11.166 Law, Social Movements, and Public Policy: Comparative and International Experience (MIT)
The course introduces theoretical frameworks from legal and social movement theories as applied to court opinions, legislation, treaties, law-related articles, and policy-oriented materials and focuses on the impact of the relationship between courts and grassroots activism on current issues like trade, environmental regulation, and human rights enforcement. Students examine case studies of institutional processes including the World Trade Organization and the World Bank from key countries like
11.421 Housing and Human Services (MIT)
This class focuses on how the housing and human service systems interact: how networks and social capital can build between elements of the two systems. It explores ways in which the differing world views, professional perspectives, and institutional needs of the two systems play out operationally. Part I establishes the nature of the action frames of these two systems. Part II applies these insights to particular vulnerable groups: "at risk" households in transitional housing, the chronically m
MAS.963 Ambient Intelligence (MIT)
This course focuses on Ambient Intelligence, and how it envisions a world where people are surrounded by intelligent and intuitive interfaces embedded in the everyday objects around them. These interfaces recognize and respond to the presence and behavior of an individual in a personalized and relevant way. Students are required to do extensive literary research on the subject and participate in class discussions.
17.433 International Relations of East Asia (MIT)
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 most dynamic and consequential regions in world politics. During the Cold War, East Asia witnessed intense competition and conflict between the superpowers and among the states in the region. In the post-Cold War era, the region has been an engine of the global economy while unde
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21H.405J The Ancient City (MIT)
This course focuses on the archaeology of the Greek and Roman city. It investigates the relationship between urban architecture and the political, social, and economic role of cities in the Greek and Roman world, by analyzing a range of archaeological and literary evidence relevant to the use of space in Greek and Roman cities (e.g. Athens, Paestum, Rome, Pompeii) and a range of theoretical frameworks for the study of ancient urbanism.
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
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This office administers over 40 programs and over five summer programs in 20 countries and ensures that every participating student come to understand their potential as leaders in a global world through exposure to international academics, research, and cultural engagement.
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
15.561 Information Technology Essentials (MIT)
This class offers a broad coverage of technology concepts and trends underlying current and future developments in information technology, and fundamental principles for the effective use of computer-based information systems. There will be a special emphasis on networks and distributed computing, including the World Wide Web. Other topics include: hardware and operating systems, software development tools and processes, relational databases, security and cryptography, enterprise applications, a
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Episode 117: Flavors of democracy: United States' ambitions in the Middle East Political analyst Prof James Piscatori explains why the efforts by the United States to promote democracy in the Middle East may not result in the type of democracy Washington wants. With host Jennifer Cook. James Pi SP.772 Internet Technology in Local and Global Communities (MIT) 4.125A Architecture Studio: Building in Landscapes (MIT) End of the Slave Trade: An Interview with Adam Rothman The Rise of China: An Interview with Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Caplan on the Myth of the Rational Voter
This course is based on the work of the MIT-African Internet Technology Initiative (MIT-AITI). MIT-AITI is an innovative approach by MIT students to integrate computers and internet technology into the education of students in African schools. The program focuses upon programming principles, cutting-edge internet technology, free open-source systems, and even an entrepreneurship seminar to introduce students in Africa to the power of information technology in today's world.MIT-AITI achieves this
This subject introduces skills needed to build within a landscape establishing continuities between the built and natural world. Students learn to build appropriately through analysis of landscape and climate for a chosen site, and to conceptualize design decisions through drawings and models. This class was taught concurrently with 4.125B. Some of the assignments are the same, some are different, and the sites for the final project are different. But since they were taught in tandem, it would
History professor Adam Rothman discusses the 200th anniversary of the end of the world wide slave trade and his book which traces the trafficking of slaves from Africa to North and South America.
History professor Nancy Bernkopf Tucker discusses the rapid rise of China to the world stage from hosting the 2008 Olympics to the crises in Tibet to debt policy with the United States.
Bryan Caplan, of George Mason University and blogger at EconLog, talks about his book, The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies. Caplan argues that democracies work well in giving voters what they want but unfortunately, what voters want isn't particularly wise, especially when it comes to economic policy. He outlines a series of systematic biases we often have on economic topics and explains why we have little or no incentive to improve our understanding of the world
Political analyst Prof James Piscatori explains why the efforts by the United States to promote democracy in the Middle East may not result in the type of democracy Washington wants. With host Jennifer Cook.
SP.772 Internet Technology in Local and Global Communities (MIT)
4.125A Architecture Studio: Building in Landscapes (MIT)
End of the Slave Trade: An Interview with Adam Rothman
The Rise of China: An Interview with Nancy Bernkopf Tucker
Caplan on the Myth of the Rational Voter