Humanity in Perspective

Kim Nguyen

Humanity in Perspective (HIP) is a free, for-credit, college-level humanities course offered by Oregon Humanities in partnership with Bard College and Portland State University. HIP is part of the international network of the Clemente Course in the Humanities.

There is no tuition or fees to attend HIP, and readings and books are provided. Participants earn transferrable undergraduate credits from Bard College upon completion. Earning college credit is an important aspect of this experience for many, and participation can certainly help to nurture habits, skills, and strategies that will benefit people who are considering going to college. However, HIP is not only for people who plan on going to college. It is an opportunity for all participants to explore diverse interests and discover new pathways forward that can be relevant in a variety of contexts for learning, work, and creativity.


HIP has two sites in the Portland area:


Humanity in Perspective is made possible thanks to the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities and foundations, corporations, and individual supporters.