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.
  • You can use HEX subjects toward your HASS Requirement Distribution component or as a HASS Elective.

2018-2019 subjects

Fall 2018

21H.007J/21L.014J 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

21L.009 Shakespeare (Global Shakespeares)
HASS-H; CI-H
Units: 3-0-9
S. Raman

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

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

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

Spring 2019

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
M.T. Fravel, V. Narang

24.912J/21H.10J6/21L.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 AY2018-19

21H.001 How to Stage a Revolution
HASS-H; CI-H
Units: 3-0-9
P. Alimagham, M. Ghachem, C. Horan

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

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

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