2 Classes (24 Units)9.46 (12), 11.367 (12)
9.46 Neuroscience of Morality
Advanced seminar that covers both classic and cutting-edge primary literature from psychology and the neuroscience of morality. Addresses questions about how the human brain decides which actions are morally right or wrong (including neural mechanisms of empathy and self-control), how such brain systems develop over childhood and differ across individuals and cultures, and how they are affected by brain diseases (such as psychopathy, autism, tumors, or addiction). Instruction and practice in written and oral communication provided. Limited to 24.
9.46 will be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by R. Saxe.
Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 46-1015.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S. This class counts as a CI-M.
11.367 The Law and Politics of Land Use
Analysis of local and state power to regulate land use and development. Particular emphasis on the evolution of planning and zoning regulations, and the perceived narrowing of the relationship between public improvements requirements and development impact. The ability of regulatory bodies to impose environmental performance standards and limit development activity is explored in relation to recent Supreme Court and State SJC decisions. Development decisions rendered by public agencies are reviewed, critiqued, and discussed.
This class has no prerequisites.
11.367 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by T. S. Szold.
Lecture occurs 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 10-401.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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