List of current CI-HW and CI-H Subjects

The CI-H subjects provide you with a foundation in effective expository writing and oral communication. CI-H subjects are writing classes or classes in the HASS curriculum in which you plan, organize, draft, and revise a series of sequenced assignments based on course material. These subjects require at least 20 pages of writing, typically divided among three to five assignments. At least one essay must be revised and resubmitted. CI-H subjects also offer students substantial opportunity for oral expression through presentations, student-led discussion, or class participation.

CI-HW subjects are a subset of CI-H subjects concentrating more particularly on the writing process. Given how important revision is to composition, most, if not all, assignments will be revised. The emphasis in all the CI-HW sections is on writing: the writing process, from pre-writing through drafting, revising, and editing; and the rhetorical dimensions of writing: the audience for whom one is writing, and the purpose for which one is writing—to argue, inform, persuade, explain, convince, and so on. Students address major trouble spots in grammar, mechanics, and style; effective paragraph construction; and proper use and citation of research materials and sources. In-class workshops offer peer feedback on writers’ work in progress, allowing students to develop a critical vocabulary and giving writers suggestions for revision. Students also meet for required conferences with the instructor.

You must pass a CI-H or CI-HW subject in order to receive credit. You may receive CI credit for only one CI-H/HW subject per term.

Please Note: There is a new deadline and process for enrolling in CI-H and CI-HW subjects:

Please see the Enrollment Tools site for additional details.

Choosing an appropriate CI-H

If you are a freshman, more information can be found here.

Most students fulfill the CI-H component in their freshman and sophomore years. The Communication Requirement specifies that undergraduates complete one CI subject by the end of the first year, two by the end of the second year, three by the end of the third year, and four by graduation.

If you have questions about what CI-H and CI-HW classes are appropriate for you, please contact the Office of the Communication Requirement at: commreq@mit.edu or (617) 253-2313.

CI-HW Subjects for 2013-14

Credit may be received for only one CI-HW subject within the following groups:

Rhetoric and Writing
(21W.011, 21W.012, 21W.013, 21W.014, 21W.015, 21W.730)

Writing and Experience
(21W.021, 21W.022, 21W.023, 21W.024, 21W.025, 21W.731)

Science Writing and New Media
(21W.031, 21W.032, 21W.033J, 21W.034, 21W.035, 21W.036, 21W.732, ES.033J)

Please see MIT subject listing and schedule or email commreq@mit.edu for more information.

