20.180 Biological Engineering Programming (MIT)
In this course problems from biological engineering are used to develop structured computer programming skills and explore the theory and practice of complex systems design and construction. The official course Web site can be viewed at: BE.180 Biological Engineering Programming.
ESD.68J Communications and Information Policy (MIT)
This course provides an introduction to the technology and policy context of public communications networks, through critical discussion of current issues in communications policy and their historical roots. The course focuses on underlying rationales and models for government involvement and the complex dynamics introduced by co-evolving technologies, industry structure, and public policy objectives. Cases drawn from cellular, fixed-line, and Internet applications include evolution of spectrum
STS.340J Introduction to the History of Technology (MIT)
This course is an introduction to the consideration of technology as the outcome of particular technical, historical, cultural, and political efforts, especially in the United States during the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics include industrialization of production and consumption, development of engineering professions, the emergence of management and its role in shaping technological forms, the technological construction of gender roles, and the relationship between humans and machines.
Yandle on the Tragedy of the Commons and the Implications for Environmental Regulation
Bruce Yandle of Clemson University and George Mason University's Mercatus Center looks at the tragedy of the commons and the various ways that people have avoided the overuse of resources that are held in common. Examples discussed include fisheries, roads, rivers and the air. Yandle talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the historical use of norms, cooperative ventures such as incorporating a river, the common law, and top-down command-and-control regulation to reduce air and water pollut
Selgin on Free Banking
George Selgin of West Virginia University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about free banking, where government treats banks as no different from other firms in the economy. Rather than rely on government guarantees to protect depositors (coupled with regulation), banks would compete with each other in offering security and return on deposits. Selgin draws on historical episodes of free banking, particularly in Scotland, to show that such a world need not be unduly hazardous or filled with
21F.104 Chinese IV (Regular) (MIT)
This is the last of the four courses (Chinese I through IV) that make up the foundation level (four semesters over two years in the normal curriculum) of MIT's regular (non-streamlined) Chinese program. Chinese IV is designed to consolidate conversational usage and grammatical and cultural knowledge encountered in the earlier courses, and to expand reading and listening abilities. It integrates the last part of Learning Chinese (two units designed primarily for review of grammatical concepts and
Organic food for students: Cookbook 2. Eating healthy is fun! Archives of Estuarine-Science@Jiscmail.ac.uk 21L.458 The Bible (MIT) 21H.571 The Making of Modern South Asia (MIT) Detailed Description of the Digestive System with Animation The Alphabet Song 15.301 Managerial Psychology (MIT) 21L.315 Prizewinners (MIT) CMS.998 New Media Literacies (MIT) STS.471J Engineering Apollo: The Moon Project as a Complex System (MIT) Organic Farming: Good for Nature, Goof for you 21L.012 Forms of Western Narrative (MIT) Curtis White Neilly Series Part 4 11/11/2010 15.060 Data, Models, and Decisions (MIT)
Guide from Spanish government with a complete cookbook for students of organic food. Part of the "organic food for the Andalusian School" program, which aims to improve nutrition of children, providing food produced without synthetic chemicals such as pesticides, fungicides,
Estuarine-science is the official discussion list of the Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association (ECSA), where ECSA members and non-members can discuss estuarine and coastal topics, particularly in the natural sciences. The l
This course is an introduction to major books from both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. Particular attention has been given to literary techniques, issues resulting from translation from the original Hebrew and Greek, and the different historical periods that produced and are reflected in the Bible. Investigation of the Bible as influence in later narrative, philosophic, and artistic traditions.
Survey of Indian civilization from 2500 BC to present-day. Traces major political events as well as economic, social, ecological, and cultural developments. Primary and secondary readings enhance understanding of this unique civilization, and shape and improve understanding in analyzing and interpreting historical data. Examines major thematic debates in Indian history through class discussion.
