Welcome to the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Department of Humanities

The Department of Humanities is a multidisciplinary department whose mission is to cultivate critical awareness and broad understanding of the ideas and values characterizing human history and experience. Humanities courses encourage critical, historically informed consideration of the collective experience of humanity and the many beliefs and conflicts in our common cultural heritage.

Students study literature, philosophy, art, and music in the social, political, and economic contexts in which those works first appeared. Humanities courses help students increase their awareness and understanding of human values, human history, and human experience.

The department offers introductory and advanced courses in the areas of English composition, literature, creative writing, history, philosophy, foreign languages, political science, music, and art history, in addition to the B.S. in Technical Communication.

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Humanities Department
Fitch Hall
801 Leroy Place
Socorro, NM 87801
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 30, 2008