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2016-2017 Academic Catalogue 
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CE 340X - Environmental Engineering & Construction in Developing Countries

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

Environmental Engineering and Construction in Developing Countries uses hands-on application of rudimentary field design and construction techniques for the implementation of basic environmental necessities in developing communities and the enhancement of overall quality of human life. Students conduct construction activities in various developing communities worldwide. The course explores the role of the environmental engineer, and specifically the average human being in worldwide public health and seeks to promote an awareness of communities lacking access to basic human rights such as clean drinking water and adequate sanitation. Students will maintain a daily journal or blog while in-country and will publish the blog or journal on ePortfolio upon return to the U.S. Students are also required to write a preliminary design report for implementation of in-country design, and a final reflective essay to be posted on ePortfolio for dissemination to the general VMI public. Note: Civilizations & Cultures (X)