MIT SHASS Introductory-Level Subjects | Fall 2019
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, J. Picker
CMS.300 Introduction to Videogame Theory; HASS-H | M. Jakobsson
CMS.376 History of Media and Technology; HASS-H, CI-H | J. Paradis
21G.058J/21A.132J Race and Migration in Europe; HASS-H, CI-H | B. Stoetzer
21G.067 Digital Media in Japan and Korea; HASS-H | P. Roquet
21G.237 MIT Out Loud: Public Speaking for Bilingual Students (proposed); HASS-H | A.C. Kemp
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.
21L.007 World Literatures; HASS-H, CI-H | J. Terrones
21L.020J/WGS.145J Globalization: The Good, the Bad and the In-Between; HASS-H, CI-H | M. Resnick
21L.021 Comedy; HASS-H, CI-H | W. Kelley
STS.004 Intersections: Science, Technology, and the World; HASS-H | D. Fitzgerald
STS.006J/24.06J Bioethics; HASS-H, CI-H | A. Chaudhuri, Q. White
STS.083 Computers and Social Change (NEW); HASS-H | E. Medina
WGS.101 Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies; HASS-H, CI-H | A. Walsh
WGS.161J/21H.320J Gender and the Law in US History; HASS-H | C. Capozzola
WGS.160J/STS.021J Science Activism: Gender, Race and Power; HASS-E | E. Bertschinger