MIT SHASS courses on diversity-related issues
 



At MIT, diversity and inclusion are core values. In MIT’s School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences these values strengthen our teaching and research, and are embodied in the backgrounds and perspectives of our faculty and students. The MIT SHASS faculty teach a large number of classes on diversity-related issues, including classes with a focus on:


    • Race or ethnicity in the United States
    • Cultures outside the United States
    • Gender and/or sexuality
    • Globalization or transnationalism
 

See below for a list of diversity-related classes, organized around these four themes. And please refer to the official subject listings for updated schedules and locations.

 

For more information about MIT’s diversity, equity, and inclusion programs, visit: http://diversity.mit.edu/

 


Race or Ethnicity in the United States
 

Making Public Policy 11.002J / 17.30J
Justice 17.01J / 24.04J
US Social Policy 17.317
Introduction to Latin American Studies 17.55J / 21A.130J / 21G.084J
Martin Luther King, Jr. IAP Design Seminar 17.922
Conversations You Can’t Have on Campus 17.S914
Images of Asian Women: Dragon Ladies and Lotus Blossoms 21A.141J / 21G.048J / WGS.274J
Visualizing Japan in the Modern World 21G.027J / 21G.590 / CMS.874J
Introduction to East Asian Cultures: From Zen to K-Pop 21G.030J / 21G.193 / WGS.236J
Introduction to Asian American Studies: Historical and Contemporary Issues 21G.043J / 21H.107J
Global Chinese Food 21G.045
Migration, Race and Ethnicity in the New Europe and Germany 21G.058 / 21G.418
Introduction to Japanese Culture 21G.064 / 21G.592
The Global Chinese: Chinese Migration, 1567-Present 21G.075J / 21H.253J
Frenchness in an Era of Globalization 21G.322J / 21H.242J
Cultural Geographies of Germany: Nature, Culture, and Politics 21G.417
The Black Radical Tradition in America 21H.229
Race, Crime and Citizenship in American Law 21H.319
The Ghetto: From Venice to Harlem 21H.385J / 11.152J
American Literature 21L.006
Race and Identity in American Literature 21L.504J / WGS.140J
Introduction to Hispanic Culture 21L.617J / 21G.717J
Writing About Race 21W.742J / WGS.231J
Philosophy of Law 24.235J / 17.021J
Topics in Social Theory and Practice 24.236 / 24.636
Black Matters: Introduction to Black Studies 24.912J / 21H.106J / 21L.008J / 21W.741J / WGS.190J
Advanced Identity Representation CMS.628 / CMS.828
Evolution and Society STS.009
Quantifying People: A History of Social Science STS.047
African Americans in Science, Technology, and Medicine STS.048
Youth Political Participation STS.080J / 11.151J
Technocracy (G) STS.463J / 11.461J
Gender and Media Studies WGS.111J / CMS.619J
The Science of Race, Sex and Gender WGS.225J / 21A.103J / STS.046J
The Latina Experience in Literature, Film and Popular Culture WGS.242





Cultures Outside the United States
 

Literature and Social Conflict: Perspectives on the Hispanic World 21L.638J / 21G.738J
The New Spain: 1977-Present 21L.640J / 21G.740J
Introduction to World Music 21M.030
Music of India 21M.291
Music of Indonesia 21M.292
Music of Africa 21M.293
Popular Musics of the World 21M.294
MIT Balinese Gamelan 21M.450
MIT Senegalese Drum Ensemble 21M.460
China on Stage 21M.700
Art, Architecture, and Urbanism in Dialogue 4.307 / 4.308
Advanced Studio on the Production of Space 4.312 / 4.313
Advanced Workshop in Artistic Practice and Transdisciplinary Research 4.314 / 4.315
Studio Seminar in Art and Public Sphere 4.368 / 4.369
Architecture in the Islamic World 4.614
Africa for Engineers STS.088
Technology and Innovation in Africa STS.089
Science and Technology in South Asia: Perspectives from History and Anthropology (G) STS.418
Women and Global Activism and Politics WGS.109
The Science of Race, Sex and Gender WGS.225J / 21A.103J / STS.046J
Science, Caste and Gender in India WGS.226J / STS.023J
The Latina Experience in Literature, Film and Popular Culture WGS.242



 

