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Location Arcata, California
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Cal Poly Humboldt (located in Arcata, California, USA) is the northernmost California State University, and Northern California's first Polytechnic.

See Humboldt sustainability and Cal Poly Humboldt for more.

Courses[edit | edit source]

The following are some courses and programs at Cal Poly Humboldt that have contributed to Appropedia:

  • ANTH329 Media and International Social Change
  • Engr114 Whole Earth Engineering
  • Engr115 Intro to Engineering
  • Engr205 Introduction to Design
  • Engr305 Appropriate Technology
  • Engr410 Environmental Impact Assessment
  • JMC116 Intro to Mass Communication
  • JMC330 International Mass Communication
  • Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT)
  • Parras Summer Immersion
  • Practivistas Chiapas
  • Practivistas Dominicana
  • Rural Youth Volunteers in India

ANTH329 Media and International Social Change[edit | edit source]

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Media & International Social Change (ANTH 329) is a course taught through the Department of Anthropology at Cal Poly Humboldt by instructor Jessie M. Cretser-Hartenstein.

Engr114 Whole Earth Engineering[edit | edit source]

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Engineering 114 (Engr 114), Whole Earth Engineering, is a course on sustainability and local appropriate technology at Cal Poly Humboldt taught by instructor Lonny Grafman. See course content and past projects below.

Engr115 Intro to Engineering[edit | edit source]

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Welcome to the category page for Engineering 115, Introduction to Engineering, taught at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. Below you can find the pages we are working on and a list of students under User:_____. Feel free to browse around and comment on the work we are doing.

Engr205 Introduction to Design[edit | edit source]

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Welcome to ENGR 205 Introduction to Design taught by Lonny Grafman. This is a 3-credit course aimed at introducing the student to the engineering design process, including critical analysis of problems, teamwork, design thinking and technical communication. The course meets weekly for 2 hours of lecture and 3 hours of lab. However, these "lecture" periods and "lab" periods will be used for multiple learning formats as this course will integrate lecture, discussion, student projects, computer labs and outdoor field activities. It will require active learning on your part.

The course modality this semester is face to face, i.e., we will meet face to face in person during all of our lecture and lab periods in our specified rooms on campus. You must abide by the most up-to-date campus policies.

Much of the following language is adapted from CPH provided content to represent this course.

Engr305 Appropriate Technology[edit | edit source]

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Engineering 305 (Engr 305), Appropriate Technology, is a course on appropriate technology at Humboldt State University taught by instructor Lonny Grafman. See course content and past projects below or check out the gallery at Engr305 Appropriate Technology Projects.

Engr308 Technology and the Environment[edit | edit source]

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Engineering 308 (Engr 308), Technology and the Environment, is a course taught at Cal Poly Humboldt, currently by instructor Lonny Grafman. See course content and past projects below.

Engr410 Environmental Impact Assessment[edit | edit source]

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Engineering 410 (Engr 410), Environmental Impact Assessment, is a course taught at Humboldt State University, by instructor Beth Eschenbach. See course content and students below.

JMC116 Intro to Mass Communication[edit | edit source]

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Intro to Mass Communication (JMC 116) is a course taught through the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at Cal Poly Humboldt by instructor Jessie M. Cretser-Hartenstein. This course covers:

  • History of mass media
  • Survey of media outlets and different forms of media
  • The relationship between mass media and society
  • Corporate ownership, industries, and technologies
  • Media ethics
  • The ways in which media affect our lives
  • How to become more responsible media consumers and creators

JMC330 International Mass Communication[edit | edit source]

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International Mass Communication (JMC 330) is a course taught through the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at Humboldt State University by instructor Jessie M. Cretser-Hartenstein. This course covers:

  • Comparative press systems and theories
  • Problems of international and crosscultural communications
  • International news reporting of foreign presses and other institutions
  • Survey of publications and broadcast systems

Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT)[edit | edit source]

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The Campus Center for Appropriate Technology is a student-run sustainability organization on the site of Cal Poly Humboldt in Arcata, California, which is intended as a site for experiementing with and developing small-scale or "appropriate" technology.[1]

In the late '70s a short assembly of devoted college students saved the ramshackle Buck house on the Cal Poly Humboldt campus from being destroyed. With local gatherings and the support of HSU staff and the community, students began to remodel the house and to use it to experiment with what they saw as "appropriate" technologies. In the summer of 1979 the students obtained the house, redesigned it and decided to actually use the building as a residence. The group became an Associated Students program known as the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT).

Summer immersions[edit | edit source]

Parras[edit | edit source]

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Humboldt State University's summer immersion program taking in Parras, Mexico

Chiapas[edit | edit source]

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This category is for Humboldt State University's 2010 summer immersion in Appropriate Technology and Spanish Language & Culture that took place in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. In 2010, we worked with Otros Mundos and various community members in San Cristobal de las Casas and near Acteal to collaboratively build three improved cookstoves, three rainwater catchment systems, windbelt prototypes, microhydro power feasibility studies, and a biogas digestor.

You can see more program details here, view the 2010 projects below or see all the pages pertaining to the HSU Chiapas Program at the bottom of this category.

Practivistas Dominicana[edit | edit source]

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This page is for Humboldt State University's summer immersion in Appropriate Technology and Spanish taking place in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. We are a group of U.S. and Dominican students working together with various community members to co-create sustainable solutions. You can see more program details or see projects from past summers at HSU Chiapas and HSU Parras.

Practivistas India Program[edit | edit source]

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In 2014, Environmental and Social Research Organization (ESRO) and the Child Development department at Cal Poly Humboldt (HSU) began collaborating on Youth Adult Partnerships (Y-AP) project which engages youth in making their communities more aware of various social and environmental issues.

References[edit | edit source]

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