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Credit subjects during IAP

If a student has registered in the Fall term for 8.01L or 18.02A and the student plans to complete the subject during IAP, then the student cannot register or receive credit for more than six additional units in IAP. The same rule applies for the student who has failed 18.01 in the Fall term and plans to take make-up exams during IAP. NOTE: a student can complete during IAP any combination of only two of the three subjects (8.01L, 18.02A and 18.01), but not all three. Planned completion of two among the three above subjects requires that the student cannot register or receive credit for any additional units during IAP. Finally, if a student plans to take one of the three modules of 10.491 during IAP, then the student cannot register for or receive credit for more than eight additional units during IAP.

Add/Drop: There are no formal add or drop dates for IAP. At the beginning of class, make sure your instructior has your name on the class list. If you decide to drop the subject, inform the instructor before the last day of classes so that you don't fail the subject.

Grades: Grades must be submitted no later than February 5, 1988. Students will receive their grade reports later in the month. Grade reports will include the official title of the subject (e.g., Special Topics in Language and Literature, not as Reading Paraduse Lost").

Guidelines for Activities

Inclusion of a non-credit activity in the IAP Guide does not imply MIT endorsement. Responsibility for a non-credit activity lies with the sponsoring MIT individual or group. All subjects for credit have been approved as academic offerings. All activities are required to meet safety, health, legal and generalregulations governing the use of MIT facilities. IAP activities are ipen only to MIT community members.



16.600 Computational Tools In Engineering Prof. J-P Clarke

Schedule TBA. Preregister with Jennie Leith, 33-111, x3-4926, Enrollment limited to 60. Prerequisites: 16.010, 16.020 or equivalent. 6 units. P/D/F grading.

Introduction to computational tools and their use in solving engineering problems, analyzing data, and presenting scientific results. Techniques for the practical use of spreadsheets (XESS), mathematical and numerical analysis packages (MATLAB), symbolic algebra (MAPLE), and other Athena-based software packages are presented. Issues of computational accuracy and efficiency are discussed. Emphasizes problem solving using available software packages, not programming or algorithmic development. Sponsored by Aeronautics and Astronautics. Contact: Jennie Leith, 33-111, x3-4926, jennie

16.656 Management Topics In Engineering Mr. Joseph Yamron

Sachedule TBA Preregister immediately with Marie Stuppard, 33-208, x3-2279, Enrollment limited to 16. Preference given to Juniors, Seniors. Prerequisites: Must be an upperclassman. 6 units. A-F grading.

This offering is the undergraduate level of 16.952-Management Topics of Engineering. Directed toward the student seeking a career in engineering leading to management, this course provides opportunities to examine topics relating to the conduct of engineering activities within a total management environment staffing the acquisition of new business and long-range planning. Seminar format based on current industrial practice. Sponsored by Aeronautics and Astronautics. Contact: Mr. Joseph Yamron, 33-111.


4.23J/11.465J Field-based SIGUS Workshop on Building Communities: The Malecon 2000 Workshop in Guayaquil, Ecuador Dr. Reinhard Goethert

January 5-17, 1998 Limited enrollment, preference given to School of Architecture and Planning students. Formal announcement detailing enrollment procedure will be made later in semester. Prereq: permission of instructor Credit: 3 units P/D/F grading Participants would be expected to cover some of the costs.

The workshop will focus on the impact of a planned waterfront redevelopment in the downtown of Guayaquil, with particular focus on the surrounding low income communities. Participants have the freedom and responsibility to define their own areas of exploration and subsequently agendas of action. The focus is at the community level, and participants look and listen to communities to test their assessments and strategies. Throughout they are confronted by the very real and immediate nature of the problems and opportunities. A final presentation will be made to government officials, community members and professional planning sectors. Participants will be joined by students from Oxford Brookes University, England, and from University of Guayaquil.

Sponsor: SIGUS - Special Interest Group in Urban Settlement Contact: Dr. Reinhard Goethert, N52-357A, x3-2402, email (preferred)

4.235 Sustainable Design for Third World Settlement Planning offered in Oxford, England Dr. Reinhard Goethert

January 26-30, 1998 (tentative) Limited enrollment. Formal announcement will be made later in semester. Prereq: permission of instructor Credit: 3 units P/D/F grading Participants would be expected to cover their costs while at Oxford.

This course will explore key design issues in the provision of settlements for low income housing through institutional intervention. The teaching methodology is built around hands-on exercises, from which issues will be extracted and explored. Basic tools and techniques of physical planning appropriate to Third World housing situations will stressed, and structured around four areas: basic measurement, prediction of uses, modeling, and design.

Offered with the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP), Oxford Brookes University. Sponsor: SIGUS - Special Interest Group in Urban Settlement Contact: Dr. Reinhard Goethert, N52-357A, x3-2402, email (preferred)

4.280 Architecture Internship Prof. Bill Hubbard, Ms. Elizabeth Reed TA: Randall Johnson

Schedule TBA (three dates here). Preregister immediately. No listeners. Prereq: 4.125, 4.126, 6 units. P/D/F grading.

Work in an architecture office, gain experience, improve skills, learn about professional practice and the role of construction documents in getting a project built. Participants must have completed one semester of level I Architecture Studio prior to IAP'98, and all participants will be required to attend a one-day workshop session on construction documents. IAP interns work in small, medium and large firms, and in public and private agencies. Interns must commit to full-time work throughout IAP. Time of first meeting will be e-mailed to all eligible students. Sponsor: Architecture. This course may be cross-registered in the Career Services Office. Contact: Bill Hubbard, (, N51-338, X3-5940.


Physical Education Offerings Temple Odom x3-4291

  1. IAP registration lottery is conducted on Athena from December 1nd to December 8th at Noon.
  2. Athena users type add pelott to access the lottery system. Then use the following commands: xphedu to select classes, and to see assignment after lottery runs phedu to select classes from dialup,and to see assignment after lottery runs peinfo to list info texts
  3. Non-Athena users may enter the lottery with assistance from the P.E. Office, W32-125.
  4. Late registration, based on availability, will be accepted at the P.E. Office beginning Wednesday, December 11.
  5. Non-undergraduates must present an Athletic Card at the first-class.

Here are some of the courses offered over IAP 97. Check with the P. E. Office x 3-4291 for current schedule.
Other Non-Credit Activities

Pro Wrestling: Sport, Spectacle or Societal Aberration Get the real insight into the phenomenon of "wrestle-mania" with insiders form the business. Register by calling the P.E. Office, x3-4291 after January 6.

Swimming Stroke Analysis Get your strokes analyzed by the head coach of swimming. Each participant will be videotaped and given suggestions for improving their technique. Class size is limited to ten per session, with a limit of one session per person. Registrations may be made beginning Mon, Jan 6, by calling the Physical Education Office, x3-4291.


7.57J/HST.181J Genetics And Molecular Medicine Prof. David Housman, Prof. Cliff Tabin

Schedule TBA Prerequisites: 7.012, 7.013, 7.014. or 7.05. 12 units. P/D/F grading.

Introduction to central issues in medical genetics. Significance of karyotypic analysis in clinical genetics and oncology. In-depth consideration of well-defined, genetically based illnesses including cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, and Huntington's disease. Includes patient presentations, consideration of genetic counseling issues, and the likely clinical impact of new genetic diagnostic techniques. Contact: Erica Beade, E17-543, x3-3016, dhousman


* NOTE: Preregistration is not necessary for any of the BCS courses. Interested parties should show up at the class and sign the attendance form to become enrolled.

9.94 Psychology: The Rest Of It Prof. Alan Hein Schedule TBA. Prereq: 900 or equivalent P/D/F grading

We will review basic and applied components of the field of psychology not addressed in the subject "Introduction to Psychology." Sponsored by Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Contact: Priscilla Cobb, E10-008, x3-0482

9.95 Cognitive Science: The Sequel Schedule TBA 4 units P/D/F grading

We will address some interesting topics in cognition that there isn't time to cover in introductions to psychology and cognitive science offered in the fall term. Sponsored by Brain and Cognitive Science. Contact: Priscilla Cobb, E10-008 (, x3-0482.

9.97 Introduction to Neuroanatomy Mriganka Sur Schedule TBA 3 units. P/D/F grading.

This course will introduce participants to the anatomy of the mammalian brain through lecture, demonstrations and hands-on dissection experience. Participants will also have access to interactive sheep dissection software. Contact: Mriganka Sur, E25-235, 3-8784.

9.98 Learning, Networks and Approximation Theory Tomaso Poggio, Dr. Federico Girosi Wed-Fri, Jan 8-10, 9-Noon in E25-401. Preregister by Dec 10 with P. Cobb, E10-008, x3-0482, 3 units. P/D/F grading.

