STS.088 Africa for Engineers

Class Info

Covers historical, cultural, and ethical dimensions of engineering in Africa. Focuses on construction of big projects like cities, hydroelectricity dams, roads, railway lines, ports and harbors, transport and communication, mines, industrial processing plant, and plantations. Explores the contributions of big capital, engineers, politicians, and ordinary people. Emphasizes how local culture, politics, labor, and knowledge affect engineering. Also focuses on environmental and cultural impact assessment. Prepares students who wish to work or study in Africa and the Global South. Enrollment limited.

This class has no prerequisites.

STS.088 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by C. Mavhunga.

Lecture occurs 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Thursdays in 66-148.

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

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