24.133 Experiential Ethics introduces MIT students to the fast-changing, real-time ethical landscape in industry, science, and technology while developing important interpersonal, professional, and leadership competencies along the way. Students who took Experiential Ethics in the summer of 2020 overwhelmingly reported high satisfaction with the course, increased knowledge and ability to engage with ethics, and increased interest in ethics. Most students said they now envision themselves pursuing extracurricular or volunteer opportunities related to ethics, taking ethics classes, continuing to learn about ethics independently, and/or engaging in ethical discussions with friends and classmates.
Launching as a pilot in Summer 2021, 1.005 Experiential Sustainability is the newest addition to Experiential+. Experiential Sustainability will be similar in format to Experiential Ethics but will provide a broad introduction to sustainability challenges, governance, science, and frameworks. Students will learn to identify, address, and communicate the sustainability implications of their own work and evaluate sustainability-focused interventions through several lenses explored in the class.