This course is an introduction to the relationship between engineering and sustainable community development (SCD) from historical, political, ethical, cultural, and practical perspectives. Students will study and analyze different dimensions of sustainability and the role that engineering might play in them. Also students will critically explore strengths and limitations of dominant methods in engineering problem solving and design for working in SCD. Through case-studies, students will learn to analyze and evaluate projects in SCD and develop criteria for their evaluation.
Lucena, Juan C.; Frossard, David; Gianquitto, Tina; Leydens, Jon; Mitcham, Carl; Schneider, Jen; and Straker, Jay, "Engineering and Sustainable Community Development" (2008). Ethics in Science and Engineering National Clearinghouse. 355.
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