3 Classes (33 Units)

12.385 (9), 14.03 (12), STS.007 (12)

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12.385 Science, Politics, and Environmental Policy

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Examines the role of science in US and international environmental policymaking. Surveys the methods by which scientists learn about the natural world; the treatment of science by experts, advocates, the media, and the public and the way science is used in legislative, administrative and judicial decision making. Through lectures, group discussions, and written essays, students develop a critical understanding of the role of science in environmental policy. Potential case studies include fisheries management, ozone depletion, global warming, smog, and endangered species. Students taking the graduate version complete different assignments.

This class has no prerequisites.

12.385 will be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by S. Solomon and J. Knox-Hayes.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Fridays in 54-1623.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits.

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14.03 Microeconomic Theory and Public Policy

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Applies microeconomic theory to analysis of public policy. Builds from microeconomic model of consumer behavior; extends to operation of single and multiple markets and analysis of why markets sometimes fail. Empirical examples to evaluate theory, focusing on the casual effects of policy interventions on economic outcomes. Topics include minimum wages and employment, food stamps and consumer welfare, economics of risk and safety regulation, the value of education, and gains from international trade.

This class has 14.01 as a prerequisite.

14.03 will be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by D. Autor.

Lecture occurs 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM on Mondays and Wednesdays in E52-164.

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

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STS.007 Technology in History

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Covers theories of the interactions between historical and technological change; relations between the histories of science and of technology; purported turning points such as the Neolithic, Industrial, and Information Revolutions; case studies from a wide range of times and places; and connections across time and space. Lectures supplemented by student presentations. Frequent writing, rewriting, and small group work. Enrollment limited.

This class has no prerequisites.

STS.007 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by R. H. Williams.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 36-372.

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

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