What is humanities education?
Great question! The "humanities" are generally thought of as a collection of classes that include fine arts, history, culture, literature and music. These are classes that teach us what it's like to be human and they explore the human experience (thus, HUMANities).
Who do you teach?
We are focused on teaching adults in under-resourced and under-served communities in the Austin, Texas metro area. However, we do have classes for the general public as well.
Do I have to have a high school diploma or GED?
No, you do not. We have classes for a wide range of skill levels.
What if I already have a degree or I'm enrolled in school - can I still take a class?
Yes, you are welcome to take a class. We have classes for a wide range of skill levels.
Are you a college?
No, we are not. We do not grant degrees or college credit. We simply provide low cost education to enrich the lives of those we serve.
What will I get out of taking a class?
You will gain knowledge, skills, and connections to others in your community. You will get to experience new perspectives and ideas. Furthermore, many employers value employees who have studied the humanities because they know how to think critically and are excellent communicators. For more information, see our resources page.
How much does it cost to take a class?
Each class is priced separately and costs what you can pay. When you register, you will see the "asking price" for the class. Then you will be able to enter the price you feel you can contribute.
How do I take a class?
Simply visit our calendar of classes and register - easy!
What does "Class Libre" mean?
Our name is also a subtle reference to verse libre or “free verse,” a form of poetry that broke from formal, traditional uses of meter and rhyme and tended instead to sound more like natural speech. Similarly, Class Libre desires to liberate humanities teachings from being primarily in the environment of the traditional, formal classroom.