The College of Humanities is the second largest on campus and is at the core of the University of Utah’s mission and the experience of higher education. It is composed of seven academic departments and eight interdisciplinary centers, including two National Resource Centers (Asia Center and the Center for Latin American Studies) and one National Language Resource Center housed in the Second Language Teaching and Research Center.
The College also hosts numerous interdisciplinary programs including Peace & Conflict Studies, International Studies, and the nationally recognized Environmental Humanities graduate program. The College collaborates in research and instruction with departments and colleges throughout the University.
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.