Grace A. Tanner Center

Tanner Center Certificate in Human Values
IELC 3000, CRN 32308

The Certificate in Human Values recognizes participation in the Grace A. Tanner Center’s interdisciplinary programs that promote dialogue on ideas which best exemplify the human condition and the values which help to define it. Activities for fulfilling the certificate will include the Tanner Lecture, Tanner Center Talks, Dinner and Dialogue, a Community Engagement Center “mini-break,” and a monthly Student Colloquium at the Tanner Center. This certificate is an Institutional Certificate that does not offer credit but will show up on the transcript.

Partners: Entrepreneurship Speaker Series, Grace A. Tanner Gallery through SUMA, Community Engagement Center

It is suggested but not required that students have taken at least three courses out of the following selection as a foundation for the Certificate:

Knowledge Area: Fine Arts (F):
  • MUSC 1050 Music of the World
  • ART 1010 Introduction to Visual Arts
  • ENGL 2020 Introduction to Creative Writing
Knowledge Area: Humanities (H):
  • HU 1010 Introduction to Humanities
  • PHIL 1000 Introduction to Philosophy
  • HSS 1120 Introduction to Diversity
  • ENG 2200 Literature and Culture
  • ORPT 2040 Americans in the Outdoors
  • HONR 2010 Interdisciplinary Topics
Knowledge Area: Social and Behavioral Sciences (S):
  • ANTH 1010 Cultural Anthropology
  • GEOG 1400 Human Geography
  • COMM 2150 Introduction to Communications
  • POLS 2200 Introduction to Comparative Politics
Knowledge Area: Life Sciences (L):
  • AGSC 1010 Agriculture and Society
Knowledge Area: Physical Sciences (P):
  • GEO 1050 Geology of National Parks

Tanner Center Certificate in Human Values is distributed through the Colleges of SIEL and HSS


Welcome to the Tanner Center Certificate in Human Values! You are part of a cohort of students that will be recognized with a certificate at the end of the year for your participation in the Tanner Center’s interdisciplinary programs on human values. Applicants for the Tanner Center Certificate in Human Values will need to fulfill the following requirements. Please note that this certificate is an Institutional Certificate that does not offer credit but will show up on the transcript.

Specific details will be available at the start of fall semester.


  • Ted Talk online on the topic of Human Values and a Sense of Place (speaker TBA)


2018 Tanner Lecture in Human Values by Sarah Lewis
September 20, 11:30, Gilbert Great Hall

  • Three lectures/discussions and two Dinner/Lunch and Dialogues each semester
  • One Tanner Center sponsored film each semester
  • One “mini-break” through SUU’s Community Engagement Center or five volunteer hours with the Iron County Care and Share, the Happy Factory, or the Cedar City Library Story Time, or Best Friends Animal Shelter.


  • Reflective pieces on the Ted Talk and the Tanner Lecture (2)
  • Reflective pieces on the Lectures (3 each semester)
  • Reflective pieces on the Dinner Dialogues (2 each semester)
  • Reflective piece on the volunteer work (1)
  • A Synthesis Paper: Discuss the values of one guest speaker. How do they exemplify how your own sense of place has shaped your values. (3 page double-spaced, Times New Roman 12 pt. font) [Due at the end of the year]

Reflective pieces are one-page long, typed double-spaced in Times New Roman 12 pt. Font.

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World through a general study of the sciences and mathematics, social sciences, humanities, histories, languages, and the arts
  • Written Communication
  • Civic Knowledge and Engagement