On this page, you will find generic descriptions of literature subjects that correspond to the MIT Bulletin (Course Catalog).

21L.900 Independent Study
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged; Can be repeated for credit

Open to qualified students who wish to pursue an independent study with members of the Literature faculty. Normal maximum is 6 units, though exceptional 9-unit projects are occasionally approved. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

21L.901 Independent Study
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged [P/D/F]; Can be repeated for credit

Open to qualified students who wish to pursue an independent study with members of the Literature faculty. Normal maximum is 6 units, though exceptional 9-unit projects are occasionally approved. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

21L.S88 Special Subject in Literature
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged; Can be repeated for credit
Currently offered this semester:
21L.S89 Special Subject in Literature
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged [P/D/F]; Can be repeated for credit
21L.S90 Special Subject in Literature
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged; Can be repeated for credit
Currently offered this semester:
21L.S91, 21L.S92 Special Subject in Literature
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged [P/D/F]; Can be repeated for credit
21L.S93, 21L.S94 Special Subject in Literature
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged; Can be repeated for credit
21L.S95 Special Subject in Literature
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged [P/D/F]; Can be repeated for credit

Covers topics in Literature that are not provided in the regular subject offerings. Units vary depending on the number of class meetings, readings and assignments. May be repeated for credit if the subjects are different.

21L.S96 Special Subject in Film and Media
Prereq: Two subjects in Film and Media; permission of director of Comparative Media Studies
Units arranged; Can be repeated for credit
21L.S97 Special Subject in Film and Media
Prereq: Two subjects in Film and Media; permission of director of Comparative Media Studies
Units arranged [P/D/F]; Can be repeated for credit

Open to qualified students who wish to pursue special projects with film and media studies faculty. Individual or small group projects encouraged. Usually limited to 6 credits. May be repeated for credit with additional permission of the instructor.

21L.ThT Literature Pre-Thesis Tutorial
Prereq: none
1-0-5; Can be repeated for credit

Definition of and early-stage work on thesis project leading to 21L.ThU. Taken during the first term of the student’s two-term commitment to the thesis project. Student works closely with an individual faculty tutor. Required for students in Course 21L when the thesis is a degree requirement.

21L.ThU Literature Thesis
Prereq: 21L.ThT
Units arranged; Can be repeated for credit

Completion of work on the senior major thesis under supervision of a faculty tutor. Includes oral presentation of thesis progress early in the term, assembling and revising the final text, and meeting at the close with a committee of faculty evaluators to discuss the successes and limitations of the project. Required for students in Course 21L when the thesis is a degree requirement.

21L.UR Undergraduate Research
Prereq: none
Units arranged [P/D/F]; Can be repeated for credit

Individual participation in an ongoing research project. For students in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.

Consult with Alicia Mackin and Daria Johnson, Literature Section UROP Coordinators.

21L.URG Undergraduate Research
Prereq: none
Units arranged; Can be repeated for credit

Individual participation in an ongoing research project. For students in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.

Consult with Alicia Mackin and Daria Johnson, Literature Section UROP Coordinators.