Inside the MIT SHASS Classroom: Stories and Profiles
Anthropology course; The Technology of Enchantment; photo by Graham Jones
MIT excellence, innovation, and multi-disciplinary initiatives makes all these studies and classroom experiences like no other. Explore a selection of class stories and student profiles in this gallery
100% of MIT undergraduates study the humanities, arts, and social sciences — and our graduate students earn masters and doctoral degrees in seven world-class fields.
MIT's SHASS fields are vital to solving the societal, political, and economic dimensions of the world’s most urgent problems. They also help students shape successful careers — and lives that are rich in meaning and wisdom.
Students in the School's classrooms examine local and global issues, from questions of building a just society to the humanistic dimensions of the climate crisis, poverty, healthcare, governance, ethics, the future of work, and many other issues.
The MIT SHASS disciplines also empower students with skills and understandings needed for success in every endeavor — among them cultural and historical perspectives, creativity, judgment, communication and critical thinking skills. In the SHASS fields, MIT also provide opportunities for our multi-dimensional STEM-focused students to Be Your Whole Self at MIT.”
That includes the freedom to explore, to cultivate talents and callings, to delve into special affinities for, say, speculative fiction, music tech, composing, or performance, ethics, logic, the ancient world, justice, theater arts, policy-making — or dozens of other explorations.
MIT excellence, innovation, and multi-disciplinary initiatives makes all these studies and classroom experiences like no other.
Explore a selection of class stories and student profiles in this gallery.