2023-2024 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Sustainability in Design Minor

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Seyeon Lee, Minor Coordinator
The Nancy Cantor Warehouse, slee80@syr.edu

Program Description:

This minor provides an interdisciplinary foundation on sustainable design strategies for products, services, and the built environment. Centered on creating opportunities for innovative solution development, students will be challenged to reimagine their practice through the lens of environmental and societal impact.

Teaching Faculty for minor delivery: 

  • Seyeon Lee, PhD, Associate Professor of Interior and Environmental Design
  • Don Carr, MFA, Professor of Industrial Design
  • Yves Michel MASc, Professor of Practice, Industrial Design

Applicant Pool: Current and future students across the Syracuse University campus. The interdisciplinary nature of this minor makes it complimentary to many degree programs, but will likely draw for design, architecture, and engineering.

General Requirements

To complete a minor of Sustainability in Design, students need to complete 18 credits that meet requirements A and B, listed below. At least 12 credits must be taken at the 300 or 400 level.

A. Foundational Courses (9 credits)

Lower-division courses must include one course from each theme:

B. Specialization Courses (9 credits)

Specialization courses must include 9 credits from the list below. Whilst the electives are group by theme, students can take any of the courses within or across the specializations.

Sustainability in the Built Environment

  • CME 215 Sustainable Construction
  • CME 304 Environmental Performance Measures
  • CME 305 Sustainable Energy Systems for Buildings
  • CME 387 Renewable Materials for Sustainable Construction

Total Credits Required: 18

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