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Bachelor of Science in Writing/Course 21W

General Institute Requirements (GIRs) Subjects
Science Requirement 6
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Requirement [three subjects may be satisfied by subjects in the Departmental Program] 8
Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement 2
Laboratory Requirement 1
Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree 17
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 Units
Subject names below are followed by credit units, and by prerequisites, if any (corequisites in italics).
Option 1: Creative Writing (fiction, nonfiction, poetry)
Required Subjects 30
21W.ThT Writing and Humanistic Studies Pre-Thesis Tutorial, 6
21W.ThU Writing and Humanistic Studies Thesis, 12, CI-M; 21W.ThT
One of the following (CI-M): 21W.757, 21W.758, 21W.759, 21W.762, 21W.770, 21W.771, or 21W.777
Restricted Electives 81-108
Six subjects centered on creative writing, of which one is normally introductory; three subjects in literature, one of which may be in CMS.  
Option 2: Science Writing
Required Subjects 54
21W.777 Science Writing in Contemporary Society, 12, HASS-H, CI-M
21W.778 Science Journalism, 12, HASS-H, CI-H
21W.792 Science Writing Internship, 12, HASS-H
21W.ThT Writing and Humanistic Studies Pre-Thesis Tutorial, 6
21W.ThU Writing and Humanistic Studies Thesis, 12, CI-M; 21W.ThT
Restricted Electives 60
Four subjects in writing, of which one is normally introductory; three are writing subjects approved for this major, one of which is in digital media (48 units).  
One approved Science, Technology, and Society subject (12 units).  
Option 3: Digital Media
Required Subjects 66
21W.764J The Word Made Digital, 12, HASS-A
21W.765J Interactive and Non-Linear Narrative: Theory and Practice, 12, HASS-A
21W.785 Communicating with Web-based Media, 12, HASS-A, CI-H
21W.ThT Writing and Humanistic Studies Pre-Thesis Tutorial, 6
21W.ThU Writing and Humanistic Studies Thesis, 12, CI-M; 21W.ThT
One of the following (CI-M): 21W.757, 21W.758, 21W.759, 21W.762, 21W.770, 21W.771, or 21W.777
Restricted Electives 54-72
Three subjects in writing, which may be in digital media, creative writing, or science writing, and three related subjects from another department  
Departmental Program Units That Also Satisfy the GIRs (27-36)
Unrestricted Electives
Option 1 42-69
Option 2 66
Option 3 42-60
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree 180
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.
Notes
For an explanation of credit units, or hours, please refer to the online help in the MIT Subject Listing & Schedule, http://student.mit.edu/catalog/index.cgi.

 

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