In this class we present a computational approach to the problem of learning from examples. Some basic notions of approximation theory and statistics will be introduced, and a number of learning techniques, including radial basis functions and neural networks, will be discussed, together with estimates of their generalization performances. Contact: Priscilla Cobb x3-0482


10.001 Introduction To Computer Methods Prof. Gregory Rutledge

Mon-Fri, Jan3-16 6 units. A-F grading.

This course provides an introduction for chemical engineers to the use of computers, software tools, and problem solving using Athena. Emphasis is placed on a hierarchy of computational methods, including the basics of C programming, elementary numerical analysis, data visualization, and Maple for symbolic computing. Sponsored by Chemical Engineering. Contact: Linda Mousseau, 66-350, x3-4562.

10.491 Integrated Chemical Engineering II (Statistics) Prof. Klavs Jenson

Jan 12-23, Preregister immediately. Enrollment limited to 40. Prerequisites: 10.490.. 4 units. A-F grading.

Students who will be taking 10.491 during the spring term, 1998, may elect to take one of three modules during IAP. The subject of this module will be the statistical analysis of experimental data. Contact: Prof. Klavs Jensen , 66-566, x 3-4589. No listeners allowed


5.30 Chemistry Laboratory Techniques T. Swager

Schedule TBA. Prereq.: 5.11 or equivalent 6 units Enrollment limited. Permission of Instructor required. Freshmen only

Practical training in basic chemistry laboratory techniques. Intended to provide freshmen with the skills necessary to undertake original research projects in chemistry. Contact: Prof Swager ( x 3-4423.


SP.345 Problem Solving In Science and Technology Robert M. Rose

TBA. Prerequisites: 8.01/8.012, 18.01. 12 units. P/D/F grading.

This special 12-unit course referred to by some as "From Russia with Love," originates in past Concourse IAP presentations and has been recognized by an award from the MIT Class of '51 and by Science Magazine. It is a very intense experience. The basis of the problems will be the first term science core at MIT as taught by Dr. Yuri Chernyak, Senior Research Fellow in Harvard/HST, formerly an Assoc. Prof. of Physics, Moscow State University, and the last chairman of the Moscow Refusenik Seminar. Contact: Cheryl Butters, 20C-224, x3-3230, No listeners allowed


12.213 Alternate Energy Sources Prof. M. Nafi Toksoz, Prof. F. Dale Morgan

Schedule Jan 5-30. Prereregister immediately with Prof. M. Nafi Toksoz, E34-440, x3-7852, $250 fee. 6 units. P/D/F grading.

Local day-long field trip and lab time expected. Optional five-day field trip to California ($250 fee). Subject explores alternate energy sources and the environmentally friendly use of fossil fuels. Topics include: solar energy, wind power, nuclear and geothermal energy, and removal, disposal, and use of CO2 from fossil fuel plants. This year emphasis will be on geothermal and wind energy with the optional field trip to the world's largest geothermal field and wind farms in California. Sponsored by Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences. Contact: Prof. M. Nafi Toksoz, E34-440, x3-7852,

12.221 Field Geophysics and GPS: Measuring Post-seismic Deformations and Tectonic Motions Prof. Tom Herring, Prof. Brad Hager, Prof. Chris Marone

Preregister immediately with Scott Sewell, 54-910, x3-3380,or by contacting one of the instructors. The course is open to all undergraduates, with preference given to Course XII majors and minors. 6 units. P/D/F grading Schedule TBA, Cost $150.00

We will travel to southern California to measure fault motions and tectonic deformations associated with the San Andreas fault system and other active tectonic features. We will perform high-precision GPS experiments and carry out gravity surveys to measure post-seismic motion and tectonic deformation. Emphasis will be on the principles of geophysical data collection and the relevance of these data for faulting and the dynamics of the earthquake cycle. The course will involve a 6 day field trip to California and daily meetings on the other days at MIT. Contact: Prof. Brad Hager, 54-622, x3-0126

12.265/12.565 Techniques in Remote Sensing Prof. Maria Zuber

Schedule TBA Enrollment limited to 12. 6 units. P/D/F grading. $100 fee for the course for travel expenses.

A practical introduction to techniques for observing the Earth from airborne and spaceborne platforms. The course consists of three case studies in ocean, atmosphere and land studies in which students observe the "end-to-end" process of making remote observations ranging from problem definition, sensor design, spacecraft accommodation, to data collection, analysis and interpretation. This course is offered under the auspices of the Joint Center for Geoscience of MIT and the Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. Part of the course will be taught at Goddard where students will participate in tours of laboratories to observe sensor development in progress, mission operations facilities to view real-time data collection, and computational facilities to participate in data processing and analysis. Contact: Prof. Maria Zuber, ( 54-518, x3-6397.

12.305 Workshop on Global Atmospheric Pollution Reginald E. Newell

Schedule Jan 5-30. Lab time TBA. Prerequisites: None. 6 units. A-F grading.

After three introductory discussions by Prof. Newell, the workshop will examine atmospheric trace gas data collected over the Pacific by a specially-instrumented DC-8 aircraft during 1991, 1994 and 1996, and carbon monoxide data collected from an instrument on the space shuttle in 1984 and 1994. Students will select different trace gases and interpret the findings in terms of sources, sinks, and atmospheric transport. Findings will be discussed in the workshop and will form the basis for a written report. Sponsored by Earth, Planetary, and Atmospheric Sciences. Contact: Susan Midlarsky, 54-1820, x3-2450, Attendance preferred at all sessions.

12.310 An Introduction To Weather Forecasting Dr. Lodovica Illari

TBA. Preregister by Dec 13. Prerequisites: 8.01, 18.01. 6 units. P/D/F grading.

This will be an introductory subject covering the principles of synoptic meteorology (weather patterns) and weather forecasting. Analysis of hourly weather data and numerical weather prediction models will also be covered. Regular preparation of weather forecasts will be performed. Sponsored by Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. Contact: Dr. Scott Sewell, 54-910,

12.314 Field Oceanography in the Bahamas Prof. Maureen Raymo

6 units. P/D/F grading. Course will be offered Jan. 19th-30th. Preregistration required before November 1 and enrollment is limited. Prerequisites include an interest in Earth sciences and passed MIT Boating Swim Test. Contact Prof. Raymo:

This field course, run at the research facilities of the Caribbean Marine Research Center (CMRC) on Lee Stocking Island, Bahamas, will focus on observational skills as well as measurement and analytical techniques typically used in physical, chemical, biological, and geological oceanography. Instruction and practice in the field will be coordinated with the examination (both in the classroom and in the field) of a number of scientific problems relevant to the marine environments surrounding Lee Stocking Island, including the preservation of coral reefs, the evolution of stromatolites, the origin of "whitings"and oolites, the impact of global warming on reef environments and long-term sea level change. 12.314 will include one week of lectures at MIT followed by one week of field work at the CMRC on Lee Stocking Island.

12.411 Astronomy Field Camp Prof. James Elliot

Jan. 3-24. Preregister immediately with Ginny Siggia, 54-410, x3-9317. Enrollment limited to 4-6. Prereq: 12.410J or 8.287J. $150 fee. 9 units. P/D/F grading.

Learn how professional astronomers carry out their research by participating in a UROP-style project under the supervision of a Lowell Observatory staff member. Requires written and oral reports. Sponsor: Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. Contact: Ginny Siggia, 54-410, x3-9317,

12S22 Hands-On Astronomy Dr. Stephen Slivan

Enrollment limited to 12. A lottery will be conducted and preregistrants will be informed by e-mail before Christmas. Preference given to students who've NOT already taken 12.401, 12.409, 12.410J/8.287J, or 12s23. 6 units. P/D/F graded.

In this seminar we explore the background and techniques of visual observation and CCD imaging of the Moon, planets, and brighter deep-space objects using 8-inch telescopes. The class meets for 10 evening observing sessions. Whenever weather conditions permit us to observe outdoors we do so! In cloudy weather we'll try some astronomical computing and image processing indoors instead. Nightly quizzes based on assigned reading. 100% attendance at observing sessions required to pass.

12.484 Directed Field Studies Prof. Clark Burchfiel First half of IAP. Graduates and undergraduates welcome. Enrollment for non Course 12 majors is limited. Permission of instructors by personal interview is required. $75 fee. 6 units. A-F grading.

