MIT SHASS Introductory-Level Subjects | Fall 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
21G.024J The Linguistic Study of Bilingualism; HASS-S, CI-H | S. Flynn
21G.046 Modern Chinese Fiction and Cinema; HASS-H, CI-H | J. Wang
21G.055J Media in Weimar and Nazi Germany; HASS-H, CI-H | W. Uricchio
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.001 Technology in American History; HASS-H | M. Roe Smith
STS.004 Intersections: Science, Technology, and the World; HASS-H | D. Fitzgerald
STS.049 The Long War Against Cancer; HASS-H, CI-H | R. Scheffler
21M.600 Introduction to Acting; HASS-A | K. Mancuso
21M.606 Introduction to Stagecraft; HASS-A | Staff
21M.800 All the World's a Stage: Socio-Political Perspectives in Global Performance; HASS-H | C. Brathwaite
WGS.110J Sexual and Gender Identities in the Modern US; HASS-H | C. Horan
WGS.160J Science Activism: Gender, Race, and Power; HASS-E | E. Bertschinger
WGS.225J The Science of Race, Sex, and Gender; HASS-S | A. Sur