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    • 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, ...
    • 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.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.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.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 ...
    • 21H.991J / STS.210J Theories and Methods in the Study of History, Fall 2003 

      Perdue, Peter C. (2003-12)
      The purpose of this course is to acquaint you with a variety of approaches to the past used by historians writing in the twentieth century. Most of the books on the list constitute, in my view (and others), modern classics, ...
    • 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. ...
    • 21A.340J / STS.075J Technology and Culture, Fall 2003 

      Helmreich, Stefan, 1966- (2003-12)
      This course examines relationships among technology, culture, and politics in a variety of social and historical settings ranging from 19th century factories to 21st century techno dance floors, from colonial Melanesia to ...
    • 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 ...
    • STS.436 Cold War Science, Spring 2004 

      Kaiser, David (2004-06)
      This course examines the history and legacy of the Cold War on science, looking predominantly at examples in the United States. It begins by exploring scientists’ new political roles after World War II, ranging from elite ...
    • 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 ...
    • 21A.350J / SP.484J / STS.086J / WGS.484J The Anthropology of Computing, Fall 2004 

      Helmreich, Stefan (2004-12)
      This course examines computers anthropologically, as meaningful tools revealing the social and cultural orders that produce them. We read classic texts in computer science along with works analyzing links between machines ...
    • 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, ...
    • 21H.991J / STS.210J Theories and Methods in the Study of History, Fall 2004 

      McCants, Anne (2004-12)
      The purpose of this course is to acquaint you with a variety of approaches to the past used by historians writing in the twentieth century. Most of the books on the list constitute, in my view (and others), modern classics, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 21A.750J / STS.250J Social Theory and Analysis, Fall 2004 

      Fischer, Michael M.J. (2004-12)
      This course presents a survey of social theory from the 19th century to the present. The focus is on (a) the social grounds from which the theory arises; (b) the utility and limitations of older theories for current ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...