At IE we believe that regardless of the program you are enrolled in, the vision that the arts & humanities provide to your construction as a human being are crucial. The Arts and Humanities incorporate a competitive edge to our students’ education because they promote a way of thinking that is different and complementary to that of science and technology.

Our courses have been designed with both this global trend and the particularities of IE’s degrees in mind. It intends to function as an interdisciplinary space where students from different programs contribute to a deeper understanding of current societal issues from their diverse skills, interests, and educational backgrounds, bound together by the Humanistic framework and methodology. All of our courses are focused on developing the students’ analytical, critical, and creative thinking skills; on helping them forge an ethical framework for decision-making; and on bolstering their oral and written communication.

We are one of the key components of IE Impact, IE University’s core curriculum for undergraduate students. All IEU students need to take one 6 ECTS Humanities course from a predefined selection in which they interact at an academic level with peers from different disciplines, strengthening their holistic mindset and they multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving. We also design and teach courses in several master’s programs.

IE Impact - Humanities

The offer for the academic year 2022-2023 is the following:

IE Impact - Madrid

IE Impact - Segovia

Other Courses


  • Political Utopias
  • The Philosophy of Happiness
  • Women Leaders Past and Present
  • Cultural Diversity Today
  • The Digital Human
  • History of Innovation
  • Gastronomy: The Art and Politics of Eating
  • Revolutions, the Power of an Idea
  • Empire and the Rhetoric of Power
  • Understanding the Arab World
  • Propaganda, Disinformation and Data Capitalism
  • Art and Social Change
  • Democracy through History: Lessons for Today
  • China Matters
  • Essentials of Classical Music
  • Understanding Latin America