SENS 340 Intro to Ecological Design

Prerequisite: SENS 100 or GSTR 332 or permission of the instructor

An exploration of the principles and practice of ecological design - the purposeful integration of human actions with the structures and functions of the natural world. Emphasis is placed on the application of ecological principles to the design of sustainable technologies, buildings, communities, and landscapes. Topics include solar energy, biomimicry, ecological machines, sustainable agriculture, ecological architecture and building, aquaculture, ecovillages, bioremediation, eco-industrial systems, and sustainable communities.


1 Course Credit