ENG 177 GSD - Global Sustainablility & Desig
Last offered Spring 2023
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.
Students will explore sustainability and design as well as leadership in a global context through course materials and project work. During the semester students will participate in a global classroom that will guide them in future project work. Students will then travel to Guatemala during spring break, March 11-18, to work with Guatemalan students at the Universidad de Valle on a Human centered design project with local community members. Enrollment in this section does not include travel costs, which must be paid separately. This course is restricted to ARISE and MEP students.