GCWS at MIT: Upcoming Courses and Microseminar

May 15, 2020

GCWS has several exciting upcoming courses and a summer microseminar and we would greatly appreciate your assistance in sharing with your students, departments, and networks. Please email gcws@mit.edu with any questions or comments.
 
We are monitoring the situation on each campus regarding COVID-19 and will update our courses as more information becomes available. Our summer microseminar will be offered remotely in accordance with MIT classroom and scheduling policy.
 
Microseminar and Course FAQ:
 
Who can take a microseminar or course with GCWS?
Microseminars are free and available to graduate and PhD students at our member institutions (BC, BU, Brandeis, Harvard, MIT, Northeastern, Simmons, Tufts, and UMass Boston). Space permitting, undergraduates, faculty, and staff at our member institutions are also allowed to participate. Space still permitting, we will consider applications from people outside of our member institutions. More information is on our website.
 
Students enrolled in a Masters or PhD program at any of our nine member institutions can apply for any of the GCWS courses. Students will receive graduate credit and the course is included as part of regular tuition they pay to their respective institution. More information is on our website.
 
What is a microseminar?
Microseminars are free discussion and reading based groups organized around a specific topic. They are short (5 weeks, 2 hour sessions per week) in nature and have a less intense reading and writing requirements than traditional courses. There is no credit assigned but students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the microseminar.
 
How can someone express interest in a course or microseminar?
 
Anyone interested in taking a microseminar or course with GCWS must submit an application for review. The application can be found on our course and microseminar webpages. Any questions can be sent to gcws@mit.edu.
 
Thanks so much,
Stacey Lantz
GCWS Program Manager