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

The grant supports international education and language study

Creating Civil Dialogue Across Partisan Lines

U student group hosts workshops, presentations and a dinner to promote civil dialogue

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

The grant supports international education and language study

Creating Civil Dialogue Across Partisan Lines

U student group hosts workshops, presentations and a dinner to promote civil dialogue

AWARDS

Avery Holton receives fellowship exploring the changing identity of journalists

Avery Holton, assistant professor of communication, has been selected from a competitive pool of international scholars as a Digital Journalism Research Fellow by Oslo Metropolitan University, where he will share and advance his work examining the changing identity of journalists.

Kent Ono wins prestigious award from the National Communication Association

Kent Alan Ono, professor of Communication at the University of Utah and second vice president of the National Communication Association, recently received NCA’s 2018 Douglas W. Ehninger Distinguished Rhetorical Scholar Award.

Avery Holton receives fellowship exploring the changing identity of journalists

Avery Holton, assistant professor of communication, has been selected from a competitive pool of international scholars as a Digital Journalism Research Fellow by Oslo Metropolitan University, where he will share and advance his work examining the changing identity of journalists.

Kent Ono wins prestigious award from the National Communication Association

Kent Alan Ono, professor of Communication at the University of Utah and second vice president of the National Communication Association, recently received NCA’s 2018 Douglas W. Ehninger Distinguished Rhetorical Scholar Award.

 

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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: 9/21/18