Humanitarian Engineering Minor

The Humanitarian Engineering minor provides multidisciplinary academic course work for students interested in the application of engineering, science, and technology-based solutions to global development challenges such as access to basic resources (e.g., clean water, clean energy), improved quality of life, and increased ability to earn a livelihood particularly in rural, resource-limited or low-to-middle income settings. A core of course work in humanitarian engineering, science and technology (HEST) is required with an emphasis on engineering as demonstrated by completion of the engineering design class (with engineering prerequisites). Both in the core course work and in the electives, there is an emphasis on context including social, cultural, economic, resource, political, and environmental.

Humanitarian Engineering, Science and Technology (HEST) Core with Engineering Emphasis
ANTH 482*ANTHROPOLOGY OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT4
HEST 411ENGINEERING DESIGN FOR EMERGENCY & LOW-RESOURCE ENVIRONMENTS3
Select from the following courses or new HEST courses that will be approved:6
*INTRO TO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY-BASED DESIGN
*MULTIDISCIPLINARY CASE STUDIES IN HUMANITARIAN ENGINEERING, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Thematic Electives
Select 11-14 credits 111-14
International or Service Learning Component
Select 0-3 credits 20-3
Total Hours24-30

Note on counting credits towards each category: The credits from a single course cannot be applied to satisfy the credit requirements for more than one category (Core, Thematic Electives, International or Service Learning Component). For example, 3 credits of HEST 310 *INTRO TO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY-BASED DESIGN cannot count towards both 11-credit minimum for thematic electives AND 3 credits of service learning. However, 3 credits of HEST 310 *INTRO TO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY-BASED DESIGN could count towards a total of 14 credits thematic electives AND satisfy the service learning requirement at the 0-credit level. Similarly, 4 credits of ANTH 482 *ANTHROPOLOGY OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT cannot be counted towards the 13-credit HEST Core and towards the 11-credit minimum of thematic electives.

Bacc Core Playlist for Thematic Electives

There are two categories of baccalaureate core courses that will count for thematic electives.