Intensive training in field geological methods designed for students with an interest in field geology but who may not be Course 12 majors or solid-earth geoscientists. Includes specific exercises designed to complement the backgrounds of the students involved. The course will be conducted in the southwestern United States, where geologic exposures are excellent and (hopefully) snow cover is non-existent! Participants should be prepared for strenuous hiking over rough terrain, and previous camping experience is preferred. Cannot be taken as a substitute for 12.482. (Students can also take 12.485 for an additional 6 units.) Sponsored by Earth, Atmosphere, and Planetary Sciences. Contact: Prof. Clark Burchfiel,

12.485 Advanced Directed Field Studies Prof. Clark Burchfiel

Second half of IAP. Graduates and undergraduates welcome. Enrollment for non Course 12 majors is limited. Permission of instructors by personal interview is required. $75 fee. 6 units. A-F grading.

Continuation of 12.484. Sponsored by Earth, Atmosphere, and Planetary Sciences. Contact: Prof. Clark Burchfiel,

Interfacing computers and sensors in the laboratory using LabView Instructor: Scott Sewell Fee: $25 for materials, Location: 34-501, Schedule: TBA. Enrollment limited to 10. Pre-register immediately by email. A lottery will be conducted and preregistrants will be informed by e-mail before Christmas.

This non-credit course will introduce students to virtual instrumentation, computer-sensor interfacing and data-acquisition using LabView. LabView is an industry standard software package which features an intuitive, graphical programming environment instead of the sequential line-by-line process of traditional programming languages. It includes all the tools necessary for data acquisition >from instruments and sensors and subsequent analysis using advanced numerical techniques. Students will solve real problems commonly found in research labs and experiment with common transducers for measuring a wide variety of physical quantities such as temperature, force, pressure, light, acceleration, etc. Contact: Scott Sewell (54-910,


How To Use A Slide Rule
Craig Watkins
Schedule TBA. Not for credit.

Back in the old days, you had to know math to do arithmetic. We will see how slide rules work and why they are useful (No electricity? No problem!), and why slide rules are great fun at parties. Some slide rules will be provided; bring your own if you have one. We are online! Visit us at:
Sponsor: Experimental Studies Group. Contact: Craig Watkins, 24-611, x3-2872,


Twelfth Annual 6.270 Autonomous Robot Design Competition

Schedule TBA. Preregister by early Oct. Enrollment limited to 150 undergraduate students. Fee: $50 for materials. 6 units P/D/F grading with possibility of 6 engineering design points.

6.270 is modeled after the Mechanical Engineering department's 2.007 (2.70) robot design competition class, with the added twist that the robots must be fully autonomous - no human interaction is allowed during the contest. Participants work in groups of three to design, build and program their robots (made of LEGO and various sensors) in preparation for the final contest held at the end of IAP. This class is taught entirely by students and participation is open only to MIT undergrads. No experience is necessary as long as you are willing to learn how to play with LEGO and pick up some basic programming and soldering skills in class (freshmen are strongly encouraged to participate). A lottery will be held in early October, and you may enter the lottery as a group of two or three, or as an individual (we will find groups for you). There is a fee of $150 per team but entering the lottery is free. This course is very time (and fun) intensive, starting from the very beginning of IAP and running at ludicrous-speed towards the course-consummating competition in 26-100 at the end of IAP. It is highly recommended that participants do not have other major time commitments during IAP, as it tends to distract from enjoyment of this class. For more information (including how to register) look at or send e-mail to:


*Note: Starting with IAP 1998, signup for FL&L IAP subjects will be via the web ONLY. There will be no signup tables outside 14N-305 as there have been in past years. FL&L IAP info can be found at:
Signup via the web will begin Monday, December 1 and run through Thursday, December 4 until 5:00 pm

21F.217/21F.218 Workshop In Strategies For Effective Teaching: English As A Second Language Patricia Brennecke

Enrollment limited to 12. Graduate TA's have priority. 3 units. A-F grading.

A mini module for international teaching assistants. Covers special problems in teaching when English is a second language and the US a second culture. Videotaping of practice sessions for feedback. Individualized programs to meet different needs. Graduate TA's have priority. Sponsored by Foreign Languages and Literature. Contact: Patricia Brennecke 14N-229A x3-2647, No listeners allowed

21F.301 French I Johann Sadock

Introduction to French language and culture. Emphasis on the acquisition of vocabulary and grammatical concepts through active communication. Immediate exposure to authentic French via video sources and printed materials. Develop cultural awareness as well as linguistic proficiency. Coordinated language lab program. Sponsored by Foreign Languages and Literature. Contact: Sue Cobb, 14N-310 x3-4550,

21F.401 German I Ellen Crocker TBA Enrollment limited to 25. 12 units. A-F grading.

Introduction to listening, speaking, reading, and writing German. Course will emphasize the use of fundamental grammar in active communication. Language laboratory program supplements class work. This course is a full-time occupation for IAP. Sponsored by Foreign Languages and Literature. Contact: Sue Cobb, 14N-310 x3-4550,

21F.499 Germany Today: Intensive German Language And Culture Kurt Fendt

This course prepares students for working and living in German speaking countries. We will focus on current political, social, and cultural issues using literary texts, newspapers, magazines, TV and radio broadcasts, and WWW sources from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The course emphasizes speaking, writing, and reading skills for professional contexts. Activities include oral presentations, group discussions, guest lectures, and interviews with German speakers. Sponsor: Foreign Languages and Literatures. Contact: Kurt Fendt, 14N-224, x3-4312,

21F.701 Spanish I Maria Gonzalez Aguilar Must plan to continue Spanish. 12 units. A-F grading.

Introduction to understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. Maximal use of fundamentals of grammar in active communication. Audio- and video-based language laboratory program coordinated with and supplementary to class work. Sponsored by Foreign Languages and Literature. Contact: Sue Cobb, 14N-310 x3-4550,

21F.706 IAP Spanish Refresher Class M. Ribas Groeger

Prereq.: Permission of Instructor U (IAP) 3-0-3

For students who have some background in Spanish but who lack the communicative skills or grammatical foundation for second-semester Spanish. Provides the oral and listening comprehension practice necessary to bring students to the communicative competence equivalent of those who have completed one semester of Spanish at MIT. Grammar review through classroom activities, readings, and writing. Students work with a subset of the video materials used in 21F.701. Contact: Sue Cobb, 14N-310 x3-4550,

21F.707 Spanish for Business and International Relations: IAP Workshop Adriana Gutierrez-Gonzalez

Prereq.: One or two semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent U (IAP) 3-0-3

For students with some knowledge of Spanish who are interested in focusing on issues relating to business, economic development, or international relations. Uses case studies adapted from these fields, as well as newspaper, magazine, and WWW resources, in order to acquire vocabulary and develop communication skills and cultural awareness. Also involves simulations based on real situations or crises. Contact: Sue Cobb, 14N-310 x3-4550,

21F.911 Special Topics: Workshop in Professional Correspondence and Electronic Communication: English As A Second Language Patricia Brennecke

Wed and Fri, Jan 8 and 10, 9-Noon; and Mon, Jan 13, 9am-1pm in 14N-225. Preregister Dec 2-5 in 14N-305. Enrollment limited to 18. Preference given to ESL Students. $5 fee. 3 units. A-F grading.

A mini-module of ESL students who wish to learn culturally appropriate strategies for effective phone, v-mail, e-mail, letter and memo communications. Sponsored by Foreign Languages and Literature. Contact: Jane Dunphy, 14N-312, x3-3069, dunphy

Origami: The Japanese Art of Paperfolding Anne LaVin

Schedule TBA Not for credit.

