Course Descriptions

BIOL 59500 Water Supply In Dev Countries

Session Offered:

Spring Credit 1.0

Prerequisites:

None

Description:

Sustainable solutions to water supply and sanitation problems in developing countries require a multidisciplinary, holistic approach.  To address this issue, a multidisciplinary service-learning class will be initiated beginning in the Fall 2012 semester.  Enrollment in the class will be limited to 12-15 students and is limited to undergraduate and graduate students in the academic units listed below.  Students selected for enrollment in the class will be identified by application, which will include a copy of the student’s academic transcripts a document (statement of purpose) of no more than 2 pages in length describing your interest in this class and your motivations for participating in it.  Interested students should submit an application by email to Professor Blatchley (blatch@purdue.edu)

The objective for this service learning class will be to define feasibility of community-scale water treatment systems for use in the Dominican Republic.  Feasibility will be characterized based on issues relating to scientific and engineering principles of the proposed systems, as well as the effects of these systems on public health and economic/entrepreneurial issues.  Work on this project will involve coordination with Aqua Clara International (Holland, MI), a non-profit organization who work to provide affordable safe water solutions for communities in developing countries.

 

Instructor(s):
BRUCE APPLEGATE

E-mail:
applegate@purdue.edu

Textbook(s):

TBD

Course Format:

CRN

Sec

Type

Day

Time

Location

66490

089

Lec

M

3:30-5:20

HAMP 2118



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