SAIC students are enormously concerned with the state of the environment. Many students have chosen to design curricular pathways that allow a broad exploration of issues related to the study of resource conservation, environmental activism, and ecological principles. 

The Sculpture department houses a laboratory called the SAIC Knowledge Lab (K-Lab). This is a place where students and faculty collaborate around the topics and processes of knowledge, innovation, and research. They collectively identify important subjects, such as energy, waste, or urban agriculture; undertake in-depth research; and formulate collaborative projects aimed at the production of new knowledge, which can make a meaningful contribution to understanding these issues.
 
The study of Sustainability spans many other departments across the school as well. See the listings below, and consult your advisor for courses that pertain specifically to Sustainability. Please note that the following list is in alphabetical order by department. Scroll down to view the entire listing of interdisciplinary offerings, which may fulfill either elective or required degree credits.

 


Cat/Sec#/Credits
(Class Number)
Department/Area of StudyCourse NameDays/Times/Start and End date/LocationInstructor
2020 001
3 credits
(165)
Art Education
Sustainability
Art Education: Art of Crossing the StreetThursday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sep 2, 2015 to Dec 21, 2015
Lakeview - 206
Howenstein, Drea
3227 001
3 credits
(1445)
Art and Technology
Art and Science * DIY * Sustainability
Art and Technology: BioArt StudioTuesday/Wednesday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sep 2, 2015 to Dec 21, 2015
Michigan B1-19
Dewey-Hagborg, Heather
3014 001
3 credits
(385)
Fashion
Sustainability
Fashion: Supply and SurplusWednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sep 2, 2015 to Dec 21, 2015
Sullivan Center 723
Buchakjian, Christopher
5313 001
3 credits
(402)
Fashion
Site and Landscape * Sustainability
Fashion: Adv Materials/Fabrication StdWednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sep 2, 2015 to Dec 21, 2015
Sullivan Center 701
Hamather, Conrad
2022 001
3 credits
(418)
Fiber
Sustainability
Fiber and Material Studies: Collective Weaving IFriday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sep 2, 2015 to Dec 21, 2015
Sharp 1011
Gnatowski, Karolina
3023 001
3 credits
(419)
Fiber
Sustainability
Fiber and Material Studies: Advanced Collective WeavingFriday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sep 2, 2015 to Dec 21, 2015
Sharp 1011
Gnatowski, Karolina
3026 001
3 credits
(425)
Fiber
Sustainability
Fiber and Material Studies: Natural DyeSaturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sep 2, 2015 to Dec 21, 2015
Sharp 904
Benedict, Marissa Lee
3812 001
3 credits
(452)
Film,Video,New Media
Sustainability
Film, Vid, New Med, Animation: RealtimeThursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sep 2, 2015 to Dec 21, 2015
MacLean 807
Connolly, James
5006 001
3 credits
(568)
Historic Preservation
Sustainability
Historic Preservation: Hist & Theory Of Historic PresWednesday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sep 2, 2015 to Dec 21, 2015
Lakeview - 1506
Kalec, Donald
3315 001
3 credits
(702)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Humanities: EthicsMonday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sep 2, 2015 to Dec 21, 2015
MacLean 920
Rodriguez-Navas, Daniel R
3110 001
3 credits
(741)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Science: Geometry Of Art & NatureMonday/Wednesday
4:15 PM - 5:45 PM
Sep 2, 2015 to Dec 21, 2015
MacLean 608
Christopher, James
3110 002
3 credits
(764)
Liberal Arts
Art and Science * Sustainability
Science: Geometry Of Art & NatureThursday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sep 2, 2015 to Dec 21, 2015
MacLean 608
Christopher, James
3304 001
3 credits
(1427)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Science: Climate Chng:Locally/GloballyWednesday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sep 2, 2015 to Dec 21, 2015
Spertus-313
Dimaio, Richard
3311 001
3 credits
(743)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Science: Marine Biology/Aquatic RealmThursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sep 2, 2015 to Dec 21, 2015
Lakeview - 1503
Hoffman, Michele
3362 001
3 credits
(762)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Science: Mushrooms, Molds & MedicinesFriday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sep 2, 2015 to Dec 21, 2015
Lakeview - 1503
Wilson, Andrew W
3521 001
3 credits
(744)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Science: Animal BehaviorMonday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sep 2, 2015 to Dec 21, 2015
Lakeview - 1503
Jedlicka, Dianne
3525 001
3 credits
(745)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Science: Evolutionary MammalogyMonday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sep 2, 2015 to Dec 21, 2015
Lakeview - 1503
Jedlicka, Dianne
3539 001
3 credits
(750)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Science: Science/Environment/Pol SustThursday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sep 2, 2015 to Dec 21, 2015
Lakeview - 1503
Hoffman, Michele
3557 001
