Studying Humanities at UVU

UVU Humanities students are invited to play an active role in the program, and are crucial to its continuing success. You can earn internship and course credit in helping organize events that our program hosts throughout the year (Happenings in Humanities, the Humanities Film Series, and the annual Humanities Symposium), or through internship opportunities pursued off campus (at museums, schools, film centers, e.g.). Some of our top upper-division Humanities majors also earn valuable experience and monetary stipends working as graders and teaching assistants for Humanities classes, and as research assistants for faculty. Below, please find additional resources and information to help you succeed while studying Humanities at UVU.

Wolverine Connect

Current students are encouraged to join Wolverine Connect, a network that connects current Wolverines and alumni on a digital platform to give and get coaching from each other. Students will be able to interact with and get coaching from fellow students, alumni, and campus professionals alike. They will be able to accelerate their academic performance and also give back by sharing their own talents and time through coaching sessions given to other UVU students and alumni.


Events & Opportunities

Events and Opportunities

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  • Happenings in Humanities: Humanities Senior Artist in Residence Alex Caldiero has for the past decade brought in professional practitioners to speak with students at a monthly colloquia entitled “Happenings in Humanities.” Part performance, part conversation, these colloquia host the cream of the crop of Utah’s intelligentsia, from Utah’s Poet Laureate, Paisley Rekdal, to the avant-garde and transgressive Jennifer Miller, Bearded Woman. These monthly evenings engage introductory Humanities students who are often looking for a disciplinary home.

  • Humanities Film Series: This monthly film series screens films by Utah film makers and brings the film-makers to speak with students. Led by Humanities adjunct faculty member and graduate of the American Film Institute, Wendell Nielson, the series works closely with the UVU Digital Media Department to engage students from other programs and to build bridges across campus. Attendees rate the films each month and the series culminates in an Awards Ceremony in December.

  • Humanities Symposium: Since 2010, the program has sponsored an intercollegiate Humanities Symposium on timely and significant themes, bringing one or two national keynote speakers, as well as presenters from universities along the Wasatch front. Humanities faculty also present their own research, giving students the opportunity to witness professors applying the principles they teach. Keynotes have included Smithsonian Institute’s Ambassador-at-large, Dr. Richard Kurin; Columbia University’s Brenda Wineapple; the Beckman Institute’s Dr. Jay Labinger; Hofstra’s Dr. Martha Hollander; and artist and activist Mary Ann Peters. Last year’s symposium, “Memes, Emblems, Icons,” hosted speakers Dr. Shawna Ross of Texas A&M and the Museum of the Moving Image's Jason Eppink, as well as a meme competition organized by Humanities student intern Katie Boyle.

  • Social Media: check us out on Facebook and Instagram.

  • Internship Opportunities: help develop the Humanities Program, shadow a professor, organize an academic event, or get involved in community arts and culture. Ask our faculty for advisors for more info.

Inclusion & Diversity

Inclusion and Diversity

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  • UVU's Office of Inclusion & Diversity offers an array of student resources for promoting diversity and fostering inclusion within the University and beyond, as well as information on major initiatives.

  • LGBT Student Services is designed for students who are seeking LGBT-related services, support and opportunities for personal growth, safety, and a sense of belonging.