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Humanities, Minor

Requirements

365体育官方网址The discipline of humanities is the study of human intellectual and artistic creativity and what the resulting artistic forms reveal about the human experience. This field of study draws on other disciplines such as history, fine arts, literature, intellectual history, music, foreign languages, theology, and philosophy to see how the several artistic forms communicate and work together to give an in-depth record of the meaning of human life in the past and present. The discipline also emphasizes the relationship between the arts, culture, and society. A background in humanities is helpful in preparing for employment in education, business, government, civil and foreign service, tourism, and in preparation for graduate studies.

Total Program Credits: 18

Matriculation Requirements:  
  1. Overall grade point average of a 2.0 (C) or better
  2. Admitted to a bachelor degree program at UVU
Discipline Core Requirements: 3 Credits
  HUM 3500 Approaches to Humanities 3
Elective Requirements: 15 Credits
Complete 3 credits from the following: 3
  HUM 2010 World History Through the Arts I (3.0)  
or HUM 201G World History Through the Arts I (3.0)  
or HUM 201H World History Through the Arts I (3.0)  
  HUM 203G Art Form Focus I (3.0)  
  HUM 2100 Adventures of Ideas Through 1500 (3.0)  
or HUM 210H Adventures of Ideas Through 1500 (3.0)  
Complete 3 credits from the following: 3
  HUM 2020 World History Through the Arts II (3.0)  
or HUM 202G World History Through the Arts II (3.0)  
or HUM 202H World History Through the Arts II (3.0)  
  HUM 204G Art Form Focus II (3.0)  
  HUM 2200 Adventures of Ideas After 1500 (3.0)  
or HUM 220H Adventures of Ideas After 1500 (3.0)  
Complete 9 credits from the following: 9
  HUM 1010 Humanities Through the Arts (3.0)  
or HUM 101G Humanities Through the Arts (3.0)  
or HUM 101H Humanities Through the Arts (3.0)  
  HUM 320R Topics in Humanities (1.0)  
  HUM 325R Area Studies in Humanities (3.0)  
  HUM 330R Period Studies in Humanities (3.0)  
  HUM 3800 Aesthetics (3.0)  
  HUM 400R Humanism and Posthumanism (3.0)  
  HUM 401R Forms and Genres Across the Arts (3.0)  
  HUM 414R Advanced Topics in Humanities (3.0)  

Graduation Requirements:365体育官方网址

  1. Complete all Humanities courses with a grade of 2.0 (C) or better.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized. 365体育官方网址

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
HUM 1010 / 101G / 101H Humanities Through the Arts 3
  Semester total: 3
Notes: For all other major requirements, see BA/BS degree plan
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
HUM 2010/201G/2100/203G lower division HUM course (varies) 3
  Semester total: 3
Notes: For all other major requirements, see BA/BS degree plan
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
HUM 2020/202G/2200/204G Lower-division HUM course (varies) 3
  Semester total: 3
Notes: For all other major requirements, see BA/BS degree plan
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
HUM 3500 Approaches to Humanities 3
  Semester total: 3
Notes:  For all other major requirements, see BA/BS degree plan
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
HUM 3000+ Upper-division HUM elective (varies) 3
  Semester total: 3
Notes: For all other major requirements, see BA/BS degree plan
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
HUM 3000+ Upper-division HUM elective (varies) 3
  Semester total: 3
Notes: For all other major requirements, see BA/BS degree plan
  Degree total: 18

Department

Name:

365体育官方网址Philosophy & Humanities

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CB 507 (PHIL) & CB 211 (HUM)

Telephone:

365体育官方网址801-863-8352 & 801-863-6284

Email:

 

Web Address:

inyectomotriz.com/philhum

Chair:

Leslie Simon

 
 

Mission Statement

365体育官方网址The UVU Department of Philosophy and Humanities is committed to the idea that logic and critical thinking are the core of all academic disciplines. The department engages in the critical study of the intellectual and creative underpinnings of the liberal arts curriculum. The humanities reflect on and interact with those creative enterprises that make us most human: art, architecture, music, and poetry. Philosophy engages theoretical and practical questions about reality and human experience in the life-long pursuit of truth and understanding.

In keeping with the democratic ideal of an educated citizenship, the department aims to provide the highest quality educational experience to prepare students for an increasingly complex and intellectually demanding society. The free exploration of ideas will expose students to a variety of perspectives on important issues; the critical examination of those ideas will impart the skills of reflection and decision-making.

