Faculty and Instructors

Developing and Teaching CI Subjects

The Communication Requirement consists of four Communication Intensive (CI) subjects sequenced throughout a student's undergraduate career. Students must take two CI subjects in the humanities, arts, and social sciences (CI-H), and two CI subjects within their major program (CI-M). Usually, students will take one CI subject each undergraduate year: two CI-H subjects in their freshman and sophomore years, and two CI-M subjects during their junior and senior years. Only one CI-H subject per term may be counted toward completion of the Communication Requirement; however, this restriction does not apply to a CI-H and a CI-M subject or two CI-M subjects taken in the same term.

Innovations in Communication Instruction: Lessons from Ten Years of the Communication Requirement (video)

On April 27, 2011, the Subcommittee on the Communication Requirement (SOCR) held an event to collect and share best practices in communication instruction. Several CI-H and CI-M instructors discussed the successes and challenges of teaching Communication Intensive (CI) subjects at MIT. We hope that this and future events will promote continued conversation among communication instructors, and ultimately help foster creativity in CI instruction. A video of the event is available at the link above.



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