SLS is offering one Foundation class for the Summer 2017 session, two Foundation classes for the Fall 2017 semester:
Sustainability, Technology, and Policy (PUBP3600) (Summer 2017)
Tech and Sustainable Communities (SLS 2803/4803) (Fall 2017)
Sustainable Communities and Systems (GT 2803 SLS/GT 4803 SLS/ISyE 2803 SLS) (Fall 2017)
We also have a wide variety of affiliated courses from all Colleges. Search all SLS courses below.
Capstone Design is an interdisciplinary civil and environmental design experience. Students form teams of 3 – 5 people, and these teams function as “companies” that provide consulting services to a selected sponsor on a specific design project.
Planning, design and operation of systems of air, rail, water and highway facilities, including those for bicycles and pedestrians. In this course, we will focus on the need, purpose and design for multimodality. Why is a multimodal transportation system important?
Afterlives of Slavery
Students will analyze contemporary representations of the antebellum past in literature and art, and will develop critical thinking skills by researching the historical context that writers and artists respond to in the current moment.
Energy and Environmental Analysis
ISyE 4803 Energy and Environmental Analysis addresses energy and environmental assessment from a systems perspective.
Environmental Policy and Politics
The course will focus on what constitutes effective environmental policy. First, we will analyze the evolution of environmental policy and actors in the environmental arena.
Climate and Global Change
The question is not is global warming happening, but rather what drives the climate? What defines our current climate and how did these factors impact past climate? And, of course, what are the factors that might impact our future climate?
Vertically Integrated Project: Bee Snap
This course is part of the Vertically Integrated Projects program, where students get credit for working on ongoing projects over multiple semesters. As part of the Bee-SNAP team, students will design devices and computational approaches to study bees in urban habitats.
Introduction to Engineering Graphics
Learn graphics and CAD tools through project-based learning with Motivational Designs for Food, Water, and Energy Sustainability
Sustainability, Technology, and Policy
The goal of this course is to provide a solid introduction to the concept of sustainable growth and development. Students will learn how to professionally navigate the current debate on sustainability and to assess strategies to promote sustainable communities and a sustainable planet.
Organizational behavior is a field of study that seeks to understand, explain, and improve human behavior in organizations. The goal of this course is to enhance students’ managerial and organizational skills by developing an understanding of evidence-based organizational behavior (OB).
Tech and Sustainable Communities
When does technology improve communities? When doesn’t it, and why? How can you improve your chance of having a positive long-term impact on communities? How is designing technology for communities different from designing technology for consumers?
Vertically Integrated Project: Configurable Computing and Embedded Systems
This course is part of the Vertically Integrated Projects program, a program where students get credit for working on ongoing projects over multiple semesters. This VIP course explores how embedded sensor and computing technology can be used to promote sustainability in a smart city framework.
Problems in Biomedical Engineering
BMED 2250 employs a Problem/Project-Based Learning (PBL) approach to confront a problem from the real world of health and/or medicine within a societal context.
Understanding Markets with Data Science
This course treats community as its central theme, and focuses on the use of data science to understand how individuals interact with each other, and how organizations and firms may gain insights and design policies that better serve individuals across various communities.
Chemical Engineering of Energy Systems
The course addresses the engineering of energy systems from a process engineering perspective and therefore requires energy equity literacy and design solution skills. Energy is one of the key drivers of social and economic development.
Chemical Principles II Laboratory
This laboratory will help you develop an understanding of the molecular basis of system behaviors and interactions. Molecular-level understanding enables chemists to shape, control, and quantify systems with great precision.
If Not Us Then Who?: Student Activism 1960 - Present
In the course, we take a compelling ride through the major student movements of the post-war period, beginning in 1960 and making our way up to the present day.
Vertically Integrated Project: Engineering for Social Innovation
This course is part of the Vertically Integrated Projects program, where students get credit for working on ongoing projects over multiple semesters. The Engineering for Social Innovation VIP team teaches sustainability through hands-on projects that serve the global community.
The Power of Truthiness: Thinking and Writing Empirically in a Post-Fact World
In nearly every hour of every day, we are bombarded with arguments and statements meant to persuade us. Whether on television, social media, web sites, or directly from media figures and politicians, persuasive arguments based in “truth” are the coinage of the world we live in.
Introduction to Environmental Science
Understanding our planet’s environment requires understanding how the whole Earth functions as an interconnected system.
Chemical Principles II
This Honors Program section of Chemical Principles II differs from traditional large lectures in two key areas: First, core chemical concepts are introduced by considering "big questions" in chemistry, typically pertaining to the challenge of powering the planet with clean energy.
Ecology Lab covers basic ecological phenomenon using urban ecological settings as the backdrop. As a class, we visit areas in the metro-Atlanta community to understand human-environment interactions within our ecosystem.
GT 1000 IE
Take freshmen to Atlanta Community Food Bank, do some volunteer work. We will guide them to link the operations to Industrial Engineering principles and its impact to community and sustainability. This can plant a seed to grow as they grow in Georgia Tech.
Organizational behavior (OB) is an interdisciplinary field that seeks to understand human behavior within organizations. It imports, integrates, and expands upon theory and research from areas such as psychology, sociology, economics, political science, anthropology, and communication.
Technology and Poverty
This course encourages students to think about how they might design technologies with a focus on global development, paying special attention to the needs of underserved, under-resourced, and under-represented communities across the world.