Subject Number Subject Title HASS Category Fall Spring
21F.222 Expository Writing for Bilingual Students HASS-H check check
21L.000J Writing About Literature [21W.041J] HASS-H check check
21L.010J Writing with Shakespeare [21W.042J] HASS-H check  
21W.011 Writing and Rhetoric: Rhetoric and Contemporary Issues HASS-H check check
21W.012 Writing and Rhetoric: Food for Thought HASS-H check  
21W.013 Writing and Rhetoric: Introduction to Contemporary Rhetoric HASS-H check  
21W.015 Writing and Rhetoric: Writing about Sports HASS-H check  
21W.021 Writing and Experience: MIT Inside, Live HASS-H check  
21W.022 Writing and Experience: Reading and Writing Autobiography HASS-H check check
21W.026 Writing and Experience: The Hero in the Postmodern World HASS-H check  
21W.031 Science Writing and New Media: Explorations in Communicating about Science and Technology HASS-H check check
21W.032 Science Writing and New Media: Introduction to Digital Media HASS-H check  
21W.033J Science Writing and New Media: Engineering Communication in Context [ES.033J] HASS-H check  
21W.034 Science Writing and New Media: Perspectives on Medicine and Public Health HASS-H check  
21W.035 Science Writing and New Media: Elements of Science Writing for the Public HASS-H check check
21W.041J Writing About Literature [21L.000J] HASS-H check check
21W.042J Writing with Shakespeare [21L.010J] HASS-H check  
ES.033J Science Writing and New Media: Engineering Communication in Context [21W.033J] HASS-H check  
CI-H Subjects for 2013-14
Subject Number Subject Title HASS Category Fall Spring
3.986 The Human Past: Introduction to Archaeology HASS-S check  
Subject Number Subject Title HASS Category Fall Spring
4.211J The Once and Future City [11.016J] HASS-H   check
4.602 Modern Art and Mass Culture HASS-A   check
Subject Number Subject Title HASS
Category
Fall Spring
11.002J Making Public Policy [17.30J] HASS-S check  
11.014J American Urban History II [21H.218J] HASS-H check  
11.015J Riots, Strikes, and Conspiracies in American History [21H.226J] HASS-H check  
11.016J The Once and Future City [4.211J] HASS-H   check
11.124 Introduction to Education: Looking Forward and Looking Back on Education HASS-S check  
11.125 Introduction to Education: Understanding and Evaluating Education HASS-S   check
Subject Number Subject Title HASS
Category
Fall Spring
14.70J Medieval Economic History in Comparative Perspective [21H.134J] HASS-S   check
Subject Number Subject Title HASS
Category
Fall Spring
17.01J Justice [24.04J] HASS-H   check
17.20 Introduction to the American Political Process HASS-S check  
17.30J Making Public Policy [11.002J] HASS-S check  
17.309J Science, Technology, and Public Policy [ESD.082J, STS.082J] HASS-S check  
17.50 Introduction to Comparative Politics HASS-S   check
Subject Number Subject Title HASS
Category
Fall Spring
21A.125J Black Matters: Introduction to Black Studies [21H.106J, 21L.008J, 21W.741J, 24.912J, WGS.190J] HASS-A, HASS-H   check
21A.142J Japanese Literature and Cinema [21F.065J] HASS-H check  
21A.201J The Supernatural in Music, Literature and Culture [21L.013J, 21M.013J] HASS-A, HASS-H check  
21A.461 What is Capitalism? HASS-S check  
21A.503J Language and Technology [24.913J, STS.070J] HASS-S check  
Subject Number Subject Title HASS
Category
Fall Spring
21F.011 Topics in Indian Popular Culture HASS-H   check
21F.019 Communicating Across Cultures HASS-H   check
21F.024J The Linguistic Study of Bilingualism [24.906J] HASS-S check  
21F.043J Introduction to Asian American Studies: Historical and Contemporary Issues [21H.107J] HASS-H check  
21F.046 Modern Chinese Fiction and Cinema HASS-H check  
21F.053 Understanding Contemporary French Politics HASS-S   check
21F.055J Media in Weimar and Nazi Germany [CMS.311J] HASS-H   check
21F.064 Introduction to Japanese Culture HASS-H check  
21F.065J Japanese Literature and Cinema [21A.142J] HASS-H check  
21F.076J Globalization: The Good, the Bad and the In-Between [21L.020J] HASS-H check  
21F.192 Modern Chinese Fiction and Cinema HASS-H check  
21F.226 Advanced Workshop in Writing for Science and Engineering (ELS) HASS-H check check
21F.228 Advanced Workshop in Writing for Social Sciences and Architecture (ELS) HASS-H   check
21F.592 Introduction to Japanese Culture HASS-H check  
21F.593 Japanese Literature and Cinema HASS-H check  
Subject Number Subject Title HASS
Category
Fall Spring
21H.001 How to Stage a Revolution HASS-H check  
21H.007J Empire: Introduction to Ancient and Medieval Studies [21L.014J] HASS-H   check
21H.106J Black Matters: Introduction to Black Studies [21A.125J, 21L.008J, 21W.741J, 24.912J, WGS.190J] HASS-A, HASS-H   check
21H.107J Introduction to Asian American Studies: Historical and Contemporary Issues [21F.043J] HASS-H check  
21H.130 The Ancient World: Greece HASS-H check  
21H.132 The Ancient World: Rome HASS-H   check
21H.134J Medieval Economic History in Comparative Perspective [14.70J] HASS-S   check
