MIT SHASS courses on diversity-related issues
 



At MIT, diversity and inclusion are core values. In MIT’s School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences these values strengthen our teaching and research, and are embodied in the backgrounds and perspectives of our faculty and students. The MIT SHASS faculty teach a large number of classes on diversity-related issues, including classes with a focus on:


    • Race or ethnicity in the United States
    • Cultures outside the United States
    • Gender and/or sexuality
    • Globalization or transnationalism
 

See below for a list of diversity-related classes, organized around these four themes. And please refer to the official subject listings for updated schedules and locations.

For more information about MIT’s diversity, equity, and inclusion programs, visit: http://diversity.mit.edu/


Race or Ethnicity in the United States
 

Making Public Policy 11.002J / 17.30J
American Urban History 11.013J / 21H.217J
Race, History, and the Built Environment (G) 11.244J / STS.424
Justice 17.01J / 24.04J
Race, Ethnicity, and American Politics 17.269
Mass Incarceration in the United States 17.271
US Social Policy 17.317
Introduction to Latin American Studies 17.55J / 21A.130J / 21G.084J
American Dream: Exploring Class in the US 21A.120
Introduction to Asian American Studies: Historical and Contemporary Issues 21G.043J / 21H.107J
Libertarianism in History 21H.181J / 17.035J
Riots, Strikes, and Conspiracies in American History 21H.226J / 11.015J
Constitutional Law in US History 21H.227
The Black Radical Tradition in America 21H.229
MIT and Slavery: Research 21H.281
MIT and Slavery: Publication 21H.282
Race, Crime and Citizenship in American Law 21H.319
The Ghetto: From Venice to Harlem 21H.385J / 11.152J
American Literature 21L.006
Race and Identity in American Literature 21L.504J / WGS.140J
Introduction to Hispanic Culture 21L.617J / 21G.717J
Writing About Race 21W.742J / WGS.231J
Social Justice and The Documentary Film 21W.786J / CMS.336J
Film, Music, and Social Change: Intersections of Media and Society 21W.787
South Asian America: Transnational Media, Culture, and History 21W.788J / CMS.334J
Philosophy of Law 24.235J / 17.021J
Topics in Social Theory and Practice 24.236 / 24.636
Language and Power 24.252
Black Matters: Introduction to Black Studies 24.912J / 21H.106J / 21L.008J / 21W.741J / CMS.150J / WGS.190J
Games and Culture CMS.616J / 21W.768J / WGS.125J / CMS.868
Advanced Identity Representation CMS.628 / CMS.828
Evolution and Society STS.009
Quantifying People: A History of Social Science STS.047
African Americans in Science, Technology, and Medicine STS.048
Youth Political Participation STS.080J / 11.151J
The Global History of Medicine and Public Health (G) STS.450
Technocracy (G) STS.463J / 11.461J
Gender and Media Studies WGS.111J / CMS.619J
Science Activism: Gender, Race, and Power WGS.160J / STS.021J
Race, Gender and Social Inequality: Reproductive Health Care in the United States WGS.224
The Science of Race, Sex and Gender WGS.225J / 21A.103J / STS.046J
Race, Culture, and Gender in the US and Beyond: A Psychological Perspective WGS.229
Intersectional Feminist Memoir WGS.238J / 21W.738J



