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.

Policy Tools for Environmental Management

Fall 2022, Fall 2021, 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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Policy, Trends, and Ethics in Real Estate Development

Fall 2022, Fall 2021
BC 6370
Affiliated Courses

The course will focus on the application of market, community, and regulatory factors into successful housing design and construction. The class will explore decisions that will occur day to day associated with the pendulum swing from profitability to safety and sustainability. 

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Principles of Macroeconomics

Fall 2021, Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020
ECON 2105
Affiliated Courses, Kendeda Building

Today is the perfect time to learn about macroeconomics! Current media discussions are exceptionally pointed and centered on many macro-economic policy issues. They range from various paths of economic recovery from the negative impacts of COVID, taxation and inequities, costs vs.

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Reel Cities: Public Spaces and Social Issues

Fall 2021, Fall 2020
ML 8803, PERS 3813, ML 2500, LMC 3813, HTS 2813
Affiliated Courses

The Reel Cities: Public Spaces & Social Issues is a course where students learn about the urban sociology of the Middle East through movies. This class has the following four goals.

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Scientific Foundations of Health

Fall 2022, Fall 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018
APPH 1040 (sections J and F)
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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Special Topics: Arduino Prototyping

Fall 2021
LMC 3813
Affiliated Courses, Kendeda Building

The course provides a hands on introduction to hardware prototyping with the Arduino platform. Arduinos are useful microcontrollers that support easy access to external sensors, motors, lights, or other components.

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Special Topics: Equity and Community Engagement

Fall 2022, Fall 2021
HTS 4814
Affiliated Courses

Inequalities between and within communities across the United States have become glaringly obvious in the last several years due to intersecting disasters like poverty, pollution, climate change, and COVID-19.

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Supply Chain Economics

Fall 2021, Spring 2021
ISYE 4301
Affiliated Courses

This course applies economic and supply chain principles to products and service supply chains to serve human needs. Up to 40% of the course is a project.

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Sustainable Cities Studio

Fall 2022, Summer 2022, Fall 2021, Summer 2021, 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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Sustainable Communities

Fall 2022, Fall 2021
FREN 3501
Affiliated Courses

This course focuses on social, artistic, cultural, and scientific dimensions of sustainability and the concepts of identity, diversity, social equity and inclusion/exclusion in the French context.

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Technical Communication and Environmental Justice

Fall 2021
LMC 3403
Affiliated Courses
Even as the proliferation of new media platforms has made it possible for activists and community organizations to publicize the causes and consequences of climate change to a broader audience than ever before, the overlap of environmental degradation and racism remains underrepresented.
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Transportation and Health

Fall 2021
CEE 4670
Affiliated Courses

In this course, we will focus on the relationship between human health outcomes and the transportation system including operations, construction and maintenance.

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Urban Transportation

Fall 2021, Summer 2021, 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: Bee Snap

Spring 2022, Fall 2021, Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
VIP 2601 VV4, VIP 3601, VIP 3602, VIP 4601, VIP 4602, VIP 4603, VIP 6600, VIP 6601, VIP 6602, VIP 6603
Innovating for Social Impact (I4SI), Sustainable Cities Minor, Vertically Integrated Project (VIP), Kendeda Building

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 2022, Fall 2021, Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020
VIP 2601 VWM, VIP 3601, VIP 3602, VIP 4601, VIP 4602, VIP 4603, VIP 6600, VIP 6601, VIP 6602, VIP 6603
Innovating for Social Impact (I4SI), Sustainable Cities Minor, 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 one of seven key performance areas in the Living Buildin

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Vertically Integrated Project: Configurable Computing and Embedded Systems

Spring 2022, Fall 2021, Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
VIP 2601 VPZ, VIP 3601, VIP 3602, VIP 4601, VIP 4602, VIP 4603, VIP 6600, VIP 6601, VIP 6602, VIP 6603
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 2023, Fall 2022, Spring 2022, Fall 2021, Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
VIP 2601 VV5, VIP 3601, VIP 3602, VIP 4601, VIP 4602, VIP 4603, VIP 6600, VIP 6601, VIP 6602, VIP 6603
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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Vertically Integrated Project: GaTech4Wildlife

Spring 2022, Fall 2021, Spring 2021
VIP 2601 VWE, VIP 3601, VIP 3602, VIP 4601, VIP 4602, VIP 4603, VIP 6600, VIP 6601, VIP 6602, VIP 6603
Affiliated Courses, Vertically Integrated Project (VIP)

Currently the course works with international leaders in different species conservation and protection. Member of the class work directly with leaders in the field of species conservation focused on their study species and those who work with them.

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Vertically Integrated Project: Global Social Entrepreneurship

Spring 2022, Fall 2021, Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020
VIP 2601 VWJ, VIP 3601, VIP 3602, VIP 4601, VIP 4602, VIP 4603, VIP 6600, VIP 6601, VIP 6602, VIP 6603
Vertically Integrated Project (VIP)

This VIP employs the sidekick model of global social entrepreneurship to leverage market forces to accomplish 3 critical objectives.

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Vertically Integrated Project: Humanitech

Spring 2023, Fall 2022, Spring 2022, Fall 2021, Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017
VIP 2601 VVS, VIP 3601, VIP 3602, VIP 4601, VIP 4602, VIP 4603, VIP 6600, VIP 6601, VIP 6602, VIP 6603
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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Vertically Integrated Project: Living Building Science

Spring 2022, Fall 2021, Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020
VIP 2601 VWK, VIP 3601, VIP 3602, VIP 4601, VIP 4602, VIP 4603, VIP 6600, VIP 6601, VIP 6602, VIP 6603
Affiliated Courses, Vertically Integrated Project (VIP), Kendeda Building
You don't have to be Matt Damon on Mars to realize that now is the time to science the sh** out of this planet. In order for the almost 8 billion on earth to lead comfortable lives without ruining the Earth forever, we are going to have to start living sustainably.
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Vertically Integrated Project: Peace Engineering & Sustainable Development Goals (SDG9 & SDG16): Creating Peace & Strong Institutions through Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure

Spring 2022, Fall 2021, Spring 2021
VIP 2601 VXC, VIP 3601, VIP 3602, VIP 4601, VIP 4602, VIP 4603, VIP 6600, VIP 6601, VIP 6602, VIP 6603
Affiliated Courses, Vertically Integrated Project (VIP)

The United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to promote peace, end poverty, and protect the planet. Building resilient Infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable Industrialization, and fostering Innovation are the themes for UN SDG9.

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Women in Literature, Science, & Technology

Fall 2021
ENGL 1102
Affiliated Courses

This writing and communication class focuses on women’s writing in the 20th and 21st centuries in literature, science, and technology.

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