Undergraduate

Technology and Society

Technology and Society examines connections between the history of technology and other aspects of human history. The course uses historical episodes to challenge widely held misperceptions about technology and how it operates in the modern world. I argue that technology is a human product, not an autonomous force. Technology makes nothing happen by itself, but only as the result of human action. People can choose to design and use technology in different ways to better serve human needs.

Atlanta Studies: Reading, Documenting, Digitizing

My course will focus on Atlanta histories, texts, and communities.  We will read fiction of and about Atlanta, and I hope to coordinate with SLS on an oral history project that either makes use of oral history archives already accessible at Georgia Tech or produces a new archive in collaboration with nearby communities.  In either case, we will work with both SLS and the Living Building to preserve and present our work.

Science, Technology, and Human Values

This course is divided into two parts:  1. In the first part of the course, we will discuss a number of topics in food studies, including food justice, consumer ethics, food and identity, industrial plant and animal agriculture and alternatives; workers;  verconsumption and obesity, and paternalism and public health. Through this part, special attention will be paid to the concept of "sustainable communities" and to how various food-related decisions affect the ability of communities to function sustainably.

Business Decisions for Sustainability and Shared Value

At the heart of the concept of “business sustainability and shared value” are interconnections among the economic, environmental, and societal dimensions of business performance. This course uses the 2017 World Economic Forum Global Risks Report and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as frameworks to establish the role of fundamental human needs (food, water, shelter, energy, wages, and community) in shaping long-term business value and overall economic progress.

Necessary Tomorrows: Afrofuturism in Art, Architecture, and Design

This hands-on seminar/workshop will curate, develop materials for, design, and install the upcoming exhibition, NECESSARY TOMORROWS : AFROFUTURISM IN ART, ARCHITECTURE, & DESIGN.  As an aesthetic, political, and epistemological movement, Afrofuturism has been steadily gaining currency and generating broader interest over the past few decades. The movement's ethos has become urgently relevant to our present times.

Impact Forum

Each individual has a unique capacity to contribute his or her expertise, talents, and experiences to create a significant impact in his or her life and in the lives of others in their communities.  Through readings, discussions,group projects, and a line-up of guest speakers who have had an impact on their communities, the course will provide you with an introspective and experiential platform to realize what your impact can be in the world.

Leadership Minor Capstone - Social Impact Organizations

This is a capstone style course where most of the learning will be generated through a project with a social sector (social enterprise or nonprofit) organization, and by attending the weekly IMPACT Speaker series talks.  The groundwork for understanding the opportunities and challenges of the social sector will be covered through readings, TED style videos, student-led class discussions, and by a site visit to a local nonprofit organization.

Serve-Learn-Sustain in Spain

This study abroad is part of the SLS Sustainable Cities Minor.

The Serve-Learn-Sustain in Spain program is offered in spring semester by the School of Modern Languages.  Take 12 to 15 credits of upper-division Spanish and earn a Spanish certificate (12 credits) or a Spanish minor (15 credits) in just four months abroad.

Design. Develop. Build. Africa

In 2016/17 students from three universities, Georgia Tech, Have Tech, and PBSA Düsseldorf, are collaborating to design and build a residential compound in the Volta region in Ghana. Working with the NGO Meeting Bismarck, the community of Have, local and international engineers and the department for Health of the Volta region, the project aims to revive vernacular construction techniques such as bamboo through digital design methodology and c raft. The Midwives Quarters Have provide housing for midwives and international aid workers to enable their work at the Health Clinic in Have.

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