21H.311 The Renaissance, 1300-1600 (MIT)
The "Renaissance" as a phenomenon in European history is best understood as a series of social, political, and cultural responses to an intellectual trend which began in Italy in the fourteenth century. This intellectual tendency, known as humanism, or the studia humanitatis, was at the heart of developments in literature, the arts, the sciences, religion, and government for almost three hundred years. In this class, we will highlight the history of humanism, but we will also study rel
9.59J Psycholinguistics (MIT)
This course covers central topics in language processing, including: the structure of language; sentence, discourse, and morphological processing; storage and access of words in the mental dictionary; speech processing; the relationship between the computational resources available in working memory and the language processing mechanism; and ambiguity resolution. The course also considers computational modeling, including connectionist models; the relationship between language and thought; and i
CMS.876 History of Media and Technology (MIT)
History of Media and Technology addresses the mutually influential histories of communications media and technological development, focusing on the shift from analog to digital cultures that began mid-century and continues to the present. The approach the series takes to the study of media and technology is a multifaceted one that includes theoretical and philosophical works, histories canonical and minority, literature and art, as well as hands-on production issues toward the advancement of stu
24.962 Advanced Phonology (MIT)
This course focuses on phonological phenomena that are sensitive to morphological structure, including base-reduplicant identity, cyclicity, level ordering, derived environment effects, opaque rule interactions, and morpheme structure constraints. In the recent OT literature, it has been claimed that all of these phenomena can be analyzed with a single theoretical device: correspondence constraints, which regulate the similarity of lexically related forms (such as input and output, base and deri
21F.704 Spanish IV (MIT)
Spanish IV aims at developing and improving student's oral and written communication through the continued study of the language, literature and culture of Spain, Latin America and Hispanic communities in the United States. It also seeks to improve students' ability to read and appreciate literary and non-literary texts in Spanish, deepening this way students' awareness and understanding of the cultural diversity of the Spanish-speaking world. The course is organized by themes based on contempor
24.263 The Nature of Creativity (MIT)
This course is an introduction to problems about creativity as it pervades human experience and behavior. Questions about imagination and innovation are studied in relation to the history of philosophy as well as more recent work in philosophy, affective psychology, cognitive studies, and art theory. Readings and guidance are aligned with the student's focus of interest.
7.22 Developmental Biology (MIT)
This graduate and advanced undergraduate level lecture and literature discussion course covers the current understanding of the molecular mechanisms that regulate animal development. Evolutionary mechanisms are emphasized as well as the discussion of relevant diseases. Vertebrate (mouse, chick, frog, fish) and invertebrate (fly, worm) models are covered. Specific topics include formation of early body plan, cell type determination, organogenesis, morphogenesis, stem cells, cloning, and issues in
7.28 Molecular Biology (MIT)
This course covers a detailed analysis of the biochemical mechanisms that control the maintenance, expression, and evolution of prokaryotic and eukaryotic genomes. The topics covered in lectures and readings of relevant literature include gene regulation, DNA replication, genetic recombination, and mRNA translation. In particular, the logic of experimental design and data analysis is emphasized.
Literature, God and the New Atheism: A Literary Conversation (with Author James Wood)
Author James Wood talks with Paul Elie about literature, God and atheism.