And you thought origami was a martial art? Really an ancient Japanese art, origami lets you create a paper model of almost anything, without scissors or glue. The mastery of a few simple folds and a bit of imagination are all it takes. In these workshops we'll make models ranging from birds and animals to complex polyhedra, and have two special classes with origami artists. Sponsors: Foreign Languages and Literatures and the MIT/Japan Program. Contact: Anne LaVin, 14N-238, x8-7940,

MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING In Vino Veritas Prof. Linn Hobbs Not for credit Wed, Fri, Mon, Wed, Fri, Jan 7-16, 8-11 pm, Moore Room, Room 6-321. Enrollment limited to 64 people. $110 fee for materials. Prereq: must be 21 or older. Harvard cannot lay claim to all verities! This introductory class in wine appreciation, long an IAP classic now in its 17th year with over 1100 enthusiastic alumini/ae, will acquaint participants with the truth about wines from around the world through comparative tastings of over 50 fine wines. Enrollment is limited and this offering is perennially oversubscribed, so registration as soon as possible with payment of class fee is advised. Sponsor: Materials Science & Engineering. Contact: Prof. Linn Hobbs (, 13-4062, x3-6970 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 2.670 Mechanical Engineering Tools Prof. Douglas Hart, Prof. Kevin Otto Enrollment limited to 160 course majors, sophomores. 6 units. P/D/F grading. Introduces the fundamentals of machine tool and computer use. Students work with a variety of machine tools including the bandsaw, milling machines, and lathe. Instruction given on the use of the Athena network and Athena-based software packages including MATLAB, MAPLE, XESS, and CAD. Emphasis on problem solving, not programming or algorithmic development. Assignments are project-oriented relating to mechanical engineering topics. It is recommended that students take this subject in the first IAP after declaring their major in Mechanical Engineering. Sponsored by Mechanical Engineering. Nicholas Hirschi Manufacturing With Particles, Fields, and Waves Nannaji Saka, Larry Stelmack Schedule TBA. Attendance preferred at all sessions. Not for credit. This lecture course provides an introduction to advanced processes for manufacturing microsystems of technological and commercial interest, including integrated electronic and photonic devices, quantum-well structures, thin film coatings, and other surface-engineered objects. Students will be introduced to sources of electromagnetic radiation, atoms, ions, and electrons, and their applications to manufacturing. Processes to be discussed include evaporation, sputtering, chemical vapor deposition, and etching by ion, electron and laser beams. Tours of the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity (LMP), the Microsystems Technology Laboratory (MTL) and the CMSE Thin Film Laboratory will be arranged. Sponsor: Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. Contact: Nannaji Saka, 35-329, x3-2227, MUSIC, THEATER AND ARTS 21M.805 Theater Practicum: Grand Hotel Tommy Defrantz Rehearsals TBA Prerequisites: at least one studio subject or permission of the instructor. 6 units. A-F grading. Participate in Dramashop's production of Grand Hotel, directed Tommy Defrantz. This production offers design and technical opportunities as well as a chance to act. Contact: Tommy Defrantz (, IAP Symphony 1998 Lawrence Isaacson, Conductor Not for credit Rehearsals - Tues., Thurs., Jan 6 - 29 7:30-10pm Student Center Concert - Friday, January 30th at 8pm. Kresge Auditorium Don't sit around during IAP collecting cobwebs! Here's a great opportunity to keep your skills up and have a good time too! This orchestra will read lots of fun repertoire and prepare a concert as well. Music by: Wagner,Mahler, Mozart, and Copland. Possible Cello soloist - Ron Lowry, principal cellist of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra - performing Haydn's Cello concerto in D major. Contact: Lawrence Isaacson 617-332-4736 Trial By Jury Garry Zacheiss Performance TBA Not for credit Over IAP, MITG&SP will be performing the one act Gilbert and Sullivan operetta "Trial By Jury", the only true opera ever written by G&S! It will be performed the first weekend of February. If you are interested in being involved, either as an actor, a member of the orchestra, or a member of the technical staff, we'd love to have you. Auditions will be held the first weekend of IAP, and recruiting for our orchestra and tech is going on now. In addition to the performance of "Trial By Jury", our orchestra will be performing a concert of Sullivan and other Victorian composers, so we would love to hear from all the instrumentalists out there!. If you are interested in auditioning or being a member of the orchestra and our technical staff and would like more information, please send email to or call 253-0190. Gilbert and Sullivan Sing-Along Garry Zacheiss Schedule TBA Not for credit Do you enjoy good food and good company? Do you love to sing? Do you love to laugh? Then come join us as we belt out your favorite Gilbert and Sullivan selections! Scores provided; vocal talent optional. Please send email to or call 253-0190. Musical Theater Sing-Along Natalie Garner January 11 2pm Place TBA Not for credit Do you like showtunes? Or singing in the shower? Or neither? Come to the Musical Theatre Guild sing-along. We'll be bringing music from some of our favorite shows and you should too. Coming to you Sunday, January 11 at 2p. Contact: MIT Musical Theater Guild/ Natalie Garner Set Construction Practice Natalie Garner Not for credit Wanna build something this IAP? The Musical Theatre Guild will be holding build hours this IAP from 1-5p on Saturdays in Walker basement. In the past we've built pianos, people-eating vases, booby-trapped barbers' chairs, and lots of other more prosaic things. Contact: Natalie Garner Theater Design Apprenticeships Natalie Garner Not for credit Apprenticeships in designing sets, lights, costumes, props, and sound will be offered by the Musical Theatre Guild this IAP. Learn more about how these diverse elements contribute to a production and transform a dark stage. Please pre-register by Dec. 19. Contact: Natalie Garner Musical Theater Audition Workshop Natalie Garner Ever wanted to be in a musical, but been afraid to audition? This is your chance to learn more about the audition process and what is required. You will learn what directors look for, what sort of songs to pick, and everything you need to know to make sure your talents are displayed to their fullest. Beginners are encouraged. January 19th at 2:30p. Contact: Natalie Garner OCEAN ENGINEERING 13.465 Ocean Instrumentation Field Laboratory Prof. Jerome Milgram, Christopher Von Alt Schedule TBA at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Preregister by Dec. 12 Preference given to students from MEng program. 4 units. A-F grading. This course offers both a classroom background and hands-on field experience at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Emphasis on modern oceanographic instrumentation, including the operation of side scan sonar, conductivity, temperature, depth, and optical backscatter systems; modern underwater acoustic navigation and tracking techniques; underwater systems for coastal research and monitoring; and underwater vehicle operation. Contact: Prof. Jerome Milgram, 5-318, x3-5943, No listeners. Effective Speaking Barbara Smith SCHEDULE TBA Preregister immediately Not for credit Have you always wondered why some people seem at ease in public speaking? Have others told you to speak up because you speak too softly, or perhaps you are self-conscious because of your foreign accent? Well, this course is for you! You will learn the proper techniques for projecting your voice and delivering that talk. Sponsor: Ocean Engineering. Contact: Barbara Smith, 5-320, x3-0137, edu. No listeners POLITICAL SCIENCE 17.902 Internships in Political Science Political Science Internship And Research Prof. Charles Stewart, Tobie Weiner schedule TBA. Preregister immediately. Schedules determined by individual internship placements. 6 units. P/D/F grading. Supplement your classroom learning with hands-on experience in settings where political activity, policy-making, and implementation actually occur. Placement possibilities include legislators' offices, legal service organizations, human health agencies, advocacy groups and organizations concerned with issues such as public health, the environment, the homeless and more. Students should expect to continue at least part-time during spring semester. Sponsored by Political Science. Contact: Tobie Weiner, E53-460, x3-3649, iguanatw 17.903 Volunteer To Work In A Homeless Shelter Or Other Community Service Organization Prof. Charles Stewart, Tobie Weiner, Amy Black Schedule TBA 6 units. P/D/F grading. Change the world by starting in your community! Serve dinner to guests in a shelter, tutor or play games with kids, paint a building, work in a food pantry. Try something different. Get out in the world and receive MIT credit for it! We'll meet as a group three times during IAP, but you'll choose your service organization and the hours you volunteer (at least 4-6 per week). Sponsored by Political Science. Contact: Tobie Weiner, E53-460, x3-3649, 17.909 Four Conversations You Can't Have On Campus: Serious Talk ABout Race, Gender, Ethnicity Delia Boylan, Tobie Weiner, Craig Robinson Schedule TBA. Preregister by Dec 6 with Tobie Weiner, E53-460, x3-3649, iguanatw Enrollment limited to 25. Preference given to preregistraton order. 