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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Unified Science Study Program records

Identifier: AC-0138

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection contains correspondence and memoranda about the Unified Science Study Program. Also included is a report for the fall semester 1971-72.


  • 1971 - 1972


Access note

This collection is open.

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Historical note

In 1969 a group under the leadership of Jerrold Zacharias at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Education Research Center developed an integrated program for freshmen and sophomores which placed strong emphasis on the laboratory as a vehicle for introducing students to a multidisciplinary approach to the study of science. Some students had the opportunity to study some or all of their core subjects in a seminar-tutorial format. The program provided flexibility in pace and encouraged a more active involvement of both students and teachers in the learning process. The program was offered from 1969 to 1973. When it ended, MIT professors Earle E. Lomon and Gian-Carlo Rota were directors of the program.


0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Guide to the Records of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Unified Science Study Program
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