Course Meeting Times
Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session
Recitations: 1 session / week, 1.5 hours / session
- Gain awareness of third world communities and the technical challenges they face
- Learn about appropriate technologies for developing communities, their impact, and how they can be conceived, designed and implemented
- Understand the role MIT can play in helping and advancing developing communities throughout the world
- Learn the hands-on skills required to implement selected development projects
- Gain exposure to the culture, history, economic and developmental state of the host countries
- Work with community organizations to prepare field projects for the IAP fieldtrips
In addition to the instructors, several students make important contributions to D-Lab as Trip Leaders.
Brazil: Leo Burd
Ghana: Jamy Drouillard
Honduras: Elizabeth Basha, Marta Fernandez-Suarez
India: Sam Davies
Lesotho: Matt Orosz, Kate Steel
Samoa: Sala Mcguire
Zambia: Will DelHagen
Readings from this book will be supplemented by many articles and other resources.
This is a nine-unit class: four hours a week will be spent in class and the remaining five hours will be spent working on readings, homework, and developing the field projects. Because much of the work for this seminar will be done during class time, attendance is essential. Students missing a class meeting should contact the instructors to make up the work. This seminar is graded on a A/B/C/F basis, furthermore it is a class where your work is impacting the lives of people around the world and we expect an appropriate level of commitment.
|In-class Assignments and Participation||30%|
|Homework and Writing Assignments||25%|