AEM 4421

AEM 4421

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

This course complements the Student Multidisciplinary Applied Research Teams (SMART) Program and is only open to students participating in the SMART Program. This course offers students unique research and strategy development opportunities with small and medium enterprises (SMEs), non-profit organizations, public agencies, and other disadvantaged communities in emerging markets. To achieve this, the course is divided into two parts: stakeholder engagement and field research, which takes place during the winter intermission (students travel to the field for data collection and client engagement) and in-class instruction and project development, which takes place during the spring semester. In this second phase, students analyze and report their collected field data through the development of case studies, policy briefs, technical reports, and research papers.

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: students participating in the SMART Program.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: AEM 4415 or AEM 5415.

Distribution Category (CA-AG, D-AG, SBA-AG)
Course Attribute (CU-CEL, CU-ITL, CU-SBY)

  • Increased understanding of the role private-public partnerships play in the promotion of economic development.
  • Improved problem-solving, decision-making, communication, and other soft skills development.
  • Increased appreciation of the unique role multidisciplinary teams play in solving complex socioeconomic problems.
  • Produce peer-reviewed publications (e.g., case studies, policy briefs, technical reports, and research papers) that can be adopted by the community partner and in classroom settings.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AEM 5421

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8295 AEM 4421   LEC 001

    • W Warren Hall 173
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Christy, R

      Mubichi-Kut, F

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Offered only to those students who have been pre-selected to participate in the January 2024 SMART field research projects.