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Sts-005f05
Sts-005f05
Prof. David Jones
MIT OpenCourseWare
Social Sciences
Gb Free
Course added: long ago
This course examines the growing importance of medicine in culture, economics and politics. It uses an historical approach to examine the changing patterns of disease, the causes of morbidity and mortality, the evolution of medical theory and practice, the development of hospitals and the medical profession...
Free schedule
2
21a-226f11
21a-226f11
Prof. Jean Jackson
MIT OpenCourseWare
Social Sciences
Gb Free
Course added: long ago
An introduction to the cross-cultural study of ethnic and national identity. We examine the concept of social identity, and consider the ways in which gendered, linguistic, religious, and ethno-racial identity components interact. We explore the history of nationalism, including the emergence of the...
Free schedule
3
21h-380f13
21h-380f13
Prof. Harriet Ritvo
MIT OpenCourseWare
Humanities Social Sciences
Gb Free
Course added: 29 June 2014
This course is a historical exploration of the ways that people have interacted with their closest animal relatives, for example: hunting, domestication of livestock, exploitation of animal labor, scientific study of animals, display of exotic and performing animals, and pet-keeping. Themes include changing...
Free schedule
4
Sts-007f10
Sts-007f10
Prof. Rosalind Williams
MIT OpenCourseWare
Social Sciences
Gb Free
Course added: long ago
Today many people assume that technological change is the major factor in historical change and that it tends to lead to historical progress. This class turns these assumptions into a question—what is the role of technology in history?—by focusing on four key historical transitions: the human revolution...
Free schedule
5
21h-153js06
21h-153js06
Foreign Languages and Literatures Department Faculty
MIT OpenCourseWare
Humanities Social Sciences
Gb Free
Course added: long ago
In this seminar we will examine various issues related to the intersection of race and gender in Asian America, starting with the nineteenth century, but focusing on contemporary issues. Topics to be covered may include racial and gender discourse, the stereotyping of Asian American women and men in...
Free schedule
6
21a-230js04
21a-230js04
Prof. Jean Jackson
MIT OpenCourseWare
Social Sciences
Gb Free
Course added: long ago
We begin by considering briefly the evolution of the family, its cross-cultural variability, and its history in the West. We next examine how the family is currently defined in the U.S., discussing different views about what families should look like. Class and ethnic variability and the effects of changing...
Free schedule
Favored by 1 person
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21f-022js04
21f-022js04
Prof. Margery Resnick
MIT OpenCourseWare
Social Sciences
Gb Free
Course added: 19 August 2015
International Women’s Voices has several objectives. It introduces students to a variety of works by contemporary women writers from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and North America. The emphasis is on non-western writers. The readings are chosen to encourage students to think about how...
Free schedule
8
21m-013f13
21m-013f13
Prof. Charles Shadle
MIT OpenCourseWare
Arts, Music, Film Humanities Social Sciences
Gb Free
Course added: 29 June 2014
This course explores the relationship between music and the supernatural, focusing on the social history and context of supernatural beliefs as reflected in key literary and musical works from 1600 to the present. It provides an understanding of the place of ambiguity and the role of interpretation in...
Free schedule
9
Sts-350s04
Sts-350s04
Prof. Stefan Helmreich
MIT OpenCourseWare
Social Sciences
Gb Free
Course added: long ago
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...
Free schedule
10
Sts-009s12
Sts-009s12
Prof. John Durant
MIT OpenCourseWare
Social Sciences
Gb Free
Course added: long ago
This course provides a broad conceptual and historical introduction to scientific theories of evolution and their place in the wider culture. It embraces historical, scientific and anthropological/cultural perspectives grounded in relevant developments in the biological sciences since 1800 that are largely...
Free schedule
11
21m-621s08
21m-621s08
Prof. Thomas DeFrantz
MIT OpenCourseWare
Arts, Music, Film Social Sciences
Gb Free
Course added: long ago
This course explores contemporary American theatrical expression as it may be organized around issues of gender and cultural identity. This exploration will include the analysis of performances, scripts, and video documentation, as well as the invention of original documents of theatrical expression...
Free schedule
12
21h-225js04
21h-225js04
Prof. Christopher Capozzola
MIT OpenCourseWare
Humanities Social Sciences
Gb Free
Course added: long ago
This subject explores the legal history of the United States as a gendered system. It examines how women have shaped the meanings of American citizenship through pursuit of political rights such as suffrage, jury duty, and military service, how those political struggles have varied for across race, religion...
Free schedule
13
21a-303f13
21a-303f13
Prof. Stefan Helmreich
MIT OpenCourseWare
Social Sciences
Gb Free
Course added: 29 June 2014
This course applies the tools of anthropology to examine biology in the age of genomics, biotechnological enterprise, biodiversity conservation, pharmaceutical bioprospecting, and synthetic biology. It examines such social concerns such as bioterrorism, genetic modification, and cloning. It offers an...
Free schedule
14
21a-231js06
21a-231js06
Prof. Heather Paxson
MIT OpenCourseWare
Social Sciences
Gb Free
Course added: long ago
This course seeks to examine how people experience gender - what it means to be a man or a woman - and sexuality in a variety of historical and cultural contexts. We will explore how gender and sexuality relate to other categories of social identity and difference, such as race and ethnicity, economic...
Free schedule
Favored by 1 person
15
21g-030s15
21g-030s15
Prof. Emma Teng
MIT OpenCourseWare
Social Sciences
Gb Free
Course added: 3 October 2015
This subject is an introduction to various forms of culture in East Asia (focusing on China, Japan and Korea), including both traditional and contemporary examples. Critically examines the shared cultural elements that are widely considered to constitute "East Asian culture," and also the diversity within...
Free schedule
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21f-067jf05
21f-067jf05
Prof. Ian Condry
MIT OpenCourseWare
Social Sciences
Gb Free
Course added: 19 August 2015
This course examines cultural performances of Asia, including both traditional and contemporary forms, in a variety of genres. Students will explore the communicative power of performances with attention to the ways performers, media, cultural settings, and audiences interact. The representation of cultural...
Free schedule
17
21a-506s14
21a-506s14
Maria Vidart-Delgado
MIT OpenCourseWare
Social Sciences
Gb Free
Course added: 6 June 2015
This class looks at the birth and international expansion of an American industry of political marketing, with a special emphasis on Latin America. We will focus our attention on the cultural processes, sociopolitical contexts and moral utopias that shape the practice of political marketing in the U...
Free schedule
18
Sts-004f13
Sts-004f13
Prof. Rosalind Williams
MIT OpenCourseWare
Social Sciences
Gb Free
Course added: 16 July 2014
This class is an introduction to studies in science, technology, and society (STS), through examining a series of issues, events, conflicts, and problems as illuminated by STS approaches. This iteration includes units on the Aaron Swartz case, photography, and utopia / dystopia. There are regular guest...
Free schedule
19
Wgs-115s13
Wgs-115s13
Prof. Kim Surkan
MIT OpenCourseWare
Social Sciences
Gb Free
Course added: 3 January 2014
This course considers a wide range of issues related to the contemporary and historical use of technology, the development of new technologies, and the cultural representation of technology, including the role women have played in the development of technology and the effect of technological change on...
Free schedule
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Sts-360s03
Sts-360s03
Prof. Joseph Dumit
MIT OpenCourseWare
Social Sciences
Gb Free
Course added: long ago
This course is a practicum-style seminar in anthropological methods of ethnographic fieldwork and writing. Depending on student experience in ethnographic reading and practice, the course is a mix of reading anthropological and science studies ethnographies; and formulating and pursuing ethnographic...
Free schedule
Favored by 1 person



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