SLS is offering five Foundation classes for the 2017-2018 academic year: Sustainability, Technology, and Policy (Summer 2017, Fall 2017), Tech and Sustainable Communities (Fall 2017), Sustainable Communities and Systems (Spring 2018), Sustainable Urban Development (Spring 2018), and Business Decisions for Sustainability and Shared Value (Spring 2018). We also have a wide variety of affiliated courses from all Colleges. Search all SLS courses below.
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Sustainable Business Consulting Practicum
Sustainability from a business perspective encompasses environmental and social performance that collectively drives significant corporate value.
Psychology Research Methods for HCI
How do you know what a user wants to see on a wearable display, whether an app feature is being used, whether a clickable button is better than a swipe, or whether a person who is blind can use your physical product?
Honors Biological Principles
The laboratory portions of the BIOL 1511 and 1521 courses are designed as research service-learning labs that integrate relevant community service with academic coursework to enhance learning, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.
Intro to Educational Tech/Educational Tech Theoretical Foundations
In this course we will use theories on learning and design to develop educational technology that facilitates learning about smart cities and sustainable communities.
Foundational Technologies in the Manufacture of Forest Biproducts
A bio-based economy is emphasized in the course and how renewable resources may be used for the future of the world to replace fossil-based products and materials and energy sources.
Vertically Integrated Project: Civic Design
The purpose of this course is to research and develop information, communication, and media systems to address regional civic issues, using techniques from design, computing, and social sciences , in collaboration with government and community partners.
Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion
Energy sustainability determines the suitability of the communities and the whole global society.
Geochemical processes are central to a variety of environmental issues, including the distribution of CO2 on Earth, water quality and the transformation and storage of inorganic and organic contaminants from human activity.
Water, Stormwater, Green Infrastructure, and Designing Sustainable Communities
A workshop focusing on collaborative design – involving architects, planners and engineers - of sustainable stormwater solutions that contribute to community development. The project focus of the workshop will be within the Proctor Creek Watershed and the Georgia Tech Campus.
Drawing on Nature
Our research begins with a series of direct observation drawing exercises focusing on gesture, proportion, scale, perspective, and composition, followed by studies of master draftsmen such as Michelangelo, Raphael, and da Vinci.
Special Topics: Environmental Sociology
Natural science can tell us what causes climate change. Engineering gives us the technologies we need to curb climate change. Sociology can explain why, despite having the knowledge and know-how, very little is being done about it.
This is a graduate course on development economics. The course will cover a wide range of topics including how communities differ in terms of: economic growth, poverty, inequality, and human development.
Technical Communication: The Problem of Water
Students will be learning about effectively engaging with information using strategies and practices that allow them to successfully communicate with a variety of stakeholders. Students will learn rhetorical strategies, develop competencies in analysis and citation, and engage in reflection.
English Service Learning for Sustainable Futures
This English language course will explore and create solutions toward a Sustainable Future for cities here and around the world. Our local focus will be Atlanta, where we hear speakers, read about, and visit examples of sustainable solutions in food and energy.
Introduction to Land Use
Land use planning touches upon all the core areas of sustainable planning practice, from community development, environmental planning, and economic development, to transportation and mobility.
Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning
This course provides an overview of the planning of cities and metropolitan regions. The legal and historical context as well as substantive areas or urban planning are addressed.
Healthcare Design of the Future
This active multidisciplinary class provides and introduction to healthcare and healthcare design, focusing on how to identify and evaluate opportunities for innovation; how to set up and analyze field studies; how to conduct multidisciplinary human-centered design projects, and how to express re
Collaborative Design is a course focused on inquiry-based learning in a project-based environment. Student teams will learn to work together creatively, in a hands-on environment, with emerging technologies to design innovative products or services.
Class, Power, and Inequality
In Class, Power, and Inequality, students will explore the causes and consequences of economic inequality in the United States and abroad.
Transfer students will start their Georgia Tech experience on the right foot with this GT 2000 seminar which covers topics critical to a transfer student’s success.
Policy Tools for Environmental Management
This course is an introduction to urban passenger transportation policy and planning in the US with a sustainability focus.