Fundamentals of Sustainable Design 3: Transformational Change

This final 5-week course of the Fundamentals of Sustainable design series will dive deep into politics and governance in relation to sustainable change. Students will learn about and discuss organizational change as it relates to sustainability; how to effectively communicate regarding sustainability issues; explore ideas that reach beyond sustainability to thrivability; and finish things off by learning about various methods of engaging and implementing change. / Open to students ages 18 and above. / View complete policies.


How does an online course work at MCAD?

Most online courses are asynchronous, meaning that there are no set class meeting times. Instead, courses are project-based, with 2 to 3 deadlines per week, and students can choose a time and place that works best for them to complete the work. Course activities may include readings; video demonstrations and tutorials; online discussions; projects; and critiques. The workload of an online course is roughly 8-10 hours per week, whether the course is being taken for credit or noncredit.


Required Textbook:

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Pre-requisite: Fundamentals of Sustainable Design 2: Frameworks and Application


Please Register Before: April 1

If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met. 


Class Savings

Register on or before January 20 and save $25.

Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day registrations only).

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Course Details

CSSD 6503 20 SP20
Date Start: 
Monday, April 6, 2020
Date End: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 18 and above.
Days of Week: 
Online - Asynchronous
Sustainable Design
Online Classes
Fundamentals of Sustainable Design 1: Sustainability Foundation; Fundamentals of Sustainable Design 2: Frameworks and Application