This video shows the process of the digestive system with an example of a an apple moving through the body. Gives animated visuals starting with the mouth and ending with the rectum. May excite when the words poop or anus are used but gives details on every part of the digestive tract.
An animated video learning the letters and sounds of the alphabet (2:25).
This course introduces you to behavioral science theories, methods, and tools and provides opportunities to use and apply them to problems you will encounter in your work and career. The course material will begin with an overview of work and organizations in modern industrial society, and then examine individual behavior, move to behavior in groups or teams, and finally discuss organizations as a whole. It is expected that at the end of the course you will: (a) know something about managerial p
This 6-unit subject gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the poetry of two living Nobel Laureates: the Caribbean poet, Derek Walcott, and the Northern-Irish poet, Seamus Heaney. We will begin and end the semester with their magnificent epic works: Heaney's translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf, and Walcott's Omeros (a modern epic set in the West Indies). Between these major narrative poems, we will read a rich selection of their shorter poems, as well as some of their re
This course serves as an in-depth look at literacy theory in media contexts, from its origins in ancient Greece to its functions and changes in the current age of digital media, participatory cultures, and technologized learning environments. Students will move quickly through traditional historical accounts of print literacies; the majority of the semester will focus on treating literacy as more than a functional skill (i.e., one's ability to read and write) and instead as a sophisticated set o
This course is a detailed technical and historical exploration of the Apollo project to "fly humans to the moon and return them safely to earth" as an example of a complex engineering system. Emphasis is on how the systems worked, the technical and social processes that produced them, mission operations, and historical significance. Guest lectures are featured by MIT-affiliated engineers who contributed to and participated in the Apollo missions. Students work in teams on a final project analyzi
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This course examines some leading examples of major genres of storytelling in the Western tradition, among them epic (Homer's Odyssey), romance (from the Arthurian tradition), and novel (Cervantes's Don Quixote). We will be asking why people tell (and have always told) stories, how they tell them, why they might tell them the way they do, and what difference it makes how they tell them. We'll combine an investigation of the changing formal properties of narratives with consideration of the histo
Curtis White presents "Inevitably, a Romantic." A discussion of Romanticism and its relation to American culture since the '60s. Social critic, essayist, and novelist, White has authored five novels, several works of nonfiction and edited works, and numerous articles and essays Introduction by Patrick Daubert Class of 2011
This course is designed to introduce first-year MBA students to the fundamental quantitative techniques of using data to make informed management decisions. In particular, the course focuses on various ways of modeling, or thinking structurally about, decision problems in order to enhance decision-making skills. Topics include decision analysis, probability, random variables, statistical estimation, regression, simulation, linear optimization, as well as nonlinear and discrete optimization. Ma
Archives of Estuarine-Science@Jiscmail.ac.uk 21L.458 The Bible (MIT) 21H.571 The Making of Modern South Asia (MIT) Detailed Description of the Digestive System with Animation The Alphabet Song 15.301 Managerial Psychology (MIT) 21L.315 Prizewinners (MIT) CMS.998 New Media Literacies (MIT) STS.471J Engineering Apollo: The Moon Project as a Complex System (MIT) Organic Farming: Good for Nature, Goof for you 21L.012 Forms of Western Narrative (MIT) Curtis White Neilly Series Part 4 11/11/2010 15.060 Data, Models, and Decisions (MIT)
21L.458 The Bible (MIT)
21H.571 The Making of Modern South Asia (MIT)
Detailed Description of the Digestive System with Animation
The Alphabet Song
15.301 Managerial Psychology (MIT)
21L.315 Prizewinners (MIT)
CMS.998 New Media Literacies (MIT)
STS.471J Engineering Apollo: The Moon Project as a Complex System (MIT)
Organic Farming: Good for Nature, Goof for you
21L.012 Forms of Western Narrative (MIT)
Curtis White Neilly Series Part 4 11/11/2010
15.060 Data, Models, and Decisions (MIT)