Category: "HSA Announcements"

Star Trek and Historical Memory

December 4, 2018

by Aely Aronoff ’21 Aely Aronoff ’21 is a Harvey Mudd College sophomore whose paper was submitted for Professor David Seitz’s course Star Trek and Social Theory. Aronoff was awarded the First-year Writing Prize in spring 2018 by the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts. Among the most popular shows in American history, Star […]

“Portraits Of Obama: Media, Fidelity, and the 44th President”

October 25, 2018

Image of artwork, courtesy of The Hive, Claremont

by Kareem Collie Collie is the creative director at The Hive and HMC’s clinical professor of visual communication. This article is a reprint of The Hive’s Oct. 4 blog post. “In a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don’t […]

Context and Understanding Through HSA

September 1, 2018

The Forth Rail Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site near Edinburgh

By Casey Gardner ’19 I’ve always seen humanities, social sciences and the arts (HSA) courses at Harvey Mudd as a way of bringing context and deeper understanding to the technical work that we do. It was never a coincidence to me that the HSA department was physically located between the two floors of the engineering […]

Welcome to the HSA Blog

August 9, 2018

Group of students at Stonehenge.

What do Malcolm X, Mary Shelley and Amadeus Mozart having common? A radical revision of their fields of thought and action? Fluency in the communication of ideas? The letter M? In fact, they are all the focus of conversation and curricular innovation at Harvey Mudd College—an institution with a deep commitment to combining STEM education […]