Our courses familiarize students with broad qualitative and quantitative methods for assessing enduring questions of existence, relationships, values, and aesthetics and for understanding the ideas, systems, processes, or trends that humans generate. Our job in Humanities and Social Sciences is to try to improve how you think, not what you think.We expect our students to leave Rose-Hulman with the ability to apply their discoveries to a broad range of situations, and to that end, we help students cultivate a facility for:
- Critical thinking
- Effective communication
- Success in a global context
- Commitment to ethical and responsible leadership
Our tenured and tenure-track faculty, 100% of whom have attained the Ph.D., provide the individualized attention students need, not only to achieve career breadth, but to succeed in the non-technical dimensions of their future work and personal lives. Our faculty are also nationally recognized for their scholarly contributions to their respective disciplines through publications, presentations, and leadership in national organizations.