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.
"New Deal, New Friendship" with Dr. Miguel Juárez
Oct. 5, 2023 @ 5:30 PM RSVP & MORE INFO visit HERE
A captivating presentation that explores the relationship between Tom Lea and fellow artist José Aceves, who also entered the New Deal competition for the El Paso Federal Courthouse mural that Tom Lea won in 1937. Though Aceves lost the competition, he persevered and worked hard, helping Tom Lea adhere the canvas to the wall where Lea painted his Pass of the North mural. Dr. Miguel Juárez, UTEP History, Humanities, and Women’s Studies lecturer, delves into Aceves’ contributions to the arts in the Southwest and sheds light on his association with Tom Lea. A Mexican celebration with ballet folklorico will follow.
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HERA Student Award Winner
Congratulations to History student Michael Lopez, and his professor sponsor, Dr. Ronald Weber, Director of Humanities as recipients of the Research Award presented to them at the 2023 Humanities Education & Research Association conference! Michael presented his paper, “Constantine: Exclusivity in Imperial Propaganda,” and received a cash prize of $1,000 that he said will go towards his study abroad trip to Rome, Italy this coming summer of 2023.
Instructor Ruby Montana Spotlighted on NPR
Humanities professor, Ruby Montana, highlighted in the news for her work in the community with the Bridge Pup Rescue - a group that helps reunite migrants with their pets that have accompanied them on their long journey north. Hear her story on NPR.
Instructor Dr. Miguel Juarez Awarded the 2023 Tome Lea Fellowhip
Humanities Faculty member Dr. Miguel Juárez is the recipient of the 2023 Tom Lea Fellowship, where he will research the professional artistic relationship between artists Tom Lea and José Aceves. The $5,000 fellowship will allow him to research and write about both artists, as well as help document the competition for Lea’s mural “The Pass of the North,” which was sponsored by the Works Progress Administration.
Insturctor John Leo De Frank Reports for New York Times on Immigration Crisis at Border
UTEP Humanities professor, John Leo De Frank, reports for New York Times on migrants crisis at the border over the holidays. Outside of campus, Mr. De Frank is a filmmaker & producer who works in both film and journalism. Read his coverage here:
NY Times - Adams Visits the Border to Step Up Pressure on Biden for Migrant Funds (Jan. 15, 2023)
In El Paso, migrants find sanctuary at a bus station (Dec. 24, 2022)
Mass Migrant Crossing Floods Texas Border Facilities - contributing reporting (Dec.12, 2022)
The UTEP Humanities Program is co-hosting the Humanities Education & Research Association conference this year.
Layers of Rome Study Abroad Program is now enrolling for Summer 2023
An evening with Ron Stallworth, author of New York Times Best Seller, Black Klansman: A Memoir
FRIDAY, July 24, 2020 @ 5:00 PM MT
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Join us for a virtual talk with Ruby Montana, lecturer for the Humanities Program, and Ron Stallworth, the first African-American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department. He will discuss his experiences successfully infiltrating the ranks of the KKK. His account was adapted into a 2019 Academy Award-winning film, BlacKkKlansman, directed by Spike Lee. His talk will be followed by a Q & A and an open discussion on the current situation in the United States involving police brutality, reform, and institutionalized racism.
Signed copies of the Black Klansman book available for sale during the event.
To submit your question to the Q & A, or for more information please email us at: email@example.com
Hosted and sponsored by the University of Texas at El Paso’s Humanities Program with support from the African American Studies Program, the College of Liberal Arts and Factory Frontera.
Humanities students selected to present study abroad research in upcoming HERA conference.
Awarded student, Siera Tanabe and Mizael Zuniga, will be presenting their paper on their multimedia project they produced in the Layers of Rome study abroad program. The HERA Conference will be held in Chicago, Ill. March 4 - 8, 2020.
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.
Preserving Identities showcases at Centennial Museum on UTEP campus
"Preserving Identities" collaborates with Eastlake High School Teachers.
September 4 - 20, 2018
East Lake High School Social Studies teachers collaborated with UTEP's Humanities program by incorporating the Preserving Identities Exhibit in to their curriculum for Roman History.
"Preserving Identities" makes stop at the College of Liberal Arts at UTEP.
October 4, 2017
The exhibit is currently showing at UTEP's Coillegeo fo Liberal Arts in the hallway opposite of room 302. It will stay up till Oct. 15, 2017
"Preserving Identities" starts high school tour exhibit at Coronado H. S.
September 18, 2017
The exhibit will stay up till the end of October and then travel to another high school.History teacher Ruben Sandoval of Coronado, helped in establish the collaboration with the high school. Dr. Ronald Weber opened the exhibit with talk on Humanities, immigration, preservation and of the related topic s to tehPreserving Identities Exhibit.In addition John Leo De Frank co-faculty and exhibit curator along with former student author James Ahumada were also in attendance installing the exhibit.