Below is a list of courses offered at the University of Virginia that relate to the ESWB mission.
ANTH 3260: Globalization and Development
Explores how globalization and development affect the lives of people in different parts of the world. Topics include poverty, inequality, and the role of governments and international agencies.
ANTH 2291: Global Culture and Public Health
This course considers the forces that influence the distribution of health and illness in different societies, with attention to increasing global interconnectedness. We will examine the roles of individuals, institutions, communities, corporations and states in improving public health, asking how effective public health and development efforts to improve global health have been and how they might be re-imagined.
CE 3100: Water for the World
This course will examine complex issues associated with providing potable water to the world¿s population. Topics will include the use of surface and ground water as potable water supplies, fundamentals of water chemistry, the engineering principles used to design modern water treatment and distribution systems, and problems associated with providing potable water in developing global communities. Prerequisites: CHEM 1610, APMA 2130, CE 2210
CS 4501: Service Learning Practicum
The Service Learning Practicum course involves the application of software engineering and computing principles to the development of a complete software system for non-profit organizations in our community. Students will be expected to work through the entire software system development process, including customer interfacing for requirements, detailed design, and a comprehensive maintenance plan. Enrollment in the first offering of this course will be limited to 12 students (two teams of 6) and will be based on a short application process. Prof. Bloomfield and Prof. Sherriff will each help guide one project. Teams will meet together twice a week for lecture and team presentations.
ENGR 2595: Spanish for Engineers
ENGR 4595: Special Topics – Commercial Building Energy Systems
Energy auditing course with Paxton Marshall
ENGR 4599: Special Topics – Sustainable Housing
ecoMOD course with Paxton Marshall
ENGR 1559: Useful Knowledge and Its Role in the Local and Global Community
If you are interested in getting involved with projects to make peoples’ lives better, you need this course! This class aims to prepare students for a variety of engaged scholarship activities, especially domestic or international service-learning and development projects. We explore the methods and ethics of working with communities, laying the groundwork for future projects. The course consists of readings, lectures, guest speakers, films, and group projects, and it attracts students from a variety of schools and majors at UVA. Our past students have gone on to do a number of cool projects.
GDS 2100: Developing Community-Based Projects
This course is designed to provide students with the theory, methods, and competencies needed to develop meaningful community-based scholarly projects. One class each week will be devoted to topic areas and readings meant to prepare students to design and implement community-based projects. The second class each week will be workshop based and geared towards developing project teams and working on project proposals.
RUTR 3340 Books Behind Bars: Life, Lit, & Community Leadership
Students will grapple in a profound and personal way with timeless human questions: Who am I? Why am I here? How should I live? They will do this, in part, by facilitating discussions about short masterpieces of Russian literature with residents at a juvenile correctional center. This course offers an integrated academic-community engagement curriculum, and provides a unique opportunity for service learning, leadership, and youth mentoring.
SOC 4559: Social Movements and Political Action
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of sociology.
SOC 4420: Sociology of Inequality
Surveys basic theories and methods used to analyze structures of social inequality. Includes comparative analysis of the inequalities of power and privilege, and their causes and consequences for social conflict and social change. Prerequisite: Six credits of sociology or instructor permission.
STS 2620: Science and Technology Public Policy
Examines the development of public policies aimed at promoting and regulating science and technology. Topics include historical evolution of the federal government’s involvement in science policy; the players, organizations, and agencies who make science policy; the reasons the government funds the research it does; how science and technology is regulated by the government. Prerequisites: STS 1500 or equivalent.
STS 2500: Cross Cultural Engineering
This course invites students to explore the implications of STS core concepts within a specific topical or disciplinary area, drawing out the implications of STS 1500 in depth. The course explores the social and global context of engineering, science and technology. Although writing and speaking skills are emphasized, more attention is given to course content and the students’ analytical abilities. Prerequisites: STS 1500 or an equivalent STS course.