Social and Behavioral Issues

The College of Engineering: Integrative Systems + Design

The College of Engineering: Integrative Systems + Design


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About the course

Foundations of mobility module

This module covers the social and behavioral implications of mobility, including the intersection between transportation and economic mobility, urban sprawl and segregation, and transportation equity. Topics such as accessibility and human dynamics are discussed, along with social implications for the disabled and aging. You will also learn about the societal impacts of mobility technology and innovation, including privacy, socio-economic impacts, and ownership models.


Connecting People

  • Economic Mobility 1
    • Systems Thinking and Mobility
    • Moving to Opportunity
  • Economic Mobility 2
    • Intergenerational Economic Mobility
    • The Role of Urban Sprawl and Segregation
  • Accessibility and Equity
    • Transportation Equity
    • Mobility and the Disabled
  • Interaction and Social Isolation
    • Neighborhood Isolation
    • Human Dynamics and Tribes
  • Interaction, Social Isolation, and Aging
    • Driving Cessation and Aging in Place

Technology and Innovation

  • Data Sharing and Privacy
    • Mobility Data Supply Chains
  • Socio-Economic Impacts of CAVs
    • Scenario Planning
  • New Mobility and Sustainability
    • Sustainability Implications of Various Ownership Models for CAVs


  • You will have access to this module for 60 days.
  • This module contains 6-7 hours of required recorded material and an associated testing assessment.
  • The module also includes supplemental reading material to bolster your knowledge.


Successful completion of module topics, readings, and testing assessment with an 80% pass rate is required to earn a digital badge for this module.


To earn a Certificate in Foundations of Mobility, consider enrolling in our 15-week courses: Course I: Mobility Behavior & Technology and Course II: Mobility System Design, Finance & Regulation


  • There are no prerequisites for this module.
  • To view technical requirements

Technical Requirements

The program requires a minimum of the following common set of tools and resources:

A high-speed internet connection outside of a corporate firewall is required to access online course lectures. Online students will need the following:

  • Windows 10, Mac OS X v10.5+, or equivalent OS
  • 4GB RAM
  • 4GB free disk space
  • A monitor capable of 1280 x 720 resolution
  • Sound card and speakers
  • High Speed Internet access (LAN, Cable modem or DSL)
  • Latest version of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari
  • Adobe Reader 10+
  • Cookies enabled in your web browser


Administrative/Online Technical Support

Support staff are available via phone and email to help with administrative and technical issues during our normal business hours (Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time).

Content Questions and Support

Students are welcome to contact the module instructor and/or their assistants with content-related questions and support.


The transportation system is a foundational web of assets, people, and services that enable the rest of the economy, social life, community and civic engagement. This module offers a systems thinking approach to analyzing the transportation system, particularly around equity, economic mobility, and the socio-economic impact of mobility technologies.


Robert Hampshire

I'm an associate professor of public policy at the Ford School, a research associate professor in both the U-M Transportation Research Institute's (UMTRI) Human Factors group and Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS), and an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Industrial and Oper...

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