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    • 21L.423 / 21M.223J Introduction to Anglo-American Folkmusic, Fall 2002 

      Perry, Ruth; Ruckert, George (2002-12)
      This subject will introduce students to scholarship about folk music of the British Isles and North America. We will define the qualities of "folk music" and "folk poetry," including the narrative qualities of ballads, and ...
    • 21M.670 / SP.472 / WGS.472 Traditions in American Concert Dance: Gender and Autobiography, Spring 2003 

      DeFrantz, Thomas (2003-06)
      This course explores the forms, contents, and contexts of world traditions in dance that played a crucial role in shaping American concert dance. For example, we will identify dances from an African American vernacular ...
    • 21M.734 Design For the Theater - Scenery, Spring 2003 

      Fregosi, William A. (2003-06)
      This course examines scenic design as practiced currently and historically, including the use of performance space in western and other cultures, and the audience-performer relationship. Four plays and/or one act operas ...
    • 21M.606 Introduction to Stagecraft, Spring 2003 

      Fregosi, William A.; Held, Leslie Cocuzzo; Katz, Michael; Perlow, Karen J. (2003-06)
      Introduces students to the variety and scope of stagecraft while they learn basic shop skills. Students develop shop vocabulary and learn basic skills, including the safe use of all shop machines, basic handwork skills, ...
    • 21M.775 Hip Hop, Spring 2003 

      DeFrantz, Thomas (2003-06)
      Subject explores the political and aesthetic foundations of hip hop. Students trace the musical, corporeal, visual, spoken word, and literary manifestations of hip hop over its thirty year presence in the American cultural ...
    • 5.301 Chemistry Laboratory Techniques, January IAP 2004 

      Tabacco, Sarah (2004)
      This course is an intensive introduction to the techniques of experimental chemistry and gives first year students an opportunity to learn and master the basic chemistry lab techniques for carrying out experiments. Students ...
    • 21M.621 Theater and Cultural Diversity in the U.S., Spring 2004 

      DeFrantz, Thomas (2004-06)
      A study of contemporary North American theater movements and selected individual works that are organized around issues of ethnic and socio-cultural identity. Class lectures and discussions analyze samples of African-American, ...
    • 11.124 Introduction to Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Science, Fall 2004 

      Klopfer, Eric (2004-12)
      This course provides an introduction to teaching and learning in a variety of K-12 settings. Through visits to schools, classroom discussions, selected readings, and hands-on activities, we explore the challenges and ...
    • 21M.732 Costume Design for the Theater, Fall 2004 

      Held, Leslie Cocuzzo (2004-12)
      Intermediate workshop designed for students who have a basic understanding of the principles of theatrical design and who want a more intensive study of costume design and the psychology of clothing. Students develop designs ...
    • 18.152 Introduction to Partial Differential Equations, Fall 2004 

      Staffilani, Gigliola; Vasy, Andras (2004-12)
      This course analyzes initial and boundary value problems for ordinary differential equations and the wave and heat equation in one space dimension. It also covers the Sturm-Liouville theory and eigenfunction expansions, ...
    • 6.831 User Interface Design and Implementation, Fall 2004 

      Miller, Robert (2004-12)
      6.831 introduces the principles of user interface development, focusing on three key areas: Design: How to design good user interfaces, starting with human capabilities (including the human information processor model, ...
    • 21H.909 People and Other Animals, Fall 2005 

      Ritvo, Harriet (2005-12)
      A historical survey of the ways that people have interacted with their closest animal relatives, for example: hunting, domestication of livestock, worship of animal gods, exploitation of animal labor, scientific study of ...
    • 24.09 Minds and Machines, Spring 2007 

      Byrne, Alex (2007-06)
      This course is an introduction to many of the central issues in a branch of philosophy called philosophy of mind. Some of the questions we will discuss include the following. Can computers think? Is the mind an immaterial ...
    • 21M.785 / 21M.789 / 21W.769J Playwrights' Workshop, Spring 2007 

      Brody, Alan (2007-06)
      This course provides continued work in the development of play scripts for the theater. Writers work on sustained pieces in weekly workshop meetings, individual consultation with the instructor, and in collaboration with ...
    • 21L.016 / 21M.616 Learning from the Past: Drama, Science, Performance, Spring 2007 

      Henderson, Diana; Sonenberg, Janet (2007-06)
      This class explores the creation (and creativity) of the modern scientific and cultural world through study of western Europe in the 17th century, the age of Descartes and Newton, Shakespeare, Rembrandt and Moliere. It ...
    • 11.131 Educational Theory and Practice III, Spring 2007 

      Klopfer, Eric; Gibb, Reen (2007-06)
      This is the final course in the three course sequence (11.129, 11.130 and 11.131) that deals with the practicalities of teaching students. Our areas of study will include: educational psychology, identification of useful ...
    • 21M.220 Early Music, Spring 2007 

      Cuthbert, Michael Scott (2007-06)
      This class covers the history of Western music from antiquity until approximately 1680, about 2000 years worth of music. Rather than cover each topic at the same level of depth, we will focus on four topics in particular ...
    • 12.086 / 12.586 Modeling Environmental Complexity, Fall 2008 

      Rothman, Daniel (2008-12)
      This course provides an introduction to the study of environmental phenomena that exhibit both organized structure and wide variability—i.e., complexity. Through focused study of a variety of physical, biological, ...
    • 12.010 Computational Methods of Scientific Programming, Fall 2008 

      Herring, Thomas; Hill, Chris (2008-12)
      This course introduces programming languages and techniques used by physical scientists: FORTRAN, C, C++, MATLAB, and Mathematica. Emphasis is placed on program design, algorithm development and verification, and comparative ...
    • 21M.013J / 21A.113J The Supernatural in Music, Literature and Culture, Spring 2009 

      Shadle, Charles; Harris, Ellen; Howe, James (2009-06)
      This class explores the relationship between music and the supernatural, focusing on the social history and context of supernatural beliefs as reflected in key literary and musical works from 1600 to the present. Provides ...