Affiliated Courses

SLS Affiliated Courses span all six Colleges. These courses teach students about "creating sustainable communities" from the perspective of their specific disciplines or course topics. They align with one or more parts of SLS' approach to creating sustainable communities.


To Search By Faculty Member: Type in the faculty member's name in the search bar at the top right-hand corner of this page to see their courses and their involvement with SLS.

Interested in taking a course in the new Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design? Select that as a search criteria in the drop-down menu under Program.

Linked Courses Programs 2019-2020: Equitable & Sustainable Development (Summer 2019); Green Infrastructure (Fall 2019)

Honors Organismal Biology

Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2017
BIOL 1207
Affiliated Courses

The laboratory portions of these 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.

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Capstone Design

Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Summer 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
CEE 4090A
Affiliated Courses

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.

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Environmental Technology in the Developing World

Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2017
CEE 4350
Affiliated Courses

CEE 4350 seeks to develop practical skills to evaluate environmental technologies in developing countries with a focus on sustainable and healthy communities.

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Global Development Minor Capstone Course

Spring 2020, Spring 2018, Spring 2017
INTA 4744, ME 4744
Affiliated Courses

My course encourages students to think about how they might study or design technologies with a focus on UN Sustainable Development Goals objectives, paying special attention to the needs of underserved, under-resourced, and under-represented communities across the world.

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Environmental Monitoring and Impact Assessment

Spring 2020, Spring 2017
CEE 4620
Affiliated Courses

The course emphasizes the regulatory aspects of environmental analysis as well as analytical techniques employed in environmental impact assessment.

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Vertically Integrated Project: Bee Snap

Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
VIP 2601, VIP 3601, VIP 3602, VIP 4601, VIP 4602, VIP 4603, VIP 4984-VV4
Innovating for Social Impact (I4SI), Sustainable Cities Minor, Vertically Integrated Project (VIP)

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.

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Vertically Integrated Project: Configurable Computing and Embedded Systems

Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
VIP 2601, VIP 3601, VIP 3602, VIP 4601, VIP 4602, VIP 4603, VIP 4983-VPZ
Vertically Integrated Project (VIP), Kendeda Building

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.

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Integrative Management Analysis: Social Enterprise Practicum

Spring 2020, Spring 2018, Spring 2017
MGT 4803, MGT 4611
Affiliated Courses, Innovating for Social Impact (I4SI), Sustainable Cities Minor

This course is for students who are passionate about social (and/or environmental) issues, and have identified an interest area where they want to make real change by developing an innovative solution.

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Documentary Film

Spring 2020, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
LMC 3258
Affiliated Courses

 Documentaries help shed light on significant topics, and challenge their audiences to act on relevant issues of the day.

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Vertically Integrated Project: Engineering for Social Innovation

Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
VIP 2601, VIP 3601, VIP 3602, VIP 4601, VIP 4602, VIP 4603, VIP 4983-VV5
Innovating for Social Impact (I4SI), Sustainable Cities Minor, Vertically Integrated Project (VIP)

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.

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Energy, Environment, and Society

Spring 2020, Spring 2017
EAS 3110
Affiliated Courses

The quest for a sustainable energy future involves balancing a series of oftentimes competing goals.

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Ecology Lab

Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016
BIOS 2301
Affiliated Courses, Sustainable Cities Minor, Kendeda Building

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.

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Foundations of Sustainable Systems

Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018
SLS 3120
Affiliated Courses, Innovating for Social Impact (I4SI), Sustainable Cities Minor, Kendeda Building

How can we accelerate progress towards a more sustainable world? How do we create sustainable systems for the 21st century?

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English Service Learning for Sustainable Futures

Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Fall 2017
ESL-SPO1L-SP1
Affiliated Courses

This English language course will develop spoken and written language skills through the theme of sustainable cities. We will examine environmental and technological issues in sustainability for Atlanta and students’ home country cities.

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GT 2000

Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017
GT 2000
Affiliated Courses

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.

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Urban Ecological Design

Spring 2020, Spring 2018
CP 6836-C, ARCH 6447-PY, ARCH 4803-PY
Affiliated Courses, Sustainable Cities Minor

Direct design of cities is often regarded as impossible owing to the fluidity, complexity, and uncertainty entailed in urban systems. And yet, we do design our cities, however imperfectly.

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Sociology of Medicine and Health

Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018
HTS 3086
Affiliated Courses
This course will introduce the sociology of medicine and health (also known as medical sociology or sociology of health and illness), which is a broad field examining the social production of health, wellness, illness and mortality.
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Vertically Integrated Project: Humanitech

Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017
VIP 2601, VIP 3601, VIP 3602, VIP 4601, VIP 4602, VIP 4603, VIP 4983-VVS
Innovating for Social Impact (I4SI), Sustainable Cities Minor, Vertically Integrated Project (VIP)

GT faculty are working on a range of ongoing and exploratory humanitarian research topics. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to this research and get them involved to help advance the work.

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Leadership Minor Capstone - Social Impact Organizations

Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017
MGT 4611
Affiliated Courses

This is a capstone style course where most of the learning will be generated through a project with a social sector (social enterprise or nonprofit) organization, and by attending the weekly IMPACT Speaker series talks.  The groundwork for understanding the opportunities and challenges of th

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Impact Forum

Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017
MGT 4192
Affiliated Courses

Each individual has a unique capacity to contribute his or her expertise, talents, and experiences to create a significant impact in his or her life and in the lives of others in their communities.  Through readings, discussions,group projects, and a line-up of guest speakers who have had an

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Climate Policy

Summer 2020, Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Summer 2018, Spring 2018
PUBP 3320
Affiliated Courses, Sustainable Cities Minor

NOTE: Summer sections are only offered as part of the study abroad program, Sustainable Development and Climate Change: A Multidisciplinary

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Scientific Foundations of Health

Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018
APPH 1040
Affiliated Courses

This section of Scientific Foundations of Health will focus on community interactions to promote a more healthy, sustainable future.  Projects will focus on bringing awareness and developing both short, and long-term solutions to health issues impacting the Georgia Tech and Greater Atlanta c

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The City in U.S. History

Spring 2020, Spring 2018
HTS 3011
Affiliated Courses, Sustainable Cities Minor

Through a combination of lectures, readings, and discussion, "The City in U.S. History" (HTS 3011) examines the nature of urban life throughout U.S.

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Construction Management and Megaprojects

Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018
CEE 4150
Affiliated Courses

“Restore and improve urban infrastructure” is one of the 14 grand challenges for engineering in the 21st century, according to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

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History of Urban Form

Spring 2020, Spring 2019
ARCH 4151, ARCH 6151
Affiliated Courses, Sustainable Cities Minor

Understanding cities, the largest and most complex artifacts in human history, is essential as we face the challenges of building a sustainable future.

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