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
3090 001
6 credits
(1204)
Art and Technology
Art and Science * Collaboration * Politics and Activisms * Sustainability
Synthetic Futures: Biodesign ChallengeFriday
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 RightTuesday
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 RightMonday 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
City Body, Mountain Mind: global art practicesMonday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jul 9, 2018 to Jul 27, 2018
Labb, Alan
Price, Dan
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
To Be Announced
Cat/Sec#/Credits
(Class Number)
Department/Area of StudyCourse NameDays/Times/Start and End date/LocationInstructor
3227 001
3 credits
(1222)
Art and Technology
Art and Science * DIY * Sustainability
BioArt StudioFriday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 29, 2018 to Dec 17, 2018
Michigan B1-19
Scarpelli, Andrew H.
3014 001
3 credits
(1508)
Fashion
Sustainability
Supply and Surplus: The Art of Making ThingsMonday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 29, 2018 to Dec 17, 2018
Sullivan Center 727
Kania, Beata
5313 001
3 credits
(1524)
Fashion
Site and Landscape * Sustainability
Advanced Materials and Fabrication StudioWednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 29, 2018 to Dec 17, 2018
Sullivan Center 701
Cave, Jackey
3026 001
3 credits
(1545)
Fiber
Sustainability
Natural DyeSaturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 29, 2018 to Dec 17, 2018
Sharp 904
Feldman, Pamela
3812 001
3 credits
(1574)
Film,Video,New Media
Sustainability
RealtimeThursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 29, 2018 to Dec 17, 2018
MacLean 807
Connolly, James
5006 001
3 credits
(2197)
Historic Preservation
Sustainability
History And Theory Of Historic PreservationTuesday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Aug 29, 2018 to Dec 17, 2018
Lakeview - 1506
Kalec, Donald
3315 001
3 credits
(1610)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
EthicsThursday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Aug 29, 2018 to Dec 17, 2018
Lakeview - 1427
Brooks, Arnold R
3110 001
3 credits
(1986)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Geometry Of Art & NatureThursday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Aug 29, 2018 to Dec 17, 2018
MacLean 608
Christopher, James
3311 001
3 credits
(1988)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Marine Biology and the Aquatic RealmThursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Aug 29, 2018 to Dec 17, 2018
Lakeview - 1503
Hoffman, Michele
3521 001
3 credits
(1989)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Animal BehaviorSaturday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Aug 29, 2018 to Dec 17, 2018
Lakeview - 1503
Jedlicka, Dianne
3525 001
3 credits
(1990)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Evolutionary MammalogySaturday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Aug 29, 2018 to Dec 17, 2018
Lakeview - 1503
Jedlicka, Dianne
3539 001
3 credits
(1992)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Science, the Environment, and the Politics of SustainabilityThursday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Aug 29, 2018 to Dec 17, 2018
Lakeview - 203
Hoffman, Michele
3030 001
3 credits
(2030)
Sculpture
Community and Social Practice * Interaction and Participation * Public Space * Site and Landscape * Sustainability
Installation ArtThursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 29, 2018 to Dec 17, 2018
Columbus 127
Ross, Sarah
4018 001
3 credits
(2020)
Sculpture
Community and Social Practice * Sustainability
Knowledge Lab:Art & EcologyFriday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 29, 2018 to Dec 17, 2018
Columbus 010
Akpem, D. Denenge Duyst-
4500 001
3 credits
(2378)
Sculpture
DIY * Site and Landscape * Sustainability
Woodworking in the 21st CenturyFriday * Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM * 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 29, 2018 to Dec 17, 2018
Columbus 024 * Columbus 023
To Be Announced
Ottmers, Carolyn
3900 001
3 credits
(2438)
Undergraduate Division
Class, Race, Ethnicity * Exhibition and Curatorial Stud * Sustainability
Take Root Among The Stars: The Legacy of Octavia Butler, Surviving the 21st Century and BeyondWednesday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Aug 29, 2018 to Dec 17, 2018
Columbus 124
Akpem, D. Denenge Duyst-

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