Spring, 1 Credit, 5-week Session 1, Wed 3:00-5:30pm

Instructor: Carlo Salvinelli, N285D

This course will provide conceptual and methodological tools that can be employed by students engaged in global engineering in different phases of international development projects and studies, and prepare students to undertake a field study in a foreign country. Community appraisal methods will be presented with emphasis on participatory research approaches, need assessment tools, and ethnographic methods; related cultural, ethical and personal issues will be also discusses. Furthermore, students will be introduced to secondary data gathering, and the usage of the main data resources on food and water security, energy access, and health status.