Ayn Rand's Fountainhead in Course Syllabus at MIT

Thanks to Atlasphere member Johann Gevers for pointing out that Ayn Rand is listed first among “the authors whose theories will be discussed” in the online course Capitalism and Its Critics being offered at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology:

Course Description
This course examines the implications of economic theories for social and political organization in the context of the historical evolution of industrial societies. Among the authors whose theories will be discussed are Ayn Rand, Milton Friedman, Karl Marx, Max Weber, Joseph Schumpeter, and John Kenneth Galbraith. Emphasis will be placed on class discussion of specific texts. Students will be encouraged to ground their views in concrete textual and empirical material and to consider the implications of different arguments for the understanding of personal, political, and economic events today.

The course syllabus urges students to buy The Fountainhead and to write essays about its perspectives on society and capitalism.