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Human Values Certificate

The Human Values Certificate is a twelve-credit program that promotes dialogue on ideas which best exemplify the human condition and the values which help to define it. Students will take two courses which explore a theme presented by the annual Tanner Lecturer in Human Values while studying that concept in various critical and literary texts. These courses are required for the Human Values Certificate in addition to six credits of electives as designated in the catalogue.

The program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Undergraduate students who complete the certificate program are eligible to apply for the full-tuition Tanner Scholarship or the half-tuition Tanner Fellowship. One scholar and up to two Fellows will be chosen each year.

The following courses were created for, and are unique to, the Tanner Human Values Certificate Programs.

Humanities 3100 - Introduction to Human Values Humanities 3190 - Human Values Capstone

The Certificate is offered through the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Graduate Course: Humanities 6100 - Masters in Human Values

The certificate for graduate students is obtained through the Masters of Interdisciplinary Studies


Additional Assistance

Tanner Fellowship

The Grace A. Tanner Fellowships provide half tuition for one year (two semesters) to two students who have completed the Certificate in Human Values. Completed applications with all supporting materials must be submitted by June 15, 2022 at 11:59 pm.

Fellows will be expected to work in the Tanner Center for up to five hours a week assisting with the Certificate in Human Values program, the Student Story Project, and working on a proposed project for the Tanner Center.

Tanner Scholarship

The Grace A. Tanner Scholarship provides full tuition for one year (two semesters) to a student who has completed the Certificate in Human Values. Completed applications with all supporting materials must be submitted by June 15, 2022 at 11:59 pm.