Humanities and Social Sciences
Humanities and Social Sciences
Academic Minor Program
BUILD YOUR FUTURE TODAY
Are you looking for an engaging and rewarding way to round out your engineering or applied science degree? Are you eager to explore your creative passions and explore the intersection of science and the arts?
If so, a minor in humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS) could be right for you. Choose from one of our five unique minors to reveal the cultural, political, social, environmental and philosophical contexts that influence the practice and application of applied science and engineering in today’s world. HASS students will engage in life-long learning and recognize the value of doing so by acquiring broad educational skills.
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HASS AT A GLANCE
|· Professor John Leyden receives lifetime achievement award||· 3 Fulbright Scholars in our graduate program|
|· Mines Ethics Bowl team reaches Nationals||· Study abroad opportunities in Italy, England and more|
WHY STUDY HUMANITIES AT MINES?
Colorado School of Mines has built a reputation as one of the country’s top engineering and applied science universities. But that’s just the beginning for what students can expect from Mines. Students can supplement their technical degrees and apply their creativity through one of our five minors in humanities, arts and social sciences. Whether you’re interested in music, writing or sustainability, a minor in HASS can provide you with the opportunity to explore your passion.
Why should you choose Mines for humanities?
- Passionate and dedicated faculty
- Hands-on research opportunities
- Traditional humanities coursework with a science and environmental focus
- Immersive study abroad opportunities
- Nationally recognized Mines Ethics Bowl team
How can a minor in humanities, arts and social sciences shape your career? Whether majoring in one of our renowned engineering or applied science programs, a minor with HASS can round out your skillset and knowledge base and enable you to discover new passions.
For example, many students in our Music, Audio Engineering and Recording Arts minor have gone on to careers in the music industry leveraging their technical backgrounds with their passion for music. Other students have used skills and the experience they’ve gained from our Ethics Bowl team to pursue careers in law.
A minor in HASS does not set you down a trajectory of just one career path. Instead, studying humanities, arts and social sciences at Mines provides you with the critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills to succeed in a variety of roles and industries.
DR. JON LEYDENS
Dr. Jon A. Leydens is a Professor of Engineering Education Research in the Division of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM). Dr. Leydens’ research interests are in three areas of engineering education: sociotechnical thinking, communication, and social justice.
Recently, Dr. Leydens was selected as a 2023 ASEE Hall of Fame Inductee by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
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