Philosophy and Humanities provides an education in the intellectual and creative underpinnings of the liberal arts curriculum. Philosophy explores the enduring questions of human life. Humanities examines the objects humans have created to respond to those questions. Students in both programs learn how to think critically, communicate clearly and persuasively, and adapt to new perspectives and cultural insights.

Programs 

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Philosophy

Philosophy engages life’s greatest questions – on ethics, on human existence, on reality and our place within it – and explores the history of ideas.
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Humanities

Humans create objects. Humanities is the interdisciplinary study of those objects – artworks, machines, ideas – and the ways they express the human condition.

Event Spotlights

The Sonosopher (Alex Caldiero)/Por Que No Records Showcase with The Nods

AUGUST 22 • 8 PM • URBAN LOUNGE (241 S 500 E SLC, UT) • FREE

Happenings in Humanities: Sarah Dawn Newell, Illustrator

SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 • 7 PM • UVU STUDENT CENTER 213 A&B

Shuja Haider & Leigh Johnson on Artificial Intelligence & the Uncanny Valley

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 • 2:30–4:30 PM • UVU FULTON LIBRARY LAKEVIEW ROOM 428

Happenings in Humanities: David Brothers, Photographer & Filmmaker

OCTOBER 17, 2018 • 7 PM • UVU STUDENT CENTER 206 A&B

Happenings in Humanities: Jake Buntjer, Artist

NOVEMBER 7, 2018 • 7 PM • UVU STUDENT CENTER 206 A&B

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Department Information

Office Contact:

Philosophy Office: CB 507

Humanities Office: CB 211H

Phone: 801-836-8352

Mailstop: 173

Advisement:

Advisor: Kindra Amott

Email: kindra.amott@uvu.edu

For Appointments: 801-863-8352

Phone: 801-863-6717

Office: CB 506H

Administration:

Department Chair: Leslie Simon

Associate Chair: Shannon Mussett

Humanities Director: Kim Abunuwara

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