Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-2:30
This term, the class has four parts:
The first introduces you to some of the important themes and analytical approaches that scholars have developed to understand science and technology.
The second, which centers on how science and technology developed at MIT, gives you an opportunity to apply some of these ideas to some of the great technical and institutional challenges faced by MIT engineers, scientists and leaders.
In the third part, we will look at something that is very mundane and familiar to everyone – food – and explore these ideas further, considering how science and engineering are marbled through pretty much everything we know about the world.
Finally, in the fourth section, we will concentrate on your final projects, setting aside time in class for you to consult on your topic, source materials, possible arguments and organization, or just reading and writing at your own pace.