Humanities and Science (Course 21S)

Bachelor of Science in Humanities and Science

As a matter of general Course 21 policy, subjects used to meet the General Institute Science Requirement, the REST Requirement, and the Laboratory Requirement may not be included in the six-subject Science component of 21S degrees. 

Students must designate two CI-M subjects by petitioning the Subcommittee on the Communication Requirement. Normally, students are expected to complete one CI-M from each area of study, usually chosen from the subjects designated as CI-M for each major.

General Institute Requirements (GIRs)

The General Institute Requirements include a Communication Requirement that is integrated into both the HASS Requirement and the requirements of each major; see details below.

Summary of Subject Requirements Subjects
Science Requirement 6
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Requirement [between three and six subjects can be from the Departmental Program. Only one subject being used to meet the distribution component of the HASS Requirement may be counted toward the degree program.]; at least two of these subjects must be designated as communication-intensive (CI-H) to fulfill the Communication Requirement. 8
Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement 2
Laboratory Requirement (12 units) 1
Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree 17
Physical Education Requirement
Swimming requirement, plus four physical education courses for eight points.

Departmental Program

Choose at least two subjects in the major that are designated as communication-intensive (CI-M) to fulfill the Communication Requirement.

Restricted ElectivesUnits
For the humanities component, one of the following (further details may be obtained from the descriptions of programs in specific fields and the relevant field office):81-114
American Studies 1
Ancient and Medieval Studies 1
Anthropology
Asian and Asian Diaspora Studies 1
Comparative Media Studies
Global Studies and Languages (in French, German, or Spanish)
History
Latin American and Latino Studies 1
Literature
Music
Russian and Eurasian Studies 1
Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
Theater Arts
Women's and Gender Studies 1
Writing: Creative
Writing: Digital Media
Writing: Science Writing
For the science component, select six elective subjects restricted to one of the science curricula and approved by a faculty member in the field. 254-72
Units in Major135-186
Unrestricted Electives 348-117
Units in Major That Also Satisfy the GIRs(36-72)
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree180

The units for any subject that counts as one of the 17 GIR subjects cannot also be counted as units required beyond the GIRs.

1

American Studies, Ancient and Medieval Studies, Asian and Asian Diaspora Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, Russian and Eurasian Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies are also available as options within the Course 21 degree program, by special arrangement with the Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.

2

When possible, the subject satisfying the Institute Laboratory Requirement and one of the subjects satisfying the REST Requirement should be selected from this same curriculum, in addition to the regular requirement.

3

This chart has been calculated based on an overlap of 36 units (three subjects) between the HASS General Institute Requirement and the departmental requirements. Students who develop a program of study with more overlap will be able to select more unrestricted electives to meet the number of total units beyond the GIRs required for an SB degree.

 

Restricted Electives: Humanities Component (by area of study)

American Studies

Select seven elective subjects, including two in history and two in literature63-84
21.THTHumanities Pre-Thesis Tutorial 16
21.THUUndergraduate Thesis in Humanities12
Total Units81-102
1

With the consent of the faculty advisor, a student may substitute two subjects for 21.THT and 21.THU.

Ancient and Medieval Studies

Select seven elective subjects that follow the general structure of the Minor 163-84
21.THTHumanities Pre-Thesis Tutorial6
21.THUUndergraduate Thesis in Humanities12
Total Units81-102
1

See the minor in Ancient and Medieval Studies for a list of available subjects and a description of the structure of the program. 

Anthropology

21A.00Introduction to Anthropology: Comparing Human Cultures12
or 21A.01 How Culture Works
Select seven elective subjects 178-84
21A.802Seminar in Ethnography and Fieldwork12
or 21A.852 Seminar in Anthropological Theory
Total Units102-108
1

An honors thesis may be done at the invitation and approval of the faculty. 

Asian and Asian Diaspora Studies

Select seven elective subjects that follow the general structure of the Minor 163-84
21.THTHumanities Pre-Thesis Tutorial6
21.THUUndergraduate Thesis in Humanities12
Total Units81-102
1

See the minor in Asian and Asian Diaspora Studies for a list of available subjects and a description of the structure of the program. 

