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.

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.

2021-2022 subjects

Fall 2021

21H.001 How to Stage a Revolution
HASS-H, CI-H
Units: 3-0-9
Staff

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

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


Spring 2022

17.53 The Rise of Asia
HASS-S
Units: 3-0-9
R. Samuels, V. Narang

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

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

21L.452J/24.140J 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
Staff

24.912J/21H.106J/21L.008J/21W.741J/CMS.150J/WGS.190J Black Matters: Introduction to Black Studies
HASS-A, HASS-H, CI-H
Units: 3-0-9
M. DeGraff, D. Fox Harrell, D. Wood