3 Classes (36 Units)

11.162 (12), CMS.616 (12), STS.062[J] (12)

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11.162 Politics of Energy and the Environment

Class Info

Focuses on the politics of making local, state, national and international decisions on energy and the environment. Topics include implementing energy efficiency measures, siting nuclear and alternative energy plants, promoting oil and gas development offshore and in wilderness, adapting to climate change, handling toxic waste, protecting endangered species, and conserving water. Case studies include Cape Wind, disputes over oil and gas exploration in the Arctic, the response to Hurricane Katrina, and efforts to craft and comply with the greenhouse gas emissions limits.

This class has no prerequisites.

11.162 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by .

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

You can find more information at the Politics of Energy and the Environment site.

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CMS.616 Games and Culture

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Examines the social, cultural, economic, and political aspects of digital games. Topics include the culture of gameplay, gaming styles, communities, spectatorship and performance, gender and race within digital gaming, and the politics and economics of production processes, including co-creation and intellectual property. Students taking graduate version complete additional readings and assignments.

This class has no prerequisites.

CMS.616 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by T. L. Taylor.

Lecture occurs 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Wednesdays in 56-180.

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

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Games and Culture site or on the CMS.616 Stellar site.

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STS.062[J] Drugs, Politics, and Culture

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Explores the relationship between drugs and society in a cross-cultural perspective, looking at intersections between drugs and phenomena such as poverty, religion, technology, colonialism, conflict, and global capitalism. Examines histories behind the use and abuse of various substances, including opium, cocaine, and prescription pharmaceuticals. Considers why different societies prohibit and sanction different drugs; the politics of markets and clinical trials; and how social conditions affect the circulation of medicines in global health. Limited to 25.

This class has no prerequisites.

STS.062[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by A. Moran-Thomas.

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

In the Fall 2015 Subject Evaluations, STS.062[J] was rated 6.3 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the MIT STS: Class Schedule site.

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