Summer Field Experience

Human Centered Design In Nicaragua

M E 402X

Iowa State Course Substitution

Human Centered Design in Nicaragua

M E 402x

Course Info
International Credits:
3.0
Converted Credits:
3.0
Semester:
Summer
Country:
Nicaragua
Language:
Course Description:
This 3 credit service learning course will teach students how to work in developing nations to work with locals in collecting information to be used in creating products or processes, access available resourced, to embed design criteria and constraints in a cultural context; appropriate and sustainable technologies will be stressed along with the necessity of observing cultural norms and nuances. Selected students will be required to participate in a 1 credit prepatory class during the spring semester. The time will be arranged based on availability of the selected students. The summer program will begin in Ames for two weeks. Students and faculty will then travel to Nicaragua for additional instruction and field experiences.

Review

Evaluation Date:
October 1, 2014
Evaluated:
Gloria Starns
Comments: