Events & News

Friday Seminars (See detailed schedule)
Friday 12:45-2:45
Concourse Lounge, 16-128

Thinking Across the Disciplines:
The Concourse Seminar is dedicated this spring to the critical epistemological question of how we can know those things that we think we know.  We will consider what knowledge consists of, how we acquire it, and how we can feel certain enough in it to provide us with a direction forward.  These broad concerns are not all addressed in the same way across the disciplines, as the standard(s) for truth claims can vary considerably depending on the object of one’s inquiry.  Over the course of the semester we will hear from a variety of MIT Faculty from a range disciplines about some aspect of their own work.  You will have the opportunity to see how different disciplines think: how they frame questions, how they gather evidence, and how they use that evidence to answer their questions.

News Articles about Concourse

  1. Concourse Art Exhibit (Fall 2013)
  2. School within a School. In the Concourse program, MIT freshmen explore the sciences, humanities, and social sciences in a small, close-knit community (with a kitchen!) (MIT School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences)
  3. The Concourse freshman learning community is a ‘school within a school’ (MIT News Office)
  4. Burton Conner welcomes new Housemasters: Anne and Bill McCants to serve the undergraduate residence. (MIT News Office)
  5. Concourse: 40 years of integrating freshman science and humanities (MIT News Office)