Study Abroad 2010: COSTA RICA
Students explored the legal and business environment of Costa Rica by focusing on the practical issues a foreigner would encounter while conducting business overseas. They examined management strategies in a developing/transition economy in a third world country, benchmarking and manufacturing standards, and sustainability practices in Costa Rica compared to the US.
Highlights of the trip included: both Intel and Baxter International manufacturing plants, the American Chamber of Commerce, the c
Study Abroad at Michigan State University
Michigan State University, leader in the nation for the past five years in study abroad participation among public universities, has more than 260 programs of study in more than 60 countries. MSU students and the associate director of the Office of Study abroad share their thoughts about the opportunity.
Study of raw material supply for animal feed in livestock farming.
|In-depth analysis of the current status of the organic animal feed supply in Spain. The primary objective of this study is the in-depth diagnosis of the availability of raw materials for animal feed supply in organic farming. To meet this goal a thorough analysis of the current|
Study on rural policy
|This report published in 2005, introduces the concept of rural development and the history of rural development policy, defines rural in the context of Northern Ireland, examines the needs of rural areas in Northern Ireland, and the rationale for policy intervention. It discuss|
Slave Narratives: A Genre Study
In this lesson, students will read selected excerpts from slave narratives, determining common characteristics of the genre. Students will then write their own slave narratives as a slave from their region of North Carolina, researching for historical accuracy and incorporating elements of the slave narrative genre to demonstrate understanding.
Baltimore Food Systems: A Case Study of Urban Food Environments
This seminar-style course challenges students to look closely at the environment of Baltimore City's complex food systems and to consider what it would take to improve these systems to assure access for all to nutritious, adequate, affordable and sustainably produced food.
4.661 Theory and Method in the Study of Architecture and Art (MIT)
This seminar is open to graduate students, and is intended to offer a synoptic view of selected methodologies and thinkers in art history (with some implications for architecture). It is a writing-intensive class based on the premise that writing and editing are forms of critical thinking. The syllabus outlines the structure of the course and the readings and assignments for each week.
The discipline of art history periodically surges into "crisis." The demise of formalism as a guiding tenet, or
21H.991J Theories and Methods in the Study of History (MIT)
The purpose of this course is to acquaint you with a variety of approaches to the past used by historians writing in the twentieth century. Most of the books on the list constitute, in my view (and others), modern classics, or potential classics, in social and economic history. We will examine how these historians conceive of their object of study, how they use primary sources as a basis for their accounts, how they structure the narrative and analytic discussion of their topic, and what are the
21H.991J Theories and Methods in the Study of History (MIT)
The purpose of this course is to acquaint you with a variety of approaches to the past used by historians writing in the twentieth century. Most of the books on the list constitute, in my view (and others), modern classics, or potential classics, in social, economic and cultural history. We will examine how historians conceive of their object of study, how they use primary sources as a basis for their accounts, how they structure the narrative and analytic discussion of their topic, and what are
21F.405 Germany Today: Intensive Study of German Language & Culture (MIT)
Prepares students for working and living in German-speaking countries. Focus on current political, social, and cultural issues, using newspapers, journals, TV, radio broadcasts, and Web sources from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Emphasis on speaking, writing, and reading skills for professional contexts. Activities include: oral presentations, group discussions, guest lectures, and interviews with German speakers. No listeners.
STS.350 Social Study of Science and Technology (MIT)
This course surveys canonical and recent theories and methods in science studies. We will organize our discussions around the concept of "reproduction," referring variously to:
Scientific reproduction (how results are replicated in lab, field, disciplinary contexts)
Social reproduction (how social knowledge and relations are regenerated over time)
Biological reproduction (how organic substance is managed in the genetic age)
Electronic reproduction (how information is r
24.892 Classification, Natural Kinds, and Conceptual Change: Race as a Case Study (MIT)
This course will consider the claim that there is no such thing as race, with a particular emphasis on the question whether races should be thought of as natural kinds: is our concept of race a natural kind concept? Is the term 'race' a natural kind term? If so, is Appiah right to conclude that there are no races? How should one go about "analyzing" the concept of race?
24.906J The Linguistic Study of Bilingualism (MIT)
This course describes development of bilingualism in human history (from Lucy to present day). It focuses on linguistic aspects of bilingualism; models of bilingualism and language acquisition; competence versus performance; effects of bilingualism on other domains of human cognition; brain imaging studies; early versus late bilingualism; opportunities to observe and conduct original research; and implications for educational policies among others. The course is taught in English.
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