Engineering, The Environment, and Society
General Catalog Course Title:
Engineering, The Environment, and Society
Terms Offered:
Spring 2016
Course Thread: 
Human-Centered Design
Course Thread: 
Humanities & Environment
Course Thread: 
Sciences and Society
Instructor: 
Kadir, Khalid

 This course engages students at the intersection of environmental justice, social justice, and engineering to explore how problems that are commonly defined in technical terms are at their roots deeply socially embedded. Through partnerships with community-based organizations, students are trained to recognize the socio-political nature of technical problems so that they may approach solutions in ways that prioritize social justice. Topics covered include environmental engineering as it relates to air, water, and soil contamination; race, class, and privilege; expertise; ethics; and engaged citizenship. This course cannot be used to complete any engineering technical or unit requirements. Also listed as Engineering 157AC.

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