Arizona State University Free Online Course on Technological, Social, and Sustainable Systems

Arizona State University is offering free online course on Technological, Social, and Sustainable Systems. This 3 credit hour course satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Design (HU) general studies requirement at Arizona State University.

In this eight-week course, applicants will explore how social, technological, and sustainable systems are interacting to create the modern world, and how you can use that knowledge to create a better one in this credit-eligible course. This course will start on August 14, 2017.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 8 weeks
Effort: 18 hours pw
Subject:  Engineering
Institution: Arizona State University and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $49
Session: Course Starts on August 14, 2017


Providers’ Details

Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American Research University, creating an institution that is committed to excellence, access and impact. As a comprehensive public research university, ASU is measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities we serve.

About This Course

Understand the impact of technology on sustainability and society, using relevant historical examples and current issues in the news, and gain insight on the cultural frameworks within which ideas such as sustainability and different technologies are understood and evolve.

Why Take This Course?

This 3 credit hour course satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Design (HU) general studies requirement at Arizona State University. This course may satisfy a general education requirement at other institutions; however, it is strongly encouraged that you consult with your institution of choice to determine how these credits will be applied to their degree requirements prior to transferring the credit.

Learning Outcomes

  • The importance of technology and technological systems in shaping the world and our future
  • What issues face technologies companies today and how you might prepare for a career with a tech organization
  • The social and environmental implications of design and management of technology systems
  • How to identify and explain critical principles of complexity and complex systems
  • How art and literature guide technological evolution
  • The economic, environmental, and cultural issues arising from emerging technologies


Dr. Brad Allenby

Dr. Brad Allenby President’s Professor, Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering Professor of Law Director, Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management Braden R. Allenby is currently Lincoln Professor of Engineering and Ethics, President’s Professor of Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering, and Professor of Law, at Arizona State University.



How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
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  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.
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