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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 11.165 / 11.477 Infrastructure in Crisis: Energy and Security Challenges, Fall 2009 

      Polenske, Karen R.; Ratanawaraha, Apiwat (2009-12)
      The purpose of this seminar is to examine efforts in developing and advanced nations and regions to create, finance and regulate infrastructure systems and services that affect energy security. We will introduce a variety ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • 15.762J / 1.273J / ESD.267J Supply Chain Planning (SMA 6305), Spring 2005 

      Simchi-Levi, David; Graves, Stephen (2005-06)
      15.762J focuses on effective supply chain strategies for companies that operate globally with emphasis on how to plan and integrate supply chain components into a coordinated system. Students are exposed to concepts and ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 21A.340J / STS.075J Technology and Culture, Fall 2006 

      Helmreich, Stefan (2006-12)
      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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 21A.355J / STS.060J The Anthropology of Biology, Spring 2009 

      Helmreich, Stefan (2009-06)
      If the twentieth century was the century of physics, the twenty-first promises to be the century of biology. This subject examines the cultural, political, and economic dimensions of biology in the age of genomics, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 21H.968J / STS.415J Nature, Environment, and Empire, Spring 2005 

      Ritvo, Harriet (2005-06)
      This course is an exploration of the relationship between the study of natural history, both domestic and exotic, by Europeans and Americans, and concrete exploitation of the natural world, focusing on the eighteenth and ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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, ...
    • 21L.448J / 21W.739J Darwin and Design, Fall 2009 

      Paradis, James (2009-12)
      In the Origin of Species (1859), 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 ...
    • 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 ...