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ENG 177 GH - Honors Comm Eng & Dev-Jamaica

Last offered Fall 2024

Official Description

Provides first-year students with opportunities to participate in interdisciplinary courses designed to help explore what is means to be an engineer and develop skills required in the engineering workplace, be it team dynamics, leadership skills, intercultural competency, or communication techniques. Students will explore topic areas offered as separate sections under the course heading. Each section uses a hands-on, interactive, discussion/team-based approach. The courses use active learning exercises in addition to reflections, readings, and project work. Course Information: May be repeated in the same or separate terms for a maximum of 4 hours.

Section Description

This course and study tour provides students with the fundamental understanding of global community engagement. Students will study real world, community-identified problems in sites across the globe. Under the guidance of local leaders and experts, students will collaborate with each other to complete a project for a community during the fall semester. Students will then meet and work firsthand with one of these rural community organizations in Jamaica during winter break. The course concludes with a service trip to Jamaica for nine days in January 2025.Enrollment in this section does not include travel costs, which must be paid separately. Estimated travel costs are ~$4600 and include the cost of round-trip airfare, ground transportation, lodging, meals, immunizations, international insurance, and in-country programming. This fee does not include personal miscellaneous expenses or the cost of a passport. Many scholarships are available. This course is restricted to James Scholars in
Honors Comm Eng & Dev-JamaicaGH71588LCD21100 - 1220 W  206 Transportation Building Joan Mungovan Brown
Kimberly Powers