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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.

 

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The University of Utah honors writer and historian Rebecca Solnit with Award in Environmental Humanities

The $10,000 award is an annual celebration of environmental leadership and expression and honors those who solve the planet’s environmental problems using the tools of the humanities such as creative expression, scholarly research, popular art forms and advocacy.

Paul Reeve named chair of the Latter-day Saints Studies Steering Committee

The initiative encourages vibrant and intellectual exploration of the Church of Jesus Chris of Latter-day Saints, its institutions, history, culture and people on campus and in the wider community.

The University of Utah honors writer and historian Rebecca Solnit with Award in Environmental Humanities

The $10,000 award is an annual celebration of environmental leadership and expression and honors those who solve the planet’s environmental problems using the tools of the humanities such as creative expression, scholarly research, popular art forms and advocacy.

Paul Reeve named chair of the Latter-day Saints Studies Steering Committee

The initiative encourages vibrant and intellectual exploration of the Church of Jesus Chris of Latter-day Saints, its institutions, history, culture and people on campus and in the wider community.

AWARDS

John R. Park Debate Society Wins International Championship

The John R. Park Debate Society traveled to Berlin, Germany on March 6-13, 2019 to participate in the International Forensics Association Annual Tournament & Conference.

John R. Park Debate Society Wins "Best in the West" for Third Consecutive Year

The John R. Park Debate Society traveled to Seattle, WA on February 21-24, 2019 to participate in Western States Communication Association (WSCA) Invitational hosted by Bellevue College.

John R. Park Debate Society Wins International Championship

The John R. Park Debate Society traveled to Berlin, Germany on March 6-13, 2019 to participate in the International Forensics Association Annual Tournament & Conference.

John R. Park Debate Society Wins "Best in the West" for Third Consecutive Year

The John R. Park Debate Society traveled to Seattle, WA on February 21-24, 2019 to participate in Western States Communication Association (WSCA) Invitational hosted by Bellevue College.

 

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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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 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