What you need to know

HASS Exploration (HEX) subjects are team-taught classes that explore a major concept or topic from multiple viewpoints across the humanities, arts, and social sciences (HASS). HEX subjects give you an opportunity to interact closely with faculty, gain exposure to a variety of methodologies, and develop skills such as critical reading and analysis of primary materials. Review the criteria for HEX subjects here.

Some key points to remember:

  • HEX subjects are open to all undergraduates.
  • Class size generally does not exceed 25 students per instructor.
  • You can use HEX subjects toward your HASS Requirement Distribution component or as a HASS Elective.

2019-2020 subjects

Fall 2019

21H.001 How to Stage a Revolution
HASS-H, CI-H
Units: 3-0-9
P. Alimagham, T. Padilla, J. Ravel

21L.009 Shakespeare (Global Shakespeares)
HASS-H, CI-H
Units: 3-0-9
P. Donaldson

21L.010/21W.042 Writing with Shakespeare (Global Shakespeares)
HASS-H, CI-HW
Units: 3-0-9
D. Henderson

21L.020/WGS.145 Globalization: The Good, the Bad and the In-Between
HASS-H, CI-H
Units: 3-0-9
M. Resnick, J. Terrones

21M.223J/21L.023J Folk Music of the British Isles and North America
HASS-A, CI-H
Units: 3-1-8
R. Perry


Spring 2020

17.28J/21H.213J The War at Home: American Politics and Society in Wartime
HASS-S
Units: 3-0-9
A. Berinsky, C. Capozzola

17.53 The Rise of Asia
HASS-S
Units: 3-0-9
R. Samuels, M. T. Fravel

24.912J/21H.106J/21L.008J/21W.741J/WGS.190J Black Matters: Introduction to Black Studies
HASS-A, HASS-H, CI-H
Units: 3-0-9
M. DeGraff, D. Fox Harrell


Subjects not offered AY2019-2020

21H.007/21L.014: Introduction to Ancient and Medieval Studies 
HASS-H, CI-H
Units: 3-0-9
S. Frampton, E. Goldberg

21H.009 World History and Its Fault Lines Since 1800
HASS-H, CI-H
Units: 3-0-9
S. Aiyar, H. Nagahara

21G.087J/21H.144J Introduction to Russian Studies
HASS-H
Units 3-0-9
M. Khotimsky, E. Wood

21L.017: The Art of the Probable
HASS-H, CI-H
Units: 3-0-9
S. Raman

21L.400 Medical Narratives: Compelling Accounts from Antiquity to Grey’s Anatomy
HASS-H
Units: 3-3-6
M. Resnick

21L.452/24.140 Literature and Philosophy
HASS-H
Units: 3-0-9
M. Gubar, K. Setiya

21M.013J/21L.013J The Supernatural in Music, Literature and Culture
HASS-A, HASS-H, CI-H
Units: 3-0-9
M. Fuller, C. Shadle