Thursday, December 22, 2011

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Tanzania - Spring Quarter 2012!

Humanitarianism: Design Thinking Across Disciplines – Spring quarter seminar with study tour to Tanzania

In this honors seminar, students from across colleges and disciplines will combine research into humanitarianism, social responsibility and the principles of design thinking into the development of a project that will benefit a non-profit organization doing work in impoverished communities in rural Tanzania.

In spring 2012, we will explore how the fields such as engineering, nursing, medicine, education, business, liberal arts, design and more are all critical in the development of effective and inspiring humanitarian design projects. Together, we will explore the social, cultural and technological issues inherent in the field of humanitarian design and work collaboratively to create and implement projects that will have a positive impact on communities in need. The course culminates in a required trip to Tanzania immediately following spring quarter 2012.

Application required. Deadline – January 9, 2012. Although this program is facilitated by University Honors, UC undergraduates who are not in the UHP are welcome and encouraged to apply, provided the student has a cumulative university GPA of 3.4 or above (graduate students and alumni not eligible).

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