Humanities, Language, & Culture

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.


Dr. Paul Allen
Associate Dean
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Administration and Administration Building (AAB) 
Room 165 N
Phone: 801-957-4320

Sarah Southam
Administrative Assistant
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Academic and Administration Building (AAB) 
Suite 165
Phone: 801-957-4338

Sidney McGuire Brown
Academic Advisor
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Academic Administration Building (AAB)
Room 237 B
Phone: 801-957-3866

Student Testimonial
"Not only was [the class] extremely interesting but it really opened my mind and caused me to stretch my thinking, not just to regurgitate everything that I was taught, but to have an actual opinion about what we learned." - Kennedy Nate, former SLCC Student