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Bachelor of Science in Humanities/Course 21

General Institute Requirements (GIRs)(1)
Science Requirement
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Requirement [all but two Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Distribution subjects can be satisfied by subjects in the Departmental Program]
Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement
Laboratory Requirement
Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree
Communication Requirement
The program includes a Communication Requirement of 4 subjects:
2 subjects designated as Communication Intensive in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CI-H); and 2 subjects designated as Communication Intensive in the Major (CI-M).
PLUS Departmental Program
Subject names below are followed by credit units, and by prerequisites, if any (corequisites in italics).
Restricted Electives
Eight elective subjects in the field (which may include a pre-thesis and a thesis), plus a four-subject cluster(2)
To satisfy the requirement that students complete two Communication Intensive subjects in the major, students must take 21F.406 and 21F.407. Registration for 21F.406 and 21F.407 must be simultaneous with one of 21F.409, 21F.410, 21F.412, 21F.414, 21F.415, 21F.416, or 21F.420.
Major Departures
The restricted electives for the major departure fields are determined in consultation with the faculty advisor in the chosen field. Major departures are available in American Studies, Ancient and Medieval Studies, Asian and Asian Diaspora Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Theater Arts, and Women's and Gender Studies.
Each major departure program must include two Communication Intensive major subjects, usually chosen from the subjects designated as CI-M for major programs in adjacent disciplines.
Departmental Program Units That Also Satisfy the GIRs
Unrestricted Electives
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree
No subject can be counted both as part of the 17-subject GIRs and as part of the 180 units required beyond the GIRs. Every subject in the student's departmental program will count toward one or the other, but not both.
(1) Only one subject used to meet the distribution element of the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Requirement may be counted toward the humanities component of these degree programs.
(2) The cluster is usually formed within a single second discipline of the humanities, arts, or social sciences. In special cases, it may draw together subjects from different disciplines to form a coherent grouping.
For an explanation of credit units, or hours, please refer to the online help in the MIT Subject Listing & Schedule,


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