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I'm seriously considering an EA to MIT. I'm very interested in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences program, and MIT is better in this field than most of the other schools I'm considering.
However, I'm also very interested in philosophy - and although BCS would be my prospective major, it's important to me that the school I attend have high-quality and broad-ranging philosophy programs, as I'm considering a philosophy minor.
I took a quick look at the philosophy department, and it looks high-quality (as I'm sure everything at MIT is! ) but the number of courses offered per semester and the different topics offered wasn't really comparable to other places I'm looking at, like Brown or Yale. (This is I guess to be expected, as there are only 5 undergrads currently in the linguistics/philosophy major!)
So my question is this: How is the undergrad experience for philosophy at MIT, and can one cross-register with Harvard's philosophy courses (and if so, how common is this)?