DSGN101
Introduction to Design

Prerequisites: Admission to the College of Architecture or permission

Description: Introduction to architecture, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture and related design fields; the forces that shape these fields and the processes of production they rely upon.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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DSGN110
Design Thinking

Prerequisites: Admission to the College of Architecture or permission

Description: Introduction to an approach to problems employing a user-focused, iterative, team-based process. Through experiential labs, lectures, workshops, and class discussions students practice design thinking to promote innovation in a wide variety of disciplines.

This course is a prerequisite for: ARCH 262; DSGN 111

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts

DSGN111
Design Making

Prerequisites: DSGN 110 or permission

Description: Builds upon the skills acquired in Design Thinking by focusing on formal and spatial constructs. Integrates craft and compositional principles into the design process. Introduces multiple techniques for communicating ideas through physical and digital modeling, orthographic projection, freehand drawing, and other forms of graphic representation.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:4

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DSGN120
Design Drawing

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the College of Architecture or permission

Description: Introduction to the fundamental practice and exploration of observational, projective and speculative drawing for design through a variety of media and drawing techniques.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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DSGN123
Computer Applications in Design

Prerequisites: Admission to the College of Architecture or permission

Description: Application of computer technology to the design disciplines. Enabling the effective use of computer technology to produce measured drawings and digital models to aid the investigation, visualization, and communication of design.

This course is a prerequisite for: ARCH 327

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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DSGN140
History of Design

Prerequisites: Admission to the College of Architecture or permission

Description: Thematic exploration of the history and theory of design as it relates to political, economic, and societal shifts.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

DSGN410
Design Studio: Collaborate

Prerequisites: ARCH 311; or IDES 351; or LARC 311; or by permission

Description: Collaborative design research approach to complex problems. Various studios utilize multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, or trans-disciplinary teams to explore issues across range of project types.

This course is a prerequisite for: ARCH 411, ARCH 411H

Course details
Credit Hours:5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:5

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