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Top HEST 241 HOUSEHOLD ENERGY IN GUATEMALA: BACKGROUND (1)  Offered in current or future terms
An introduction to the technical, social, environmental, and economic issues surrounding energy needs for households in developing countries and the technologies and policies needed to help address them. Students are introduced to concepts about global development, needs assessment and co-design, qualitative and quantitative evaluation, and local socioeconomic conditions. This course is preparation for the 10-day Summer HEST 242 faculty-led study abroad course in Guatemala. Students from any major are invited to participate in this multidisciplinary course series. PREREQS: Acceptance into the OSU GO faculty-led study abroad course for the following Summer Session.

Top HEST 242 HOUSEHOLD ENERGY IN GUATEMALA: APPLICATIONS (3) 
Through immersion in rural communities during this 10-day interdisciplinary study abroad course, students will gain a deeper understanding of household energy needs in developing countries, as well as the social, environmental, technical, and economic issues surrounding technologies and polices to help meet these needs. The outcomes produced by a variety of household technologies such as biomass cookstoves will be evaluated through qualitative and quantitative data gathering, including experiments, observations, and surveys, giving students the chance to practice their research and cross-cultural communication skills under a variety of circumstances. PREREQS: HEST 241 and acceptance into OSU GO faculty-led study abroad course required.

Top HEST 299 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-6) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits.

Top HEST 310 INTRO TO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY-BASED DESIGN (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Includes study of civic problems and issues, design-thinking concepts and application to co-design of engineering, science and technology-based solutions with social impact, and development of dispositions for effective community engagement through field study and service-learning. Recommended course for student wanting to complete a HEST internship. (Bacc Core Course)

Top HEST 320 ENGINEERING FOR GLOBAL HEALTH SOLUTIONS (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
An introduction to the critical processes and drivers involved in the development of engineering solutions to address global health problems. Topics include world health challenges, accessing and interpreting health and economic data, basic healthcare systems around the world, the importance of ethical guidelines in ensuring the protection of human subjects, the process of cost effectiveness assessment of a technology, and the timescale and hurdles to adoption of a technology. (Bacc Core Course)

Top HEST 399 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-6) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits.

Top HEST 411 ENGINEERING DESIGN FOR EMERGENCY & LOW-RESOURCE ENVIRONMENTS (3) 
Introduces the challenges of engineering in emergency and low-resource environments, concepts of appropriate technologies and response, and engineering design of discrete services and technologies such as water systems, environmental health systems and infrastructure. PREREQS: Completion of an undergraduate engineering fluid mechanics course or equivalent.

Top HEST 499 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-6) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits.

Top HEST 511 ENGINEERING DESIGN FOR EMERGENCY & LOW-RESOURCE ENVIRONMENTS (3) 
Introduces the challenges of engineering in emergency and low-resource environments, concepts of appropriate technologies and response, and engineering design of discrete services and technologies such as water systems, environmental health systems and infrastructure. PREREQS: Completion of an undergraduate engineering fluid mechanics course or equivalent.

Top HEST 599 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-6)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits.



 
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