Subjects for 2023-2024

CI‑M subjects fulfill the CI component for the designated major(s). Non-majors who enroll in these subjects will have the same educational experience, but will not receive CI credit for completing these subjects. Check the degree charts in the MIT Bulletin to identify the CI‑M subjects for your major program(s).

  • 21 Humanities

    If you are proposing a Course 21 major, your program of study must include two CI-M subjects, generally sequenced so that you will take one in your junior year and one in your senior year. You will propose these subjects, in consultation with the faculty advisor in the interdisciplinary field, when you make the program proposal. In most cases, these subjects will be selected from among the advanced subjects serving as CI-Ms for major programs in adjacent disciplines, e.g., a student designing a major in American studies might propose a subject serving as CI-M for history majors.

    CI-M subjects for interdisciplinary programs will be reviewed by the SHASS academic administrator and the Associate Dean for Curriculum and Faculty Support, on behalf of SOCR, before the proposal is submitted to the dean of SHASS for approval. If a CI-M subject has not been reviewed and approved by SOCR, you will need to petition SOCR to have the subject approved prior to submitting the program proposal to the dean of SHASS.

    Download the Petition for Declaration of CI-Ms for Course 21 Major.