The 15-credit hour Developing Communities Concentration* introduces students to unique engineering challenges that span cultural, social, economic, political, and technical spheres. It is particularly important to thoughtfully consider both immediate issues (e.g. health, security, equity) and long term resilience. Thus, engineers must be trained to partner with community members and a diverse range of stakeholders to contribute in a meaningful way to sustainable development.

Course offerings change rapidly and most are offered intermittently. A total of 15 credits or more must be taken based on the following requirements. Additional pre-requisite courses may be needed for the courses below, but those courses will not count toward the concentration.

Below are the credit hours required for the Developing Communities Concentration:

Choose up to 4 Credits from the Following:

  • Introduction to Global Engineering: Special Topics (CVEN 2837) 3 credits
  • Culture and Power ( ANTH 1200) 3 credits
  • Geographies of Global Change (GEOG 1962) 3 credits
  • Environment and Society Geography (GEOG 1972) 3 credits
  • Human Geographies (GEOG 1992) 3 credits
  • Advanced Introduction to Human Geography (GEOG 2092) 3 credits
  • Environment and Society (SOCY 2077) 3 credits
  • Poverty, Power, and Patriotism: Issues of Global Justice (PHIL 1250) 3 credits
  • A Global State of Mind: Special Topics (HUEN 2843) 3 credits

Choose 11 or More Credits from the Following:

  • Cross-cultural aspects of Socioeconomic Development (ANTH 4500) 3 credits
  • A Systems Approach to Global Engineering (CVEN 4/5837) 3 credits
  • Sustainable Community Development 1** (CVEN 5919) 3 credits
  • Economic Development (ECON 4784) 3 credits
  • Engineering and Entrepreneurship for the Developing World (EMEN 4200) 3 credits
  • Introduction to Global Engineering: Special Topics (EVEN 4830) 3 credits
  • Migration, Immigrant Adaptation, and Development (GEOG 4292) 3 credits
  • Development Geography (GEOG 4632) 3 credits
  • Global Development (PSCI 4012) 3 credits
  • International Migration and Policy (PSCI 4283) 3 credits
  • Risk and Resilience in Society (SOCY 4063) 3 credits
  • Designing Social Innovations (SOCY 4160) 3 credits
  • Women and Development (WGST 3012) 3 credits
  • CVEN or MCEN Independent Study focused on Engineering in Developing Communities*** 1-3 credits

​Total Credits:

  • 15 credits

*Concentration will be offered starting Fall 2019.

**Graduate level course- will need a petition to take as an undergraduate.

***Independent Study topic and instructor must be approved by your e+ advisor prior to taking the course. Some potential instructors are Mike Hannigan (MCEN), Evan Thomas (CEAE), Bernard Amadei (CEAE), and Karl Linden (CEAE).

​​Note: Some courses may have pre-requisites that do not count towards this concentration. Contact your advisor if you have any questions. 

Note: The minimum grade requirement in all e+ concentration courses is a C.