Writing and Humanistic Studies

The MIT Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies gives students the opportunity to learn the techniques, forms, and traditions of several kinds of writing, from basic expository prose to more advanced forms of non-fictional prose, fiction and poetry, science writing, scientific and technical communication and digital media.

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Course # Course Title Term
21W.730 Writing on Contemporary Issues: Social and Ethical Issues Spring 2010
21W.730-1 Expository Writing: Social and Ethical Issues in Print, Photography and Film Fall 2005
21W.730-1 Expository Writing: Exploring Social and Ethical Issues through Film and Print Fall 2002
21W.730-2 The Creative Spark Fall 2004
21W.730-3 Writing and the Environment Spring 2005
21W.730-3 Consumer Culture Fall 2002
21W.730-3 Expository Writing: Autobiography - Theory and Practice Spring 2001
21W.730-4 Writing on Contemporary Issues: Food for Thought: Writing and Reading about the Cultures of Food Fall 2008
21W.730-4 Expository Writing: Analyzing Mass Media Spring 2001
21W.730-5 Writing on Contemporary Issues: Culture Shock! Writing, Editing, and Publishing in Cyberspace Fall 2008
21W.730-5 Writing on Contemporary Issues: Imagining the Future Fall 2007
21W.731-1 Writing and Experience: Exploring Self in Society Spring 2004
21W.731-4 Writing and Experience Spring 2002
21W.732-1 Introduction to Technical Communication: Perspectives on Medicine and Public Health Spring 2007
21W.732-2 Introduction to Technical Communication: Ethics in Science and Technology Fall 2006
21W.732-2 Intro to Tech Communication Fall 2002
21W.732-5 Introduction to Technical Communication: Explorations in Scientific and Technical Writing Fall 2006
21W.734J Writing About Literature Fall 2006
21W.735 Writing and Reading the Essay Fall 2005
21W.735 Writing and Reading the Essay Fall 2004
21W.739J Darwin and Design Fall 2009
21W.739J Darwin and Design Fall 2003
21W.742J Writing About Race: Narratives of Multiraciality Fall 2008
21W.742J Writing About Race Spring 2007
21W.745 Advanced Essay Workshop Spring 2008
21W.746 Humanistic Perspectives on Medicine: From Ancient Greece to Modern America Spring 2005
21W.747 Classical Rhetoric and Modern Political Discourse Fall 2009
21W.747 Rhetoric Spring 2005
21W.747-1 Rhetoric Spring 2010
21W.747-1 Rhetoric Spring 2006
21W.747-1 Rhetoric Fall 2006
21W.747-2 Rhetoric: Rhetoric of Science Spring 2006
21W.749 Documentary Photography and Photojournalism: Still Images of a World in Motion Spring 2009
21W.749 Documentary Photography and Photo Journalism: Still Images of A World In Motion Spring 2002
21W.755 Writing and Reading Short Stories Fall 2006
21W.756 Writing and Reading Poems Fall 2006
21W.765J Interactive and Non-Linear Narrative: Theory and Practice Spring 2006
21W.765J Interactive and Non-Linear Narrative: Theory and Practice Spring 2004
21W.765J Theory and Practice of Non-linear and Interactive Narrative Spring 2003
21W.772 Digital Poetry Fall 2005
21W.775 Writing about Nature and Environmental Issues Fall 2006
21W.777 The Science Essay Spring 2009
21W.777 The Science Essay Spring 2008
21W.780 Communicating in Technical Organizations Spring 2006
21W.780 Communicating in Technical Organizations Spring 2005
21W.780 Communicating in Technical Organizations Fall 2001
21W.783 Science and Engineering Writing for Phase II Fall 2002
21W.784 Becoming Digital: Writing about Media Change Fall 2009
21W.785 Communicating in Cyberspace Fall 2003
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