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The First Year Experience: Fun-Sized

DFY: Fun-Sized

  • When: IAP 2019 | 1/22-2/1,  2-5 pm
  • Course Number: 2.s974 / 2.s790
  • 3 units
  • Faculty: Professor Maria Yang & Vice Chancellor Ian A. Waitz
  • Pre-register now!
  • In addition to class time, office hours (including free lunch!) will be held each day 12-2. Students can express their food preferences here.

DFY: Fun-Sized (2.s974/2.s790) is a 3-unit follow-up to the original Designing the First-Year Experience at MIT class offered in Spring 2018.

We welcome students who were involved with the prior class as well as first-year students and others who were not able to participate last year. Grad students and cross-registered students are also encouraged to participate.

The course will be a two-week design challenge that asks students to imagine a first year at MIT that is characterized by a widespread love of learning.

We’ll ask the students to think blue-sky and then design an action plan that would effectively test key features of their ideas through a class-wide experiment or smaller pilot program. Along the way, they’ll learn about design, education, and the complex system that is MIT.

It will be offered in IAP 2019 and will be co-taught by Professor Maria Yang and Vice Chancellor Ian Waitz. The class will be held from 2-5 pm every day for the last two weeks of IAP (1/22-2/1). Class participants are expected to attend every session. Additional office hours held 12-2 each day will be optional, and lunch will be served for students in the class during this time.

Pre-register now!

Email with any questions you have about the class.