Anyone visiting MIT or interacting for any length of time with its students will have noticed MIT's penchant for numbers. Classes, Courses, and buildings all have their own numbering scheme.

In order to assist translation and lessen confusion on the part of friends, family, and associates of MIT students, here is the basic list of Courses. Most Courses have several majors within them, which are not listed here.

Course numbers, in the lowercase sense, identify subjects. Listing all of them here is a nigh-impossible task, but some basic guidelines to understanding the numbering schemes:

For more information on MIT's course offerings, visit their web site at

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