The Venture Course in the Humanities provides adults facing economic barriers with a chance to start college. Modeled on the Clemente Course in the HumanitiesSM, created by educator and journalist Earl Shorris in 1995 and now an international movement, Venture is a year-long, introductory humanities course taught by university and college faculty in the City of South Salt Lake, Ogden and southern Utah (Cedar City region).
Venture includes sections in literature, American history, art history, philosophy, and writing/critical thinking. Successful students in the City of South Salt Lake receive credit from Westminster College. In Ogden, Weber State University provides credit for Venture. In southern Utah, Venture students receive credit from Southern Utah University.
In the City of South Salt Lake, Venture is held Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6:00-8:00 p.m., at The Scott School (3238 South 540 East).
In Ogden, the Venture Course meets 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Weber State University Community Education Center, 2955 Harrison Blvd.
In southern Utah, Venture is held on the campus of Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Residents of Ogden wishing to apply for Venture should contact Tonia Wilson, 801-589-1324 or firstname.lastname@example.org or apply online or by mail through the links below:
Residents of Salt Lake City should contact Jorge Rojas, email@example.com, or apply online or by mail through the links below:
Residents of Cedar City should contact Lindsay Fullerton, 435-590-6430, firstname.lastname@example.org or apply online or by mail through the links below:
Curious about Venture?
"Read an essay from a Venture alumnus about the profound effect the course has had on his life”: Essay
Click an icon below to watch an 11 minute streaming video featuring interviews with graduates of the first Venture Course in the Humanities.
Or read a Deseret News feature article about Venture by Elaine Jarvik
Or, to hear Jeff Metcalf, English professor at the University of Utah and on the Venture faculty, talk about his experience teaching Venture students, click here.