The Humanities, Language & Culture Department consists of a wide range of individual disciplines including general humanities, philosophy, art history, religious studies, foreign languages, American Sign Language, and world cultures.
Our mission is to provide students with a set of courses that fulfill a variety of general education requirements at all Utah public institutions of higher education. We believe passionately that our courses will enable students to develop broader perspectives and deeper understandings of their community and the world, as well as challenge their assumptions, biases, and preconceptions about the world and its inhabitants. Our aim is to help students develop both as individuals and as active citizens by learning how to contextualize and think critically about cultural artifacts.
In our language courses students develop functional language ability, acquire proficiency in the target language in social and survival situations, and learn strategies that will enable them to continue the process of language learning.