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Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

The Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences is dedicated to delivering a program of excellence in the humanities and social sciences designed to prepare students for the complex challenges of professional and private life in the 21st century.

Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

The Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Division is dedicated to delivering a program of excellence in the humanities and social sciences designed to prepare students for the complex challenges of professional and private life in the 21st century.

 Congratulations on your promotions!

Dr. Derrick Hudson to teaching professor
Dr. Adrianne Kroepsch to associate Professor with Tenure


Congratulations to our Faculty Teaching Award Winners

Professors Seth Tucker, Joseph Horan, Sandy Woodson, and Adjunct Professor MasaKazu Ito

Featured experts: Dr. Ken Osgood and Dr. Elizabeth Van Wie Davis on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine 

Ken Osgood and Elizabeth Van Wie Davis, professors in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Department, were interviewed for several stories about the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the wider effects of the conflict. 

News from NREP Alumni

Congratulations to NREP Alum (2021) Shelby Piper on becoming Tri-States new Energy Policy Analyst.

Congratulations to our NREP Students

Marie Sullivan has been selected as the 2022 Edna Bailey Sussman Trust Special Merit Award recipient and will be a fellow with Trout Unlimited over the Summer.

Adam Keating has been selected for the Zambia Mine Reclamation Research Project this Summer. 

Congratulations to our Graduating NREP Students!

Kaitlin Diodosio

Zachary Krause

Ashlyn Maher

Anuja Oke

Marie Sullivan

HASS Course Requirements

See list of Fall 2022 courses HERE

All Mines students must complete a 19-credit-hour curriculum in the Humanities and Social Sciences, ranging from freshman through senior levels of coursework. Most of these courses are offered by the Department of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) and by the Department of Economics and Business (EB), but the Department of Engineering, Design & Society also offers courses that meet these requirements. 

Congratulations to

Megan Diercks

 On being named AAFT’s new Executive Director! Megan will be the third director in the organization’s history. The AATF is the only and largest North American organization dedicated to serving the needs of French teachers at all levels and supporting their students.


Few important engineering decisions are purely technical. In our globally interconnected world, professionals must be able to integrate social, cultural, political, economic, ethical and environmental knowledge into their decisions and designs.

Academic work in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences provides you with an understanding of these contexts, enhances your abilities to communicate well, gives you the foundations to transcend traditional technical boundaries, establishes your competitive edge in the professional marketplace and prepares you to be a leader and a lifelong learner.

HASS faculty are recognized nationally and around the world as scholars and teachers who expect high levels of academic performance from their students. Their expertise includes:


Creative writing
Energy policy
Environmental policy
Film and media studies
Political science
Science, technology and engineering



In 2024, the year of our 150th anniversary, we will celebrate Colorado School of Mines’ past, present and possibilities. By celebrating and supporting the Campaign for MINES@150 you will help elevate Mines to be an accessible, top-of-mind and first-choice for students, faculty, staff, recruiters and other external partners. When you give, you are ensuring Mines becomes even more distinctive and highly sought-after by future students, alumni, industry, and government partners over the next 150 years. We look forward to celebrating Mines’ sesquicentennial with you and recognizing the key role you play in making the MINES@150 vision a reality through your investments of time, talent and treasure.

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COVID Chronicles: Living Through a Crisis

Engineering, science, economics and policy students at Colorado School of Mines share their stories

Congratulations on your Retirement Bob Klimek!

Thank you for your 30 years of service! Bob was the director of the Mines Music program for many years and helped to develop the program into what it is today!

Thank you Bob Klimek

Congratulations to all on the final concerts of the year, and Congratulations to Bob Klimek on his retirement!

Congrats to Seth Tucker

Our final Hennebach event of the year was a smashing success! Thanks to all who came out!


Other News

Congratulations to Professor Shannon Mancus for being selected as a 2021-2022 Mines DI&A Fellow!