3 credits
(763)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Science: The Nature of EcologyWednesday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sep 2, 2015 to Dec 21, 2015
Lakeview - 1503
Gaswick, Wyatt
3508 001
3 credits
(781)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Social Science: Politics in the U.S.Thursday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sep 2, 2015 to Dec 21, 2015
Lakeview - 202
Rivers, Patrick Lynn
3532 001
3 credits
(778)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Social Science: Wandering Uterus:Jrn Gend/MedThursday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sep 2, 2015 to Dec 21, 2015
MacLean 920
Kapsalis, Terri
3544 001
3 credits
(777)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Social Science: Media and Social ActionThursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sep 2, 2015 to Dec 21, 2015
Spertus-313
Haratonik, Peter L
3563 001
3 credits
(779)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Social Science: Politics of GlobalizationFriday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sep 2, 2015 to Dec 21, 2015
MacLean 112
Rivers, Patrick Lynn
3030 001
3 credits
(1108)
Sculpture
Community and Social Practice * Interaction and Participation * Public Space * Site and Landscape * Sustainability
Sculpture: Installation/Environment/SiteTuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sep 2, 2015 to Dec 21, 2015
Columbus 023
Reed, Macon
3038 001
3 credits
(1107)
Sculpture
Community and Social Practice * Sustainability
Sculpture: Experimental GeographiesThursday * Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM * 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sep 2, 2015 to Dec 21, 2015
Columbus 122 * Columbus 122A
French, Lindsey M
4018 001
3 credits
(1093)
Sculpture
Community and Social Practice * Sustainability
Sculpture: Knowledge Lab:Art & EcologyFriday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sep 2, 2015 to Dec 21, 2015
Columbus 032
Ross, Sarah
3001 002
3 credits
(1142)
Visual Critical Studies
Sustainability
Visual Critical Studies: Top:Wandering UterusThursday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sep 2, 2015 to Dec 21, 2015
MacLean 920
Kapsalis, Terri
Cat/Sec#/Credits
(Class Number)
Department/Area of StudyCourse NameDays/Times/Start and End date/LocationInstructor
3003 001
3 credits
(1070)
Art Education
Sustainability
Art Education: Immersive Life PracticesMonday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Jan 28, 2016 to May 15, 2016
Sharp 402
Howenstein, Drea
3044 001
3 credits
(1069)
Art Education
Community and Social Practice * Sustainability
Art Education: Site/Environment/CommunitiesTuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jan 28, 2016 to May 15, 2016
Columbus 122
Howenstein, Drea
5106 001
3 credits
(1071)
Art Education
Sustainability
Art Education: Art in Community: CollabThursday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Jan 28, 2016 to May 15, 2016
Lakeview - 1427
Howenstein, Drea
3090 001
6 credits
(1466)
Art and Technology
Art and Science * Collaboration * Politics and Activisms * Sustainability
Art and Technology: Synthetic FuturesMonday/Tuesday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Jan 28, 2016 to May 15, 2016
MacLean 416
Dewey-Hagborg, Heather
Scarpelli, Andrew H.
3304 001
3 credits
(1329)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Science: Climate Chng:Locally/GloballyWednesday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Jan 28, 2016 to May 15, 2016
Spertus-721
Dimaio, Richard
3311 001
3 credits
(593)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Science: Marine Biology/Aquatic RealmMonday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jan 28, 2016 to May 15, 2016
Lakeview - 1503
Hoffman, Michele
3044 001
3 credits
(1104)
Sculpture
Community and Social Practice * Sustainability
Sculpture: Site/Environment/CommunitiesTuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jan 28, 2016 to May 15, 2016
Columbus 122
Howenstein, Drea
4018 001
3 credits
(914)
Sculpture
Collaboration * Community and Social Practice * DIY * Sustainability
Sculpture: Knowledge Lab: Pollin&ProximThursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jan 28, 2016 to May 15, 2016
Columbus 032
Benedict, Marissa Lee
Cat/Sec#/Credits
(Class Number)
Department/Area of StudyCourse NameDays/Times/Start and End date/LocationInstructor
4004 001
3 credits
(275)
Art Education
Art and Science * Community and Social Practice * DIY * Sustainability
Art Education: Art Loc:Think Soc Pract DeweyMonday through Friday
1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
May 31, 2016 to Jun 17, 2016
Sullivan Center 782
Jacob, Mary Jane
4004 001
3 credits
(276)
Sculpture
Art and Science * Community and Social Practice * DIY * Sustainability
Sculpture: Art Loc:Think Soc Pract DeweyMonday through Friday
1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
May 31, 2016 to Jun 17, 2016
Sullivan Center 782
Jacob, Mary Jane
4018 001
3 credits
(274)
Sculpture
Collaboration * Community and Social Practice * DIY * Sustainability
Sculpture: Knowledge LabMonday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 1, 2016 to Aug 19, 2016
Columbus 032
French, Lindsey M

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