Exciting Spring Classes for Freshmen
This page highlights special Spring term classes that may be of particular interest to freshmen.
Lecture: T 2-3 (48-308), Lab: R 2-4 (48-109)
A hands-on introduction to key topics, current research and state-of-the-art tools in engineering for sustainability. This laboratory-based class centers on the engineering problems associated with the built and natural environments, with a focus on the design of novel solutions to grand challenges related to energy, the environment, and sustainable societal growth. The class is organized around three themes: (1) Sustainable Cities, (2) Energy and Climate, and (3) Air, Water, and Health. Each week will involve a lab or field trip related to a specific topic in sustainable engineering.
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ESD.00 Complex Sociotechnical Problems (9 units)
Lecture: M3-5 (4-253)Lab:TBA
Instructors: Prof. Joseph Sussman, Prof. Stan Finkelstein
In this project-based learning class, you join a small team of 3 students and an engineering systems researcher to tackle some of the biggest, messiest, most complex problems out there. You bring your desire to make people's lives better, we'll bring tools and concepts for evaluation and addressing some complex sociotechnical problems.
A list of projects and researchers is available on our Stellar Site or review our Video .
6.S062 Founder's Light (6 units)
Complete information on this class can be found at http://founders.mit.edu/light.pdf
Designed for freshmen with entrepreneurial spirit and passion who thinkabout creative, innovative solutions, this subject is an introduction to the landscape of start-up ventures, includingstrategic and entrepreneurial thinking processes. Some of MIT's most accomplished and recognized entrepreneurs willcontribute to this class.
6.S083 (0-3-0): Lecture: W7-10pm, 32-044, runs from Feb 8-Mar 21
6.S084 (0-3-0): Lecture: W7-10pm, 32-044, runs from Apr 4-May 16
Hands-on introduction to speaking activities ranging from impromptu expression, to speeches, to basic group presentations. Students learn how to prepare and deliver material, and develop confidence in their speaking ability through weekly practice in class, rehearsals in individual tutorials, and videotaped feedback. This half-term course (of seven weeks) is especially suitable for those who are petrified of and/or new to public speaking. Enrollment is limited to 32 each quarter, and preference is given to freshmen.