STS.050 The History of MIT


Class Info

Examines the history of MIT, from its founding to the present, through the lens of the history of science and technology. Topics include William Barton Rogers; the modern research university and educational philosophy; campus, intellectual, and organizational development; changing laboratories and practices; MIT's relationship with Boston, the federal government, and industry; and notable activities and achievements of students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Includes guest lecturers, on-campus field trips, and interactive exercises. Limited to 40.

This class has no prerequisites.

STS.050 will be offered this semester (Spring 2017). It is instructed by D. Douglas.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 4-257.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

You can find more information at the MIT STS: STS.004 Fall 2013 site or on the STS.050 Stellar site.

Required Textbooks
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MIT STS.050 The History of MIT Related Textbooks
MIT STS.050 The History of MIT On The Web
MIT STS: STS.004 Fall 2013
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