Departmental Goals

The Department of HSA’s primary goal is to provide a rich array of opportunities for the intellectual, artistic, and humanistic development of all Harvey Mudd students.

To this end, the department seeks to provide a curriculum that:

  • allows students to develop an understanding of the questions, methods, and content of our disciplines
  • enables and encourages students to make connections between their work in STEM fields and the concerns and insights of the humanities, social sciences, and arts
  • offers opportunities for the development of increased self-knowledge, an examined and evolving set of values, and an appreciation for the responsibilities of informed and active citizenship.
  • fosters excellence in critical reading and thinking, and in writing

The department also aims to provide timely and productive advice for students as they shape their academic programs.

In addition to serving the needs of our students, the HSA Department shares the following goals:

  • To communicate, advocate, and embody the aims of a liberal arts education on our campus.
  • To create a work environment conducive to the professional and personal growth of our faculty and staff.
  • To serve as liaisons between the College and our professional communities throughout the Claremont Colleges Consortium and in the world at large.