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Bachelor of Science in Comparative Media Studies/Course CMS

General Institute Requirements (GIRs)
Science Requirement
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Requirement [all but two subjects can be from 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).
Required Subjects
Tier I
21L.011 The Film Experience, 12, HASS-A, CI-H
CMS.100 Introduction to Media Studies, 12, HASS-H, CI-H
Tier II (Mid-tier). Choose one of the following:
CMS.400 Media Systems and Texts, 12, HASS-H, CI-M; one subject in CMS or permission of instructor  
CMS.403 Media and Methods: Performing, 12, HASS-H, CI-M; 21L.011, CMS.100, or permission of instructor
CMS.405 Media and Methods: Seeing and Expression, 12, HASS-H, CI-M; 21L.011 or CMS.100
CMS.407 Media and Methods: Sound, 12, HASS-H, CI-M
Tier III (Capstone). Choose one of the following:
21L.706 Studies in Film, 12, HASS-H, CI-M; 21L.011 and one subject in CMS or Literature; or permission of instructor
CMS.701 Current Debates in Media, 12, HASS-H, CI-M; CMS.100
Restricted Electives
Students choose six restricted electives. Qualified students may, with departmental approval, substitute a pre-thesis tutorial (CMS.ThT) and thesis (CMS.ThU) for one elective.
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.
For an explanation of credit units, or hours, please refer to the online help in the MIT Subject Listing & Schedule,


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