3 units. P/D/F grading. In these sessions students, staff and faculty will have a chance to discuss openly some of the more difficult issues surrounding race, ethnicity, gender and sexual identity. Each of the four sessions will be student facilitated. We'll meet four times, with readings provided for each session. Students will be required to write 4 brief (1-2 page) reflection papers on the readings. Sponsored by Political Science. Contact: Tobie Weiner, E53-460, x3-3649, Not for credit: Eyes on the Prize Tobie Weiner Schedule TBA Not for credit We will view the the "Eyes on the Prize" videos and have speakers and discussion. URBAN STUDIES AND PLANNING* *Note: Students cannot register until after Dec. 1, after the Guide 98 is out. Please hold all questions until then. 11.196,11.955 Financing Infrastructure Professor Paul Levy Schedule TBA. 3 units. An introduction to the public finance markets used by municipalities, public authorities, and state governments to finance infrastructure projects in the U.S. Covers concepts of issuance of revenue bonds, including yield, coupon and maturity; structure of capital markets; security provisions; rate setting and structures. Designed for those with little or no familiarity with public finance markets and rate setting. 11.197, 11.956 Management Fundamentals for Leaders in Non-profit Organizations Paula Anzer and Pat Libby Schedule TBA. 6 units. Not open to freshmen. Shortly after graduation, many find themselves in management positions in non-profit agencies. This course wil teach budding managers what they need to know about management before they find themselves in a boat without oars. Students will develop skills in 5 areas: Developing and designing effective programs; Budgeting and fiscal management systems; Raising funds; Staff supervision; and, Board development and management. 11.208 Introduction to Computers in Public Management II Professor Joseph Ferreira, Jr. Jan.20-23, 3 units; 11.207 is a prerequisite. This course will consist of lectures and lab exercies. You will learn how to build and use databases and create clear and factual maps from demographic data. Two-part homework assignment will be due the last week of January. Special Program for Urban and Regional Studies (SPURS) Development Seminar: Equity, Design, and Implementation Professor John de Monchaux Schedule TBA Presentations of development issues by experts from the research and multilateral environments to be discussed by SPURS Fellows and workshop participants. Contact: Nimfa de Leon WOMEN'S STUDIES Women in Medicine Professor Margery Resnick Tuesday Jan. 20, 2-4 Tuesday Jan. 27, 2-4 Enrollment limited to 25. Preference will be given to the first 25 to register. refreshments will be served Not for credit. Although women now constitute almost 50% of medical students, there are still subtle and overt barriers that women face in the course of medical careers. In this two part seminar, students will have the opportunity to learn about the latest research that defines these problems as well as strategies female physicians whose lives are divided between research, teaching and clinical medicine have developed to deal with them. The leader of this seminar, Dr. Phyllis Carr (MGH, Harvard Medical School), has just completed work as one of the principal investigators for a study of Women, Minorities, and Generalists in Academic Medicine for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in which the progress of women and minority physicians is compared with that of non-minority men. Dr. Carr teaches an elective on Women's Health at Harvard Medical School. The first day Dr. Carr and colleagues will look at what we know about women and medical careers today. Students will have the opportunity to address any questions they may have regarding these studies. The second meeting will give students the opportunity to learn how working female physicians deal with the problems chronicled in the national literature in a pragmatic way. What are the highs, but also the lows for women in medicine. Discussion will focus on concrete areas which students may want to consider early in their careers. Contact: Professor Margery Resnick 14N-333, ext. 3-5277," WRITING AND HUMANISTIC STUDIES 21W 733 Experimentation, Expression And Experience: An Intensive Writing Workshop Christopher Sawyer-Lauanno Schedule TBA Preregister Enrollment limited to 15. 9 units. A-F grading. This intensive writing class explores the link between experience and creative expression. Short readings of fiction and non-fiction will demonstrate how a variety of writers have translated their personal experiences into creative work. The writing assignments are aimed at helping you express, in any prose genre, your own observations and experiences. In the morning we will discuss the readings; in the afternoon we will focus on in-class writing, including freewriting, experimentation with forms, and peer critiques of assignments done outside class. Work from this class may be submitted to satisfy Phase I of the Writing Requirement. Contact: Nicholas Altenbernd, 14E-303, x3-7894, altenb@mitvma. 21W.794 Graduate Writing Skills Workshops David Custer, Prof. James Paradis Schedule TBA Enrollment limited to 50. 2 units. A-F grading. Draft a thesis proposal, thesis chapter, journal article, progress report, or specification, and review the basics of engineering writing. Sessions will cover the processes of organizing and drafting professional papers, improving writing style and revising documents. Students determine their own projects; each project increment receives instructor's editorial suggestions. Contact: Nicholas Altenbernd, 14E-303, x3-9387, Centers, Labs and Offices ADMISSIONS OFFICE Early Action Telethon Jeannie Markowitz Schedule TBA. Not for credit. The first opportunity to talk to prospective members of the Class of 2002! Come help the Admissions Office contact admitted students. Your help will be invaluable to us and especially to the prospects who may have questions about life at MIT. This is a great way to get a glimpse of the incoming freshman class. Refreshments will be provided for students who work the telethon. Sponsor: Admissions Office, Alumni Office. Contact: Jeannie Markowitz, 10-100, x8-5501, The Mysteries Of Admissions Vincent James Thurs, Jan 15 2-4pm. Not for credit. A look at what really happens when decisions are made about who is (and who is not) offered admission to MIT. Bring your questions. Sponsor: Admissions Office. Contact: Jeannie Markowitz, 10-100, x8-5501, CAMPUS POLICE Adult And Pediatric Heartsaver Course (Level B): Initial CPR Schedule TBA. Preregister by Dec 22. Enrollment limited to 12. Preference: 1st registered and payment. Fee: $20. Not for credit. This eight-hour certification course will cover adult resuscitation with one-person techniques, infant resuscitation, and obstructed airways in conscious or unconscious victims. CPR cards will be issued approximately 30 days after successful completion of the course. Sponsor: Campus Police. Sponsor: Campus Police. Contact: Shawn Spencer, W31-215, x3-9750, Attendance preferred at all sessions Basic CPR Time TBA preregister by Dec 22 with Shawn Spencer, W31-215, x3-9950, Enrollment limited to 12. Fee: $20. Not for credit. Contact: Contact: W31-215, x3-9750, Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Chief Anne Glavin and LT. Stephen Daley Enrollment limited to 14. Preference: Preference will go to women. Fee: $20. Not for credit. This twelve-hour course provides basic information on personal safety. Awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance are stressed as women learn to be more aware of their surroundings. RAD teaches practical defensive techniques that require no special skills. RAD also offers women the opportunity to test these techniques on a real person during a simulated attack. Information on equivalent self-defense classes for men is available from Campus Police. Please call for more information. A $20 registration fee, payable to MIT, is required 3 days after registration. Registrants who cancel less than 48 hours prior to class will not be eligible for a refund. Sponsor: Campus Police. Contact: Sgt. Cheryl Vossmer, W31-215, x3-9755, Attendance preferred at all sessions CENTER FOR MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Introduction to Surface Analysis Schedule TBA Not for credit A general introduction to several useful techniques for looking at the structure and chemical composition of solid surfaces with a sampling depth of a few atomic layers. We will summarize how each technique works, its strengths and limitations, and some of the research questions these methods help to answer. Methods discussed: Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES), X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). Contact: Libby Shaw (, Room 13-4149, X3-5045 Measurement of Magnetic Properties of Materials--Operation of SQUID Magnetometer Date TBA, 10:00-12:00 a.m.; Room 13-2137 Not for credit Basics of magnetism of materials will be discussed. The principles of SQUID magnetometer operation will be introduced. The main theme will be how to use the SQUID magnetometer to investigate the magnetism of a wide variety of materials, such as ferro/antiferromagnetic materials, polymers, superconductors, and magnetic recording media. The second hour will include a demonstration of operation of the SQUID magnetometer in Room 13-3148. Contact: Fangcheng Chou (, Room 13-3134, X3-0054 Characterization of Materials in a High-Resolution Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) Schedule TBA Preregister by January 5; enrollment limited to 5 Not for credit A high-resolution SEM will be used to characterize a variety of materials. A brief lecture will be given on the basics of scanning electron microscopy, with primary emphasis on the hands-on operation of the instrument. You may bring your own samples, or samples will be provided for you. Contact: Mike Frongillo (, Room 13-1034, X3-5092 