These joint degree programs draw from both humanistic and engineering/science studies, providing students with a basic command of each mode of inquiry. One component is selected from the undergraduate degree curriculum of an engineering/science department, which is approved by a faculty member in the field. The other component consists of subjects in a humanities field, chosen by the student in consultation with an advisor from the appropriate humanities faculty. This unique arrangement yields a humanities program of considerable depth while allowing for continued serious commitment to an engineering/science interest.
MIT's registrar maintains the official requirements for Course 21E and Course 21S Degrees on their website.
Requirements for all 21E and 21S Majors (Joint Degree)
The undergraduate program leading to the degrees of 21E (Humanities and Engineering) or 21S (Humanities and Science) with a focus in music, provides an opportunity to study and combine music with a scientific or engineering field.
|21M.301||Harmony and Counterpoint I||12|
|21M.401-499||Performance Ensemble (two semesters)||2 x 6|
|21M.220||Medieval and Renaissance Music (CI-M)|
|21M.235||Baroque and Classical Music (CI-M)|
|21M.260||Music since 1900 (CI-M)|
|21M.291||Music of India|
|21M.292||Music of Indonesia|
|21M.293||Music of Africa|
|21M.294||Popular Musics of the World|
|21M.299||Studies in World Music|
Students will take an additional 48 units beyond these requirements, which will be chosen in consultation with the major advisor.
One of the Communication Intensive classes will be from the 21M curriculum, the other will be from the science or enginnering field. Ideally, some of the subjects in the science or engineering program as well as the musical specialty should complement the forms of learning in the other adding cohesion to the program.
Joint majors are discouraged from also double majoring and may not in any case count any class towards both the 21S/E course and towards the other course.
For further information, please contact the majors advisor, Professor Emily Richmond Pollock.