MIT SHASS Introductory-Level Subjects | Spring 2021
Suggested Introductory Subjects
The following is a list of subjects that have been suggested by the departments, programs, and sections as among those recommended for students who may not already have experience in these fields. This list is not all-inclusive, and is intended only as one possible starting point for students looking to explore the MIT SHASS fields. HASS-Exploration (HEX) subjects, for instance, provide another appropriate route, and many students will find additional subjects that match their own distinctive interests.
The full list of course offerings is available through the online subject listing and more information is always available through the departments, programs, and sections. Students should always refer to the official subject listing for updated schedules and locations. This list may not be updated after the start of classes.
Enjoy the exploration!
Fields of Study
CMS.100 Introduction to Media Studies; HASS-H, CI-H | J. Reich, P. Roquet
CMS.301 Introduction to Game Design Methods; HASS-A | M. Jakobsson, S. Verrilli
CMS.587J Introduction to Education: Understanding and Evaluating Education; HASS-S, CI-H | M. Thompson, J. Gardony
14.01 Principles of Microeconomics; HASS-S | S. Ellison
14.02 Principles of Macroeconomics; HASS-S | R. Caballero
14.70J Medieval Economic History in Comparative Perspective; HASS-S, CI-H | A. McCants
21G.028J African Migrations; HASS-S | A. Edoh
21G.057J Gender, Race, and Environmental Justice; HASS-S | B. Stoetzer
21G.077J Introduction to the Classics of Russian Literature; HASS-H | M. Khotimsky
Global Languages offers language instruction courses at a variety of levels to suit your skills. All but ELS provide subjects for complete beginners: Chinese, English Language Studies, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
STS.011 Engineering Life: Biotechnology and Society; HASS-H | R. W. Scheffler
STS.012 Science in Action: Technology and Controversies in Everyday Life; HASS-S | D. Banerjee
STS.031J Environment and History; HASS-S, CI-H | K. Brown, S. Solomon
21M.600 Introduction to Acting; HASS-A | J. Sonenberg
21M.606 Introduction to Stagecraft; HASS-A | S. Rodemann
21M.715 Topics in Theater Arts: Creating the World We Want: Protest, Activism, and Performance; HASS-A (confirmed by Registar's Office) | C. Brathwaite
WGS.101 Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies; HASS-H, CI-H | A. Walsh
WGS.224 Race, Gender, and Social Inequality: Reproductive Health Care in the United States; HASS-S | L. Janiak
WGS.S10 Special Subject in Women's Studies: Black Feminist Health Science Studies; | M. Bailey
21W.035 Science Writing and New Media: Elements of Science Writing for the Public; HASS-H, CI-HW | Staff
21W.741J Black Matters: Introduction to Black Studies; HASS-A/H, CI-HW | M. DeGraff, D. Fox Harrell, D. Wood
21W.747 Rhetoric; HASS-H, CI-H | S. Strang, S. Lane