• The Sustainable Development and CSB teams posing in front of the Reflection Pool at Angkor Wat
    Cambodia The Sustainable Development and CSB teams posing in front of the Reflection Pool at Angkor Wat
  • Charlie Baldwin, Connor Luther, Eleni O'flarity,  Kevin Hoogenboom, Amberlyn Alualu, Emma Fried, and Melanie Grinnel at our favorite taco stand!
    Nicaragua Charlie Baldwin, Connor Luther, Eleni O'flarity, Kevin Hoogenboom, Amberlyn Alualu, Emma Fried, and Melanie Grinnel at our favorite taco stand!
  • Fracking Well Pad
    Pennsylvania Fracking Fracking Well Pad
  • The people in the rural village do not own cars so they must use other means of transportation and find alternative yet efficient ways of carrying heavy items along the dirt road and in the hot sun.
    Nicaragua The people in the rural village do not own cars so they must use other means of transportation and find alternative yet efficient ways of carrying heavy items along the dirt road and in the hot sun.

Curriculum

Sustainable Development Minor
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2016 Spring Courses

SDEV 201-10 Sustainable Development Solutions, I (SS) ES 3 credits 
Projects practicum in which cross-disciplinary teams of 5-6 students focus on understanding the context of a particular NGO amidst the broader social, economic, and scientific challenges to sustainable development. Analytic techniques for designing, implementing and evaluating projects. Nuts and bolts of development practice. Teams work on needs assessment related to their NGO’s proposed goals and devise innovative solutions for implementing development projects. On-the-ground field experience, whether international or domestic, is required. Course fee may apply. Oral presentations and written reports. 
Prerequisite SDEV 10 or instructor permission required. 
Professor Orrs M, W, F; 1:10 - 2:00 p.m. 
 
SDEV 203-10 Research in Sustainable Development (SS) ES 2-4 credits 
Students will work on sustainable development research projects not involving field work.  May be repeatable for a maximum of 4 credits. 
Prerequisite SDEV 10 or instructor permission required. 
Professor Orrs
 
SDEV, ENTP, IR 307-10 International Social Entrepreneurship (SS) 4 credits 
International social entrepreneurship aims to change the world through innovation in solving social problems. Focus on the nexus between social entrepreneurship and development practice, especially in relation to NGOs. Emphasis on acquiring the tools and conceptual framework to launch a new social venture through real world hands-on field work and team-oriented learning by doing. Exposure to best practices in field methods with respect to development projects, to how to affect meaningful social change in poor countries, to generate and evaluate innovative ideas for poverty reduction, to develop those ideas into concrete on-the-ground start-up plans, and to take initial steps to implement them. It is recommended, but not required, that students have some previous experience with development or entrepreneurship, such as through enrollment in ENTP 101 or IR 322 or ECO 303 or CEE 205. 
Instructor permission required. 
Professor Orrs and Professor Watkins M, W, F; 3:10 - 4:00 p.m. 
 
SDEV 372-10 Independent Study in Sustainable Development (SS/HU) ES 1-4 credits 
Opportunity for students to pursue individual sutainabile development projects or continue work begin in SDEV 201/202.  May not count towards minor's credit requirements. 
Prerequisite SDEV 10 or instructor permission required. 
Professor Orrs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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