Cultures Outside the United States
 

Introduction to Latin American Studies 17.55J / 21A.130J / 21G.084J / 21H.170J
European Politics 17.561
Israel: History, Politics, Culture, and Identity 17.565 / 17.567
Engineering Democratic Development in Africa 17.571
Africa and the Politics of Knowledge 21A.135J / 21G.025J
Images of Asian Women: Dragon Ladies and Lotus Blossoms 21A.141J / 21G.048J / WGS.274J
Introduction to East Asian Cultures: From Zen to K-Pop 21G.030J / WGS.236J
Gender and Japanese Popular Culture 21G.039J / 21A.143J / WGS.154J
Global Chinese Food 21G.045
Race and Migration in Europe 21G.058J / 21A.132J / 21G.418
Introduction to Japanese Culture 21G.064 / 21G.592
Introduction to Russian Studies 21G.087J / 21H.144J
Cultural Geographies of Germany: Nature, Culture, and Politics 21G.417
Creation of a Continent: Representations of Hispanic America, 1492-1898, in Literature and Film 21G.731J / 21H.274J
Pre-Modern China 21H.151
Modern China 21H.152
Modern Japan: 1600 to Present 21H.155
Modern South Asia 21H.157
Islam, the Middle East, and the West 21H.160
The Modern Middle East 21H.161
A Survey of Modern African History 21H.165
Latin America Through Film 21H.172J / 21G.078J
Socialism in Latin America, from Che Guevara to Hugo Chávez 21H.173
Environment and History 21H.185J / 12.386J / STS.031J
Frenchness in an Era of Globalization 21H.242J / 21G.322J
Imperial and Revolutionary Russia: Culture and Politics, 1700-1917 21H.244J / 21G.085J
Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society: 1917 to the Present 21H.245J / 17.57J / 21G.086J
Modern Iran: A Century of Revolution 21H.261
Humanitarianism and Africa: A Critical History 21H.265
South Africa and Apartheid 21H.266
Minorities and Majorities in the Middle East 21H.365
Literature and Social Conflict: Perspectives on the Hispanic World 21L.638J / 21G.738J
The New Spain: 1977-Present 21L.640J / 21G.740J
Introduction to World Music 21M.030
Music of India 21M.291
Music of Indonesia 21M.292
Music of Africa 21M.293
Popular Musics of the World 21M.294
MIT Balinese Gamelan 21M.450
MIT Senegalese Drum Ensemble 21M.460
China on Stage 21M.700
A Global History of Commodities STS.040
Africa for Engineers STS.088
STS Seminar on the Global South (G) STS.417
Science and Technology in South Asia: Perspectives from History and Anthropology (G) STS.418
Women and Global Activism and Politics WGS.109
The Science of Race, Sex and Gender WGS.225J / 21A.103J / STS.046J
Science, Gender and Social Inequality in the Developing World WGS.226J / STS.023J


 

Gender and/or Sexuality
 

Violence, Human Rights, and Justice 11.135J / WGS.270J
For Love and Money: Rethinking the Family 21A.111J / WGS.172J
Images of Asian Women: Dragon Ladies and Lotus Blossoms 21A.141J / 21G.048J / WGS.274J
Gender, Race, and Environmental Justice 21A.407J / 21G.057J / STS.022J / WGS.275J
Gender and Japanese Popular Culture 21G.039J / 21G.591 / 21A.143J / WGS.154J
A Passage to India: Introduction to Modern Indian Culture and Society 21G.040
The Invention of French Theory: A History of Transatlantic Intellectual Life since 1945 21G.068J / WGS.234J
New Culture of Gender: Queer France 21G.325J / WGS.233J
Contemporary French Film and Social Issues 21G.341
Social and Literary Trends in Contemporary Short French Fiction 21G.347
Topics in Medicine and Public Health in the Hispanic World 21G.715
Gender and the Law in US History 21H.320J / WGS.161J
Women and War 21H.381J / WGS.222J
Gender: Historical Perspectives 21H.983J / WGS.310J
International Women’s Voices 21L.048J / 21G.022J / WGS.141J
Literature and Social Conflict: Perspectives on the Hispanic World 21L.638J / 21G.738J
Advanced Essay Workshop 21W.745
Topics in Social Theory and Practice 24.236 / 24.636
Language and Power 24.252
D-Lab: Gender and Development EC.718J / WGS.277J
Games and Culture CMS.616J / 21W.768J / WGS.125J / CMS.868
Advanced Identity Representation CMS.628 / CMS.828
Science in Action: Technologies and Controversies in Everyday Life STS.012
The Long War Against Cancer STS.049
Introduction to the History of Technology (G) STS.340
The Global History of Medicine and Public Health (G) STS.450
Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies WGS.101
Women and Global Activism and Politics WGS.109
Sexual and Gender Identities WGS.110J / 21H.108J
Gender and Media Studies WGS.111J / CMS.619J
Gender, Health and Society WGS.151
Science Activism: Gender, Race, and Power WGS.160J / STS.021J
Women and Gender in the Middle East and North Africa WGS.220J / 21H.263J
Race, Gender and Social Inequality: Reproductive Health Care in the United States WGS.224
The Science of Race, Sex and Gender WGS.225J / 21A.103J / STS.046J
Psychology of Sex and Gender WGS.228
Race, Culture, and Gender in the US and Beyond: A Psychological Perspective WGS.229
Intersectional Feminist Memoir WGS.238J / 21W.738J
Identities and Intersections: Queer Literatures WGS.245J / 21L.480J
HIV/AIDS in American Culture WGS.250J / 21L.481J
Feminist Thought WGS.301J / 17.006J / 17.007J / 24.237J / 24.637J

