Affiliated Courses

Note: ALL Summer 2020 courses are offered as virtual 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)

Air Pollution Control Engineering

Fall 2021, Fall 2020, Fall 2019
CEE 4330
Affiliated Courses

The course is designed to introduce students to fundamental principles needed to address air pollution engineering.


American Environmental History

Fall 2021, Fall 2019
HTS 3005
Affiliated Courses, Sustainable Cities Minor

This course surveys the complex ecological, economic, cultural, social, and political outcomes that have resulted from human interactions with the natural world, in the geographical region encompassing the United States.


Built Environment and Public Health

Fall 2021, Fall 2020, Fall 2019
CP 6850
Affiliated Courses, Sustainable Cities Minor

This interdisciplinary course, examines how cities and neighborhoods can have both positive and adverse effects on human health, and produces recommendations to improve these outcomes.


Business Decisions for Sustainability and Shared Value

Fall 2021, Spring 2021, Spring 2019, Spring 2018
MGT 3770
Affiliated Courses, Sustainable Cities Minor

At the heart of the concept of “business sustainability and shared value” are interconnections among the economic, environmental, and societal dimensions of business performance.


Capstone Design

Spring 2022, Fall 2021, Spring 2021, Fall 2020, 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.


Career Success II

Fall 2021, Fall 2019, Fall 2018
INTD 3024 P
Affiliated Courses

This course is focused on providing students opportunities to develop and reinforce tools and techniques to successfully become employed and maintain employment. Through this course, students will engage in internship opportunities on and off-campus that align with their career interests.


Chemical Engineering of Energy Systems

Fall 2021
CHBE 4030
Affiliated Courses

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.


Climate and Global Change

Fall 2021, Fall 2020
EAS 4410
Affiliated Courses

Climate change is among the greatest challenges facing humanity today. The course breaks down the scientific underpinnings of how increasing atmospheric greenhouse gases affect the global climate.



Fall 2021, Fall 2019
BIOS 2300
Affiliated Courses, Sustainable Cities Minor

Ecology is a flipped course where students work on applied problems, including those associated with climate change, invasive species, overexploitation etc.


Ecology Lab

Fall 2021, Fall 2020, 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.


Empirical Economics Practicum I

Fall 2022, Fall 2021
ECON 4811, ECON 8801
Affiliated Courses

This course utilizes some of the ideas and concepts of a relatively new movement "Data for Good" promoted by a few universities worldwide.


English Service Learning for Sustainable Futures

Spring 2022, Fall 2021, Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Fall 2017
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.


Environmental Policy and Politics

Fall 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2019, Fall 2017, Fall 2016
PUBP 3315
Affiliated Courses, Sustainable Cities Minor

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.


Field Work Abroad (Local Sustainability Practices)

Fall 2021
FREN 3500
Affiliated Courses, Sustainable Cities Minor

NOTE: This course is taught at Georgia Tech Lorraine (GTL) in Metz, France.


Foundations of Human Computer Interaction

Fall 2022, Fall 2021
CS 6755, PSYC 6755
Affiliated Courses

The theme of the course this year is sustainability. The course, however, is limited to first year MS-HCI students.


Fundamentals of GIS

Spring 2022, Fall 2021, Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Summer 2019
CP 4510
Affiliated Courses, Sustainable Cities Minor

Fundmentals of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a course designed to introduce students to the powerful world of geospatial information and technologies.


Global Economics

Spring 2023, Fall 2022, Spring 2022, Fall 2021
ECON 2101
Affiliated Courses
In my section of ECON 2101 we start with one of the biggest issues that the global community faces today – inequality.

Globalization in the Modern Era

Fall 2021, Fall 2018
HTS 3055
Affiliated Courses

Globalization in the Modern Era (HTS 3055) will examine the social, political and economic bases for the phenomenon frequently referred to as "globalization." The course will discuss competing theories regarding the rise of globalization, as well as the divergent consequences that this


Information and Communication Technologies and Development

Fall 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2020, Fall 2019
INTA 4745, INTA 6745, CS 4745, CS 6745
Affiliated Courses, Sustainable Cities Minor

This course focuses on information and communication technology (ICT) design, adoption, and use as seen through the lens of global development.


Introduction to Land Use Planning

Fall 2021, Fall 2020, Fall 2019
CP 6112
Affiliated Courses, Sustainable Cities Minor
Land use planning touches upon all the core areas of sustainable planning practice, from community development, environmental planning, and economic development, to transportation/mobility and climate change.

Japanese Discourse and Grammar

Fall 2021
JAPN 4750, JAPN 8803
Affiliated Courses

In JPN 4750/8803 "Japanese & Discourse" is the advanced Japanese course, the students learn Japanese discourse and grammar especially difference between the spoken and written language and male and female speech by watching TV drama, NHK documentaries, newspaper articles.


Life Cycle Assessment

Fall 2021, Fall 2020
ISYE 8813
Affiliated Courses

Life Cycle Assessment, ISYE 8813 teaches the methods of evaluating life cycle environmental, economic, and social impacts of products and services.


Management in the Healthcare Sector

Spring 2022, Fall 2021, Spring 2021, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Summer 2018
MGT 3662
Affiliated Courses

This course will explore the healthcare sector in its most comprehensive sense. It will analyze the healthcare “system” across the continuum of patient care – from prevention, to early detection, to diagnosis and treatment, to palliative care.


Modern Iran: Tehran on Screen

Fall 2021, Fall 2020
PERS 4001, PERS 8903
Affiliated Courses
The course Modern Iran: Tehran on Screen is an exploration of modern Iran through cinematic representations of its capital city, Tehran and has the following four goals.

Multimodal Transportation

Fall 2021, Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016
CEE 4610
Affiliated Courses, Sustainable Cities Minor

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?