As a liberal arts college rather than just a technical school, HMC offers its curriculum in the spirit of providing a broadly based education. One reflection of that commitment is the college’s core. Another reflection of it (partly overlapping with the first) is the program in the humanities, social sciences, and arts, which every student completes along with the core and a major. The Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts (HSA) occupies a unique place on campus. We are simultaneously the one campus department that does not house a major and the department with which each student will likely have the most extensive contact, after his or her major department. On the website you will find information on the HSA program, our faculty and their scholarly interests and activities, and other facets of the department. Current students should especially note the section on Advising Resources, which contains information on HSA courses and requirements, as well as several useful forms.
|The HSA Program||Advising Resources|
|HSA Faculty||Student Honors and Awards|
|Faculty Spotlight||The HSA Art Gallery|
Joint Music Program of Claremont-McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges
Ken Fandell's photography was exhibited in the Sandra & David Bakalar Gallery, MASS Art (Boston), Tomlinson Kong Gallery (New York City), the Chicago Cultural Center, and Pabellon Villanueva Phot Espana (Madrid, Spain).
Erika Dyson's article "Eschaton, or the Gay divorcees," appeared in the book Here Come the Brides! Love and Marriage Lesbian-Style (Seal Press).
Chang Tan's article "What Asia? Whose Art? Reflections on Two Recent Exhibitions at the Singapore Art Museum" has been published in Yishu: Journal of Comtemporary Chinese Art.
Professor Debra Mashek and Director of Community Engagement, Gabriela Gamiz, will be offering a new pilot course, HSA 179, titled "Social and Ethical Issues in community Engagement." This course will offer a forum for students to study and reflect on service experiences in the community. More information is here: http://www.hmc.edu/newsandevents/community-engagement-class.html
Marianne de Laet's paper "Anthropology a Social Epistemology?" appeared in Social Epistemology.
Vivien Hamilton organized the session "Establishing Authority Over Radiation" at the History of Science Society Conference, where she presented "X-Ray Safety".
Among the many new spaces for HSA instruction, students will welcome a new art studio classroom in Parsons 1283 and the Pat Barrett Music Studio in Shanahan B449. The Shanahan Building also houses the new Drinkward Recital Hall and new Steinway grand piano.
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