Courses

Humanities
Social Sciences

Humanities

For a full listing of Humanities courses, including course descriptions, hours, credits and prerequisites, please see the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology's Course Catalog.

Department of Humanities courses use the following course prefixes:

  • ART/ARTH—Art and art history
  • ENGL—Writing and literature*
  • GER—German  
  • HIST—History (Western Civilization only)
  • HUM—Humanities
  • MUEN/MUS—Music and music ensembles*
  • PHIL—Philosophy

*Not all courses offered by humanities faculty count as humanities courses. Check the catalog for exceptions. 

To register for courses, go to Self-Service Banner.

General Education Core Requirements

See:  General Education Goals Checklist 
Coursework in humanities can be used to fulfill the requirements of the South Dakota Board of Regents General Education Goal 4 (Humanities): Students will understand the diversity and complexity of the human experience through study of the arts and humanities. 

All degree-seeking students at the School of Mines are required to complete six semester hours of approved general education humanities courses (100-200 level). 

Students whose degree programs require upper division coursework (300-400 level) in the humanities and social sciences will find a variety of junior/senior level courses offered each year in art, history, humanities, literature, music, political science, and psychology. 

Coursework in communications taught by the humanities faculty is used to fulfill the requirements of General Education Goals 1 and 2:

  • Students will write effectively and responsibly and understand and interpret the written expression of others. 
  • Students will communicate effectively and responsibly through speaking and listening. 

Students pursuing baccalaureate degrees at the School of Mines take a nine-credit sequence: ENGL 101 – Composition I; ENGL 279 – Technical Communications I; and ENGL 289 – Technical Communications II. 

Students must complete the entire sequence to fulfill Goals 1 and 2. 

ENGL 101 – Composition I; ENGL 201 Composition II; and SPCM 101 – Fundamentals of Speech can be used to fulfill Goals 1 and 2 only for students seeking the Associate of Arts degree (AA) in General Studies. AA majors who anticipate applying to a BS program at SDSM&T following completion of the AA should take the ENGL 101, ENGL 279, ENGL 289 sequence


Social Sciences

For a full listing of social sciences courses, including course descriptions, hours, credits and prerequisites, please see the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology's  Course Catalog.

Department of Social Sciences courses use the following course prefixes

  • ANTH - Anthropology
  • HIST – History*
  • POLS – Political Science
  • PSYC – Psychology
  • SOC – Sociology

*Not all history courses count towards social science credit. HIST 121/122 - Western Civilization I and II count only as humanities courses.

To register for courses, go to  Self-Service Banner.

General Education Core Requirements:  Goal 3 Social Sciences

See:   General Education Goals Checklist  

Coursework in social sciences can be used to fulfill the requirements of the South Dakota Board of Regents General Education Goal 3 – Social Sciences:  Students will understand the organization, potential, and diversity of the human community through study of the social sciences.

All degree-seeking students at the School of Mines are required to complete six semester hours of approved general education social science courses (100-200 level).

Students whose degree programs require upper division coursework (300-400 level) in the humanities and social sciences will find a variety of junior/senior level courses offered each year in art, history, humanities, literature, music, political science, and psychology.