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.


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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)

Residential Design and Construction

Spring 2020, Spring 2019
BC 6675
Affiliated Courses, Innovating for Social Impact (I4SI), Kendeda Building

The course will move students through the process of designing and building a home working with a local non-profit developer.

1298

Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Communities

Spring 2020, Spring 2019
ARCH 4803, ARCH 8803
Affiliated Courses, Innovating for Social Impact (I4SI)

Workshop focused course on stormwater management, green infrastructure, and sustainable development.

1332

Food Literacy of Atlanta

Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018
ENGL 1102
Affiliated Courses
In the past decade Atlanta has undergone phenomenal changes in infrastructure, and food culture because of two things: being a beta-hub in the tech industry, and tax credits that have cultivated a thriving film industry.
1333

Science, Race, and Technology

Spring 2020, Spring 2019
LMC 3306
Affiliated Courses

LMC 3306 Science, Race, and Technology is known across the GT campus as the "Outkast Class".

1383

Urban and Regional Economics

Spring 2020, Fall 2018
ECON 6330
Affiliated Courses

In Urban Economics, Atlanta is an interesting city. It is one of the most segregated cities ethnically and economically. It is one of the most sprawled cities in the US. The unique features affect your life. Atlanta shows very low inter-generational income mobility.

1393

Project Studio (Local Data Design Lab)

Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018
LMC 6650
Affiliated Courses

This course seeks to engage graduate students (and advanced undergraduates) from across Georgia Tech in exploring what Atlanta looks like through civic data. Today, data on the city are increasingly available.

1414

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.

1419

Energy, Efficiency, and Sustainability

Spring 2020, Fall 2018
ISYE 4501
Affiliated Courses, Sustainable Cities Minor

This course addresses energy and environmental assessment from a systems perspective.

1474

Social Impact: In-depth Exploration and Design

Spring 2020, Spring 2019
MGT 4803
Affiliated Courses, Innovating for Social Impact (I4SI)

This course is for those curious (maybe even passionate) about social and/or environmental issues, who want to understand the root cause of those issues, and the challenges of providing evidence-based solutions.

1649

Sustainable Urban Development

Spring 2020, Summer 2019, Spring 2019
CP 2233
Affiliated Courses, Sustainable Cities Minor

This course introduces the challenges of sustainability as applied to the built environment and the built environment's interconnectivity with the natural environment.  It addresses a range of specific sustainability-related issues such as sprawl and smart growth, climate chang

1680

Project Studio: Technology

Spring 2020, Spring 2019
MUSI 3770
Affiliated Courses
The Undergraduate Project Studio course offered by the School of Music in Spring 2019 presents the fundamentals of digital signal processing (DSP) as it relates to both physiological signals and musical sound.
1727

Junior Design (Part 1): Project Design and Technical Communication Strategies

Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019
CS 3311, LMC 3432
Affiliated Courses
This course is part 1 of a two-semester Junior Design capstone course sequence that includes a computer science and technical communication component. This semester teams will develop a software solution to a problem defined by a real-world client.
1732

Rhetorics of Crisis

Spring 2020, Summer 2019
ENGL 1101
Affiliated Courses
“Rhetorics of Crisis” will study the literary, cultural, and scientific rhetorics surrounding what are often depicted as three independent crises: climate change, refugee and migrant issues, and terrorism/ISIS.
1799

Civil Engineering Systems

Spring 2020, Fall 2019
CEE 3000
Affiliated Courses
In CEE 3000, we learn about civil engineering systems and how to apply the systems approach and a sustainable engineering approach to planning, design, implementation, operation and renewal of systems.
1907

Fundamentals of GIS

Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Summer 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.

1918

Environmental Justice in Global Literature and Media

Spring 2020
ENGL 1102
Affiliated Courses
Students in this course learn about how communities in diverse parts of the world are meeting the challenges posed by unsustainable development and environmental degradation.
1920

Sea Level Rise and Coastal Engineering

Spring 2020
EAS 4803, EAS 8803, CEE 8803
Affiliated Courses, Kendeda Building

This course will cover a survey of the modern science of sea level rise and engineering adaptation to ongoing sea level rise.

1953

Sustainability in American Literary Regionalism

Spring 2020
ENGL 1102
Affiliated Courses
In this section of English 1102, students will read and analyze novels, short stories, and movies grouped together under the genre of American literary regionalism.
1959

Business Communication

Fall 2020, Spring 2020
LMC 3403
Affiliated Courses, Kendeda Building

LMC 3403 Bussiness Communication is a course dedicated to finding innovative and synergistic approaches to the community through a multiplicity of communicative practices.

1961

Economics of the Environment

Spring 2020
ECON 4440
Affiliated Courses

Is economic growth incompatible with environmental quality? This course discusses how human social and economic behavior impacts and is impacted by the environment.

1964

Sustainability & Development in the Francophone World

Spring 2021, Spring 2020
FREN 4064, FREN 6064
Affiliated Courses, Kendeda Building

This course introduces students to French and Francophone sustainability practices and provides an introduction to French and Francophone social perspectives. This course will be primarily a topics-based course, and each class will focus on a different area of sustainability policy.

1966

Intro to Research

Spring 2021, Spring 2020
COS 2000
Affiliated Courses

This course was created to give students the tools and skills necessary to participate in research as an integral component in their undergraduate experience.

1967

Public Health Analytics

Spring 2020
CP8853
Affiliated Courses

The socioecological model of public health clearly establishes the importance of physical and social environments in building healthy, sustainable communities and influencing population health.

1969

Biological Principles

Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019
BIOL 1107
Affiliated Courses

This active learning course is designed to have students work on applied problems, including those associated with climate change and human health, by applying the fundamentals of biology.

1975

Technical Communication: Make it Sustainable

Fall 2020, Spring 2020
LMC 3403
Affiliated Courses
The poet Ezra Pound’s famous declaration to “Make It New!” has served as a motto for much of twentieth-century life, a battle cry across the arts and sciences to continually innovate, tinker, and push boundaries.
1977

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