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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 Sustainability in Design Minor is still under development; however, students may begin working towards this minor now.

* indicates courses are under development

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 3BXX  Greening the OCAD Campus – Summer Workshop *
Total 3 or 3.25 or 3.5

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