Scheduling Conflict by Mitra L. '07
Which class should I take? (Results from the previous poll posted.)
From the comments on my last entry, the mean is 3.21748954013248 and the standard deviation is 1.07001670365812.
These two classes are offered during overlapping time slots — which one should I take? Don’t Doonesbury vote-bomb me though!
A new class will be offered by the Economics Department in fall, 2006: The Challenge of World Poverty. The class is intended for students interested in the challenge posed by massive and persistent world poverty, have some economics (14.01 is the prerequisite), and believe that the economists might have something useful to say about this topic. Questions to be taken up include, but are not limited to: Is extreme poverty a thing of the past? Why do some countries grow fast and others fall further behind? Does growth help the poor? Does foreign aid help? What can we do about corruption? Should we leave it all to markets? Should we leave it to the NGOs? Where is the best place to intervene? How do we deal with the disease burden? How do we improve schools?
11.025J D-Lab: Development
Issues in international development, appropriate technology and project implementation addressed through lectures, case studies, guest speakers and laboratory exercises. Students form project teams to partner with community organizations in developing countries, and formulate plans for an IAP site visit. (Previous field sites include Haiti, Brazil, Honduras and India.) Recitation sections focus on specific project implementation, and include cultural, social, political, environmental and economic overviews of the target countries as well as an introduction to the local languages.