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)

Happiness

Fall 2020, Fall 2019
BMED 2803 HP
Affiliated Courses

This course introduces students to the study and pursuit of happiness, integrating research findings from numerous disciplines including psychology, sociology, and economics. In addition to being a scientific topic, happiness is central to political philosophy, ethics, religion, and philosophy.

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Information and Communication Technologies and Development

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.

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Introduction to Land Use Planning

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.
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Life Cycle Assessment

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.

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Multimodal Transportation

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?

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Policy Tools for Environmental Management

Fall 2020, Fall 2019
CP 6223, PUBP 6314
Affiliated Courses, Sustainable Cities Minor

Given its wide impact on community well-being and the economy, it should be no surprise that U.S. environmental policy engenders controversy. This is particularly apparent since the 2016 elections. Many questions arise.

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Principles of Macroeconomics

Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020
ECON 2105
Affiliated Courses, Kendeda Building

The core objective of the Principles of Macroeconomics course is to familiarize students with how policy makers at the Federal level are thinking about the national economy, its health, the inevitable booms and busts, and what needs to be done to mediate the volatility of business cycle fluctuati

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Scientific Foundations of Health

Fall 2020, 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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Semester in the City: Engaging Communities

Fall 2020, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
HTS 2086
Affiliated Courses, Innovating for Social Impact (I4SI)

“Semester in the City” seeks to familiarize students with nearby Westside communities that have historically faced, and continue to face serious sustainability challenges – even as they continue to develop significant strategies for positive change.

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Smart and Sustainable Cities

Fall 2020, Fall 2018, Fall 2017
CEE 4803F
Affiliated Courses, Innovating for Social Impact (I4SI)
This course is open to all undergraduate Civil and Environmental engineering majors. It will be taught in three parts.
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Social Entrepreneurship

Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018
MGT 4194
Affiliated Courses, Innovating for Social Impact (I4SI)

Social enterprises are dedicated to creating social value by attracting private and public funds to address the challenges of society. They may take the form of a nonprofit, for-profit or hybrid organization.

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Social Issues and Public Policy

Fall 2020
HTS 2016
Affiliated Courses

This course focuses on social issues associated with American society, as well as public policy used to address these issues, by taking a critical sociological perspective in analyzing U.S.

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Social Theory and Structure

Fall 2020, Fall 2018
HTS 3012
Affiliated Courses

Social Theory and Structure (HTS 3102) allows students to read the original writings of the great social thinkers who provided the foundational ideas that inspired the discipline of sociology.

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Sociology of Medicine and Health

Fall 2020, Fall 2019, 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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Special Topics: Community Organizing

Fall 2020
HTS 3801A
Affiliated Courses, Kendeda Building

Community organizing and mobilization have long been recognized as key to the impact of social movements on society.

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Sustainability, Technology, and Policy

Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2019, Summer 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Summer 2017, Fall 2016
PUBP 3600

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

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Sustainable Cities Studio

Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2019
CP 4052
Affiliated Courses, Sustainable Cities Minor

The studio is a practicum for students in their final year of the sustainable cities minor, bringing students from various majors to begin to apply their specialized knowledge in ways that interact to provide planning, design, and development approaches to the critical problem of linking transpor

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Technology and Sustainable Community Development (Tech and Sustainable Communities)

Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016
SLS 3110
Affiliated Courses, Innovating for Social Impact (I4SI), Sustainable Cities Minor

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?

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This is Fine - Humor, Media, and Climate Change

Fall 2020, Summer 2020
ENGL 1101
Affiliated Courses
Recent IPCC predictions argue that the world has ten years to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by half. Ten years to take a range of overlapping and dependent cultural, economic, and technological systems and reduce their carbon footprint by half.
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Urban Transportation

Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2019
CP 4310
Affiliated Courses, Sustainable Cities Minor

This course is an introduction to urban passenger transportation policy and planning in the US with a sustainability focus. It is structured around three components: (1) History, theory, and problem definition, (2) The planning process, and (3) Solutions and analytical techniques.

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Vertically Integrated Project: 21st Century Global Atlanta

Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020
VIP 2601, VIP 3601, VIP 3602, VIP 4601, VIP 4602, VIP 4603, VIP 4983 VW6
Affiliated Courses, Vertically Integrated Project (VIP)

This VIP course brings together students of diverse backgrounds and disciplines to tell the story of Atlanta as a global city, and to increase access to global citizenship at Georgia Tech and nationally.

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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: Building for Equity and Sustainability

Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020
VIP 2601, VIP 3601, VIP 3602, VIP 4601, VIP 4602, VIP 4603, VIP 4983 VWM
Innovating for Social Impact (I4SI), Vertically Integrated Project (VIP), Kendeda Building

This VIP takes as its main focus Georgia Tech’s new Living Building – the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design – and its efforts to advance social equity as a key part of building and operating a sustainable building.

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Vertically Integrated Project: Configurable Computing and Embedded Systems

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 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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Vertically Integrated Project: Engineering for Social Innovation

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 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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