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    • 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, ...
    • 21W.742J / SP.575J / WGS.575J Writing About Race, Spring 2007 

      Faery, Rebecca Blevins (2007-06)
      In The Souls of Black Folk (1903), the great cultural critic W. E. B. Du Bois wrote that "...the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color line." A century after Du Bois penned those words, most Americans ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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.747-3 Classical Rhetoric and Modern Politics, Spring 2006 

      Perelman, Leslie (2006-06)
      This course is an introduction to the history, theory, practice, and implications of rhetoric, the art and craft of persuasion. The course is designed to let you practice your own rhetorical prowess. This combination of ...
    • 21W.755 Writing and Reading Short Stories, Fall 2006 

      Lewitt, Shariann (2006-12)
      This class will focus on the craft of the short story, which we will explore through reading great short stories, writers speaking about writing, writing exercises and conducting workshops on original stories.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 21W.780 Communicating in Technical Organizations, Spring 2006 

      Barrett, Edward C.; Bentley, Frank (2006-06)
      This class offers students an opportunity to experiment with various forms and practices of cellphone communication and, most importantly, to propose and develop a semester-long project using advanced A780 cellphones donated ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 6.831 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, ...