HUM 101 – Neohumanism in Art, Literature and Culture


Learn to experience a new appreciation for art, culture and literature from around the world by combining humanistic tradition with a Neohumanist perspective, promoting unity in diversity through universalism.


“Literature is that which moves together with society and leads society towards true fulfilment…” – P.R. Sarkar
This course is unique because it presents areas of the humanities, such as art and literature, in terms of Neohumanism and considers diverse cultural traditions from a universalist perspective.
Experience a completely unique learning journey! Students will:
  • Learn to appreciate art, literature and culture on their own terms with Neohumanism in mind.
  • Demonstrate skills related to critical thinking, research, writing, presentations, and communication.
  • Experience a variety of artistic, literary and cultural traditions from around the world.
Meeting Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, from 9am – 10:30am Eastern Standard Time
Meeting Dates: January 9th, 2023  through Wednesday February 1st 2023
Instructor: Marco Oliveira
Marco Oliveira holds a PhD in Comparative Literature and an MA in Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Additionally, he has a BA in Religious Studies from the University of South Carolina. He taught at several universities and schools in the United States and Brazil. He currently works with literary and academic translation. Marco writes and performs poetry under the pseudonym of “Gringo Carioca.” Finally, he is a certified yoga instructor and therapist.
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Registration Details:
You are automatically registered for the course after payment is submitted.
Registration open until Jan 4, 2023. Register today!
Course Format:
Firstly, this course is 100% online. Students will engage with the faculty and other students on the Zoom virtual learning platform, two times a week for four weeks. Each in-person class will last for 90 minutes. All class sessions are recorded and may be used for future course marketing. Students will also engage with other students on LearnDash. LearnDash is the Neohumanist College of Asheville Learning Management System. Finally, LearnDash is where you upload learning activities, participate in discussions and extend learning outside of the virtual classroom.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What certifications do I earn upon successful completion of this course?
A Certificate of Achievement from the Neohumanist College of Asheville, an affiliate of Ananda Marga Gurukula Network.
What are the requirements for successful completion?
Students must attend a minimum of 80% of the online virtual classroom sessions. Student will also be required to upload all work to our Learning Management system, LearnDash for 100% learning activity completion.
More Questions?
Please email us at if you have additional questions or need help making payment arrangements.
Refunds may be requested up until the second class meeting. All refunds are issued minus an administrative processing fee of $50 USD. Additionally, any refund request will be subject to the Neohumanist College of Asheville Refund Policy.


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