Engineering Approaches

PAH Engineering Approaches


Learn to apply engineering thinking to public-facing, community connected, and humanities-oriented projects and initiatives. 

Core Courses
  • PAH 200 Introduction to Applied Humanities (3 units)
  • PAH 201 Applied Humanities Practice: Techniques & Technologies for Public Enrichment (3 units)
  • PAH 372 Intercultural Competence: Culture, Identity, Adaptation & Intercultural Relations (3 units)
  • PAH 383 Pre-Internship: Building Career Readiness (3 units)
  • PAH 420 Innovation & the Human Condition: Learning How to Improve Life in the Community & Beyond (3 units)
  • PAH 493 Internship (3 units)
  • PAH 498 Senior Capstone (3 units)
  • One elective (3 units) from the approved list.
Emphasis Courses
  • CE 301 Engineering Communications (3 units)
  • ENGR/SIE 414 Law for Engineers & Scientists (3 units) OR ENGR 495A Science, Health & Engineering Policy & Diplomacy (3 units)
  • SIE 415 Technical Sales & Marketing (3 units)
  • MNE/ENGR 422 Engineering Sustainable Development (3 units)
— One from the following options —
  • ENGR 102A Introduction to Engineering Lecture Series (1 unit) AND ENGR 102B Introduction to Engineering Design (2 units)
  • AME 170B1 Aeronautics: Science & People (3 units)
  • ECE 175 Computer Programming for Engineering Applications (3 units)
  • ECE 311 Engineering Ethics & Contemporary Issues (1 unit) AND ENGR 102B Introduction to Engineering Design (2 units)
— One from the following options —
  • MNE 201 Nonrenewable Resources & Human Civilizations (3-4 units)
  • CHEE 204 Water & Energy: Conventional & Alternative Systems (3 units)
  • MSE 220 Make It...Green! 3D Printing & the Environment (3 units)
  • Students transferring out of the College of Engineering may substitute any of the following courses for this requirement: AME 2XX, ARCE 2XX, BE 2XX, BME 2XX, CE 2XX, ECE 2XX, ENGR 2XX, MNE 2XX, MSE 2XX, OPTI 2XX, SFWE 2XX, or SIE 2XX.

Emphasis courses cannot also count toward a minor from the College of Engineering.

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Thank you for your interest in Public and Applied Humanities. There are many benefits of majoring in Applied Humanities.

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