 

Globalization or Transnationalism
 

Violence, Human Rights, and Justice 11.135J / WGS.270J
Human Rights at Home and Abroad 11.164J / 17.391J
The Challenge of World Poverty 14.73
Political Economy and Economic Development 14.75
Firms, Markets, Trade and Growth 14.76
International Political Economy 17.115
Political Economy I: Theories of the State and the Economy (G) 17.100J / 14.781J / 15.678J
Varieties of Capitalism and Social Inequality (G) 17.154  
Political Economy of Institutions and Development (G) 17.178  
Health Policy 17.315  
Introduction to International Relations 17.41  
International Relations Theory in the Cyber Age 17.445 / 17.446
The Rise of Asia 17.53
Riots, Rebellions, Revolutions 17.581
Cultures of East Asia 21A.140J / 21G.047J
Global Mental Health 21A.308
The Stakes of International Development 21A.400
Gender, Race, and Environmental Justice 21A.407J / 21G.057J / STS.022J / WGS.275J
Ethics of Intervention (G) 21A.409J / 11.238J
Communicating Across Cultures 21G.019
Introduction to East Asian Cultures: From Zen to K-Pop 21G.030J / 21G.193 / WGS.236J
Advertising and Popular Culture: East Asian Perspectives 21G.036J / 21G.190 / CMS.356J / CMS.888
Anime: Transnational Media and Culture 21G.063 / 21G.596
The Invention of French Theory: A History of Transatlantic Intellectual Life since 1945 21G.068J / WGS.234J
The Global Chinese: Chinese Migration, 1567-Present 21G.075J / 21H.253J
Contemporary French Film and Social Issues 21G.341
Social and Literary Trends in Contemporary Short French Fiction 21G.347
Creation of a Continent: Representations of Hispanic America, 1492-1898, in Literature and Film 21G.731
The World: 1400-Present 21H.009
Medieval Economic History in Comparative Perspective 21H.134J / 14.70J
Environment and History 21H.185J / 12.386J / STS.031J
Frenchness in an Era of Globalization 21H.242J / 21G.322J
Business in China Since 1800 21H.350
Shanghai and China’s Modernization 21H.351J / 11.153J
South Asian Migrations 21H.357
Colonialism in South Asia and Africa: Race, Gender, Resistance 21H.358
Women and War 21H.381J / WGS.222J
Capitalism in the Age of Revolution 21H.382
Technology and the Global Economy, 1000-2000 21H.383 / 21H.982
The Ghetto: From Venice to Harlem 21H.385J / 11.152J
World Literatures 21L.007
Globalization: The Good, the Bad and the In-between 21L.020J / WGS.145J
International Women’s Voices 21L.048J / 21G.022J / WGS.141J
Globalization and its Discontents: Spanish Speaking Nations 21L.639J / 21G.739J
All the World’s A Stage: Socio-Political Perspectives in Global Performance 21M.800
South Asian America: Transnational Media, Culture, and History 21W.788J / CMS.334J
The Linguistic Study of Bilingualism 24.906J / 21G.024J
D-Lab: Gender and Development EC.718J / WGS.277J
Finance and Society STS.002
Making the Modern World: The Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective  STS.025J / 21H.285J
Energy, Environment, and Society STS.032
A Global History of Commodities STS.040
Computers and Social Change STS.083
STS Seminar on the Global South (G) STS.417
Food and Power (G) STS.429
Women and Global Activism and Politics WGS.109
The Science of Race, Sex and Gender WGS.225J / 21A.103J / STS.046J