In the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), your learning extends well beyond the classrooms. From studying abroad to producing news broadcasts to performing live on stage, you'll have many opportunities to apply textbook theory and concepts to real-world situations.
Students gain valuable practical experiences through service learning projects, lectures and concerts, internships, study abroad, research and creative projects, and more. Our hands-on learning programs include:
- Laboratory of Anthropology: Collaborate with faculty on projects ranging from artifact analysis and conservation to archival research.
- Ensembles: Get involved in a musical organization, such as the University Chorus, Vandaleers Concert Choir, pera/musical theatre studio, Vandal Marching Band, concert band, wind ensemble, symphony orchestra, jazz ensembles and many other performing groups.
- Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival: Perform alongside world-class musicians.
- Student Media Outlets: Build professional skills by working for a University of Idaho independent student media outlets, including Blot magazine, The Argonaut student newspaper and KUOI-FM radio.
- Radio-TV Center: Gain on-camera experience, work with the industry’s latest high-definition equipment and technologies, and work with experienced reporters and producers for Northwest Public Radio and Idaho Public Television.
- McClure Center for Public Policy Research: Assist in the research and analysis of political issues shaping Idaho.
- Distinguished Visiting Writers Program: Receive intensive instruction from nationally recognized authors in poetry, fiction or nonfiction.
- Study Abroad: Spend a semester or longer studying in a foreign country.