and corruption matter. Ralston College is a place for them to happen, for human flourishing and building anew.