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.
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.
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
Deep Taught by world-class instructors through immersion in scholarship and firsthand accounts
Broad Combining perspectives from art history, English, history, philosophy, political science and world languages and literatures
Useful Students gain cultural capital and acquire skills for their classes, careers and life
Core Humanities lecture series
Thought on Tap
Thought on Tap is a public engagement series that brings together diverse faculty, staff, students and community members for important conversations around timely topics. For our 2022-2023 season, we will explore the theme of American Possibilities.
Thought on Tap is held on the second Thursday of every month during the semester at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit Thought on Tap.
Core Humanities Events
Academic Lectures and SeminarsThought on Tap at Holland Project April 28