21H.141 Renaissance to Revolution: Europe, 1300-1800 HASS-H   check
21H.161 The Middle East in the Twentieth Century HASS-H   check
21H.185 Introduction to Environmental History HASS-S   check
21H.218J American Urban History II [11.014J] HASS-H check  
21H.226J Riots, Strikes, and Conspiracies in American History [11.015J] HASS-H check  
21H.228 American Classics HASS-H   check
Subject Number Subject Title HASS
Category
Fall Spring
21L.001 Foundations of Western Literature: Homer to Dante HASS-H check  
21L.003 Reading Fiction HASS-H check check
21L.004 Reading Poetry HASS-H check check
21L.005 Introduction to Drama HASS-A check  
21L.006 American Literature HASS-H check  
21L.007 World Literatures HASS-H check  
21L.008J Black Matters: Introduction to Black Studies [21A.125J, 21H.106J, 21W.741J, 24.912J, WGS.190J] HASS-A, HASS-H   check
21L.009 Shakespeare HASS-H check check
21L.011 The Film Experience HASS-A check check
21L.012 Forms of Western Narrative HASS-H check check
21L.013J The Supernatural in Music, Literature, and Culture [21A.201J, 21M.013J] HASS-A, HASS-H check  
21L.014J Empire: Introduction to Ancient and Medieval Studies [21H.007J] HASS-H   check
21L.018 Introduction to English Literature HASS-H check
21L.020J Globalization: The Good, the Bad and the In-Between [21F.076J] HASS-H check  
21L.021 Comedy HASS-H check check
21L.022J Darwin and Design [21W.739J] HASS-H check  
21L.023J Folk Music of the British Isles and North America [21M.223J] HASS-A check  
Subject Number Subject Title HASS
Category
Fall Spring
21M.011 Introduction to Western Music HASS-A check check
21M.013J The Supernatural in Music, Literature, and Culture [21A.201J, 21L.013J] HASS-A, HASS-H check  
21M.030 Introduction to World Music HASS-A check check
21M.223J Folk Music of the British Isles and North America [21L.023J] HASS-A check  
21M.710 Script Analysis HASS-A check
Subject Number Subject Title HASS
Category
Fall Spring
21W.735 Writing and Reading the Essay HASS-H check  
21W.739J Darwin and Design [21L.022J] HASS-H check  
21W.741J Black Matters: Introduction to Black Studies [21A.125J, 21H.106J, 21L.008J, 24.912J, WGS.190J] HASS-A, HASS-H   check
21W.745 Advanced Essay Workshop HASS-H   check
21W.746 Humanistic Perspectives on Medicine: From Ancient Greece to Modern America HASS-H   check
21W.747 Rhetoric HASS-H check check
21W.778 Science Journalism HASS-H check  
21W.789 Communicating with Mobile Technology HASS-H   check
Subject Number Subject Title HASS
Category
Fall Spring
24.00 Problems of Philosophy HASS-H check  
24.01 Classics of Western Philosophy HASS-H   check
24.04J Justice [17.01J] HASS-H   check
24.06J Bioethics [STS.006J] HASS-H   check
24.09 Minds and Machines HASS-H check  
24.900 Introduction to Linguistics HASS-S check check
24.906J The Linguistic Study of Bilingualism [21F.024J] HASS-S check  
24.912J Black Matters: Introduction to Black Studies [21A.125J, 21H.106J, 21L.008J, 21W.741J, WGS.190J] HASS-A, HASS-H   check
24.913J Language and Technology [21A.503J, STS.070J] HASS-S check  
Subject Number Subject Title HASS
Category
Fall Spring
CC.110 Becoming Human: Ancient Perspectives on the Best Life HASS-H check  
CC.113 Ancient Greek Philosophy and Mathematics HASS-H check  
CC.116 How to Rule the World: The Promises and Pitfalls of Politics, War, and Empire HASS-E   check
Subject Number Subject Title HASS
Category
Fall Spring
CMS.100 Introduction to Media Studies HASS-H check check
CMS.311J Media in Weimar and Nazi Germany [21F.055J] HASS-H   check
CMS.333J Production of Educational Videos: Skills for Communicating Academic and Professional Content [ES.333J] HASS-E   check
Subject Number Subject Title HASS
Category
Fall Spring
ESD.082J Science, Technology, and Public Policy [17.309J, STS.082J] HASS-S check  
Subject Number Subject Title HASS
Category
Fall Spring
ES.333J Production of Educational Videos: Skills for Communicating Academic and Professional Content [CMS.333J] HASS-E   check
Subject Number Subject Title HASS
Category
Fall Spring
SP.360 Terrascope Radio HASS-A   check
Subject Number Subject Title HASS
Category
Fall Spring
MAS.110 Fundamentals of Computational Media Design HASS-A check  
Subject Number Subject Title HASS
Category
Fall Spring
STS.001 Technology in American History HASS-H   check
STS.006J Bioethics [24.06J] HASS-H   check
STS.007 Technology in History HASS-H check  
STS.070J Language and Technology [21A.503J, 24.913J] HASS-S check  
STS.082J Science, Technology, and Public Policy [17.309J, ESD.082J] HASS-S check  
Subject Number Subject Title HASS
Category
Fall Spring
WGS.101 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies HASS-H check check
WGS.109 Women and Global Activism in Media and Politics HASS-H check  
WGS.190J Black Matters: Introduction to Black Studies [21A.125J, 21H.106J, 21L.008J, 21W.741J, 24.912J] HASS-A, HASS-H   check

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