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New Course Proposal

Status: Pending Review - BCC Committee

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1. Review - College Approver - Engineering

Approved by Frank Chaplen Associate Professor / Biol & Ecol Engineering, May 19, 2019 8:02am

2. Review - Curriculum Coordinator

Approved by Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist / Acad Progms & Assessment, May 22, 2019 3:17pm


Cheryl Hagey (Curriculum Coordinator) May 22, 2019 3:17pm
SUMMARY: This NEW proposal seeks to create a new course for both COB and COE. This course will be cross listed with BA 201 and Proposal 107022 will be expedited once this proposal completes the review process.
CIP 149999 has been added to the proposal.
All Components are met per the Faculty Senate Curriculum Council guidelines.

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3. Review - BCC Committee

Pending Review

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Graduate Council Chair; CC Rep - Engineering; Curriculum Council Chair; Academic Programs; Catalog Coordinator


Proposal ID: 106828
Type: New Course
Submission Date: May 6, 2019 5:36pm
Effective Term: Fall 2019
This course is designed to fill several gaps in curricular offerings at OSU. First, the humanitarian engineering (HEST) umbrella does not include a broadly-accessible baccalaureate core offering at the sophomore level that provides an introduction to issues around global development while providing students an opportunity to step through the design process on a term-long project of their own conception. In addition, the College of Engineering does not currently offer a course in conjunction with the College of Business to provide an introduction to entrepreneurship for students that would like to explore the methodology for conceiving and launching a business enterprise. Given that the focus of this course is on design for social impact, and therefore requires extensive use of methods from the social sciences, the Perspectives - Social Processes and Institutions category is a natural fit. In addition, the instructor has received a 2018 Faculty Grant from the VentureWell Foundation to develop and offer this course to combine curricula about both sustainability and entrepreneurship based on a concerted national effort to better incorporate these subjects into higher education.
Comments: None


Name Title Department/School
Nordica MacCarty Assistant Professor Sch of Mech/Ind/Mfg Engr


Name Title Department/School
Michelle Marie


Liaison Status Required
Annie Ingersoll - Asst to Assoc Dean Undergrad / College of Engineering
no comments
(Responded on Apr 19, 2019)
Responded Yes
Carlos Jensen - Assoc Dean-Undergrad Prog / College of Engineering
COE Supports
(Responded on Apr 19, 2019)
Responded Yes
Brett Jeter - Head Advisor / College of Engineering
No concerns
(Responded on Apr 19, 2019)
Responded Yes
Janet Knudson - Asst to Assoc Dean-Office Mgr / College of Engineering
(Responded on Apr 19, 2019)
Responded No
Prem Mathew - Associate Dean / College of Business Dept
Expired No
Bryan Tilt - Assistant Professor / Anthropology Department
I support this proposal.
(Responded on May 1, 2019)
Responded No
Dorthe Wildenschild - Professor / Sch of Chem/Bio/Envr Eng
I defer to Carlos.
(Responded on Apr 23, 2019)
Responded Yes
Shaozeng Zhang - Assistant Professor / Anthropology Department
Expired No

Course Information

Designator/Course #: HEST 201 
CIP Code: 149999
College/Department or College/School:
College of Engineering / No Department 

Max Credits to Graduation: 3   

Grading Mode: A-F (includes I, W, R, S/U) 
Courses Taught Schedule:
Offered every year in Fall term

Schedule Types: Lecture; Final Exam 
Campus Location: Corvallis Campus 
Programs Requiring
this Course:

Students will learn about needs and constraints of the global population living in low-resource or other marginalized communities, develop an understanding of how to address these needs using tools from engineering and social sciences, and investigate techniques to bring ideas to market sustainably through social entrepreneurship. A term-long project will step through the engineering design process, including customer discovery and exploration of value propositions facilitated by faculty in anthropology, human-centered design, prototyping, testing, and considering implementation and impact evaluation. The final will include a proposal for a VentureWell student e-team and participation in a pitch competition.

Course Relationships

Designator Title Minimum Grade/Score
Enforced Prerequisites
Equivalent Courses
Slash Courses
Crosslisted Courses
BA 201


File Name File Size Comment Date Added
HEST 201 - Intro to Innovation for Social Impact - Syllabus Cat 2_5.6.19.docx 37.94 Kb May 06, 2019 1:32 pm
Liaison responses.docx 13.14 Kb May 06, 2019 5:25 pm
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