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  • Scribner, Charity (2002-12)
    Subject offers a cross-cultural and trans-historical perspective on the problems of catastrophe and the process of memorializing. It asks what media and various art forms can offer to the project of collective memory. It ...
  • Widdig, Bernd; Breslow, Lori (2003-06)
    In an increasingly interconnected world, communicating across cultures is a crucial skill in the international networks of business, science, and technology. Subject examines a range of communication styles and techniques ...
  • Dower, John W.; Miyagawa, Shigeru (2003-06)
    Extensive reading and discussion of how visual images impose a variety of identities on individuals and societies. Case studies drawn primarily from the Pacific region, and include: identities of individuals in a society; ...
  • Dower, John; Miyagawa, Shigeru (2008-06)
    In this new course, students will study how images have been used to shape the identity of peoples and cultures. A prototype digital project looking at American and Japanese graphics depicting the opening of Japan to the ...
  • Anonymous (2002-12)
    Examines traditional forms of East Asian culture (including literature, art, performance, food, and religion) as well as contemporary forms of popular culture (film, pop music, karaoke, and manga). Covers China, Japan, ...
  • Banerjee, Arundhati (2005-06)
    This course introduces students to Indian Culture through films, short-stories, novels, essays, and newspaper articles. The course examines some major social and political controversies of contemporary India through ...
  • Anonymous (2002-12)
    Introduction to some of the major genres of traditional Chinese poetry, fiction, and drama. Intended to give students a basic understanding of the central features of traditional Chinese literary genres, as well as to ...
  • Faculty, Foreign Languages and Literatures Department (2007-06)
    This course is an introduction to some of the major genres of traditional Chinese poetry, fiction, and drama. Intended to give students a basic understanding of the central features of traditional Chinese literary genres, ...
  • Scribner, Charity (2003-12)
    This subject surveys the main currents of European cultural and intellectual history in the modern period. Such a foundation course is central to the humanities in Europe (Geistesgeschichte, histoire des idées). The ...
  • Lawson, Chappell H., 1967- (2002-06)
    This HASS-D/CI course is designed as an introduction to Latin American politics and society for undergraduates at MIT. No background on the region is required. Overall workload (reading, writing, class participation, and ...
  • Wheatley, Julian K. (2005-06)
    Introduction to modern standard Chinese (Mandarin) with emphasis on developing conversational skills by using fundamental grammatical patterns and vocabulary in functional and cultural suitable contexts. Basic reading and ...
  • Wheatley, Julian K. (2004-12)
    Introduction to modern standard Chinese (Mandarin) with emphasis on developing conversational skills by using fundamental grammatical patterns and vocabulary in functional and cultural suitable contexts. Basic reading and ...
  • Wheatley, Julian K. (2005-06)
    This subject is the second semester of two that form an introduction to modern standard Chinese, commonly called Mandarin. Though not everyone taking this course will be an absolute beginner, the course presupposes only ...
  • Chen, Tong (2003-06)
    Continuation of 21F.103. For full description, see 21F.103. From the course home page: Course Description This is the continuing instruction in spoken and written Chinese, with particular emphasis on consolidating basic ...
  • Chen, Tong; Zhang, Jin (2002-12)
    Designed for students who already speak some basic Chinese but who have no, or very little reading and writing ability. Focuses on standard pronunciation and usage, on reading both in full form and simplified characters, ...
  • Zhang, Jin (2003-06)
    Continuation of 21F.107. See 21F.107, for full description. For graduate credit see 21F.158. From the course home page: Course Description This course is the continuation of 21F.107/157 Chinese I (Streamlined), an introduction ...
  • Zhang, Jin (2002-12)
    The third term in the streamlined sequence. Students who have completed Chinese II streamlined admitted; others should check with the Chinese coordinator. From the course home page: Course Description This course is the ...
  • Dunphy, Jane M. (2003-06)
    This workshop is designed to help advanced students of ESL and bilingual students to write clearly, accurately and effectively in a professional or academic technical environment. In class, we will focus on analyzing ...
  • Jaeger, Dagmar (2003-12)
    Introduction to German language and culture. Acquisition of vocabulary and grammatical concepts through active communication. Audio, video, and printed materials provide direct exposure to authentic German language and ...
  • Crocker, Ellen W. (2003-06)
    Expansion of basic communication skills and further development of linguistic competency. Review and completion of basic grammar, building of vocabulary, and practice in writing short essays. Reading of short literary ...
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