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2022-2023 University Catalog 
2022-2023 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

PDES 315 Design for Sustainability & Ethics

1.5 credits 45.0 hours
300 level undergraduate course

This course provides students with frameworks and methodologies for designing ethical products, services, and systems that comply with the principles of social, ecological, and economic sustainability. Readings, discussions, and lectures by faculty and experts help students develop a holistic systems view and understanding of ethical and ecological impacts as a factor for design decisions. Students will research and study the work of a number of sustainability experts to help position and inform their own developing design practice. Particular focus is put on design for manufacturing innovation, especially in regards to digital and distributed manufacturing technologies.

This course is not repeatable for credit.