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Courses for Non-DAAP Majors

Courses at the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning aren't just for DAAP majors! We offer several classes for non-DAAP majors to learn about anything from photography to video production and animation. Check out the class offerings for the upcoming summer and fall semesters below:

Summer Semester 2014

Summer Full Semester

ARCH1023 Introduction to Modern Architecture and Design (3 cr hrs; BoK: HP, HU)
001  100528  Online
This on-line course is a survey course designed for students who are not majoring in architecture, to provide an introduction to the fundamental issues, personalities, and buildings that were involved in the history of the evolution of European and American modern architecture and design. It is intended to enhance a student's understanding and appreciation of the art of architecture and the issues that impact upon its production. The course will briefly introduce students to the major architectural movements that preceded the Modern Movement and establish a reference and context from which Modernism emerged.
 
DAAP2011
Fundamentals of Photography Design for non-DAAP majors (3 cr hrs; BoK: FA)
001  102901  S 9:00a-10:50a
002  102902  T 6:00p-8:50p
Explore the visual fundamentals of photographic design. Learn how to effectively use F-stops, shutter speed, ISO, and the various modes of a digital camera to improve your photographs and communicate your ideas. Investigate compositional techniques as they relate to photographing people, the landscape, and movement. Discover how line, form, value, color, and texture can be organized to enhance visual communication and improve interpretation.
 
FAA1033
Basic Digital Photography for non-DAAP majors (4 cr hrs; BoK: FA)
001  102661  MW 8:00a-10:50a
This course comprises lectures and exercises in basic digital photographic technology and aesthetics for non-DAAP majors. The emphasis is on the camera, including camera settings, exposure and focus controls, and composition. Students must provide their own cameras which have a minimum of 6 megapixels, optical zoom, and manual mode OR exposure compensation capability.
 
FAA1034 Basic Ceramic Handbuilding for non-DAAP majors (4 cr hrs; BoK: FA)
001  102663  TR 8:00a-10:50a
This course will provide an introduction to hand forming and the technical processes of working with clay. Students will explore handbuilding with terra cotta as a way to make both functional and expressive works out of clay. We will work with many different building methods, such as coiling, pinch pots, slab building, and the use of molds. This class is will also focus on different methods of decorating and glazing earthenware. No prior ceramic experience is needed for this course.
 
FAA1035
Basic Video Production for non-DAAP majors (4 cr hrs; BoK: FA)
001  102664  MW 2:00p-4:50p
This is a beginning level class for non-DAAP students. The class covers the fundamentals of video production including basic camera work, sound recording, editing, and DVD authoring. Students will complete several short exercises over the course of the class. Students would provide their own cameras and/or borrow them from Langsam Library.
 
FAA1036
Basic Sculpture for non-DAAP majors (4 cr hrs; BoK: FA)
001  102660  TR 2:00p-4:50p
This course provides a foundation to sculpture as a three-dimensional medium of expression. In learning fundamental principles of sculpture and gaining familiarity with the use and safety requirements of various tools, materials, and techniques, students will explore a range of approaches to fabricating art in a studio workshop setting. By introducing students to significant examples of contemporary three-dimensional art the course will enable them to develop a personal approach to making sculpture. Concepts pertaining to sculptural form, scale, movement, surface, content, and function will be explored.
 
FAA1040 Basic Painting for non-DAAP majors (4 cr hrs)
001  102662  TR 2:00p-4:50p
This course is an introduction to the medium of painting, understood as representing the three-dimensional world on a two-dimensional support, using oil paints in a full set of colors. You will become familiar with the qualities of oil paint, mediums, color mixing, paint application, canvas preparation, grounds, supports and various painting materials. This class allows you to build your skill level through studio practice and assignments.
 
FAA6004 Special 3D Studio (4 cr hrs)
001  102946  F 8:00a-12:00p
                    F 1:00p-4:50p
A 3D studio that concentrates on a specific conceptually-based strategy for making art, emphasizing an interdisciplinary creative environment within which to explore art. This summer the course will look at solving problems with the iconic DIY material, duct tape.

Summer Semester Session B: July 7 – August 9

ARTH1002 History of Art II (3 cr hrs; BoK: FA, HP)
001  102546  Online
This is the second of the two-semester survey of world art. It covers movements, monuments, and figures in art and architecture from the 14th century to the 21st century. Students will learn to appreciate and analyze the formal qualities of the important works of art and architecture. They will also learn to investigate how these creations reflect contemporary social, political, religious, and philosophical contexts.
 
HORT4080 Introduction to Beer (3 cr hrs)

001  101597  TR 6:00-9:00p
This course is an introduction to beer and the many aspects of beer brewing and drinking that are influenced by culture, history, and geography. Through brewery tours, we will learn the art and science of beer making and ingredients. Through field trips to the Brewery District in Over-the-Rhine we will see how beer has influenced Cincinnati culture and urban form. Beers from around the world will be discussed and tasted to demonstrate a wide range of beer styles, ingredients, and cultural preferences. Students will learn to describe the taste of beer and develop their palette to assess a beer for appearance, aroma, and flavor. Students must be 21 years of age or older. A fee will be charged to cover the cost of materials.
 

