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.

2023-2024 subjects

Fall 2023

21L.020/WGS.145 Globalization: The Good, the Bad and the In-Between
Units: 3-0-9

Spring 2024

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

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

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

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