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The humanities teach us to question the world around us in order to better understand our place within it. In the humanities, we seek to understand the nuances of cultural issues, to interpret human experience, and to appreciate the power of words and ideas. By studying humanities, we broaden our historical, ethical, social and international perspectives while enhancing ourselves intellectually and creatively.


U Humanities alum Kevin Knight, who went on to jobs at Google, Facebook and Pinterest, talks about the incredible value of a humanities degree in the world of marketing.

At the U, we know studying the humanities gives students the edge to excel in any field. Learning a second language, being able to write and speak in a compelling way, understanding history, thinking critically and creatively, crafting precise arguments, connecting local issues to a global context – it’s all humanities. The College of Humanities provides students with critical skills that prepare them to succeed personally and economically in our increasingly complex society.

 

NEWS

Research Opportunity for Students

The Utah Center for Excellence in ELSI Research is seeking applicants for GURU, an NIH-funded, one-of-a-kind program.

Remembering Emeritus Professor Malcolm O. Sillars

Malcolm O. Sillars, longtime University of Utah faculty member and administrator, passed away in Salt Lake City on Nov.12, 2018 at the age of 90.

Research Opportunity for Students

The Utah Center for Excellence in ELSI Research is seeking applicants for GURU, an NIH-funded, one-of-a-kind program.

Remembering Emeritus Professor Malcolm O. Sillars

Malcolm O. Sillars, longtime University of Utah faculty member and administrator, passed away in Salt Lake City on Nov.12, 2018 at the age of 90.

AWARDS

Erin Beeghly receives NEH grant

Erin Beeghly, assistant professor of philosophy, was the only scholar in Utah to receive a fellowship. With the $35,000 grant, she’ll research and write a book-length study on the problem of stereotyping.

John R. Park Debate Wins Two Events in Ohio

The John R. Park Debate Society traveled to a pair of tournaments at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green Ohio on Nov. 16-19, 2018.

Erin Beeghly receives NEH grant

Erin Beeghly, assistant professor of philosophy, was the only scholar in Utah to receive a fellowship. With the $35,000 grant, she’ll research and write a book-length study on the problem of stereotyping.

John R. Park Debate Wins Two Events in Ohio

The John R. Park Debate Society traveled to a pair of tournaments at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green Ohio on Nov. 16-19, 2018.

 

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The alumni profiles featured on our Alumni Connections site reflect the power of a degree from the U’s College of Humanities. Humanities majors are vital to the economic life of the nation, and our students find careers that provide financial security and job satisfaction that matches those of students in nearly every other major on campuses nationwide.

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Humanities Scholars



Humanities Scholars
 is a first-year learning community immersing students in the dynamic landscape of humanities today. Through engaged learning, you will experience a multi-dimensional approach to self-discovery and innovation, preparing you for both your academic journey and success in the 21st century. 

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Now, more than ever, we need the humanities.
Now, more than ever, the humanities need you.

 

Last Updated: 11/29/18