Jul 25, 2024  
2022-23 Catalog 
2022-23 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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INDES 201 - Designing a Just and Sustainable Future

5 CR

This course is designed for anyone interested in how design impacts climate change, social justice, economics, and public policy. It challenges students to understand that the problems facing our world today, and in the future, are the direct result of personal and institutional decisions, and that the design of buildings, products and processes arising from these decisions can have both positive and negative effects. It presents the idea that the great issues of today can be addressed by understanding the root causes, not just the symptoms, and that informed, thoughtful design can lead to a more just and sustainable future. 

Recommended: ENGL 101  
Course Outcomes
  • Describe the differences between standard-of-living and quality-of-life, and evaluate the consequence of these distinctions.
  • Explain how the built environment affects climate change and identify possible solutions for mitigating these changes.
  • Articulate how design affects social justice and income inequality, and justify possible solutions.
  • Evaluate the impact of globalization and legislation on climate change, the built environment, and social justice.
  • Recognize and discuss personal and institutional decisions that lead to an economy of waste and inflation of needs.

GenEd Outcomes: Connections
  • Ethics

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