Summer Semester Flex Session: (class dates vary)

FAA6003 Special Studio – 3D Creativity & Change: Building & Crafting Sustainable Neighborhoods (4* cr hrs)
001  102548  MWF 9:00a-2:30p (May 12- June 20)
A 3D studio that concentrates on a specific conceptually-based strategy for making art, emphasizing an interdisciplinary creative environment within which to explore art.
 
HORT1010 Horticulture Science I (3 cr hrs; BoK: NS)

001  102649  F 5:00-9:00p (June 13- June 14)
                    S 9:00a-6:10p (June 13- June 14)
                    F 5:00p-9:00p (May 30- June 1)
                    SU 9:00a-6:10p (May 30- June 1)
This course is an introduction to basic horticulture science concepts and principles including the development, growth, distribution, and utilization of fruits, vegetables, and ornamental plants. The course will focus on botanical concepts of plant structure, growth, and development, and the plants' response to environmental conditions and management techniques.

NoteAll Horticulture classes (HORT****) are open to all UC students, provided they have met the appropriate prerequisites or have permission of the instructor. A number of courses in Urban Planning (PLAN****) may also be taken with permission of the instructor.
 

Fall Semester 2014

ARTE1009 Art LIVE (3 cr hrs; BoK: DC, FA)
001  210458  R 4:00p-8:00p
Students attend art exhibitions happening at UC (such as at the DAAP Galleries & Library) and other local cultural institutions, such as the Hebrew Union Skirball Museum, and select galleries, historical societies, and libraries around Cincinnati. They will meet with art experts such as curators, artists, collectors, gallerists, and others who will help them understand: how to critically engage with art first-hand; how to 'read' the meaning, purpose, and judge the quality of an art work, a collection, and/or an exhibition; learn and apply 'evidence-based exhibition criticism'; learn about the local art scene and perhaps, most importantly, how to gain a greater awareness of self through the process of viewing and responding to art, creative journaling, and thoughtful reflection and self-expression.

ARTH1001 History of Art I (3 cr hrs; BoK: FA, HP)
003  202523  Online
004  202526  MWF 10:10-11:05a
This is the first of the two-semester survey of world art. It covers movements, monuments, and figures in art and architecture between ca. 25,000 B.C. & ca. 1300. Students will learn to appreciate and analyze the formal qualities of the important works of art and architecture. They will also learn to investigate how these creations reflect contemporary social, political, religious, and philosophical contexts.
 
ARTH1002 History of Art II (3 cr hrs; BoK: FA, HP)
001  202530  MWF 1:25p-2:20p
This is the second of the two-semester survey of world art. It covers movements, monuments, and figures in art and architecture from the 14th century to the 21st century. Students will learn to appreciate and analyze the formal qualities of the important works of art and architecture. They will also learn to investigate how these creations reflect contemporary social, political, religious, and philosophical contexts.
 
DAAP1011 Design,
Art and the Built Environment (3 cr hrs; BoK: FA)
001  209266  MWF 11:15a-12:10p
This introductory course will provide you with an overview of the disciplines within the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati. This course will help you understand, identify, analyze, and interpret your built historic and visual surroundings in transformative ways that will enable you to become a critical participant in your community. As participants in this course students will be asked to engage in observation, investigation, analysis and evaluation. These skills will be put to use as you encounter your surrounding environment, community, and work with your peers. You will also have the chance to listen and respond to lectures given by discipline-specific professors. There are no prerequisites for this course yet you will be required to:·Work in peer groups both in class and on discussion board ·Take photographs and both print and upload.jpg files as part of your assignments ·Watch, evaluate, and then comment on DAAP projects that will be showcased for you on blackboard. Your evaluations, judgments and comments may be drawn upon in-class, on discussion board, in a class blog or a self-reflective writing.
 
DAAP2011
Fundamentals of Photography Design for non-DAAP majors (3 cr hrs; BoK: FA)
001  208793  T 6:00p-8:50p (August 25-December 7)
Explore the visual fundamentals of photographic design. Learn how to effectively use F-stops, shutter speed, ISO, and the various modes of a digital camera to improve your photographs and communicate your ideas. Investigate compositional techniques as they relate to photographing people, the landscape, and movement. Discover how line, form, value, color, and texture can be organized to enhance visual communication and improve interpretation.


DAAP3000  Applied Trend Research and Analysis (3 cr hrs; Bok: none)
001  210982  MW 6:00p – 7:20p
This course provides and introduction to trend forecasting research and methodology necessary to identify, categorize, analyze and synthesize socio-economic trends that will impact product and, system development into the future. 


FAA1022 Basic Rendering the Figure from Life for non-DAAP majors (4 cr hrs)
001  206211  TR 2:00p-4:50p
This course involves an intensive study of the human form working from both clothed and nude models for the non-DAAP student/artist or novice wishing to improve their work from a live model in a two-dimensional painting or drawing medium. The structure and expressive values of the human body are delivered through lectures, demonstrations and lab (studio) application. A progressive emphasis is placed on the human form as a source for compositional motives, culminating in carefully planned drawings or painted sketches that integrate figure and field into complex formal narratives.
 