Comparative Media Studies

21L.011The Film Experience12
or CMS.100 Introduction to Media Studies
Select one of the following mid-tier subjects:12
Media Systems and Texts
Media and Methods: Performing
Media and Methods: Seeing and Expression
Media and Methods: Sound
Select one capstone subject:12
Studies in Film
Current Debates in Media
Select five CMS electives 145-60
Total Units81-96
1

A pre-thesis tutorial (CMS.THT) and thesis (CMS.THU), totaling 18 units of credit, may be substituted for one CMS elective.

Global Studies and Languages (in French, German, or Spanish)

Select nine elective subjects, which may include a pre-thesis tutorial (21G.THT) and thesis (21G.THU), subject to faculty approval81-108
Total Units81-108

History

Select seven elective subjects63-84
21.THTHumanities Pre-Thesis Tutorial6
21.THUUndergraduate Thesis in Humanities12
Total Units81-102

Latin American and Latino Studies

17.55[J]Introduction to Latin American Studies12
Select six elective subjects, including study in at least two disciplines and subjects in Spanish or Portuguese54-72
21.THTHumanities Pre-Thesis Tutorial6
21.THUUndergraduate Thesis in Humanities12
Total Units84-102

Literature

Select eight elective subjects, including two seminars and subjects in three historical periods or thematic complexes96
Total Units96

Music

21M.011Introduction to Western Music12
21M.030Introduction to World Music12
21M.301Harmony and Counterpoint I12
21M.500Advanced Seminar in Music12
Select two terms of Performance subjects (6 units each)12
A coherent program of four subjects from the music curriculum chosen in consultation with faculty advisor(s)48
Total Units108

Russian and Eurasian Studies

Select seven elective subjects, two of which must satisfy the language requirement63-84
21.THTHumanities Pre-Thesis Tutorial6
21.THUUndergraduate Thesis in Humanities12
Total Units81-102

Science, Technology, and Society (STS)

Select seven elective subjects 163-84
STS.091Critical Issues in STS12
STS.THTUndergraduate Thesis Tutorial6
STS.THUUndergraduate Thesis12
Total Units93-114
1

Must include at least one Tier I subject and one Tier II subject

Theater Arts

Select five elective subjects45-60
21M.606Introduction to Stagecraft9
21M.710Script Analysis12
21M.805Performance and Design Practicum6
21M.815Production Practicum6
or 21M.851 Independent Study in Performance and Design
21M.THTPre-Thesis Tutorial6
21M.THUUndergraduate Thesis12
Total Units96-111

Women's and Gender Studies

WGS.101Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies12
WGS.301[J]Feminist Thought12
Select five elective subjects60
21.THTHumanities Pre-Thesis Tutorial 16
21.THUUndergraduate Thesis in Humanities12
Total Units102
1

With the permission of the director of the program, students may substitute two 12-unit subjects for 21.THT and 21.THU.

Writing: Creative

Select seven subjects centered in creative or expository writing 184
21W.THTWriting and Humanistic Studies Pre-Thesis Tutorial6
21W.THUWriting and Humanistic Studies Thesis12
Total Units102
1

One of these subjects is normally at the introductory level; one may be selected from a related field.

Writing: Digital Media

21W.764[J]The Word Made Digital12
21W.765[J]Interactive Narrative12
21W.785Communicating with Web-Based Media12
Select a CI-M subject in writing12
Select three related subjects from another department27-36
21W.THTWriting and Humanistic Studies Pre-Thesis Tutorial6
21W.THUWriting and Humanistic Studies Thesis12
Total Units93-102

Writing: Science Writing

Select a subject in basic exposition 112
Select a subject in digital media12
Select a subject in science, technology, and society9-12
Select an elective writing subject12
21W.777Science Writing in Contemporary Society12
21W.778Science Journalism12
21W.792Science Writing Internship12
21W.THTWriting and Humanistic Studies Pre-Thesis Tutorial6
21W.THUWriting and Humanistic Studies Thesis12
Total Units99-102
1

Select from the 21W subjects for which the first digit after the decimal is a 0.