Gender and/or Sexuality
 

Identity and Difference 21A.101J / WGS.170J
For Love and Money: Rethinking the Family 21A.111J / WGS.172J
Images of Asian Women: Dragon Ladies and Lotus Blossoms 21A.141J / 21G.048J / WGS.274J
Dilemmas in Biomedical Ethics 21A.302J / WGS.271J
Violence, Human Rights, and Justice 21A.442J / WGS.270J
Gender and Japanese Popular Culture 21G.039J / 21G.591 / 21A.143J / WGS.154J
A Passage to India: Introduction to Modern Indian Culture and Society 21G.040
The Invention of French Theory: A History of Transatlantic Intellectual Life since 1945 21G.068J / WGS.234J
New Culture of Gender: Queer France 21G.325J / WGS.233J
Contemporary French Film and Social Issues 21G.341
Social and Literary Trends in Contemporary Short French Fiction 21G.347
Topics in Medicine and Public Health in the Hispanic World 21G.715
Gender and the Law in US History 21H.320J / WGS.161J
Women and War 21H.381J / WGS.222J
International Women’s Voices 21L.048J / 21G.022J / WGS.141J
Literature and Social Conflict: Perspectives on the Hispanic World 21L.638J / 21G.738J
Advanced Essay Workshop 21W.745
Topics in Social Theory and Practice 24.236 / 24.636
Games and Culture CMS.616J / 21W.768J / WGS.125J / CMS.868
Advanced Identity Representation CMS.628 / CMS.828
Science in Action: Technologies and Controversies in Everyday Life STS.012
Gender in Science, Technology, and Environment STS.022J / 21G.057J / WGS.275J
The Long War Against Cancer STS.049
Introduction to the History of Technology (G) STS.340
Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies WGS.101
Women and Global Activism and Politics WGS.109
Sexual and Gender Identities WGS.110J / 21H.108J
Gender and Media Studies WGS.111J / CMS.619J
Gender, Health and Society WGS.151
The Science of Race, Sex and Gender WGS.225J / 21A.103J / STS.046J
Psychology of Sex and Gender WGS.228
The Latina Experience in Literature, Film and Popular Culture WGS.242
Feminist Thought WGS.301J / 17.006J /17.007 / 24.237J / 24.637


 

Globalization or Transnationalism
 

Foundations of Development Policy 14.74
Political Economy and Economic Development 14.75
International Political Economy 17.115
Political Economy of Technology and Development in Latin America 17.145
Building a Better World 17.33
Social Movements in Comparative Perspective 17.509
Ethnic Conflict in World Politics 17.523
Human Rights at Home and Abroad 11.164J / 17.391J
Political Economy I: Theories of the State and the Economy (G) 17.100J / 14.781J / 15.678J
Varieties of Capitalism and Social Inequality (G) 17.154  
Political Economy of Institutions and Development (G) 17.178  
Globalization 17.195 / 17.196
Health Policy 17.315  
History of International Politics in the Modern World 17.401  
Introduction to International Relations 17.41  
Globalization, Migration, and International Relations 17.411 / 17.410
International Relations Theory in the Cyber Age 17.445 / 17.446
Cultures of East Asia 21A.140J / 21G.047J
Global Mental Health 21A.308
Ethics of Intervention (G) 21A.409J / 11.238J
Violence, Human Rights, and Justice 21A.442J / WGS.270J
Cross-Cultural Investigations: Technology and Development 21A.801J / EC.702J / STS.071J
Communicating Across Cultures 21G.019
Introduction to East Asian Cultures: From Zen to K-Pop 21G.030J / 21G.193 / WGS.236J
Advertising and Popular Culture: East Asian Perspectives 21G.036J / 21G.190 / CMS.356J / CMS.888
Migration, Race and Ethnicity in the New Europe and Germany 21G.058 / 21G.418
Anime: Transnational Media and Culture 21G.063 / 21G.596
The Invention of French Theory: A History of Transatlantic Intellectual Life since 1945 21G.068J / WGS.234J
The Global Chinese: Chinese Migration, 1567-Present 21G.075J / 21H.253J
Frenchness in an Era of Globalization 21G.322J / 21H.242J
Contemporary French Film and Social Issues 21G.341
Social and Literary Trends in Contemporary Short French Fiction 21G.347
Creation of a Continent: Representations of Hispanic America, 1492-1898, in Literature and Film 21G.731
The World: 1400-Present 21H.009
Medieval Economic History in Comparative Perspective 21H.134J / 14.70J
Business in China Since 1800 21H.350
Shanghai and China’s Modernization 21H.351J / 11.153J
South Asian Migrations 21H.357
Women and War 21H.381J / WGS.222J
Technology and the Global Economy, 1000-2000 21H.383 / 21H.982
World Literatures 21L.007
Globalization: The Good, the Bad and the In-between 21L.020J / WGS.145J
International Women’s Voices 21L.048J / 21G.022J / WGS.141J
Globalization and its Discontents: Spanish Speaking Nations 21L.639J / 21G.739J
All the World’s A Stage: Socio-Political Perspectives in Global Performance 21M.800
South Asian America: Transnational Media, Culture, and History 21W.788J / CMS.334J
The Linguistic Study of Bilingualism 24.906J / 21G.024J
Art, Architecture, and Urbanism in Dialogue 4.307 / 4.308
Advanced Studio on the Production of Space 4.312 / 4.313
Advanced Workshop in Artistic Practice and Transdisciplinary Research 4.314 / 4.315
Studio Seminar in Art and Public Sphere 4.368 / 4.369
Finance and Society STS.002
Gender in Science, Technology, and Environment STS.022J / 21G.057J / WGS.275J
Making the Modern World: The Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective  STS.025J / 21H.285J
Energy, Environment, and Society STS.032
Food and Power (G) STS.429J / 21A.439J
Women and Global Activism and Politics WGS.109
The Science of Race, Sex and Gender WGS.225J / 21A.103J / STS.046J