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17.571 Engineering Democratic Development in Africa

Prereq: None
Acad Year 2017-2018: U (Spring)
Acad Year 2018-2019: Not offered

12 Units. HASS-S

Examines the varied relationship between democracy and human development in sub-Saharan Africa. Encourages students to apply engineering thinking to better understand which institutions, practices, and technologies have helped, and which have hindered, the achievement of health, education, infrastructure, and other outcomes. Addresses many of the challenges and dilemmas of democratic practice in poor, diverse, and unequal societies, while inviting students to propose practical interventions.

E. Lieberman

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