Twilight of the Idols - Existentialism in Literature and Film
Phil 7: Existentialism in Literature and Film - Spring 2006. The course will be organized around various attempts to reinterpret the Judeo/Christian God, and to determine in what sense, if at all, such a God is still a living God. We will study Dostoyevsky's and Kierkegaard's attempts to preserve a non-theological version of the God of Christianity, as well as Nietzche's attempt to save us from belief in any version of God offered by our tradition. We will view and discuss three films that deal
Euro-crisis & Greece [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Daniel Gros, Professor Charles Goodhart, Professor Michael Haliassos | Dr Daniel Gros is director of Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels. Professor Charles Goodhart, Emeritus Professor of Banking & Finance; director of Financial Regulation Research Programme, LSE. Professor Michael Haliassos is chair for Macroeconomics and Finance, Goethe University Frankfurt; director, Center for Financial Studies, Frankfurt.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
As you expect from the course title, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Management 310 examines the entrepreneurial process. We will focus on business start-up but will also address "intrapreneurship" as well as the expectations and behavior of large established firms as they deal with entrepreneurs. We will address the process of creativity and innovation and its impact on the success of business start-up. A presentation of the organization and operation of small enterprises in services, retailin
Entrepreneurship as New Venture Creation
Managers tend to be mainly concerned with the accumulation of resource. In contrast, entrepreneurs are concerned with the relentless pursuit of opportunities. Learning to identify and act on new opportunities is the primary objective of this course. This of particular importance in the period prior to 2001 when rapid start-up of new ventures whose business model revolved around capturing more of an industry value chain through the use of internet and similar information technologies. Learning to
Imagination, Creativity And Entrepreneurship
This is a course about the courage to create, and to risk making mistakes in the quest for ideas that lead to a true innovation of a product, service or process. Creativity is the central focus, which might be defined as "the application of a person's mental ability and curiosity to discover something new. The act of relating previously unrelated things." More specifically, we are concerned with capitalist creativity, which means that solutions must be generated that are profitable and reflect b
Tropical Ecology and Conservation
This seminar plus field work in Costa Rica is designed to give students with an in-depth understanding of tropical ecology and conservation biology. More specifically it provides students the opportunity to (1) read the original literature, (2) give oral presentations, (3) design and write a research proposal, and (4) gain hands-on research experience in Costa Rica. Here are what the students say are the highlights of the course: 1. Learning how to write a proposal and executing that project. 2.
Evolutionary Engineering: Simple Machines from Pyramids to Skyscrapers
Simple machines are devices with few or no moving parts that make work easier, and which people have used to provide mechanical advantage for thousands of years. Students learn about the wedge, wheel and axle, lever, inclined plane, screw and pulley in the context of the construction of a pyramid, gaining insights into tools that have been used since ancient times and are still important today. Through numerous hands-on activities, students imagine themselves as ancient engineers building a pyra
Multiplication Races I
Practice your mental and mathematical agility with arithmetic races. A sequence of levels with timed questions. Each level gets progressively faster. The questions themselves are based on multiplication and involve positive integers in the range 0 - 9999. There are a total of 19 levels, combing both ...
The Drug Information Consult
A short introduction on how to write a drug information consult. The module contains the following levels: Introduction to the DI Consult Steps to Writing a DI Consult Sections of the DI Consult Choosing Primary Literature Other Writing Tips Complete Assessment of the Drug Information Consult
Water: Source of Health; Source of Illness
helps students examine the connections between water and disease in four West African countries and then devise a strategy to fight one water-borne illness in rural Africa.
From Page to Stage
Musical theater book writers, lyricists, and composers have long looked to literature for their inspiration and subject material. In this lesson, students will compare and contrast literary works and the musicals they inspired. Utilizing video clips and Web sites, students will compare specific passages from original texts to moments in Broadway musicals on which they were based, and analyze similarities and differences between the two. As a culminating activity, students will try their hand at
Digital Libraries, Winter 2008
This is a special topics seminar focusing on the current state of “digital libraries” broadly defined. The seminar is multi-disciplinary in focus and in method, covering the history of the idea, its manifestation as projects and programs in academic, non-profit, and research settings, and the suite of policy issues that influence their development and growth. The concept of the digital library will serve as an intellectual construct within which to explore the related concepts of scholarly c
Digital Libraries and Archives, Winter 2009
This course focuses on the current state of "digital libraries" from a multidisciplinary perspective. Its point of departure is the possibilities and prospects for convergence of professions and cultures around the notion of digital media and content. The course covers the history of the idea of the digital library and the digital archive, especially its manifestation as projects and programs in academic, nonprofit, and research settings, and the suite of policy issues that influence the develop
229 GG Understanding Voice and Tone
A grammar expert offers Quick and Dirty Tips to help you identify your audience, understand the difference between voice and tone, and learn why voice and tone are important for your writing. The Grammar Girl print book is now available on Amazon.com! http://tinyurl.com/2pkej7
246 GG Show, Don't Tell
Many writers will be told they should "show, not tell." Learn what exactly "show, don't tell" means and gives you tips on how to create images for your readers in your writing. The Grammar Girl print book is now available on Amazon.com! http://tinyurl.com/2pkej7
Beginner - Safe return Today Sierra and Elias teach you essential vocabulary that you can use with someone who has just arrived after taking a journey. Some of the phrases used are unique to Arabic hospitable culture and they give a refreshing warm feeling to people who use it.
Today Sierra and Elias teach you essential vocabulary that you can use with someone who has just arrived after taking a journey. Some of the phrases used are unique to Arabic hospitable culture and they give a refreshing warm feeling to people who use it.
Beginner - Tickle me If you have young children, then you should know not to excite them too much close to their bedtime as the excitement might make it harder to get them to sleep. You certainly don't want to "da3'de3'" them. Da3'de3'? Tune in to learn what this means.
If you have young children, then you should know not to excite them too much close to their bedtime as the excitement might make it harder to get them to sleep. You certainly don't want to "da3'de3'" them. Da3'de3'? Tune in to learn what this means.
Beginner - Levantine Arabic: What's Wrong? Sierra and Elias are producing podcasts from Lebanon and they present their first lesson on Lebanese dialect today. The dialect has spread in recent years with the expansion of Lebanese TV. Tune in to listen to the dialogue and find out what's bugging one of the characters, and start learning Levantine Arabic!
Sierra and Elias are producing podcasts from Lebanon and they present their first lesson on Lebanese dialect today. The dialect has spread in recent years with the expansion of Lebanese TV. Tune in to listen to the dialogue and find out what's bugging one of the characters, and start learning Levantine Arabic!
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Introductory MIT Courses, Writing and Literature
Selection of courses to explore Writing and Literature at MIT.