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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.


 

Our theme for the year reflects a powerful truth: Humanities Gives You the Edge. Our thousands of alums unanimously tell us that Humanities gave them the edge that helped them succeed as excellent communicators; multi-lingual and culturally sophisticated global citizens; critical, ethical, and logical thinkers; and outstanding creative partners. Studies prove that Humanities students find careers that provide financial security and job satisfaction that matches those of students in nearly every other major. Employers increasingly seek employees who have strong skills learned in Humanities (think writing, reading, listening, speaking, critical thinking, etc.). Humanities gives people the edge they need to thrive today. 

 

 

NEWS

In Memoriam - Floyd O’Neil

Floyd O’Neil, Director Emeritus of the U’s American West Center, passed away on April 18, 2018 at the age of 90. O’Neil will be greatly missed, but his work and legacy will not be forgotten.

Eric Hinderaker Named Distinguished Professor

Eric Hinderaker, Chair and Professor of History, is being honored with the University of Utah’s prestigious designation of “Distinguished Professor.”

In Memoriam - Floyd O’Neil

Floyd O’Neil, Director Emeritus of the U’s American West Center, passed away on April 18, 2018 at the age of 90. O’Neil will be greatly missed, but his work and legacy will not be forgotten.

Eric Hinderaker Named Distinguished Professor

Eric Hinderaker, Chair and Professor of History, is being honored with the University of Utah’s prestigious designation of “Distinguished Professor.”

AWARDS

Three Humanities Professors Recognized by U’s Career and Professional Development Center

Glen Feighery, Associate Professor of Communication; Tanya Flores, Assistant Professor of World Languages & Cultures; and Christie Toth, Assistant Professor of Writing & Rhetoric Studies.

Christopher Lewis Receives Ramona W. Cannon Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities

Christopher T. Lewis, Assistant Professor of Portuguese & Brazilian Studies in the Department of World Languages & Cultures, is the winner of the 2018 Ramona W. Cannon Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities.

Three Humanities Professors Recognized by U’s Career and Professional Development Center

Glen Feighery, Associate Professor of Communication; Tanya Flores, Assistant Professor of World Languages & Cultures; and Christie Toth, Assistant Professor of Writing & Rhetoric Studies.

Christopher Lewis Receives Ramona W. Cannon Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities

Christopher T. Lewis, Assistant Professor of Portuguese & Brazilian Studies in the Department of World Languages & Cultures, is the winner of the 2018 Ramona W. Cannon Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities.

 

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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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U of 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 at the University of Utah provides our students with critical skills that prepare them to succeed personally and economically in our increasingly complex and global society.

 

 

Humanities Scholars



Humanities Scholars
 is a first-year learning community immersing students in the dynamic landscape of humanities today. Through engaged learning, you will expreience 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: 4/19/18