Search | Directories | Reference Tools
UW Home > Discover UW > Student Guide > Course Catalog 

Instructor Class Description

Time Schedule:

Jessica A Kaminsky
CEE 498
Seattle Campus

Special Topics

Special topics in civil engineering offered as course with lecture and/or laboratory. Maximum of 6 credits in combination of CEE 498 and CEE 499 may be applied toward an undergraduate degree.

Class description

This course is designed to introduce students to key technologies, theories, and challenges of infrastructure design for development. We will (for example) cover technologies for household power, water, sanitation, indoor air quality, and disaster response in low-income contexts. We will also spend some time exploring development theory and cross-cultural communication as they pertain to global infrastructure design. The course structure allows motivated students to focus on their own particular technological interests while still gaining a broad knowledge base regarding infrastructure & development. Students from outside of CEE are welcome in this course.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Jessica A Kaminsky
Date: 02/21/2014