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.

2022-2023 subjects

Fall 2022

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

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


Spring 2023

21L.009 Shakespeare 
HASS-H, CI-H
Units: 3-0-9
Staff 

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

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

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