Summer Credit Intensive: Sustainability by Design (Graduate Level)

Explore sustainability challenges, practices, and creative opportunities within the design disciplines. Examine interdependent environmental, economic, and social systems, and their influence on the design process. The course is tailored to students' experience and interests, while covering principles of ecology, climate change, resource use and conservation, environmental risks and toxicity; responsibilities of clients and interactions with end users and other stakeholders; as well as design thinking tools such as systems thinking, environmental cost-benefit analysis, life cycle assessment, design for disassembly, and biomimicry. Students will complete work towards a portfolio and acquire a distinct toolset for the emerging sustainable design professional. Note: this course ends on July 31.PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING: Registration in this section is for students who wish to take this course as an in-person, NonCredit student. Students will not receive elective college credit for this course. Should you wish to register for the 3-credit section of this course, complete the application form here: Note, students registering for the 3-credit version of this course must be US citizens, US permanent residents, or have already obtained an F-1 visa from another academic institution. B-1, ESTA, and other tourist visas are not accepted for this program. Questions regarding the registration process should be sent to

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