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Rensselaer Catalog 2012-2013 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2012-2013 [Archived Catalog]

World Impact Minor


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This minor consists of four or five courses and is designed to produce a new technology which brings jobs and economic development to a developing country. Students are immersed in problems involving new technology implementation, cultural understanding, economic growth and new buisness creation. Each of the courses includes a brief segment on the relevant social, economic, technological, and business opportunities and obstacles in the target country. The fourth course, Starting Up a New Business Venture, is taken last in the sequence and involves a four-week stay in a developing country at the end of that semester as part of the Short-term, Faculty-led student abroad program. During those four weeks, the students implement and monitor performance of the technology and business plan.

Minor courses for Lally students:


  • STSS 4966 Globalization and Development Credit Hours: 3

In addition to one of the following:


Minor courses for Engineering students:


  • STSS 4966 Globalization and Development Credit Hours: 3

Minor courses for all other students:


  • STSS 4966 Globalization and Development Credit Hours: 3

In addition to one of the following:


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