This course is for students who are passionate about social (and/or environmental) issues, and have identified an interest area where they want to make real change by developing an innovative solution. The course will serve as a guide in the students' problem solving journey by exploring topics like: human-centered design, social impact assessment, customer discovery, sustainable communities, and more. Students will connect with area experts who will serve as mentors and provide feedback throughout the semester.
This section of ENGL 1102 develops multimodal communication skills through the critical and creative analysis of a heterogeneous collection of documentary and not-quite documentary films: popular nature and wildlife films, ethnographic films, historical documentaries, essay films, mockumentaries or pseudo- documentaries, and interactive documentaries or i-Docs. Documentary film is commonly understood as a mode that both educates audiences about important historical events and makes arguments about current events and issues.
Students learn to assess wind resources, learn the physical principles behind wind tunnel operations, learn how to design wind turbines for a site to meet that community's energy needs, learn how to find the equivalent cost of energy in cents per KW-hour, and assess environmental impact (birds, noise) associated with wind turbines.
This course has a GT designation so student in any major can count it towards free electives, and it is additionally cross-listed with Management, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and Industrial & Systems Engineering. You can register for any one of the course numbers and you'll be in the same class! What does sustainability look like when we take community seriously?
In this course, students will learn about sustainable development while completing 30 hours of community service in Atlanta's Latino community. Students will complete their service at three community organizations (Latin American Association, La Amistad, and Agape) offering educational services to Latino middle and high school students. Students, in collaboration with some of the Latino students they will be serving, will produce a design in paper of a videogame (characters, rules, settings, etc.) based on topics of sustainable development.
This class covers two tools for exploring and evaluating during a sustainable design or decision-making process: life cycle analysis and system dynamics. Students will apply these tools to a research topic of interest, exploring implications for understanding communities and designing systems or artifacts. This class is a graduate course but is open to seniors.
This project studio will explore the design of interactive experiences that support capturing community narrative and supporting sense making for policy makers. We will design and develop new processes and computing infrastructure to support an on-going project with the City of Atlanta, the Westside Future Fund, the Atlanta Housing Authority, and supported by the Historic Westside Cultural Arts Council. The focus of the course will be on collecting community narratives around development and “community engagement.”
Social, Environmental, and Economic Impacts of Megaprojects - Tools, such as life cycle assessment (LCA), were be introduced to the students to study the human ecology of big projects. Megaprojects were analyzed as displacements that follow a socio-natural process. Students learned the methodology to study changes in the surrounding environments of megaprojects from social, environmental, and economic standpoints.
This course has a GT designation so students in any major can count it towards free electives, and it is additionally cross listed with CS, ARCH and PUBP. You can register for any one of GT 2803 HP2, or PUBP HP2 or ARCH 2803 or GT 4803 HP2 or CS 4803 HP2 and you’ll be in the same class!
BMED 2250 employs a Problem/Project-Based Learning (PBL) approach to confront a problem from the real world of health and/or medicine within a societal context. During the semester, students focus on a community health issue for which they propose an innovation as a preventative measure or remedy using engineering analysis and fundamentals to justify design decisions, then testing it using mathematical modeling and experiments with a physical model representing an aspect or principle of the innovation or intervention strategy.