Ontario College of Art & Design

Course Calendar


Biological Principles of Sustainability
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 7.5 credits, including 1.0 credit of second-year liberal studies (including 0.5 VISC credit).
This course examines major scientific issues surrounding the concept of sustainability. Topics covered will include: population growth and the human carrying capacity, land use and agriculture, biotechnology and genetic engineering, climate change and pollution, and ecosystem services in urban design. Each section of the course will discuss the scientific principles and concepts relevant to understanding sustainability within these areas. Students will apply their scientific knowledge to examine and critique contemporary design and cultural practices from the perspective of biological sustainability. An additional focus on emerging biologically focused design tools such as Biomimicry will be discussed.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken SCTM 2B04: Biological Principles of Sustainability may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: Year level change 2010-11
Course was last updated May 4, 2011 - 4:38 PM