Introduction to Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) Schedule TBA Not for credit The first session consists of a lecture on the basics of transmission electron microscopy and how to align and operate the instrument. The class will be assigned time slots so that each individual will be able to learn how to operate the microscope. You may bring your own samples, or samples will be provided for you. This class is intended for new users of the TEM. Contact: Mike Frongillo (, Room 13-1034, X3-5092 Topics in Electron Microscopy: A Series of Lectures/Discussions on Various Topics Related to the Use of Electron Microscopes Schedule (subject to change): Jan. 7: The Basic TEM Jan. 9 High-resolution Imaging in the TEM Jan. 14: Introduction to Electron Diffraction Jan. 16 Electron Energy-loss-spectroscopy in the STEM Jan. 21 Energy-dispersive X-ray Analysis (EDX) in the STEM Jan. 23 Imaging and EDX Analysis in the SEM Jan. 28 Image Recording and Reproduction (Silver-based and Digital) Jan. 30 Introduction to Image Analysis and Image Simulation Not for credit Format: 40-minute introductory lectures (descriptive--no complex mathematics), followed by open-ended discussion, enlarging on issues of interest to the audience. Each session will be complete in itself to allow participants to select topics of interest to them. Level: The presentations will be aimed at students and others who are beginning (or expect to begin) to use electron microscopy techniques to solve problems in materials science. They may also be of interest to other students who wish to broaden their knowledge of these materials characterization methods. They are intended to complement the hands-on instruction offered in "Characterization of Materials in a High-Resolution Scanning Electron Microscope" and "Introduction to Transmission Electron Microscopy." Contacts: Anthony J. Garratt-Reed (, Room 13-1027, X3-4622 and David C. Bell (, Room 13-1018, X3-3317 Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and Microspectroscopy Schedule TBA Not for Credit The Center for Materials Science and Engineering's Analysis Shared Experimental Facility has a state-of-the-art FTIR spectrometer and microscope. There will be a presentation on practical FTIR use, sample preparation, and measurement techniques available, followed by a demonstration on the instrument in the laboratory. If time permits, students will be allowed to analyze their own samples with the assistance of an instructor. Contact: Tim McClure (, Room 13-4149, X8-6470 Introduction to X-ray Diffraction and X-ray Diffraction Methods Schedule TBA Not for Credit This is an introduction to materials analysis using X-ray diffraction as the analytical tool. The seminar will introduce crystal structure, Miller Indices, X-ray production, single crystal diffraction, single crystal diffraction patterns, the Greninger Chart, the stereographic projection, the powder diffractometer, powder diffraction pattern interpretation, and polycrystalline phase identification using the ICDD data base. If time allows, other X-ray methods, such as the triple axis diffractometer and small angle diffractometer will be discussed. Lecture will be followed by laboratory demonstrations. Contact: Joseph Adario (, Room 13-4009A, X3-6887 CENTER FOR REAL ESTATE 11.960 Statistics For Real Estate Analysis Peter Vaz, William C. Wheaton Schedule TBA Preregister by Dec.15 with Lynelle Suhr, W31-310, x3-8308, Enrollment limited to 35. Preference given to MSRED students have priority. 3 units. P/D/F grading. The course covers real estate applications of the following topics: descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, functions, relationships, graphs, and regression analysis. Strongly recommended for those planning to take 11.433 (Real Estate Economics) in the spring. Course includes exercises using spreadsheets and statistical packages. Homework assignments required for credit. Sponsored by Center for Real Estate. Contact: Lynelle Suhr, W31-310, x3-8308, CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION STUDIES Transportation Research Board's Annual Meeting Jan 11-15 Not for credit. This is for students, faculty and staff who are interested in the 1998 Annual Meeting of TRB, to be held in Washington January 12-16. There will be a pre-conference meeting to prepare a strategy for obtaining the maximum amount of information from the meeting, and two post-trip meetings in which attendees will summarize what they have learned. Sponsor: Center for Transportation Studies. Contact: EDGERTON CENTER 6.070J/SP 705J Electronics Project Laboratory Prof. J. Kim Vandiver, Anthony Caloggero Schedule TBA. Preregister immediately. Enrollment limited to 10. 6 units. A-F grading. Familiarization with electronics test equipment such as oscilloscopes, meters (voltage, resistance, inductance, capacitance, etc.), and signal generators. Hands-on format emphasizing individual instruction and development of skills, such as soldering, assembly, and troubleshooting. Each student will build (and keep) an electronics kit, such as an AM-FM super-heterodyne radio, to serve as the vehicle for learning about electronics test and measurement equipment. Sponsored by Edgerton Center. Contact: Cindy Tervalon, cdernay It's Your Idea-Can you Make it Work Charles Mazel Schedule TBA Not for Credit This activity will be an information and planning meeting for the spring seminar SP704, in which you pursue independent research projects of you own creation. Contact Charles Mazel ( Meets TBA [new] WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PIXEL?--A discussion and critique of the visual component of your work in Science and Engineering Felice Frankel Section 1: Tuesday, January 20, 12:30-3:30PM and Tuesday, January 27, 12:30-3:30PM Section 2: Thursday, January 22,12:30-3:30PM and Thursday, January 29, 12:30-3:30PM. Each section will be open to 10 participants. Preregistration is necessary, ALL DISCIPLINES ARE WELCOME. Not for credit This two-session course, offered at the Edgerton Center, is open to all researchers, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students in ALL departments in the schools of science and engineering. Felice Frankel, Artist-in-Residence and Research Scientist will look at your images and/or digital files and critique your work, together with all participants. We will look at your journal submissions, thesis preparations, slide presentations and laboratory homework and address the following issues: * improving the technical, communicative and aesthetic components of your film and digital photography * clarifying your diagrams and graphs * selecting appropriate typeface * choosing the correct color palette for your computer-generated models * determining whether it is appropriate to digitally color your digital images (SEM, AFM, TEM, etc). * deciding on what kind of image you should submit for the cover of Science and Nature *.....and much, much more. At the first session, you will bring in your work to be critiqued.After a week to make changes, we will then look at your improvments. This project is funded in part by the National Science Foundation. Contact: Felice Frankel at the Edgerton Center . HUMAN RESOURCES AND PERSONNEL HR @ M.I.T.: Working Towards Our Future Schedule TBA Not for credit The Personnel Office and the Human Resource Practices Development team will sponsor several sessions during IAP which will highlight working at MIT: now and in the future. These sessions will focus on many different initiatives developed over the past year to support the changing needs of MIT's workforce and new organizational structures. Watch for more specific information in the IAP Guide and on the HRPD team web site at Contact: Peter J. Narbonne x88321 Information Systems Athena Minicourses. Schedules TBA Contact: Jeanne Cavanaugh 11-301 x30852 Not for credit. Courses include: Advanced Word Processing: EZ An introduction to EZ, a combination text editor and formatter, with text-editing commands that are similar to Emacs. As a formatter, it is menu-driven and easy to learn, in the popular style of the 'What You See Is (pretty much) What You Get' packages. Prereq: Intro, Basic WP. Sponsor: Information Systems. Contact: Jeanne Cavanaugh, 11-301, x3-0852, Advanced Word Processing: LaTeX Schedule TBA Not for credit. An introduction to LaTeX, a widely-used text formatter, that converts a text file into an attractive, professional-looking document. It is powerful and flexible, with the capability to typeset many foreign characters and very complex mathematical text. Prereq: Intro, Basic WP. Sponsor: Information Systems. Contact: Jeanne Cavanaugh, 11-301, x3-0852, Customization on Athena (Dotfiles) Schedule TBA Prereq: Serious Emacs. Not for credit. Intended for the intermediate-level Athena user, this course will discuss the Athena login sequence and the user-configuration files (dotfiles) that affect it, as well as changes the user can make to those and other files to customize their working environment. Sponsor: Information Systems. Contact: Jeanne Cavanaugh, 11-301, x3-0852, Basic Word Processing Schedule TBA Not for credit Elementary text editing with Emacs, sending and receiving electronic mail, and using the Athena printers. Sponsor: Information Systems. Contact: Jeanne Cavanaugh, 11-301, x3-0852, FrameMaker for Your Thesis Schedule TBA. Prereq: Intro, Basic WP. Not for credit. FrameMaker, with a special templte, can be used to produce an MIT thesis that meets all Institute formatting requirements. Sponsor: Information Systems. Contact: Jeanne Cavanaugh, 11-301, x3-0852, HTML: Making a WWW Home Page Schedule TBA Not for credit. Covers the basic features of HTML ("Hyper-Text Mark-up Language") the language of the World-Wide Web, as well as the steps needed to post your own Web page on Athena. Sponsor: