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The approach for this minor is to create a multi-disciplinary, “hands-on,” community-oriented environment for learning, which will involve a holistic design curriculum, delivered by faculty with specific expertise. This course of study will be broad based in its approach, breaking down the boundaries between the more established professional disciplines of architecture, urban, landscape, planning, interior, graphic, and industrial design.
The minor offering is patterned as a studio-based program offering, with a core of project-based sustainability studios, supplemented by studio-seminar and Liberal Studies offerings that work together to provide a depth of knowledge in this area. There are additional optional courses that provide alternate threads that integrate to other areas of curriculum, programs and practice that complete the course credit requirements for the minor and allow students to pursue more specific areas of interest.

The following two courses are required:  1.0
GDES 3B57 Living Environment Design Studio 1
GDES 3B58 Living Environment Design Studio 2

Choose two:
0.75 or 1.0
SCTM 2B04 Biological Principles of Sustainability (LST)
INDS 3A03 Design and the Environment: Principles of Production and Consumption (SEM)
GDES 3B12 Socially Responsible Design Practices
VISC 3B46 Design & Sustainability (LST)

Choose three:
1.25 or 1.5
ENVR 3A03 Building Technology & Structure 2 (SEM)
GDES 3B59 Urban Landscape Ecology (SEM)
GDES 3B18 Biomimetics l: Points of Departure
GDES 3B28 Biomimetics 2: Application
GDES 4B05 Architectural Design Studio 1
GDES 3B47 Habitat Housing Studio
HUMN 2B28 Nature, Culture and the Environment (LST)
GDES 3B61 Living Environment Design: Internship
GDES 3B60 Sustainable Design & Development
GDES 3B62 Sustainable Business
GDES 3B63 Cities for People / Summer Workshop
GDES 3B64 Greening the OCAD Campus – Summer Workshop
Total 3 or 3.25 or 3.5

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