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    • 21W.747 Rhetoric, Fall 2002 

      Strang, Steven M. (2002-12)
      For students with a special interest in learning how to make forceful arguments in written form. Studies the forms and structures of argumentation, including organization of ideas, awareness of audience, methods of persuasion, ...
    • 21W.731-3 Culture Shock!, Fall 2002 

      Faery, Rebecca Blevins (2002-12)
      This course is an introduction to writing prose for a public audience--specifically, prose grounded in, but not confined to, personal narrative.That is, you will write essays that engage elements and aspects of contemporary ...
    • 21L.448 / 21W.739J Darwin and Design, Fall 2002 

      Paradis, James (2002-12)
      In the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin gave us a model for understanding how natural objects and systems can evidence design without positing a designer: how purpose and mechanism can exist without intelligent agency. ...
    • 21L.010 / 21W.730-5 Writing About Literature, Fall 2002 

      Kelley, Wyn (2002-12)
      This is a HASS –CI course. Like other communications-intensive courses in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, it allows students to produce 20 pages of polished writing with careful attention to revision. It also ...
    • 21W.730-4 Writing and the Environment, Fall 2002 

      Taft, Cynthia B. (2002-12)
      Environmentalists have traditionally relied upon the power of their prose to transform the thoughts and behavior of their contemporaries. John Muir, founder of the Sierra Club, evoked the wonders of California's Hetch ...
    • 21W.742J / SP.575J / WGS.575J Writing About Race, Spring 2003 

      Faery, Rebecca Blevins (2003-06)
      The issue of race and racial identity have preoccupied many writers throughout the history of the U.S. In this subject, students read Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, Louise Erdrich, William Faulkner, Maxine Hong Kingston, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 21W.730-1 Imagining the Future, Spring 2004 

      Faery, Rebecca Blevins (2004-06)
      Turn-of-the-century eras have historically been times when people are more than usually inclined to scrutinize the present and speculate about the future. Now, the turn not just of a century but of a millennium having ...
    • 21W.777 The Science Essay, Spring 2004 

      Boiko, Karen (2004-06)
      Drawing in part from their own interests and ideas, students write about science within a broad cultural context. Students employ a broad repertoire of literary tools, such as narrative, scene-setting, and attention to ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • 17.433 / 17.434 International Relations of East Asia, Spring 2005 

      Fravel, M. Taylor (2005-06)
      The aim of this lecture course is to introduce and analyze the international relations of East Asia. With four great powers, three nuclear weapons states and two of the world's largest economies, East Asia is one of the ...
    • 21F.040 A Passage to India: Introduction to Modern Indian Culture and Society, Spring 2005 

      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 ...
    • 21W.745 / SP.576J / WGS.576J Advanced Essay Workshop, Spring 2005 

      Faery, Rebecca Blevins (2005-06)
      For students with experience in writing nonfictional prose. Advanced study of rhetorical strategies and techniques of prose style. Considerable writing and revision required. In addition to analyzing the work of class ...
    • 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 ...
    • 21W.731-1 Writing and Experience: Culture Shock! Writing, Editing, and Publishing in Cyberspace, Fall 2005 

      Faery, Rebecca Blevins (2005-12)
      This course is an introduction to writing prose for a public audience—specifically, prose grounded in, though not confined to, personal narrative and perspective. The focus of our reading and your writing will be American ...
    • 21W.730-2 Expository Writing - Food for Thought: Writing and Reading about Food and Culture, Fall 2005 

      Boiko, Karen (2005-12)
      "Civilization is mostly the story of how seeds, meats, and ways to cook them travel from place to place." - Adam Gopnik, "What's Cooking" "A significant part of the pleasure of eating is in one's accurate consciousness of ...
    • 21W.784 Becoming Digital: Writing About Media Change, Fall 2005 

      Evens, Aden (2005-12)
      The computer and related technologies have invaded our daily lives, have changed the way we communicate, do business, gather information, entertain ourselves. Even technology once considered distinctly "modern" - photography, ...
    • 21W.775 Writing about Nature and Environmental Issues, Spring 2006 

      Lioi, Anthony (2006-06)
      This course focuses on traditional nature writing and the environmentalist essay. Students will keep a web log as a journal. Writings are drawn from the tradition of nature writing and from contemporary forms of the ...