Humanities


An introduction...

The Humanities Program offers exciting and challenging ways to satisfy the Humanities requirements. Whatever your major, as you approach the end of your college career, these dynamic courses are the ideal way to bring meaning and structure to all of the diverse subjects and involvement that make up the college experience.

Humanities students question the world. Through shared inquiry of history's great ideas and creations students evaluate the cultural and intellectual heritage of our times, exploring such basic human questions as how we learn; the nature of the state; the rights and responsibilities of individuals in the community; concepts of human nature; the human species as victim, antagonist, or part of nature; the supernatural; esthetics; and technology. All of these concepts, in one way or another, will filter through each and every course students take and the careers they set forth on.

All of the classes in the Humanities program are open to students from throughout the university. Students can also fashion a minor concentration in the Humanities based upon their own plans and interests.

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Library Exhibit

Preserving Identities Multimedia Exhibit

Preserving Identities is an interactive, multimedia exhibit which examines issues and public policy concerns related to preserving the world’s cultural heritage. Through a combination of traditional exhibits and digital media, the site documents the condition of cultural landmarks, draws attention to the preservation of historical artifacts and publicizes efforts to maintain historical monuments in order to emphasize the role of cultural heritage in the development of cultural ties across the globe. The exhibit specializes in the issues of preservation and transmission relevant in preserving Roman life, culture and history focusing on the Colosseum, the Mausoleum of Santa Costanza, the Obelisks of Rome and the harbor city of Ostia Antica.

The exhibit opened at The University of Texas at El Paso library and now will travel to El Paso area high schools in the 2017-2018 academic year. It’s first stop will be Coronado High School September 18.