Unique courses

Humanities students can take fascinating courses at Illinois

At Illinois, you'll learn from faculty members who are defining and discovering new knowledge in the fields they teach—but who still know you by name.

Best of all, you'll have the opportunity to take interesting courses focused on fascinating topics. Choose from options such as:

  • Spanish in the Community
  • Ancient Greek
  • The Qur’an (Koran)
  • Literature and New Media
  • Constructing Race in America
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Sex & Gender in Antiquity
  • Topics in Israeli Literature & Culture
  • The Politics of Fashion
  • Introduction to Comics

View courses by major:

African American Studies French Medieval Studies
Art History Gender & Women’s Studies Philosophy
Asian American Studies German Portuguese
Classics History Religion
Comparative & World Literature Italian Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies
Creative Writing Jewish Studies Slavic Studies
East Asian Languages & Cultures Latin American Studies Spanish
English Latina/Latino Studies  


“The creative writing classes I take are unlike anything I have ever experienced and are my favorite part of the week. I would encourage anyone and everyone to take creative writing classes. They develop many skills people wouldn’t even dream of.”

      -Raeanne Horton, Creative writing