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.
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.
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.
Information and Communication Technologies and Development
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
Life Cycle Assessment
Life Cycle Assessment, ISYE 8813 teaches the methods of evaluating life cycle environmental, economic, and social impacts of products and services.
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?
Policy Tools for Environmental Management
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.
Principles of Macroeconomics
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
Scientific Foundations of Health
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
Semester in the City: Engaging Communities
“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.
Smart and Sustainable Cities
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.
Social Issues and Public Policy
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.
Social Theory and Structure
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.
Sociology of Medicine and Health
Special Topics: Community Organizing
Community organizing and mobilization have long been recognized as key to the impact of social movements on society.
Sustainability, Technology, and Policy
NOTE: Summer sections are generally only offered as part of the study abroad program, Sustainable Development and Climate Change: A Multidiscipl
Sustainable Cities Studio
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
Technology and Sustainable Community Development (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?
This is Fine - Humor, Media, and Climate Change
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.
Vertically Integrated Project: 21st Century Global Atlanta
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.
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.
Vertically Integrated Project: Building for Equity and Sustainability
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.
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.
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.