PROGRAM: Venture Course

Presented by:
Utah Humanities
Local Partner: Colleges and Universities Subject: Professional Development, Varies Audience: Colleges and Universities, Young Adult

The Venture Course is a free, interdisciplinary humanities course offered by Utah Humanities to adults “of modest means who dare to dream.” Made possible through partnerships with Weber State University in Ogden, Westminster College in the City of South Salt Lake, and Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Venture introduces students living on low incomes to philosophy, art history, literature, American history, and critical writing/thinking.

This accredited evening course, taught by college faculty, gives students new ways of thinking about their lives and their world, developing their ability to think critically and empowering them to take more control of their future. Using discussion and writing to learn and primary sources as texts, Venture uses the liberal arts to help liberate the mind.