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 Academic Year 2015-16

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
21G.222 Expository Writing for Bilingual Students HASS-H check check
21L.000J Writing About Literature [21W.041J] HASS-H 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.014 Writing and Rhetoric: Exploring Visual Media HASS-H   check
21W.015 Writing and Rhetoric: Writing about Sports HASS-H check  
21W.016 Writing and Rhetoric: Designing Meaning 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.031 Science Writing and New Media: Explorations in Communicating about Science and Technology HASS-H check check
21W.035 Science Writing and New Media: Elements of Science Writing for the Public HASS-H check check
21W.036 Science Writing and New Media: Writing and the Environment HASS-H check  
21W.041J Writing About Literature [21L.000J] HASS-H check  
21W.042J Writing with Shakespeare [21L.010J] HASS-H check  
CI-H Subjects for Academic Year 2015-16
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
Subject Number Subject Title HASS
Category
Fall Spring
10.04J A Philosophical History of Energy [24.114J] HASS-H   check
Subject Number Subject Title HASS
Category
Fall Spring
11.002J Making Public Policy [17.30J] HASS-S check  
11.013J American Urban History I [21H.217J] HASS-H   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
11.139 The City in Film HASS-H   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
17.04J Modern Conceptions of Freedom [CC.111J] HASS-H   check
17.145 Political Economy of Technology and Development in Latin America HASS-S   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  
17.33 Building a Better World HASS-S   check
17.40 American Foreign Policy: Past, Present, and Future HASS-S check  
17.42 Causes and Prevention of War HASS-S   check
17.50 Introduction to Comparative Politics HASS-S   check
Subject Number Subject Title HASS
Category
Fall Spring
21A.308 Global Mental Health HASS-S check  
21A.461 What is Capitalism? HASS-S check  
21A.550J DV Lab: Documenting Science through Video and New Media [STS.064J] HASS-A   check
Subject Number Subject Title HASS
Category
Fall Spring
21G.011 Topics in Indian Popular Culture HASS-H   check
21G.022J International Women's Voices [21L.048J, WGS.141J] HASS-H   check
21G.024J The Linguistic Study of Bilingualism [24.906J] HASS-S check  
21G.027J Visualizing Japan in the Modern World [CMS.874J] HASS-H check  
21G.055J Media in Weimar and Nazi Germany [CMS.311J] HASS-H   check
21G.064 Introduction to Japanese Culture HASS-H   check
21G.065 Japanese Literature and Cinema HASS-H   check
21G.070 Latin America and the Global Sixties: Counterculture and Revolution HASS-H check  
21G.076J Globalization: The Good, the Bad and the In-Between [21L.020J] HASS-H check  
21G.590 Visualizing Japan in the Modern World [21G.027J, CMS.874J] HASS-H check  
21G.592 Introduction to Japanese Culture HASS-H   check
21G.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.009 The World: 1400-Present HASS-H   check
21H.106J Black Matters: Introduction to Black Studies [24.912J, 21L.008J, 21W.741J, WGS.190J] HASS-A, 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.161 The Middle East in the Twentieth Century HASS-H check  
21H.217J American Urban History I [11.013J] HASS-H   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  
Subject Number Subject Title HASS
Category
Fall Spring
21L.001 Foundations of Western Literature: Homer to Dante HASS-H check  
21L.002 Foundations of Western Literature: From Shakespeare to the Present 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 [24.912J, 21H.106J, 21W.741J, WGS.190J] HASS-A, HASS-H   check
21L.009 Shakespeare HASS-H check check
21L.011 The Film Experience HASS-A check check
21L.013J The Supernatural in Music, Literature, and Culture [21M.013J] HASS-A, HASS-H check  
21L.015 Children's Literature HASS-H check  
21L.017 The Art of the Probable HASS-H   check
21L.019 Introduction to European and Latin American Fiction HASS-H   check
21L.020J Globalization: The Good, the Bad and the In-Between [21G.076J] HASS-H check  
21L.021 Comedy HASS-H check check
21L.023J Folk Music of the British Isles and North America [21M.223J] HASS-A check  
21L.048J International Women's Voices [21G.022J, WGS.141J] HASS-H   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 [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 check
Subject Number Subject Title HASS
Category
Fall Spring
21W.729J Engineering Communication in Context [ES.729J] HASS-E check  
21W.741J Black Matters: Introduction to Black Studies [24.912J, 21H.106J, 21L.008J, WGS.190J] HASS-A, HASS-H   check
21W.742J Writing about Race [WGS.231J] 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.775 Writing about Nature and Environmental Issues HASS-H   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
24.02 Moral Problems and the Good Life HASS-H check  
24.04J Justice [17.01J] HASS-H   check
24.09 Minds and Machines HASS-H check  
24.114J A Philosophical History of Energy [10.04J] HASS-H   check
24.900 Introduction to Linguistics HASS-S check check
24.906J The Linguistic Study of Bilingualism [21G.024J] HASS-S check  
24.908 Creole Languages and Caribbean Identities HASS-S   check
24.912J Black Matters: Introduction to Black Studies [21H.106J, 21L.008J, 21W.741J, WGS.190J] HASS-A, HASS-H   check
Subject Number Subject Title HASS
Category
Fall Spring
CC.110 Becoming Human: Ancient Perspectives on the Best Life HASS-H check  
CC.111J Modern Conceptions of Freedom [17.04J] HASS-H   check
CC.112 Philosophy of Love [ES.112] HASS-H check  
CC.116 How to Rule the World: The Promises and Pitfalls of Politics, War, and Empire HASS-H   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 [21G.055J] HASS-H   check
CMS.333J Production of Educational Videos: Skills for Communicating Academic and Professional Content [ES.333J] HASS-E   check
CMS.874J Visualizing Japan in the Modern World [21G.027J] HASS-H 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.112J Philosophy of Love [CC.112J] HASS-H check  
ES.333J Production of Educational Videos: Skills for Communicating Academic and Professional Content [CMS.333J] HASS-E   check
ES.729J Engineering Communication in Context [21W.729J] 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.002 Finance and Society HASS-S   check
STS.003 The Rise of the Modern Science HASS-H check  
STS.007 Technology in History HASS-H check  
STS.034 Science Communication: A Practical Guide HASS-H check  
STS.049 The Long War Against Cancer HASS-H   check
STS.064J DV Lab: Documenting Science through Video and New Media [21A.550J] HASS-A   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.141J International Women's Voices [21G.022J, 21L.048J] HASS-H   check
WGS.190J Black Matters: Introduction to Black Studies [24.912J, 21H.106J, 21L.008J, 21W.741J] HASS-A, Hass-H   check
WGS.231J Writing about Race [21W.742J] HASS-H   check

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