Engineering Democratic Development in Africa

Instructor(s): Evan Lieberman

Course level: Undergraduate

Offered this Academic Year: Yes

Course term: Fall

Course number: 17.571

Course description:

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.