Core Humanities

Learn to think and work across disciplines. Build the skills necessary to thrive in a fast-changing world. Engage in cross training for your brain.

Core Humanities is an award-winning interdisciplinary program that forms the heart of the core curriculum at the University of Nevada, Reno. Core Humanities courses are unique and interdisciplinary in nature. They examine the history, philosophy, cultural values, political systems, literature and artistic works that have shaped societies throughout the world from ancient times to the present. In addition, Core Humanities partners with Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities to promote collaboration among humanities fields and to continually broaden perspectives.

Who we are

Central A core part of University of Nevada, Reno education, an engaging introduction to debates about what it means to be human and how to achieve justice
Panoramic view of campus from the Pennington building during summer
Deep Taught by world-class instructors through immersion in scholarship and firsthand accounts
Front of Pennington Achievement Center building during summer
Broad Combining perspectives from art history, English, history, philosophy, political science and world languages and literatures
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Useful Students gain cultural capital and acquire skills for their classes, careers and life
Front of Knowledge Center building in the evening

Core Humanities lecture series