EC.701 D-Lab: Development

Class Info

Issues in international development, appropriate technology and project implementation addressed through lectures, case studies, guest speakers and laboratory exercises. Students form project teams to partner with community organizations in developing countries, and formulate plans for an optional IAP site visit. (Previous field sites include Ghana, Brazil, Honduras and India.) Recitation sections focus on specific project implementation, and include cultural, social, political, environmental and economic overviews of the target countries as well as an introduction to the local languages. Enrollment limited by lottery; must attend first class session.

This class has no prerequisites.

EC.701 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by S. L. Hsu, A. B. Smith and B. Sanyal.

Lecture occurs 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in N51-310.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.

In the Fall 2015 Subject Evaluations, EC.701 was rated 5.4 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the MIT Courses site or on the EC.701 Stellar site.

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