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11.004 11.004[J] Past, Present, and Future of the Environment and Integration with Society (New)

Prereq: None
U (Spring)
12 Units. HASS-E

Explores solutions to present-day challenges by studying social, cultural, political, economic, environmental, and technological events. Examines the inter-relatedness of these events from a philosophical as well as a mathematical modeling perspective. Emulates real-world, large-scale environmental project systems development. Curriculum centers on a case study of Boston Harbor and an open-ended research problem. Students work in teams to study current needs, and then investigate plausible, symbiotic, systems-oriented solutions for going forward.

A. Glasmeier, J. Knox-Hayes, A. Slocum, R. Scheffler, J. Trancik

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Same subject as STS.033[J]