Investigate and explore different humanist approaches to life
Identify where there is diversity between humanists and where there are shared beliefs, values, and goals
Evaluate the choices and actions of different individual humanists in discussion with others
Summarise what it means to live a humanist life
Reflect upon one's own approach to life
Today an increasing number of people around the world describe themselves as humanist. They believe that this is the only life we have, that the world is a natural place with no supernatural side, and that we have the freedom to shape our own lives.
On this course you’ll meet individual humanists from around the world. From their stories, you’ll learn what motivates them, and how they express their humanism. You’ll learn about the questions, choices, challenges, and joys found in a humanist approach to life and have the opportunity to reflect on and evaluate it.
Humanist ceremonies and the humanist approach to life
Humanist campaigning: freedom, human rights, and secularism
Humanists around the world: challenges and goals
The humanist approach to difficult transitions and suffering
Sources of depth, wonder, and meaning in a humanist life
Humanists and human progress
This course is for anyone with an interest in how different people choose to live out their lives and for those who wants to develop an understanding of what it means to be a humanist in the 21st century.
It is ideal for teachers and other educators wanting to support their subject knowledge about humanism, and young adults looking to prepare themselves for a degree in the humanities.
If you are interested in life’s big questions, you might also be interested in our other online course Introducing Humanism, in which you’ll have the opportunity to engage in a deeper exploration of the humanist approach to questions around knowledge, ethics, and happiness.