MIT OpenCourseWare has set a goal of publishing virtually all of MIT's courses, whether or not they fall inside the traditional academic departments.
Thus, in the interest of providing OCW users a view of MIT's entire curriculum, we now offer users access to a collection of "Special Program" or "SP" courses.
MIT is organized into five schools - Architecture and Planning, Engineering, Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Management, and Science - and the Whitaker College of Health Sciences and Technology. Within these are 33 degree-granting departments, programs, and divisions.
In addition, a great deal of teaching and learning takes place in interdisciplinary programs, laboratories, and centers whose course work extends beyond traditional departmental boundaries. The MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, for example, offers a number of undergraduate academic programs embracing several disciplines. In general, these programs are staffed collaboratively by faculty members from various departments and fields in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences and, in some cases, from MIT's other four schools as well.
A number of fields in science, engineering, architecture, and the humanities, arts, and social sciences offer minor programs. These minors are cohesive programs providing significant experience in their disciplines.
Many students augment their scheduled classes with individually planned academic activities. These activities include undergraduate research, special projects, internships, fieldwork, and co-op programs, and MIT offers a variety of course numbers for these activities. MIT also offers undergraduate seminars, in both the fall and spring terms, giving undergraduates an opportunity to interact closely with faculty on topics of current interest.
|Course #||Course Title||Level|
|SP.240||Composing Your Life: Exploration of Self through Visual Arts and Writing||Undergraduate|
|SP.242||Gender Issues in Academics and Academia||Undergraduate|
|SP.246||Current Events and Social Issues||Undergraduate|
|SP.251||PE for ME||Undergraduate|
|SP.253||AIDS and Poverty in Africa||Undergraduate|
|SP.255||Physics of Rock Climbing||Undergraduate|
|SP.256||The Coming Years||Undergraduate|
|SP.258||Gödel, Escher, Bach||Undergraduate|
|SP.259||Information and Communication Technology in Africa||Undergraduate|
|SP.260||Women's Novels: A Weekly Book Club||Undergraduate|
|SP.261||Poetry in Translation||Undergraduate|
|SP.268||The Mathematics in Toys and Games||Undergraduate|
|SP.269||Passing: Flexibility in Race and Gender||Undergraduate|
|SP.291||Learning Seminar: Experiments in Education||Undergraduate|
|SP.298||Art of Color||Undergraduate|
|SP.2H3||Ancient Philosophy and Mathematics||Undergraduate|
|SP.322||Prohibition and Permission||Undergraduate|
|SP.341||History and Philosophy of Mechanics: Newton's Principia Mathematica||Undergraduate|
|SP.400||Special Topics in Women & Gender Studies Seminar: Latina Women's Voices||Undergraduate|
|SP.406||Sexual and Gender Identities||Undergraduate|
|SP.414||Gender and Media Studies: Women and the Media||Undergraduate|
|SP.512||Major Authors: After the Masterpiece: Novels by Melville, Twain, Faulkner, and Morrison||Undergraduate|
|SP.512||Major Authors: Melville and Morrison||Undergraduate|
|SP.514||Medieval Literature: Medieval Women Writers||Undergraduate|
|SP.517||American Authors: American Women Authors||Undergraduate|
|SP.725||D-Lab: Medical Technologies for the Developing World||Undergraduate|
|SP.691||Studies in Women's Life Narratives: Interrogating Marriage: Case Studies in American Law and Culture||Graduate|
|SP.693||Gender, Race, and the Complexities of Science and Technology: A Problem-Based Learning Experiment||Graduate|
|SP.694||Issues of Representation: Women, Representation, and Music in Selected Folk Traditions of the British Isles and North America||Graduate|
Some prior versions of courses listed above have been archived in OCW's DSpace@MIT repository for long-term access and preservation. Links to archived prior versions of a course may be found on that course's "Other Versions" tab.
Additionally, the Archived Special Programs Courses page has links to every archived course from this department.