Graham on Start-ups, Innovation, and Creativity
Paul Graham, essayist, programmer and partner in the y-combinator talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about start-ups, innovation, and creativity. Graham draws on his experience as entrepreneur and investor to discuss the current state of the start-up world and how that world has changed due to improved technology that makes it easier to start a software company. Graham talks about his unusual venture firm, the y-combinator, and how he and his partners work with start-ups to get them ready for
3.052 Nanomechanics of Materials and Biomaterials (MIT)
This course focuses on the latest scientific developments and discoveries in the field of nanomechanics, the study of forces and motion on extremely tiny (10-9 m) areas of synthetic and biological materials and structures. At this level, mechanical properties are intimately related to chemistry, physics, and quantum mechanics. Most lectures will consist of a theoretical component that will then be compared to recent experimental data (case studies) in the literature. The course begins with a ser
Community, Culture & Commerce: The Creative Arts and Corporate Social Responsibility- Jock McQueenie
Jock McQueenie has a background in visual arts, and has taken his creative background into cross-sector projects, fulfilling social, cultural and artistic outcomes in remote and artistically intriguing locations. He is currently working with the Queensland Writers Centre on a project in three regional centres, Rockhampton, Bundaberg and Mount Isa, working with environmental education centres, the mining industry and tourism agencies. His work is about utilising professional creativity to reach
7.89 Topics in Computational and Systems Biology (MIT)
This is a seminar based on research literature. Papers covered are selected to illustrate important problems and approaches in the field of computational and systems biology, and provide students a framework from which to evaluate new developments. The MIT Initiative in Computational and Systems Biology (CSBi) is a campus-wide research and education program that links biology, engineering, and computer science in a multidisciplinary approach to the systematic analysis and modeling of complex bio
Creativity is International - Dean Stockton
Dean Stockton is a British creative star. Since January 2008 Dean has been Senior Creative Director of Chellomedia Group. He leads group creative direction and responsibility for managing all corporate brand strategy, including most channel and online services. He delivers and impliments creative direction and creative marketing solutions across the group; provides creative inspiration, creative lead and creative expertise – promoting the importance of creative excellence throughout the organi
11.958 Getting Things Implemented: Strategy, People, Performance, and Leadership (MIT)
An old saying holds that "there are many more good ideas in the world than good ideas implemented." This is a case based introduction to the fundamentals of effective implementation. Developed with the needs and interests of planners—but also with broad potential application—in mind, this course is a fast paced, case driven introduction to developing strategy for organizations and projects, managing operations, recruiting and developing talent, taking calculated risks, measuring resu
21L.701 Literary Interpretation: Literature and Urban Experience (MIT)
Alienation, overcrowding, sensory overload, homelessness, criminality, violence, loneliness, sprawl, blight. How have the realities of city living influenced literature's formal and thematic techniques? How useful is it to think of literature as its own kind of "map" of urban space? Are cities too grand, heterogeneous, and shifting to be captured by writers? In this seminar we will seek answers to these questions in key city literature, and in theoretical works that endeavor to understand the cu
24.729 Topics in Philosophy of Language: Modeling Representation (MIT)
The seminar will be devoted to understanding what we're up to when we ascribe contents to a person's assertions and mental attitudes. We seek to make clear the rules of the game for the philosophy of language. We'll survey classic discussions of the issue by Field, Lewis and Stalnaker. But much of the emphasis of the class will be on getting clear about the limitations of our theoretical tools. I'd like to focus on places where our theorizing runs into trouble, or breaks down altogether.
Introduction to drama
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2010. This module is designed to provide an introduction to the analysis and performance of drama. It has three main aims: 1) To provide an introduction to the analysis of drama; 2) To give a taste of the wide range of performance convention in history, from Ancient Greek tragedy to nineteenth-century naturalism; 3) To foreground drama as a performance medium rather than a form of lit
Writing a literature review : how to find good quality information for your project
This is a powerpoint presentation for a literature review workshop for engineering students. The resource accompanies a text document and is part of a workshop programme on 'Key Skills for Engineering Undergraduates'. This open educational resource was released through the Higher Education Academy Engineering Subject Centre Open Engineering Resources Pilot project. The project was funded by HEFCE and the JISC/HE Academy UKOER programme.
Catalyst for Change: A good death
A series of video clips which examines people's reactions to terminal illness and how they have prepared themselves for death. > How can we better informed about the physical processes of death and how we can prepare for that? > End of life care pathways. Recent reports have suggested the need for: > Department of Health End of Life care strategy > High Quality care for all NHS Next Stage Review Final Report (Darzil) Section 1 - Preparing to talk about death Section 2 - Choosi