365体育官方网址The department seeks to develop in its students a set of skills and knowledge that is useful for all forms of reflection and investigation, relevant and transferable to myriad professions, and promoting of lifelong learning and intercultural awareness. The department focuses on the following: developing the practical skills of critical analysis and problem solving, and the reflection on one’s own ethics, values and beliefs; developing the skills of communication, through effective speech and clear, rigorous writing; imparting a wide variety of content, including knowledge of the history of philosophy and the humanities, an appreciation and understanding of human diversity, and a connection of these topics to practical life; imparting the basic values of the liberal arts, including self-reflectiveness, intellectual curiosity, and creativity.

 
 

Philosophy & Humanities

  • Department Chair: Leslie Simon
  • Office: CB 507b
  • Telephone: 801-863-8128
  • Associate Chair: Shannon Mussett
  • Office: CB 507f
  • Telephone: 801-863-6264
  • Director of Humanities: Kim Abunuwara
  • Office: CB 311e
  • Telephone: 801-863-6266
  • Advisor:  Kindra Amott
  • Office: CB 506h
  • Telephone: 801-863-6717
  • Philosophy Front Office:
  • Office: CB 507
  • Telephone: 801-863-8352

 
 

Faculty

Brian Birch(1999)

Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty



M.S., Philosophy, University of Utah; Ph.D., Philosophy of Religion & Theology, Claremont Graduate University.

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Thomas Bretz(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty



B.A., Philosophy/Ethics, Dresden University of Technology; M.A.,,Philosophy, The New School for Social Research; Ph.D., Philosophy, Loyola University.

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Alex Caldiero(2002)

Senior Artist in Residence

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty



Artist in Residence/ No degree

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Elaine Englehardt(1980)

Distinguished Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty



B.A., Journalism, M.A., Communications, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Communications, University of Utah.

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Kristina Gibby(2019)

Lecturer

Department: Philosophy and Humanities
Faculty



BA, Humanities, Brigham Young University, MA, Comparative Studies, Brigham Young University, PhD, Comparative Literature, Louisiana State University,

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Laura Guerrero(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty



B.A., Philosophy, Willamette University; M.A., Philosophy, University of Hawaii; Ph.D. (ABD), Philosophy, University of New Mexico.

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Jorgen Hansen(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty



B.S., Philosophy, Utah Valley University; M.A., Philosophy, University of California, Riverside.

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Alexandra Karl(2017)

Lecturer

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty



B.A., Theory and History of Art, B.F.A., Studio Art, University of Ottawa; M.A., History of Art, Ludwig-Maimillians Universitat; Ph.D., History of Art, University of Cambridge.

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Pierre Lamarche(2000)

Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty



B.A., Physics, University of Toronto; M.A., Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Texas.

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Samuel Liang(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty



B.A., Architecture, Anhul Architectural Industry Institute; M.A., History of Architecture, Tongji University, Shanghai; Ph.D., Art History, Binghampton University.

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Michael Minch(2001)

Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty



B.A., History, Grand Canyon College; M.A., Political Philosophy, Ph.D., Political Science, University of Utah; M. Divinity, The Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Karen Mizell(1999)

Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty



B.A., Philosophy, Incarnate Word College; M.A., Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Oklahoma.

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Shannon Mussett(2003)

Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty



B.A., Philosophy, Goucher College; M.A., Ph.D., Philosophy, Villanova University.

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Christopher Nguyen(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty



B.A., Philosophy, Harvard University; Ph.D., Philosophy, University of California.

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Kelli Potter(2000)

Associate Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty



B.A., Philosophy, Brigham Young University; M.A., Philosophy, Florida State University; M.A., Philosophy, University of Notre Dame.

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Michaela Sawyer(2006)

Associate Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty



M.A., English, Washington University; M.A., American Studies, Heinrich-Heine University; Ph.D., English, Washington University.

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Michael Shaw(2003)

Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty



B.A., Philosophy, Bates College; M.A., Philosophy, Ph.D., Philosophy, Villanova University.

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Leslie Simon(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Department Chair, Faculty



B.A., English Literature, Texas A&M University; M.A., Ph.D., English & Literature, Boston University.

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Eric Stencil(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty



B.A., Philosophy & History, Bowling Green State University; M.A., Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Christine Weigel(2002)

Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty



B.A., Philosophy, B.M., Music Performance, Lawrence University; M.A., Ph.D., Philosophy, Temple University.

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