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.
Energy & Resources
Ethics & Philosophy
Diversity Inclusion & Access
Culture, Creativity and Communication Minor
Environmental and Sustainability Studies Minor
Global Politics and Society Minor
Music, Engineering and Recording Arts Minor
Natural Resources and Energy Policy (NREP) Graduate Program
Mines Music Events
Join the Mines’ Music department for a series of concerts to finish the spring semester:
HASS Professors help launch "Teaching with Heart"
Mines’ very own Roel Snieder and Cortney Holles, along with Virginia Tech’s Qin Zhu and transformational coach Cynthia James, are launching a new project called Teaching with Heart that is aimed at enriching higher education by growing a character of love in teachers in STEM fields. Through a series of workshops and an online community, teachers will study together, develop best practices and support each other in creating a caring classroom environment.
Hennebach Program Honored For Collaboration With Music Group Itchy-O
COLORADO BUSINESS COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS RECOGNIZED MINES GROUP FOR “ADVANCING THE FIELD OF MUSICAL ENGINEERING AND SHOWCASING THE INTERSECTION OF THE ARTS AND SCIENCE”
Mines Jazz Ensemble Performance
The Mines Jazz ensemble performing live at KUVO, public radio, on April 4th, 2023
Congratulations to Chiang Cheng Siew
Congratulations to NREP Graduate Student Chiang Cheng Siew on being selected for the Department of Energy’s Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) program. Only 25 students and young professionals are selected from across the US.
Energy Equity In the Global North - By Professor Hancock and NREP Student Bobby Iseley
NREP Alumni News
Congratulations to NREP Alum (2021) Shelby Piper on becoming Tri-States new Energy Policy Analyst.
Congratulations to our NREP Students
Adam Keating was selected for the Zambia Mine Reclamation Research Project in Summer 2022.
Ben Rakov attended an internship at NREL in Fall 2022 and will continue work in the Spring.
Conner O’Reilly has been selected for an internship at INVISTA, working on Environmental, Social and Governance stewardship in Summer 2023.
Congratulation to NREP Student Carla Villalobos
Congratulations to Carla Villalobos in securing an internship as an Environmental Intern for the Kinross Gold Corporation in Round Mountain, Nevada (Summer 2023)
Congratulations to NREP Alumni Christian Gaona
Congratulations to Christian Gaona on getting his article, Securing Mineral Supply: Backwards Vertical Integration for Technology Companies, published in the Student Commentary Series at The Payne Institute of Public Policy. Christian is an NREP alumnus and currently pursuing a public policy degree at the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago.
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:
Film and media studies
Science, technology and engineering
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