STS.S20 Tales of Two Parallels: Documenting East Campus History

STS.S20 Tales of Two Parallels: Documenting East Campus History*

Fall 2021: Tuesdays 7pm-9pm, E51-361

2-0-7 Units


Instructor: Eden Medina

Limited enrollment: This course is open only to undergraduates who are past or present residents of East Campus

Students will research the history and culture of East Campus to learn about how the residence of today came into being and shaped the experience of being an MIT student at difference moments in time. Students will also learn about the methods historians use to document the past and will have the opportunity to conduct original research. Findings from student research will be shared with the East Campus community in preparation for the upcoming renovation of the residence. Assignments will include short papers, presentations, and a final research project.

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*Please note that the course is listed as STS.S20 Special Subject: Science, Technology, and Society