MIT SHASS Introductory-Level Subjects | Spring 2018
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 | I. Condry and J. Picker
CMS.301 Introduction to Game Design Methods; HASS-A | M. Jakobsson
CMS.309J/21W.763J Transmedia Storytelling: Modern Science Fiction; HASS-A | H. Hendershot
21G.026 Global Africa: Creative Cultures (New); HASS-H | A. Edoh
21G.055J/CMS.311J Media in Weimar and Nazi Germany; HASS-H, CI-H | W. Uricchio
21G.074 Topics in Portuguese Popular Culture: The Portuguese-speaking World through Film, Music and Fiction; HASS-H | A. Igrejas
GSL 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.
21H.102 American History since 1865; HASS-H, CI-H | C. Horan
21H.161 The Middle East in the 20th Century; HASS-H, CI-H | P. Alimagham
21H.165 A Survey of Modern African History (New); HASS-H | K. Mutongi
24.9000 How Language Works (New); HASS-S | K. von Fintel
21M.011 Introduction to Western Music; HASS-A, CI-H | M. Marks, T. Neff, T. Neff
21M.030 Introduction to World Music ; HASS-A, CI-H | E. Ziporyn, K. Haas
21M.051 Fundamentals of Music; HASS-A | M. Cuthbert, K. Salfelder
STS.007 Technology in History; HASS-H, CI-H | R. Williams
STS.008 Technology and Experience; HASS-S, CI-H | M. Boucher
STS.012 Science in Action: Technologies and Controversies in Everyday Life; HASS-S | D. Banerjee
WGS.101 Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies; HASS-H, CI-H | A. Walsh
WGS.109 Women and Global Activism in Media and Politics; HASS-H, CI-H | A. Sur
WGS.142 Narrative and Identity: Writing and Film by Contemporary Women of Color; HASS-H | S. King
21W.747 Rhetoric; HASS-H, CI-H | S. Strang, A. Karatsolis
21W.755 Writing and Reading Short Stories; HASS-A | S. Lewitt, M. Nathan
21W.775 Writing About Nature and Environmental Issues; HASS-H, CI-H | C. Taft