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 20.

This class has no prerequisites.

STS.050 will be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is instructed by D. Douglas.

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

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

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