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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.


Since graduating from the College of Humanities in 1989, Tracy McMillan has established a fascinating presence as a television writer, book author, TV personality and relationship expert. Her degree has taken her to the top of her profession and allowed her to connect to what it means to be human.

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

Communication student receives outstanding undergraduate research award

Maya Kobe-Rundio has received the 2019 College of Humanities Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award. Studying communication, Kobe-Rundio’s research trajectory combines her passion for environmental communication with her commitment to gender studies and feminist activism.

English professor’s humorous play about prostate cancer premieres in Denmark

Jeff Metcalf, professor of English, created a play “A Slight Discomfort” not long after being diagnosed with prostate cancer. His remarkably honest and humorous play is based on his personal journals and follows his journey from diagnosis through survival.

Communication student receives outstanding undergraduate research award

Maya Kobe-Rundio has received the 2019 College of Humanities Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award. Studying communication, Kobe-Rundio’s research trajectory combines her passion for environmental communication with her commitment to gender studies and feminist activism.

English professor’s humorous play about prostate cancer premieres in Denmark

Jeff Metcalf, professor of English, created a play “A Slight Discomfort” not long after being diagnosed with prostate cancer. His remarkably honest and humorous play is based on his personal journals and follows his journey from diagnosis through survival.

AWARDS

John R. Park Debate Society Achieves 5th Consecutive Top Ten Finish

The John R. Park Debate Society hosted the National Parliamentary Debate Association National Championships on March 14-17, 2019 at the University of Utah.

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 Achieves 5th Consecutive Top Ten Finish

The John R. Park Debate Society hosted the National Parliamentary Debate Association National Championships on March 14-17, 2019 at the University of Utah.

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.

 

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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.
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Last Updated: 3/21/19