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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 6.034 Artificial Intelligence, Fall 2006 

      Winston, Patrick Henry (2006-12)
      6.034 is the header course for the department's "Artificial Intelligence and Applications" concentration. This course introduces students to the basic knowledge representation, problem solving, and learning methods of ...
    • 6.805J / 6.806 / STS.085 Ethics and Law on the Electronic Frontier, Spring 2002 

      Abelson, Harold; Zittrain, Jonathan (2002-06)
      The interaction between law, policy, and technology as they relate to the evolving controversies over control of the Internet. Topics include: intellectual property and copyright control, privacy and government surveillance, ...
    • 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, ...
    • MAS.714J / STS.445J Technologies for Creative Learning, Fall 2004 

      Resnick, Mitchel (2004-12)
      This course explores how new technologies can help people learn new things in new ways. It analyzes principles and strategies underlying the design of innovative educational technologies and creative learning environments, ...
    • STS.001 Technology in American History, Spring 2003 

      Smith, Merritt Roe, 1940- (2003-06)
      A survey of America's transition from a rural, agrarian, and artisan society to one of the world's leading industrial powers. Treats the emergence of industrial capitalism: the rise of the factory system; new forms of ...
    • STS.003 The Rise of Modern Science, Spring 2005 

      Jones, David S. (David Shumway) (2005-06)
      This course will study the development of modern science from the seventeenth century to the present, focusing on Europe and the United States. It will not focus on discoveries and their discoverers. Instead, it will ...
    • STS.003 The Rise of Modern Science, Spring 2008 

      Gerovitch, Slava (2008-06)
      This course studies the development of modern science from the seventeenth century to the present, focusing on Europe and the United States. Key questions include: What is science, and how is it done? How are discoveries ...
    • STS.006J / 24.06J Bioethics, Spring 2006 

      Hare, Caspar John, 1972-; Jones, David S. (David Shumway) (2006-06)
      Many difficult ethical questions have arisen from the explosive growth of biomedical research and the health-care industry since World War II. When and how should doctors be allowed to help patients end their lives? Should ...
    • STS.010 Neuroscience and Society, Fall 2008 

      Schüll, Natasha (2008-12)
      This class explores the social relevance of neuroscience, considering how emerging areas of brain research reflect and reshape social attitudes and agendas. Topics include brain imaging and popular media; neuroscience of ...
    • STS.011 American Science: Ethical Conflicts and Political Choices, Fall 2004 

      Gusterson, Hugh (2004-12)
      Explores the changing roles, ethical conflicts, and public perceptions of science and scientists in American society from World War II to the present. Studies specific historical episodes focusing on debates between ...
    • STS.036 Industrial Landscapes, Fall 2004 

      Fitzgerald, Deborah Kay (2004-12)
      Subject considers how the visual and material world of "nature" has been reshaped by industrial practices, beliefs, structures, and activities. Readings in historical geography, aesthetics, American history, environmental ...
    • STS.042J / 8.225J Einstein, Oppenheimer, Feynman: Physics in the 20th Century, Fall 2002 

      Kaiser, David (2002-12)
      This class will study some of the changing ideas within modern physics, ranging from relativity theory and quantum mechanics to solid-state physics, nuclear and elementary particles, and cosmology. These ideas will be ...
    • STS.042J / 8.225J Einstein, Oppenheimer, Feynman: Physics in the 20th Century, Spring 2006 

      Kaiser, David (2006-06)
      This class explores the changing roles of physics and physicists during the 20th century. Topics range from relativity theory and quantum mechanics to high-energy physics and cosmology. The course also examines the development ...
    • STS.062J / 21A.344J Drugs, Politics, and Culture, Spring 2003 

      Dumit, Joseph (2003-06)
      Examines the relationship between drugs, politics, and society in cross-cultural perspective; use of mind-altering and habit-forming substances by "traditional societies"; the development of a global trade in sugar, opium, ...
    • STS.066 Brains and Culture: Love, Lies & Neurotransmitters, Fall 2002 

      Dumit, Joseph (2002-12)
      Subject examines the brain as a cultural object in contemporary media, science, and society. Explores cultural assumptions about neuroscience by drawing on anthropology, history, semiotics, and the cognitive sciences. ...
    • STS.310 History of Science, Fall 2003 

      Kaiser, David (2003-12)
      This seminar offers a review of recent historiographical approaches within the history of science. Students will read a wide variety of recent studies covering topics from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries. ...
    • STS.310 History of Science, Fall 2005 

      Jones, David (2005-12)
      This seminar explores recent historiographical approaches within the history of science. Students will read a wide variety of studies covering topics from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries, from the physical ...