The Asia Center serves as a hub for Asia-related activities at the University of Utah
involving teaching, research, and outreach to K-12 schools and the broader community.
The center supports Asian Studies in its broadest sense, incorporating the languages
and countries of the core regions of East, South, Southeast, and Central Asia as well
as Russia, the Pacific, and West Asia.
The University of Utah's EAS classes are designed to help non-native English speakers
improve their ability to communicate in English. This is done through working on reading,
writing, speaking, and listening skills both in classroom settings and through one-on-one
interaction with native English speakers.
Environmental Humanities is a two-year degree training the next generation of environmental
leaders and thinkers. Here at the University of Utah, students enjoy space to reflect
on a world of entangled human and other presences. We encourage creative and scholarly
exchanges toward new forms of environmental leadership and environmental justice.
Humanities in Focus (HIF) is a two-semester documentary filmmaking course designed
to help non-traditional adult learners acquire the skills to make documentary films.
The population is a diverse mix of cultures and ethnicities that have limited means
and great dreams. Humanities in Focus helps these
students find a ‘voice’ to tell their stories.
The International Studies Program uses the wide-ranging resources at the University of Utah to prepare students to
live and work in the increasingly global world of the 21st century. The interdisciplinary
methods, language study, and direct international experience make it an inviting major
alone or in combination with other programs of study available at the University.
The degree grounds students in different disciplines (such as communication, economics,
history, political science, foreign language) and permits them to explore the international
scope of these disciplines.
The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) serves as a hub for Latin American-related
activities at the University of Utah involving teaching, research and community outreach.
On campus, CLAS partners with the Office of Global Engagement, Hinckley Institute
of Politics, Department of World Languages & Cultures, and Second Language Teaching
and Research Center, in addition to many individual departments and colleges, to facilitate
the development of Latin America-related curriculum, public events, conferences, study
abroad and internship programs.
The Middle East Studies degree is designed to provide students with language and cultural
competence in the region of the Middle East that can become the foundation for careers
in public affairs, public service, business, and many other fields. Students are strongly
encouraged to combine the Middle East Studies Major with a major in another discipline
so that upon graduation they have acquired a foundation of career-oriented skills
as well as a high degree of global competency.
The Tanner Humanities Center launched its Mormon Studies Initiative in 2010 to encourage
the vibrant, intellectual exploration of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints and all religious traditions that trace their roots to Joseph Smith in an effort
to better understand their various institutions, histories, cultures, and peoples.
The College of Humanities is now home to the Mormon Studies Initiative which continues
to foster research, writing, funding, teaching, and the hosting of conferences and
workshops related to the study of various Mormon traditions.
The Peace and Conflict Studies (P&CS) Program is an interdisciplinary program that
deals with conflicts ranging from the interpersonal to the global level. The program
enables students to understand the dynamics of peace and conflict and to contribute
to the creation of more just and peaceable conditions in the home, the work place,
and the world. Students choose from an interdisciplinary menu of courses that explore
such topics as conflict theory, war and terrorism, just war theory, the history of
peace efforts and non-violent social movements, community-based conflict management
and resolution, and human rights.