Take the TOUR de SHASS online
Explore MIT's Humanities, Arts, and Social Science fields
Join us each September for the TOUR de SHASS campus fair event. For a virtual tour online anytime, click on the photographs below for information about each of the MIT HASS fields. The next TOUR de SHASS will take place in September 2019.
Meanwhile take the TOUR de SHASS online!
All MIT HASS classes are designed to empower our students to succeed — to serve the world well, with innovations and lives that are rich in meaning and wisdom.
In HASS studies and explorations, MIT students gain critical thinking and communication skills, creativity, cultural and historical perspectives, fluent language abilities, and knowledge about economic and political forces. As Anant Argawal, MIT EECS Professor and CEO of edX, says these capacities are hard-won, rigorously maintained power skills, vital for innovation and success.
In addition to the MIT HASS requirement, many students pursue a major and/or a minor in the HASS fields, exploring interests that support, balance, or expand studies in MIT's STEM fields. All MIT HASS classes empower professional success, whatever one's major field, and open windows onto a lifetime of creativity and growth.
From this page, you can take a virtual tour through the entire range of MIT's HASS fields of study and discover which options are the most meaningful for your goals.
Get started by clicking on the photographs below.