In the class, the students will learn about social issues in Germany such as different schools, groups, organizations and political parties as well as political views of groups from different socio-economic backgrounds.
This course will examine how films, novels, and short stories represent the relationship between technology and disaster. We'll trace complicated perceptions of technology back to the Industrial Revolution, seeing how technological innovations have been portrayed as both the cause of and the solution to acute social and environmental problems. We'll then look at depictions of technology in more recent disaster narratives.
The course will explore work of contemporary novelists who draw from both eastern and western influences, stories that dwell beyond natural laws of time and space. The class will consider how these authors expose and influence the changing face of our global community in the twenty-first century. These novels wrestle with issues of personal and collective memory, accountability, interconnection, and the influence of one's choices and actions on future generations.
Students work with the non-profit organization, Trees Atlanta, as well as multiple neighborhoods in Atlanta to investigate the various effects of tree canopy on the well-being of residents. (There are two sections to this course, HP for Honors Program students only, and SLS, which is open to all non-Honors Program students)
Planning, design and operation of systems of air, rail, water and highway facilities, including those for bicycles and pedestrians. In this course, we will focus on the need, purpose and design for multimodality. Why is a multimodal transportation system important? How do we plan and design for multimodal transportation? How do we measure the performance of a multimodal transportation system? What is a complete street and what guides are available for complete streets design?
Capstone Design is an interdisciplinary civil and environmental design experience. Students form teams of 3 – 5 people, and these teams function as “companies” that provide consulting services to a selected sponsor on a specific design project. Students begin the semester responding to an actual Request for Qualifications (RFQ) advertised from a local project sponsor as a team. Students then select their projects among many different sub-disciplines and themes in order based on their ranking on the RFQ response.
The laboratory portions of these courses are designed as research service-learning labs that integrate relevant community service with academic coursework to enhance learning, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. In partnership with the Piedmont Park Conservancy, students conduct research that benefits learning in biology and the greater Atlanta community.