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
3227 001
3 credits
(2231)
Art and Technology
Art and Science * DIY * Sustainability
BioArt StudioFriday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 18, 2017
MacLean 423
Scarpelli, Andrew H.
3014 001
3 credits
(1234)
Fashion
Sustainability
Supply and SurplusMonday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 18, 2017
Sullivan Center 727
Kania, Beata
5313 001
3 credits
(1250)
Fashion
Site and Landscape * Sustainability
Adv Materials/Fabrication StdWednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 18, 2017
Sullivan Center 723
Walton, William
2022 001
3 credits
(1266)
Fiber
Sustainability
Collective Weaving ITuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 18, 2017
Sharp 1011
Gnatowski, Karolina
3023 001
3 credits
(1267)
Fiber
Sustainability
Advanced Collective WeavingTuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 18, 2017
Sharp 1011
Gnatowski, Karolina
3026 001
3 credits
(1271)
Fiber
Sustainability
Natural DyeSaturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 18, 2017
Sharp 904
Feldman, Pamela
3812 001
3 credits
(1300)
Film,Video,New Media
Sustainability
RealtimeThursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 18, 2017
MacLean 807
Connolly, James
5006 001
3 credits
(1424)
Historic Preservation
Sustainability
Hist & Theory Of Historic PresTuesday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 18, 2017
Lakeview - 1506
Tatum, Terry
3315 001
3 credits
(1553)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
EthicsWednesday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 18, 2017
MacLean 620
El Halwani, Raja
3110 001
3 credits
(1592)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Geometry Of Art & NatureThursday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 18, 2017
MacLean 608
Christopher, James
3311 001
3 credits
(1594)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Marine Biology/Aquatic RealmThursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 18, 2017
Lakeview - 1503
Hoffman, Michele
3521 001
3 credits
(1595)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Animal BehaviorMonday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 18, 2017
Lakeview - 1503
Jedlicka, Dianne
3525 001
3 credits
(1596)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Evolutionary MammalogyMonday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 18, 2017
Lakeview - 1503
Jedlicka, Dianne
3539 001
3 credits
(1598)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Science/Environment/Pol SustThursday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 18, 2017
Lakeview - 1428
Hoffman, Michele
3558 001
3 credits
(2470)
Liberal Arts
Art and Science * Site and Landscape * Sustainability
Anthropocene EcologiesThursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 18, 2017
Spertus-707
Yang, Andrew
3030 001
3 credits
(1816)
Sculpture
Community and Social Practice * Interaction and Participation * Public Space * Site and Landscape * Sustainability
Installation ArtMonday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 18, 2017
Columbus 015
Howenstein, Drea
4018 001
3 credits
(1805)
Sculpture
Community and Social Practice * Sustainability
Knowledge Lab:Art & EcologyFriday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 18, 2017
Columbus 032
Akpem, D. Denenge Duyst-
3001 003
3 credits
(1851)
Visual Critical Studies
Sustainability
Top:Theorizing DisabilityTuesday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 18, 2017
MacLean 707
Grigely, Joseph
Cat/Sec#/Credits
(Class Number)
Department/Area of StudyCourse NameDays/Times/Start and End date/LocationInstructor
3090 001
6 credits
(1204)
Art and Technology
Art and Science * Collaboration * Politics and Activisms * Sustainability
Synthetic FuturesFriday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jan 25, 2018 to May 13, 2018
Michigan B1-19
Scarpelli, Andrew H.
Strathmann, Alan
3312 001
3 credits
(2504)
Liberal Arts
Community and Locality * Sustainability
Water:The Science of a Human RTuesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jan 25, 2018 to May 13, 2018
Lakeview - 1428
Hoffman, Michele
4018 001
3 credits
(1792)
Sculpture
Collaboration * Community and Social Practice * DIY * Sustainability
Knowledge Lab: Seed to SkyThursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jan 25, 2018 to May 13, 2018
Columbus 010
Lode, Lora
Cat/Sec#/Credits
(Class Number)
Department/Area of StudyCourse NameDays/Times/Start and End date/LocationInstructor
3312 001
3 credits
(1168)
Liberal Arts
Community and Locality * Sustainability
Water:The Science of a Human RMonday through Friday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Jun 18, 2018 to Jul 6, 2018
Lakeview - 1428
Hoffman, Michele
4004 001
3 credits
(1128)
Sculpture
Art and Science * Community and Social Practice * DIY * Sustainability
Art on LocationMonday/Wednesday * Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM * 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jul 9, 2018 to Jul 27, 2018
Sullivan Center 782 * Sullivan Center 782
Jacob, Mary Jane
Skaggs, Sarah Kathryn
4018 001
3 credits
(1150)
Sculpture
Collaboration * Community and Social Practice * DIY * Sustainability
Knowledge Lab: AssemblagesMonday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jul 30, 2018 to Aug 17, 2018
Columbus 010
French, Lindsey M

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