Sustainable Environmental Design (SED) Program Learning Outcomes

Critical and holistic thinking

  • Identify and engage with a range of sustainability issues
  • Identify stakeholders and their perspectives
  • Understand contexts at different scales and evolving over time
  • Understand and articulate interrelationships between different professions

Ability to develop constructive solutions

  • Understand design, planning, policy, and organizing strategies for problem-solving
  • Identify alternative courses of action for a given context
  • Work collaboratively with diverse others to understand issues and concerns
  • Articulate, illustrate, and present understandings

Understand how physical design can help create more livable, equitable, and ecologically sound places for everyone

  • Employ basic graphic representation skills
  • Apple basic design principles and methods
  • Create spatial designs that balance human and ecological needs
  • Identify one or two areas of focus within SED and gain background in those areas

Leadership within a range of professional environments

  • Frame creative alternatives for the public
  • Facilitate and participate in group processes
  • Articulate decisions and points of agreement
  • Identify and employ professional roles such as organizing, advocating, inspiring, managing, and facilitating