Information Systems. Contact: Jeanne Cavanaugh, 11-301, x3-0852, Information Resources on Athena Schedule TBA Prereq: Intro, Basic WP. Not for credit. A survey of the communications, help, and other resources available on Athena. Sponsor: Information Systems. Contact: Jeanne Cavanaugh, 11-301, x3-0852, Introduction to Athena Schedule TBA Not for credit. An introduction to Athena and Athena workstations. Topics include: what you can do on Athena, getting an account, logging in, windows, sending messages, finding help and documentation. Contact: Jeanne Cavanaugh, 11-301, x3-0852, LaTeX Thesis Schedule TBA Not for credit. Using the LaTeX text formatter to produce a fully-featured thesis that meets all MIT format requirements. Prereq: LaTeX. Sponsor: Information Systems. Contact: Jeanne Cavanaugh, 11-301, x3-0852, (Maple) Schedule TBA. Prereq: Intro, Basic WP. Not for credit. A mathematics program that can perform numerical and symbolic calculations, including formal and numerical integration, solving algebraic or transcendental systems and differential equations, and series expansion and matrix manipulation. Sponsor: Informatin Systems. Contact: Jeanne Cavanaugh, 11-301, x3-0852, Math Software Overview (MSO) Schedule TBA. Prereq: Intro, Basic WP. Not for credit. A survey of major mathematics and graphing packages available on Athena. Sponsor: Information Systems. Contact: Jeanne Cavanaugh, 11-301, x3-0852, Matlab Schedule TBA Not for credit. An interactive program for scientific and engineering numeric calculation. Applications: matrix manipulation, digital signal processing, and three-dimensional graphics. Sponsor: Information Systems. Contact: Jeanne Cavanaugh, 11-301, x3-0852, Serious Emacs Basic WP. Not for credit. The text editor introduced in Basic Word Processing has many useful features not covered in that Schedule TBA. Prereq: Intro, course. This course is a must for anyone who uses Emacs more than an hour or two each week. Sponsor: Information Systems. Contact: Jeanne Cavanaugh, 11-301, x3-0852, Working on Athena Schedule TBA Not for credit Just the basics: files, directories, job control, and more. What every new user should know about Unix, Athena's operating system. Prereq: Intro, Basic WP. Sponsor: Information Systems. Contact: Jeanne Cavanaugh, 11-301, x3-0852. (Xess) Schedule TBA. Prereq: Intro, Basic WP. Not for credit. A powerful and easy-to-learn spreadsheet, with a full range of mathematical, statistical, matrix, and string functions. Useful for scientific and engineering computations, as well as general and financial uses. Sponsor: Information Systems. Contact: Jeanne Cavanaugh, 11-301, x3-0852, LINCOLN LABORATORY Tour of MIT Lincoln Laboratory Linda Hampson Limited to 30 students. You must be a U.S. Citizen to participate . Date TBA Not for credit We are part of the MIT community residing on Hanscom AFB, 12 miles northwest of the campus. So, you ask yourself what is MIT Lincoln Laboratory all about and what can we offer students participating in IAP? MIT Lincoln Laboratory would like to invite you to tour some of our laboratories, meet some of our Staff members, and experience first-hand what it means to be on the cutting edge of technology. Sponsor: MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Contact: Linda Hampson (, LIN-A-128, 981-7058 LIST VISUAL ARTS CENTER Organizing And Designing A Contemporary Art Exhibition. Jon Roll Friday, January 9, 23, 30, 3:00 - 4:30 PM In The List Visual Arts Center Galleries, Building E15. Limited to 15 people. Not for credit Go behind the scenes in the museum world and learn how complex contemporary art exhibitions are organized, designed, and installed. Experience the varieties of cutting edge exhibitions at the List visual Arts Center installed over the past ten years. The focus of the course is on exhibition design and ways to create unique spaces for viewing multi-media exhibitions, installation art, and projects created by architects. One session in the course examines how theme exhibitions are organized using the fall 1997 exhibition ART of Detection: Surveillance in Society as an example. In the final session, using a computer and a quarter scale model of the gallery, you will have the opportunity to design the gallery spaces for the up coming spring exhibition Mirror Images: Women, Surrealism and Self-Representation. This course will also coincide with the winter installation of an exhibition by the internationally known artist Francesc Torres. One session of the course will involve meeting with the artist to discuss his newly created installation titled The Repository of Absent Flesh, a new work that will be seen for the first time at The List Visual Arts Center. For the project the gallery will be transformed into a warehouse and "wunderkammer" environment for the display of unique and artistic objects. This installation involves a computer programmed lighting and sound systems triggered by motion detectors that will present the artists narrative related to the objects in the installation. This IAP course is presented by Jon Roll, gallery manager/designer, Jennifer Riddell, curatorial fellow, Helaine Posner, curator, Katy Kline Director, Contact: Jon Roll E15-109, x3-7763. MIT-JAPAN PROGRAM Introduction To Aikido Dick Stroud Schedule TBA Not for credit. Aikido, a martial art, means "the way of harmony through action." The underlying philosophy is one of non-aggrression; its practice leads to heightened reflexes, increased strength and balance in both body and spirit. Wear loose clothing and let your body learn a movement or two. Sponsor: MIT Japan Program/MIT Aikido Club. Contact: Mark S. Eykholt, x8-8208, Japanese Film Festival Instructor TBA Schedule TBA. Not for credit. Contribution of $1 or $2 to defray expenses would be appreciated. Not for credit., Japanese feature films, subtitled in English will be shown. Open to the public. Sponsor: MIT-Japan Program. Contact: Mark S. Eykholt, x8-8208, Sushi Party Ms. Mitsuko Barker Preference: First come, first served. Fee: $5. Not for credit. With members of the MIT Japan Program Japanese-American Cultural Exchange, learn to make sushi the way the Japanese do at home. Sprinkle, smooth, roll, slice, enjoy. Sponsor: MIT Japan Program Japanese American Cultural Exchange. Contact: Mark S. Eykholt, x8-8208, MIT OFFICE OF THE ARTS MECHANICAL COLLISIONS @ Arthur Ganson's Studio. Arthur Ganson January 18th, 1998 Location: Arthur Ganson's studio at 660 Main Street, Woburn. Tel 937-9347. Or register for transportation at the Office of the Arts. Not for credit Visit Arthur Ganson, kinetic sculptor, and friends at his studio in Woburn, just 30 minutes from Boston. See a chain reaction involving mechanisms, liquids, esoteric objects,electrical impulses, chemical reactions and processes as yet to be determined. Please arrive by 2:30 to inspect the potential pathway which will become kinetic at 3:00 PM. Sponsors: MIT Office of the Arts x3-4003 UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION AND STUDENT AFFAIRS Employment Regulations for F-1 Students Milena Levak, Danielle Guichard-Ashbrook Schedule TBA Not for credit. This seminar will focus on on/off campus work and employment for practical training allowed by current immigration regulations for F-1 visa holders. Sponsor: International Students Office. Contact: Maria Brennan ( , x3-3795. How To Find A UROP Michael Bergren Schedule TBA Not for credit. Undergraduates are invited to come and learn about the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). How to, When to, where to...all aspects of the Program will be addressed. Sponsor: UESA. Contact: Michael Bergren, 20B-140, x3-8801, J-1 Visa Workshop Milena Levak, Danielle Guichard-Ashbrook Schedule TBA Not for credit The International Students Office will present a workshop focusing on employment regulations, medical insurance, and the two-year home residency requirement for J-1 students as outlined by the United States Information Agency. Sponsor: International Students Office. Contact: Maria Brennan ( , x3-3795. Leadership 101 Instructor TBA Schedule TBA. Not for credit. This activity will consist of a series of workshops to shape participants into effective leaders through discussion and exercises. Both personal traits and interpersonal skills will be addressed with an emphasis on leading with integrity. Students will be asked to apply their knowledge and energy to planning a project, which they may pursue in the spring. If you are an officer of a student organization or want to be, don't miss this opportunity. Contact: Lauren Klatsky, How To Win An Eloranta Fellowship Norma McGavern Schedule TBA Not for credit. Several $5,000 summer research fellowships will be awarded this spring to undergraduates working on an independent project-a research investigation or creative study that can be described as student-originated or student-directed. The area of study or research can be in any field-science, engineering, the humanities, arts, or social sciences. Stipends can be used to cover living expenses, travel, or materials and services. Proposals are due April 1, 1997. Come and learn how to write a winning proposal. Sponsor: Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs. Contact: Norma McGavern, 20B-140, x3-4849, Working After Graduation: Immigration Concerns Immigration lawyer Wed, Jan 22, Noon-1:30pm in 26-100. Not for credit. A Boston attorney, specializing in immigration, will present a seminar focusing on rules regulating employment opportunities for international students after graduation. Sponsor: Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs. Sponsor: International Students Office. Contact: Maria Brennan ( , x3-3795 WALLACE OBSERVATORY Tour Of The Wallace Observatory Heidi Hammel Mon, Jan 5, cloud date Tues, Jan 6 Not for credit. Transportation will be provided for 15; up to 25 more may attend if they provide their own transportation. Enrollment limited to 40 people. Preference: freshmen. Come and see the stars the Moon and Saturn! MIT's own astronomical observatory in Westford, MA, has 24-, 16- and 14-inch telescopes, CCD cameras and computers, and other astronomical stuff. Call after 5pm on the 5th for a taped weather message. Register by e-mail only. Sponsor: Wallace, Observatory. Contact: Ginny Siggia, x3-9317, 54-410, siggia@ INDEPENDENT ACTIVITIES CAREERS IAP Externship Program Jill Pullen Schedule TBA. Not for credit. This is a great opportunity for any student to shadow an alumnus/a in his/her workplace to get a feel for what a career in a particular field might be like. It will for a day, week or month depending on the externship. Students who are interested are encouraged to pick up an application from the bulletin board outside 10-140. Sponsor: MIT Alumni/ae Association. Contact: Jill Pullen ( ), 10-140, x3-0708 Or visit our website at: HUMANITIES AND LINGUISTICS All in a Phrase Debbie Levey Schedule TBA Not for credit Who was Hercules, besides being the star of this summer's Disney blockbuster? If you help an accident victim in the street, why are you called a Good Samaritan? Why did your ESL teacher refer to the classroom as the new Tower of Babel? People and situations from Greek mythology and from the Bible have profoundly affected our everyday language. Learn some of the symbols and key words from the most popular stories so that you can understand these widely used references. Next time you read about a vacation spot being a Garden of Eden, or a fight between workers and management called a David and Goliath struggle, or someone having an Achilles heel, you'll understand immediately. Important note: this class is about language, not theology. Contact: Debbie Levey ( Rm. 1-383 x3-7112 authors@mit Series The MIT Press Bookstore and the MIT Humanities and Dewey Libaries. Mark C. Taylor's HIDING Mark C. Taylor Schedule TBA Not for credit Mark C. Taylor, Cluett Professor of Humanities and director of the Center for Tecthonoly in the Arts and Humanities at Williams College, will speak about his new book HIDING (University of Chicago Press). HIDING examines contemporary cultural practices such as tattooing and piercing, the limitless spread of computer networks, and the "religious" architecture of Las Vegas, to name a few. For more information: 253-5249 or visit our website at: Marc Abrahams' THE BEST OF THE ANNUALS OF IMPROBABLE RESEARCH Marc Abrahms Schedule TBA Not for credit Marc Abrahams and that crazy bunch from the Annuals of Improbable Resaerch, sponsors of the infamous Ig Nobel Awards present "research" and other findings some of which are collected in the new anthology THE BEST OF THE ANNUALS OF IMPROBABLE RESEARCH (W. H. Freeman publishers) Stay tuned for more wacky details.... For more information: 253-5249 or Simple Chinese Characters Julie Sussman Schedule TBA. No enrollment restrictions, suitable for everyone Not for credit Next time you go to Chinatown, the writing on the walls needn't be all "Chinese" to you. Come and learn the meaning of some simple Chinese characters. No knowledge of Chinese or facility with languages required. It will be a single 2-hour "class", but may be offered it twice during IAP. Sponsor: Prof. Gerald Jay Sussman Contact: Julie Sussman, 781/646-6825, MEDICAL / HEALTH Drug Education for Real Life: A Scientific Discussion of the Effects of Drugs and Alcohol Rebecca Schulman Sunday, January 18, 4-6 p.m. No prereqs, activity fee, or preregistration. RSVP appreciated Not for credit This is an unbiased informational seminar designed to educate MIT students about what is known about the effects of drugs and alcohol on the body. We will discuss research papers and traditional informational sources as well as listening to people talk about their experiences with alcohol and other drugs. We will conclude with a discussion on the material, with an opportunity for questions. Contact: Rebecca Schulman, Senior House 414A, VISUAL ARTS Basic Darkroom Techniques Thery Mislick Tue 7:30-10pm, W20-429. Fee: $40-60 for MIT people. Not for credit. Learn your way around the darkroom: how to develop film and print photographs. Bring exposed, unprocessed roll of black-and-white film to first class. Students supply camera, film, and paper. Non-class darkroom use included. Contact: Ed McCluney, W20-429, x3-7019. Basic Life Drawing-From Klutz To Genius Susan Anderson Wed 7-10pm in W20-429. Fee: $30-45. Not for credit. Develop fresh ways of seeing, working with wet medium on paper with inanimate models. Also, we will study interrelationships between drawing, painting, and design with conventional dry materials. Some materials extra. Sponsor: Student Art Association. Contact: Ed McCluney, W20-429, x3-7019 Basic Photography Phil Tuths Sat 10am-3pm in W20-429. Enrollment limited to 16. Fee: $40-60 for MIT students. Not for credit. Non-darkroom introduction to photography. In two Saturday sessions will cover the camera, film and shooting techniques. Bring camera, and either a roll of Allford XP2 film (if you want to work with black & white), or a roll of the color print film of your choice (if you want to work with color). Students supply camera, film and processing. Non-class darkroom use not included. Sponsor: Student Art Association. Contact: Ed McCluney, W20-429, x3-7019 Beaded Jewelry Design Marcie Becker Tues 5-8pm in W20-429. Fee: $25-35. Not for credit. Using wonderful beads of semi-precious stone, glass, wood, porcelain, cloisonne, bone and other materials, you can design and make jewelry that is uniquely yours. Projects will include necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pins and more. Participants will learn about findings (headpins, wire clasps, etc.) and tolls used in basic jewelry making and will complete several projects. You will learn the skills to continue this kind of jewelry making independently. Contact: Ed McCluney, W20-429, x3-7019 Beginning Potter's Wheel Marcie Becker, Darrell Finnegan, Mima Weissman TBA. Fee: $35-45 for MIT people. Not for credit. Discover the working properties of clay. This intensive course will focus on learning to center on the wheel as the basis for forming round objects such as bowls and cups. Studio use included. Contact: Ed McCluney, W20-429, x3-7019. Drawing Dick Stroud Mon 7-10pm in W20-429. Fee: $30-45 for MIT people. Not for credit. Develop fresh ways of seeing using mediums on paper. We will study interrelationships between drawing, painting, and design with conventional dry materials as well. Sponsor: Student Art Association. Contact: Ed McCluney, W20-429, x3-7019. Intaglio Eric Beade Wed 4-7pm in W20-429. Fee: $30-45. Not for credit. Etching is multiple reproductions of the same marks from a master plate created using acid. This class starts with dry point on zinc plates. The class will then create intaglio plates which combine multiple materials, methods and the acid bath. Experimentation encouraged. Sponsor: Student Art Association. Contact: Ed McCluney, W20-429, x3-7019. Intermediate Potter's Wheel Darrell Finnegan Tue 7-10pm in W20-431. Fee: $35-45. Not for credit. An opportunity for potters with prior experience to add to their technical and creative abilities. Sponsor: Student Art Association. Contact: Ed McCluney, Ed McCluney, x3-7019. Life Drawing John Ellis Tue 7:30-10pm in W20-429. Fee: $30-45. Not for credit. The focus of this course is developing the ability to record what one sees. A variety of mediums will be used, including pencil, charcoal, and colored pencils. Sponsor: Student Art Association. Contact: Ed McCluney, W20-429, x3-7019. Mono Printing Studio artists create finished pieces of art each session. Work with colored inks plexi sketches and exotic papers . Four sessions Non-Class Clay John Ellis Monday Jan 5, 6:30pm Mandatory orientation. Must have prior clay experience. Fee: $20-40. Not for credit. Use of the ceramics studio outside of class time. Includes clay, glazes, firing. Users assist in maintaining studio. Sponsor: Student Art Association. Contact: Ed McCluney, W20-429, x3-7019. Non-Class Darkroom Thery Mislick, Ed McCluney Mon, Jan 6, 5:30pm in W20-429 (Mandatory Meeting). Enrollment limited to 15. Fee: $35 for MIT students, $55 otherwise. Not for credit. Use of the SAA darkroom, including equipment and selected chemicals for black-and-white film developing and printing. Users assist in maintaining darkroom. Sponsor: Student Art Association. Contact: Ed McCluney, W20-429, x3-7019. Open Life Drawing Sun 7-10pm in W20-429. Prereq: Some drawing experience. Fee: $5-7 per session for MIT students. Not for credit. Poses mostly 1-40 minutes, lighting, music (mixed) provided. Cooperation encouraged; minimum supervision. Meet Sundays, year round. Sponsor: Student Art Association. Contact: Ed McCluney, W20-429, x3-7019 Photo Outing David Gingold Schedule TBA $15 Not for credit Grab your camera and let'e go! This workshop will consist of an organizational meeting, day trip and follow-up show and tell. We will decide on an interesting area day trip and spend a day photographing together, sharing our work and ideas and having fun. Participants provide camera, film and processing. Non-class darkroom use included for experienced users. W20-949. Watercolor Valerie Jayne Tue 5-7pm in W20-429. Fee: $30-45 for MIT community. Not for credit. Introductory watercolor using opaque and transparent paint. Color theory and brush work will be explored. Work mainly from studio set-ups plus your imagination. Color theory and brush work will be explored. Open to all levels. Some materials extra. Model occasionally. Sponsor: Student Art Association. Contact: Ed McCluney, W20-429, W20-429.

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