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Humanities and Language Courses

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Online Humanities & Language Courses

Expand your horizons in online humanities and language courses.

University Extension (UEX) offers a wide variety of online courses to help you build a more flexible schedule. Courses offered by UEX provide college credit, are transferable and appear on an official UT Austin transcript. Admission is not required, but some courses have prerequisites.

Semester-based Online Courses

Each semester UEX offers a selection of online courses for students looking for flexibility and structure that includes interaction with classmates. Students complete reading assignments, watch lectures and complete online activities on their own schedules, with due dates and deadlines established within each learning module.

UEX's semester-based online courses follow the university's semester calendar, beginning three times a year, in mid-January, early June and late August. Browse all semester courses.

Self-paced Online Courses

UEX self-paced online courses are perfect for motivated and self-directed students looking to optimize flexibility without sacrificing faculty guidance. Self-paced online courses can be started at any time and taken from anywhere you have an internet connection. You have up to five months to complete the coursework, and you can purchase additional time, if necessary.

Midterm and final exams have to be taken in person at an approved testing center, which will most often be at a nearby college or university campus. Browse all self-paced online courses.

Before enrolling in a course to satisfy a prerequisite, we encourage students to check with the school where they plan to use the course, as degree programs and requirements vary greatly within and across institutions.

The Courses You Need—Available When You Need Them

Literature and Poetry Courses

Self-paced Online Courses in Literature & Poetry

Language Courses

Online Language Courses

History Courses

Self-paced Online Courses in History

Philosophy Courses

Self-paced Online Courses in Philosophy

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