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Title:
Introduction to Biomimicry: A Sustainable Design Methodology (Online)
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Price: 
$50.00

Nature offers boundless inspiration for sustainable design, but how do we access the wealth of biological information available and apply it effectively to design? This course provides an introduction to biomimicry, a discipline that emulates nature's best ideas and blueprints in order to solve human design challenges sustainably. Each week is composed of three lessons that follows these main themes: Biomimicry Basics, Observing Nature, and Biomimic’s Design Studio. A typical lesson includes an introduction to the topic, readings, and an (ungraded) assignment. Your coursework will include getting outside to explore nature and learning a key biomimicry design concept that you’ll then apply to develop a novel biomimetic design. This introductory course is primarily self-directed, with peer-to-peer feedback and engagement. An instructor will be present to facilitate and provide guidance, but individual feedback will be limited. / Open to students ages 18 and above. View complete policies.

This online course is asynchronous, meaning that there are no set class meeting times. Instead, the course is 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. 

Required hardware: A computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet access, a camera, and microphone for class meetings and to capture and upload work. 

Required textbook:
See canvas.mcad.edu/books for a list of required textbooks.

Register Before: June 2
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.

Questions?
Contact MCAD Continuing Education at continuing_education@mcad.edu or call 612.874.3765.

Image credit: Stefanie Koehler

Course Details

SKU:
CSSD 5601 20 SU21
Date Start: 
Monday, June 7, 2021
Date End: 
Sunday, July 11, 2021
Time: 
Online
Room: 
Online
Age Group: 
Adults
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 18 and above.
Days of Week: 
Online
Categories: 
Sustainable Design
Online Classes
Prerequisites: 
None