SP.322 Prohibition and Permission (MIT)
Explore where the prohibitions and permissions that occur in every day life come from, why they exist, and what gives them force. For example: food—you are only willing and able to eat a subset of the world's edible substances. Marriage—some marriages are prohibited by law or by custom. This course addresses questions of prohibition and permission using psychological sources and literary works from ancient to modern. Texts include works by Shakespeare, Melville, Mary Rowlandson, and
ESD.260J Logistics Systems (MIT)
This subject is a survey of the fundamental analytic tools, approaches, and techniques which are useful in the design and operation of logistics systems and integrated supply chains. The material is taught from a managerial perspective, with an emphasis on where and how specific tools can be used to improve the overall performance and reduce the total cost of a supply chain. We place a strong emphasis on the development and use of fundamental models to illustrate the underlying concepts involved
21M.220 Early Music (MIT)
This class covers the history of Western music from antiquity until approximately 1680, about 2000 years worth of music. Rather than cover each topic at the same level of depth, we will focus on four topics in particular and glue them together with a broad overview of other topics. The four topics chosen for this term are (1) chant structure, performance, and development; (2) 14th century music of Italy and France; (3) Elizabethan London; and (4) Venice in the Baroque era.
The class will also in
21M.410 Vocal Repertoire and Performance: Women Composers (MIT)
This course is for the singer and/or pianist interested in collaborative study of solo vocal performance. This term we will focus upon the works of Women Composers. Students will gather biographical data and explore art songs, operatic arias, choral masterpieces, and arrangements employing sacred and secular texts. Additionally, students will conduct inquiry into works indicative of their own heritage.
Dr. Charles Johnson, Feb. 10, 2006
National Book Award winner Charles Johnson is a storyteller who ingeniously braids history, philosophy, and imagination in making post-modern fiction. A philosopher, literary critic, cartoonist, essayist, novelist, short story writer and screenwriter, his books include "Middle Passage", "Dreamer" and "Dr. King’s Refrigerator: And Other Bedtime Stories".
Henry Laurence, Karofsky Faculty Encore Lecture, Common Hour September 12, 2008
"You Can't Say That! Keeping Terrorists, War Crimes and Gay Marriage off TV." Henry Laurence is an associate professor of government with a joint appointment in Asian studies at Bowdoin. He teaches courses in Japanese and comparative politics, media and politics, and international political economy. In 2007–2008 he was a research associate at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University. He is currently writing a book on broadcasting politics that compares the BBC, PB
Reunion Lectures 2006: Church & State
During Reunion Weekend 2006 Paul Franco, professor of government, discussed the relationship between religion and politics, and examined the implications and complications of the separation of church and state in the context of recent Supreme Court cases.
Mark Ravina, "Legends of the Last Samurai"
Mark Ravina, Associate Professor of Japanese History at Emory University, discussed "Legends of the Last Samurai" at Bowdoin College. Professor Ravina has written widely on Early Modern and Meiji era Japan.
Object-oriented Program Design and Software Engineering
The concepts of the Object-oriented paradigm using Java. The basic principles of software engineering are emphasized. We study how to design and think in an object oriented fashion. As a final project, students work in groups to develop a Gnutella distributed music-sharing client.
Legislative hearing on redlining practices
Hope Kelly reports on a legislative hearing in Boston on alleged redlining practices by Boston banks. Kelly reports that the Federal Reserve Bank released a study finding evidence of redlining practices. Kelly notes that the banking industry reacted strongly to the accusations. Kelly's report includes footage from the legislative hearings. Barney Frank (US Congressman) and Benjamin Hooks (Executive Director, NAACP) condemn redlining practices. Richard Pollard (Chairman, Massachusetts Banking Ass
Patriots Day in Roxbury
Hope Kelly reports on the annual re-enactment on Patriot's Day of the ride of American Revolutionary leader William Dawes. Kelly notes that Dawes's ride is overshadowed by that of Paul Revere (American revolutionary leader). She reports that Dawes began his ride to Lexington in 1775 from the site of the First Church of Roxbury. Kelly notes that Tom Plant (Roxbury historian) organizes the annual re-enactment at the First Church of Roxbury. Kelly's report features footage of Plant and others in co
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