HSA毕业要求

Overview

While at Harvey Mudd, 学生至少选修11门HSA课程, 尽管许多学生选择更多. 在第一年的春天, all students take HSA 010, “Critical Inquiry,一个介绍大学写作水平的研讨会, 从事HSA学科的研究和创造性工作. 除了HSA 010,至少还需要10门完整的HSA课程才能毕业. 学生在选择这些额外课程时有相当大的灵活性, 前提是下列所有进一步的要求都得到满足. “完整”课程指的是一门有三到四个学分的课程, 虽然半门课程和一单元课程可以合并成一个完整的课程.

HSA 010是本系的核心课程. HSA faculty members also participate in teaching Harvey Mudd’s two cross-departmental core courses, WRIT 001 and CORE 079. These courses are not part of the HSA program and do not satisfy the HSA requirements described below; they are required elements of Harvey Mudd’s common core.

Further Requirements

A. Concentration

在某些人文学科领域达到深度和智力的发展, social sciences or arts, each student must complete a concentration of at least four courses in a single HSA discipline or recognized interdisciplinary area, chosen from the distinct areas of study offered at The Claremont Colleges (see the list of approved concentrations). 学生必须在第六学期之前决定一个专注的领域. 这种集中代表了某一研究领域的进步, 尽管这个领域可能是跨学科的, 重点通常应该超越入门级课程. Students who intend to concentrate in areas not covered by the Department’s faculty should plan their HSA program carefully to ensure they fulfill all requirements. 课程也可以满足HSA计划的其他要求.

Students should work with their advisors to ensure that their concentrations include an appropriate balance of intellectual approaches to the subject. For example, advisors will generally expect that a music concentration includes at least two courses that are not performance based. A concentration in foreign languages should normally represent study of a single language and not include courses of literature in English translation. 语言学专业, 种族研究或其他跨学科领域可能, with the advisor’s approval, 包括最多两门外语课程.

B. Distribution

实现人文学科的广度, social sciences, and arts—and an understanding of the varieties of intellectual and creative approaches that inform these disciplines—each student must complete at least one full course (or the equivalent) in each of five different HSA disciplines (such as literature, economics, history, and so forth).

一门课程的适当学分分配取决于它的学科, 在相关学院目录或哈维穆德门户网站上指定. 学科历史课程通常算在父学科之内,也就是说, art history counts as art, 音乐史作为音乐等等.

It is the department’s intention that every course it offers and every course it will accept from the other Claremont Colleges can count toward satisfying the distribution requirement. Courses taken to meet the distribution requirement may also be used to satisfy other HSA program requirements.

C. Writing Requirement

让学生可以不断提高他们的写作技巧, at least one HSA of the courses taken in addition to HSA 10 must involve significant writing. Both departmental courses and HSA courses offered at the other Claremont Colleges (or outside of Claremont) can satisfy this requirement. 该太阳2注册平台的网站上有一个 有重要写作的系内课程一览表, as well as an approval form (PDF) that can be used to satisfy the writing requirement with a non-departmental HSA course. In general, 如果一门课程至少分配5分,则满足这一要求,000字(或18页)的正式文件, graded writing, excluding exams, short response papers, 电子邮件或在线讨论投稿, and in-class writing.

D. Departmental Requirement

HSA太阳2注册平台负责确保对人文学科的探索, the social sciences, and the arts constitutes an integral component of the life of the Harvey Mudd community. This means that Harvey Mudd students and Harvey Mudd HSA faculty should explore these disciplines together to some significant extent.

Accordingly, at least four of the courses required in addition to HSA 10 must be taken with HSA department faculty. 余下的课程可以在克莱蒙特其他学院完成, 系里鼓励学生们好好利用这个机会.

Other Considerations

In addition, the department encourages students to include course work in their HSA programs that represents an exposure to cultural diversity, 它致力于提供满足这一目标的课程.

Students should plan their programs and strategies for satisfying all of the HSA requirements as early as possible. Students are strongly encouraged to take at least one HSA course each semester to fulfill these requirements and in recognition of the fact that humanities, social sciences, and the arts forms a central and on-going part of the Harvey Mudd College curriculum. The department tries to offer a balanced mix of introductory-level and upper-division courses each semester. 学生也可以安排独立学习与个别教师, subject to their permission, 追求常规课程不涉及的特殊兴趣.

Half or Partial Courses

Courses of fewer than three units may be aggregated to count as the equivalent of a full, three-unit course, with certain restrictions. 用于分配或集中信用, 课程总和必须相同或基本相似. For example, units from Concert Choir and from Chamber Choir may be combined to form a single course. However, Concert Choir and piano lessons generally cannot be combined for distribution or concentration credit, 因为它们代表了截然不同的经历. For courses counting as elective credit, courses may aggregate from different disciplines. 系内课程与非系内课程合并时, the course will count as departmental if half or more of the units represent work with a member of this department.

本系不接受的课程

非传统文科课程和技术类课程, the natural sciences, mathematics, 和专业预科领域可能不计入HSA课程, 即使它们是由传统的HSA太阳2注册平台提供的. 不计入HSA的课程包括会计课程, aerospace, business administration, critical thinking, econometrics, journalism, logic, management, military science, neurosciences (when the content is primarily within the natural sciences) and statistics. 在学生第一年之后, the HSA advisor may waive this restriction to allow a single course on this list to count towards the student’s concentration when appropriate. (For example, a course in logic may be allowed to count towards a philosophy concentration.)

特殊情况和请愿程序

While the department has given a great deal of thought and consideration to the design of its curriculum, we also recognize that, in certain cases, students may have difficulty meeting the graduation requirements for reasons beyond their control. With this in mind, the department will entertain petitions from students who seek an exception to or a waiver of particular requirements. Petitions from students who have made a good faith and long-term effort to complete the department’s requirements but are prevented from doing so for reasons beyond their control will usually be considered favorably by the committee. 可以使用 HSA petition form.

The department does not normally waive its graduation requirements for students completing a major or a second major in an HSA field at the other Claremont Colleges.