3 Classes (33 Units)

12.348[J] (9), STS.023[J] (12), STS.076J (12)

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12.348[J] Global Climate Change: Economics, Science, and Policy

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Introduces scientific, economic, and ecological issues underlying the threat of global climate change, and the institutions engaged in negotiating an international response. Develops an integrated approach to analysis of climate change processes, and assessment of proposed policy measures, drawing on research and model development within the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change. Graduate students are expected to explore the topic in greater depth through reading and individual research. 12.340 recommended.

This class has 5.60, 14.01, and 15.010 as prerequisites.

12.348[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by R. G. Prinn.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits.

You can find more information at the MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology site.

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STS.023[J] Science, Caste and Gender in India

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Examines the influence of social and cultural determinants (colonialism, nationalism, caste, class, and gender) on modern science and technology in British colonial and postcolonial India. Discusses the relationship of scientific progress to colonial expansions and nationalist aspirations. Explores the nature of scientific institutions within a social, cultural, and political contexts, and how science and technology have impacted Indian society.

This class has no prerequisites.

STS.023[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by A. Sur.

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

In the Spring 2014 Subject Evaluations, STS.023[J] was rated 6.0 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the MIT STS: Subject Clusters site.

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STS.076J Technology and Policy of Weapons Systems

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Examines in detail the technology of nuclear weapons systems. Topics include nuclear weapons design, effects, targeting, and delivery; ballistic and air breathing missile propulsion and guidance; communications and early warning techniques and systems; and anti-missile, air, and submarine systems. Combines the discussion of technical materials with the national security policy issues raised by the capabilities of these technologies. Considers security issues from the distinct and often conflicting perspectives of technologists, military planners, and political leaders. Subject fulfills the undergraduate public policy requirement in the Political Science major and minor.

This class has no prerequisites.

STS.076J will be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by T. Postol.

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

You can find more information at the MIT STS: Class Schedule site.

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