Beyond the Core Subjects

The student may choose as many additional courses as he or she can handle in order to obtain greater depth in the various topical subareas of Area I, greater breadth in other areas, or just to satisfy intellectual curiosity or be exposed to a great teacher. However, keep in mind that:

The MIT Bulletin, your graduate counselor, your research supervisor, your instructors, and your graduate student peers are all excellent sources of suggestions for subjects that may be a good match to Area I students and interests. While Area I students invariably end up taking at least as many subjects outside Area I’s offerings as they do inside, in the remainder of this section we summarize some of the historically popular Area I follow-on offerings: