Category Archives: Writing and Humanistic Studies

Writing and Humanistic Studies

  • 21L.000J / 21L.010 / 21W.734J Writing About Literature, Fall 2006
    Writing About Literature aims: To increase students\’ pleasure and skill in reading literary texts a
  • 21L.448 / 21W.739J Darwin and Design, Fall 2002
    In the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin gave us a model for understanding how natural objects and s
  • 21L.448J / 21W.739J Darwin and Design, Fall 2003
    This subject offers a broad survey of texts (both literary and philosophical) drawn from the Western
  • 21W.730-1 Expository Writing: Exploring Social and Ethical Issues through Film and Print, Fall 2002
    This section of Expository Writing provides the opportunity for students- as readers, viewers, write
  • 21W.730-1 Expository Writing: Social and Ethical Issues in Print, Photography and Film, Fall 2005
    This section of Expository Writing provides the opportunity for students- as readers, viewers, write
  • 21W.730-1 Imagining the Future, Spring 2004
    Turn-of-the-century eras have historically been times when people are more than usually inclined to
  • 21W.730-2 The Creative Spark, Fall 2004
    \”Creative activity (isn\’t) the icing on the cake. Human creativity is the cake.\” (Jerry Hirschber
  • 21W.730-2 Expository Writing – Food for Thought: Writing and Reading about Food and Culture, Fall 2005
    \”Civilization is mostly the story of how seeds, meats, and ways to cook them travel from place to p
  • 21W.730-3 Consumer Culture, Fall 2002
    What is the good life, and can you shop there? Would you want that life if you couldn��t? Has s
  • 21W.730-3 Writing and the Environment, Spring 2005
    Environmentalists have traditionally relied upon the power of their prose to transform the thoughts
  • 21W.730-3 Expository Writing: Autobiography – Theory and Practice, Spring 2001
    Focus: What can we believe when we read an autobiography? How do writers recall, select,
  • 21W.730-4 Expository Writing: Analyzing Mass Media, Spring 2001
    This course focuses on developing and refining the skills that will you need to express your voice m
  • 21W.731-1 Writing and Experience: Culture Shock! Writing, Editing, and Publishing in Cyberspace, Fall 2005
    This course is an introduction to writing prose for a public audience – specifically, prose grounded
  • 21W.731-1 Writing and Experience: Exploring Self in Society, Spring 2004
    The reading and writing for this course will focus on what it means to construct a sense of self and
  • 21W.731-4 Writing and Experience, Spring 2002
    MIT students bring rich cultural backgrounds to their college experience. This course explores the s
  • 21W.732-2 Intro to Tech Communication, Fall 2002
    An information-based society necessitates good writing in all careers.Many scientists and technical
  • 21W.735 Writing and Reading the Essay, Fall 2004
    As the course title suggests, this class is meant to acquaint you with the literary and rhetorical t
  • 21W.735 Writing and Reading the Essay, Fall 2005
    This is a course focused on the literary genre of the essay, that wide-ranging, elastic, and current
  • 21W.742J / SP.575J / WMN.575J Writing About Race, Spring 2003
    In The Souls of Black Folk (1903), the great cultural critic W. E. B. Du Bois wrote that \”�Kth
  • 21W.745 / SP.576J Advanced Essay Workshop, Spring 2005
    This course is a workshop for advanced students with some experience in writing essays, nonfiction p
  • 21W.746 Humanistic Perspectives on Medicine: From Ancient Greece to Modern America, Spring 2005
    This course is designed to explore the human side of medicine: the nature of the physician\’s identi
  • 21W.747-1 Rhetoric, Spring 2006
    This course is an introduction to the history, the theory, the practice, and the implications (both
  • 21W.747-2 Rhetoric: Rhetoric of Science, Spring 2006
    This course is an introduction to the history, theory, practice, and implications of rhetoric, the a
  • 21W.747-3 Classical Rhetoric and Modern Politics, Spring 2006
    This course is an introduction to the history, theory, practice, and implications of rhetoric, the a
  • 21W.747 Rhetoric, Spring 2005
    This course uses the study of rhetoric as an opportunity to offer instruction in critical thinking.
  • 21W.749 Documentary Photography and Photo Journalism: Still Images of A World In Motion, Spring 2002
    Documentary Photography and Photojournalism: Still Images of A World In Motion exposes students to t
  • 21W.756 Writing and Reading Poems, Fall 2006
    This course is an examination of the formal structural and textual variety in poetry. Students engag
  • 21W.765J / 21L.489J / CMS.845J Interactive and Non-Linear Narrative: Theory and Practice, Spring 2006
    This course covers techniques of creating narratives that take advantage of the flexibility of form
  • 21W.765J / 21L.489J / CMS.845 Theory and Practice of Non-linear and Interactive Narrative, Spring 2003
    This class covers a range of topics including hypertext, interactive cinema, games, installation art
  • 21W.765J / 21L.489J / CMS.845J Interactive and Non-Linear Narrative: Theory and Practice, Spring 2004
    This course explores the properties of non-linear, multi-linear, and interactive forms of narratives
  • 21W.772 Digital Poetry, Fall 2005
    This class investigates theory and practice of digital or new media poetry with emphasis on workshop
  • 21W.775 Writing about Nature and Environmental Issues, Spring 2006
    This course focuses on traditional nature writing and the environmentalist essay. Students will keep
  • 21W.777 The Science Essay, Spring 2004
    This class celebrates, analyzes and practices the art and craft of the Science Essay – that is, writ
  • 21W.780 Communicating in Technical Organizations, Fall 2001
    This course focuses on an exploration of the role that communication plays in the work of
  • 21W.780 Communicating in Technical Organizations, Spring 2005
    This course has two parallel aims:To improve student writing about technical subject matters, includ
  • 21W.780 Communicating in Technical Organizations, Spring 2006
    This class offers students an opportunity to experiment with various forms and practices of cellphon
  • 21W.783 Science and Engineering Writing for Phase II, Fall 2002
    21W.783 is a series of seminars focusing on common writing problems faced by professional engineers
  • 21W.784 Becoming Digital: Writing About Media Change, Fall 2005
    The computer and related technologies have invaded our daily lives, have changed the way we communic
  • 21W.785 Communicating in Cyberspace, Fall 2003
    This class covers the analysis, design, implementation and testing of various forms of digital commu