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.

2020-2021 subjects

Fall 2020

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


Spring 2021

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

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