Solving Complex Problems (12.000) meets Monday, Wednesday
and Friday from 3 to 4 pm. Depending on the nature of each day's class, the
meeting may take place in a standard lecture hall with fixed seating (32-123
Stata Center) or a room with tables and chairs that can be moved (50-340 Walker
Memorial, entrance near Pritchett Grill).
The Final Class Meetings
Wednesday, November 28: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 32-123
Friday, November 30: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 34-101
Monday, December 3: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m 34-101
Final Presentation Dec. 4: 6:45pm in 32-123
Wednesday, December 5: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 26-100
Other than the initial Introductory meeting, there are five different meeting
types: Information Sessions, Case Study Sessions, Team Meetings, Coordination
- Information Sessions are special meetings of the entire class to learn about research techniques, teamwork strategies, and presentation skills.
- Case Study Sessions provide
an opportunity for the class to discuss various aspects of fisheries and their
depletion, as well as imp[lications for the future of humanity.
- Team Meetings are weekly opportunities for teams to meet to "brainstorm" in independent work sessions.
- Coordination Meetings are whole-section meetings designed to enable the coordination of team-design strategies in advance of the final section solutions.
- Freeform Sessions are formal meetings of special-interest groups that develop as the semester progresses.
- Mini-Project Sessions involve
two teams each involved in one of five possible activities: instruction
in (1) GIS; (2) developing
research skills; (3) communicating
with wiki's; (4) discussing the book Cod; or (5) having a first team