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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Jul 18, 2024
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
Engineering is commonly perceived as being impartial, providing purely technical solutions to defined problems for the good of all. In reality, most engineering solutions have greatly benefited the wealthiest of peoples of the world while hundreds of millions continue to live in extreme poverty. This course will consider the central role engineering must play in sustainable human development. It will introduce the practical frameworks that have been developed for small-scale, community level engineering projects that directly address poverty. These frameworks include aspects of community development, planning, project management and assessment necessary for engineers to apply their technical skills. In addition, the course will introduce appropriate technologies with examples for: water and sanitation, energy and shelter.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: Letter Grade
Course Requirements: PROG: Swanson School of Engineering

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