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
3925 001
3 credits
(499)
Architecture/Interior Arch/Designed Objects
Sustainability
Arch/Inarc/DesOb: Bio RobotectureMonday/Wednesday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014
Sullivan Center 1241
Rodda, Bo
4903 001
3 credits
(490)
Architecture/Interior Arch/Designed Objects
Sustainability
Arch/Inarc/DesOb: Landscape/Territory/FieldTuesday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014
Sullivan Center 1256
Reynders PhD, Hennie Jurie
4916 001
3 credits
(492)
Architecture/Interior Arch/Designed Objects
Sustainability
Arch/Inarc/DesOb: GFRY Des Stud:Arch Acts Vol. 1Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014
Sullivan Center 1258
Newman, Michael
Santa Lucia, Andrew
1001 001
3 credits
(1600)
Architecture/Interior Arch/Designed Objects
Sustainability
Architecture: Introduction to ArchitectureWednesday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014
Sullivan Center 1226
Keane, Linda
1001 002
3 credits
(1601)
Architecture/Interior Arch/Designed Objects
Sustainability
Architecture: Introduction to ArchitectureTuesday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014
Sullivan Center 1226
Keane, Linda
2020 001
3 credits
(167)
Art Education
Sustainability
Art Education: Art of Crossing the StreetMonday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014
116 MI BLDG - 1428
Rich, John Michael
3014 001
3 credits
(1184)
Fashion
Sustainability
Fashion: Supply and SurplusWednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014
Sullivan Center 723
Hamather, Conrad
5313 001
3 credits
(1202)
Fashion
Site and Landscape * Sustainability
Fashion: Adv Materials/Fabrication StdWednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014
Sullivan Center 706
Schnabl, Katrin
2022 001
3 credits
(953)
Fiber
Sustainability
Fiber and Material Studies: Collective Weaving IThursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014
Sharp 1011
Gnatowski, Karolina
3023 001
3 credits
(954)
Fiber
Sustainability
Fiber and Material Studies: Advanced Collective WeavingThursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014
Sharp 1011
Gnatowski, Karolina
3026 001
3 credits
(960)
Fiber
Sustainability
Fiber and Material Studies: Natural DyeSaturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014
Sharp 904
Benedict, Marissa Lee
3812 001
3 credits
(1559)
Film,Video,New Media
Sustainability
Film, Vid, New Med, Animation: RealtimeTuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014
Michigan 807
Connolly, James
5006 001
3 credits
(970)
Historic Preservation
Sustainability
Historic Preservation: Hist & Theory Of Historic PresWednesday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014
116 MI BLDG - 1506
Tatum, Terry
3151 001
3 credits
(1378)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Humanities: Top:Poetry and PoliticsMonday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014
Michigan 620
Durgin, Patrick
3315 001
3 credits
(1369)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Humanities: EthicsMonday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014
Michigan 617
Rodriguez-Navas, Daniel R
3110 001
3 credits
(1414)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Science: Geometry Of Art & NatureMonday/Wednesday
4:15 PM - 5:45 PM
Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014
Michigan 608
Christopher, James
3110 002
3 credits
(1677)
Liberal Arts
Art and Science * Sustainability
Science: Geometry Of Art & NatureThursday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014
Michigan 608
Christopher, James
3306 001
3 credits
(1428)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Science: Severe and Unusual WeatherWednesday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014
Spertus 313
Dimaio, Richard
3311 001
3 credits
(1421)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Science: Marine Biology/Aquatic RealmThursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014
116 MI BLDG - 1503
Hoffman, Michele
3362 001
3 credits
(1659)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Science: Mushrooms, Molds & MedicinesFriday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014
116 MI BLDG - 1503
Wilson, Andrew W
3521 001
3 credits
(1422)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Science: Animal BehaviorMonday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014
116 MI BLDG - 1503
Jedlicka, Dianne
3525 001
3 credits
(1423)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Science: Evolutionary MammalogyMonday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014
116 MI BLDG - 1503
Jedlicka, Dianne
3539 001
3 credits
(1433)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Science: Science/Environment/Pol SustThursday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014
Michigan 111
Hoffman, Michele
3557 001
3 credits
(1665)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Science: The Nature of EcologyFriday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014
116 MI BLDG - 1503
Gaswick, Wyatt
3508 001
3 credits
(1463)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Social Science: Politics in the U.S.Thursday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014
Michigan 620
Rivers, Patrick Lynn
3532 001
3 credits
(1456)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Social Science: Wandering Uterus:Jrn Gend/MedThursday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014
Michigan 707
Kapsalis, Terri
3544 001
3 credits
(1455)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Social Science: Media and Social ActionThursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014
Spertus 313
Haratonik, Peter L
3563 001
3 credits
(1457)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Social Science: Politics of GlobalizationFriday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014
Spertus 722
Rivers, Patrick Lynn
3606 001
3 credits
(1449)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Social Science: The Global EconomyTuesday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014
Michigan 111
Peters, Sarah
3030 001
3 credits
(1011)
Sculpture
Community and Social Practice * Interaction and Participation * Public Space * Site and Landscape * Sustainability
Sculpture: Installation/Environment/SiteTuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014
Colombus 015
Ross, Sarah
3038 001
3 credits
(1008)
Sculpture
Community and Social Practice * Sustainability
Sculpture: Experimental GeographiesThursday * Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM * 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014
Columbus 122 * Columbus 122A
Palmer, A Laurie
4018 001
3 credits
(993)
Sculpture
Community and Social Practice * Sustainability
Sculpture: Knowledge Lab:Art & EcologyThursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014
Columbus 032
Ross, Sarah
3001 002
3 credits
(1477)
Visual, Critical Studies
Sustainability
Visual Critical Studies: Top:Wandering UterusThursday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Aug 27, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014
Michigan 707
Kapsalis, Terri
Cat/Sec#/Credits
(Class Number)
Department/Area of StudyCourse NameDays/Times/Start and End date/LocationInstructor
3227 001
3 credits
(1525)
Art and Technology
DIY * Art and Science * Sustainability
Art and Technology: BioArt StudioWednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jan 22, 2015 to May 10, 2015
Michigan B1-19
Dewey-Hagborg, Heather
3311 001
3 credits
(1278)
Liberal Arts
Sustainability
Science: Marine Biology/Aquatic RealmMonday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jan 22, 2015 to May 10, 2015
116 MI BLDG - 1503
Hoffman, Michele
4004 001
3 credits
(897)
Sculpture
DIY * Community and Social Practice * Art and Science * Sustainability
Sculpture: Art on Loc:Materials LabThursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jan 22, 2015 to May 10, 2015
Columbus 122
Myrie, Eliza
4018 001
3 credits
(891)
Sculpture
DIY * Community and Social Practice * Collaboration * Sustainability
Sculpture: Knowledge Lab:Art & EcologyWednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jan 22, 2015 to May 10, 2015
Columbus 032
Black, Sara

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