  1. List I shows courses that are particularly recommended because of the relevance of material and/or instructor affiliation with the program.
  2. List II contains all of the courses that will fulfill thematic elective credits for the minor.
List I (recommended)
Cultural Diversity
WGSS 280*WOMEN WORLDWIDE3
Literature and the Arts
ENG 322*STUDIES IN GLOBALISM, TEXT, AND EVENT4
Physical Science
WSE 210*RENEWABLE MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY AND UTILIZATION4
Social Processes and Institutions
H 225*SOCIAL AND INDIVIDUAL HEALTH DETERMINANTS4
WGSS 223*INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY STUDIES3
Western Culture
PHL 205*ETHICS4
Difference, Power, and Discrimination
ENG 220*TOPICS IN DIFFERENCE, POWER, AND DISCRIMINATION4
or FILM 220 *TOPICS IN DIFFERENCE, POWER, AND DISCRIMINATION
FW 340*MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES IN NATURAL RESOURCES3
GEO 309*ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE3
MB 330*DISEASE AND SOCIETY3
WGSS 223*INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY STUDIES3
WGSS 414*SYSTEMS OF OPPRESSION IN WOMEN'S LIVES4
Synthesis-Contemporary Global Issues
ANTH 374*ANTHROPOLOGY AND GLOBAL HEALTH3
ANTH 380*CULTURES IN CONFLICT3
ANTH 466*RURAL ANTHROPOLOGY4
ANTH 482*ANTHROPOLOGY OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT4
FW 325*GLOBAL CRISES IN RESOURCE ECOLOGY3
GEO 308*GLOBAL CHANGE AND EARTH SCIENCES3
GEOG 300*SUSTAINABILITY FOR THE COMMON GOOD3
GEOG 330*^GEOGRAPHY OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBALIZATION3
GEOG 331*POPULATION, CONSUMPTION, AND ENVIRONMENT3
HDFS 447*FAMILIES AND POVERTY4
PHL 443*WORLD VIEWS AND ENVIRONMENTAL VALUES3
PS 345*POLITICS OF DEVELOPING NATIONS4
PS 458*INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY4
SOC 480*ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY4
SUS 350*SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES4
WGSS 380*MUSLIM WOMEN3
WGSS 480*GENDER AND TRANSNATIONAL ACTIVISMS3
Z 349*BIODIVERSITY: CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES, AND CONSERVATION3
Synthesis-Science, Technology, and Society
ANTH 330*EVOLUTION OF PEOPLE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY3
ANTH 481*NATURAL RESOURCES AND COMMUNITY VALUES3
ENGR 350*SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING3
ES 445*NATIVE AMERICAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY4
GEO 306*MINERALS, ENERGY, WATER, AND THE ENVIRONMENT3
GEOG 300*SUSTAINABILITY FOR THE COMMON GOOD3
GEOG 340*INTRODUCTION TO WATER SCIENCE AND POLICY3
H 445*OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH3
IE 380*THE RESPONSIBLE ENGINEER3
NUTR 312*ISSUES IN NUTRITION AND HEALTH3
PH 313*ENERGY ALTERNATIVES3
SOC 481*SOCIETY AND NATURAL RESOURCES4
WGSS 440*WOMEN AND NATURAL RESOURCES3
List II (all eligible thematic electives from Bacc Core)
Biological Science
BOT 101*BOTANY: A HUMAN CONCERN4
SOIL 205
SOIL 206
SOIL SCIENCE
and *SOIL SCIENCE LABORATORY FOR SOIL 205
4
SUS 102*INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND SUSTAINABILITY4
Cultural Diversity
ANTH 210*COMPARATIVE CULTURES3
ANTH 311*PEOPLES OF THE WORLD-NORTH AMERICA3
ANTH 313*PEOPLES OF THE WORLD-LATIN AMERICA3
ANTH 314*PEOPLES OF THE WORLD-MIDDLE EAST3
ANTH 315*PEOPLES OF THE WORLD-AFRICA3
ANTH 316*PEOPLES OF THE WORLD-SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA3
ANTH 317*PEOPLES OF THE WORLD-PACIFIC3
ANTH 318*PEOPLES OF THE WORLD-CHINA3
ANTH 319*PEOPLES OF THE WORLD-JAPAN AND KOREA3
ES 101*INTRODUCTION TO ETHNIC STUDIES3
ES 231*INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES4
ES 241*INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES4
GEOG 105*GEOGRAPHY OF THE NON-WESTERN WORLD3
GEOG 313*GEOGRAPHY OF ASIA3
HST 351*MODERN LATIN AMERICA4
HST 391*TRADITIONAL CHINA AND JAPAN4
HST 392*MODERN CHINA AND JAPAN4
MUS 108*MUSIC CULTURES OF THE WORLD3
NUTR 216*FOOD IN NON-WESTERN CULTURE3
PHL 160*QUESTS FOR MEANING: WORLD RELIGIONS4
or REL 160 *QUESTS FOR MEANING: WORLD RELIGIONS
PHL 315*GANDHI AND NONVIOLENCE4
WGSS 280*WOMEN WORLDWIDE3
Literature and the Arts
ENG 210*LITERATURES OF THE WORLD: ASIA4
ENG 212*LITERATURES OF THE WORLD: MESO/SOUTH AMERICA, CARIBBEAN4
ENG 213*LITERATURES OF THE WORLD: MIDDLE EAST4
ENG 260*LITERATURE OF AMERICAN MINORITIES4
ENG 322*STUDIES IN GLOBALISM, TEXT, AND EVENT4
ES 334*ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LITERATURE4
Physical Science
GEO 221*ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY4
SOIL 205
SOIL 206
SOIL SCIENCE
and *SOIL SCIENCE LABORATORY FOR SOIL 205
4
WSE 210*RENEWABLE MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY AND UTILIZATION4
Social Processes and Institutions
AEC 250*INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND POLICY3
ANTH 110*INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY3
ECON 201*INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS4
ECON 202*INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS4
H 225*SOCIAL AND INDIVIDUAL HEALTH DETERMINANTS4
PS 205*INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS4
SOC 204*INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY3
SOC 205*INSTITUTIONS AND SOCIAL CHANGE3
WGSS 223*INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY STUDIES3
WGSS 224*WOMEN: PERSONAL AND SOCIAL CHANGE3
Western Culture
AEC 253*ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, POLICY, AND ECONOMICS4
GEOG 106*GEOGRAPHY OF THE WESTERN WORLD3

Minor Code: 769