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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

Tanner Humanities Center Welcomes Director Helen Whitney

Director Helen Whitney will be present for a screening of her new film “Into The Night: Portraits of Life and Death,” followed by a Q&A session with audience members.

University of Utah and BYU receive $6.8 million from Department of Education

The grant supports international education and language study

Tanner Humanities Center Welcomes Director Helen Whitney

Director Helen Whitney will be present for a screening of her new film “Into The Night: Portraits of Life and Death,” followed by a Q&A session with audience members.

University of Utah and BYU receive $6.8 million from Department of Education

The grant supports international education and language study

AWARDS

2018 Faculty Awards

On Wednesday, Oct. 3, Stuart Culver, dean of the College of Humanities, announced the recipients of the college’s 2018 Distinguished Scholar and Rising Star awards.

John R. Park Debate Society Wins Season Opener

Among the team’s many accomplishments, five students walked away with top honors, including an undefeated record in NPDA debate culiminating in the tournament championship.

2018 Faculty Awards

On Wednesday, Oct. 3, Stuart Culver, dean of the College of Humanities, announced the recipients of the college’s 2018 Distinguished Scholar and Rising Star awards.

John R. Park Debate Society Wins Season Opener

Among the team’s many accomplishments, five students walked away with top honors, including an undefeated record in NPDA debate culiminating in the tournament championship.

 

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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
 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: 10/18/18