FAA1025 Basic Drawing for non-DAAP majors (4 cr hrs)

001  206173  MW 8:00a-10:50a
A course for non-majors that focuses on the creation of drawings that demonstrate an understanding of one and two point perspective and illusionistic space using a variety of black and white and color mediums. The class includes demonstrations, critiques, and discussions of artists who work in drawing. The format of this course includes both seminar and studio/lab components.
 
FAA1033
Basic Digital Photography for non-DAAP majors (4 cr hrs)
001  206004  TR 5:00p-7:50p
This course comprises lectures and exercises in basic digital photographic technology and aesthetics for non-DAAP majors. The emphasis is on the camera, including camera settings, exposure and focus controls, and composition. Students must provide their own cameras which have a minimum of 6 megapixels, optical zoom, and manual mode OR exposure compensation capability.
 
FAA1035 Basic Video Production for non-DAAP majors (4 cr hrs; BoK: FA)
001  205961  MW 6:30p-9:20p
This is a beginning level class for non-DAAP students. The class covers the fundamentals of video production including basic camera work, sound recording, editing, and DVD authoring. Students will complete several short exercises over the course of the class. Students would provide their own cameras and/or borrow them from Langsam Library.
 
FAA1036
Basic Sculpture for non-DAAP majors (4 cr hrs; BoK: FA)
001  206081  MW 4:40p-7:30p
This course provides a foundation to sculpture as a three-dimensional medium of expression. In learning fundamental principles of sculpture and gaining familiarity with the use and safety requirements of various tools, materials, and techniques, students will explore a range of approaches to fabricating art in a studio workshop setting. By introducing students to significant examples of contemporary three-dimensional art the course will enable them to develop a personal approach to making sculpture. Concepts pertaining to sculptural form, scale, movement, surface, content, and function will be explored.
 
FAA1040 Basic Painting for non-DAAP majors
(4 cr hrs)
001  206208  TR 2:00p-4:50p
This course is an introduction to the medium of painting, understood as representing the three-dimensional world on a two-dimensional support, using oil paints in a full set of colors. You will become familiar with the qualities of oil paint, mediums, color mixing, paint application, canvas preparation, grounds, supports and various painting materials. This class allows you to build your skill level through studio practice and assignments.
 
FAA1053
Basic Printmaking for non-DAAP majors (4 cr hrs; BoK: FA)
001  206205  TR 2:00p-4:50p
This course provides an introduction to the art and technique of basic printmaking as a medium of artistic expression. Course activities include lectures, demonstrations, critiques, studio work and viewing of original prints. Extensive hands-on experience with a range of techniques will be experienced through assigned projects and critiques that encourage the integration of concept and technique. The course format includes a one-hour seminar and a two-hour studio.

FASH2099C Documenting a Fashion Icon: The UC Bonnie Cashin Collection (3 cr hrs; BoK: TI, HP)
001   208425 T 2:00-4:50pm
Through hands-on work with garments designed by one of the most significant American fashion designers, Bonnie Cashin (1907-2000); guest lectures by fashion experts; and field trips to regional museums, students will learn about the significance of the historical, social, and cultural in relation to ¢fashion! design. Also, through the close study of garments; engaging research projects; journalism & sketching exercises; studio photography; and website building, students will learn elements of collection preservation and how to curate an actual gallery exhibition and an online exhibition.

HORT1010 Horticulture Science I (3 cr hrs; BoK: NS)
001  208224  W 6:00-8:50pm (August 25-December 7)
This course is an introduction to basic horticulture science concepts and principles including the development, growth, distribution, and utilization of fruits, vegetables, and ornamental plants. The course will focus on botanical concepts of plant structure, growth, and development, and the plants' response to environmental conditions and management techniques.
 
HORT4080 Introduction to Beer (3 cr hrs)
001  208820  T 6:00-8:50pm (August 25-December 7)
This course is an introduction to beer and the many aspects of beer brewing and drinking that are influenced by culture, history, and geography. Through brewery tours, we will learn the art and science of beer making and ingredients. Through field trips to the Brewery District in Over-the-Rhine we will see how beer has influenced Cincinnati culture and urban form. Beers from around the world will be discussed and tasted to demonstrate a wide range of beer styles, ingredients, and cultural preferences. Students will learn to describe the taste of beer and develop their palette to assess a beer for appearance, aroma, and flavor. Students must be 21 years of age or older. A fee will be charged to cover the cost of materials.
 
PLAN2055 Win|How to Use Politics to Achieve Your Personal and Organizational Agenda (3 cr hrs; BoK: SS)

001  200230  R 3:35-6:10pm
From a power-centered perspective on politics, this course introduces students to the strategies that must be employed to achieve political outcomes that are advantageous to themselves and/or their organizations. To this end, students study the dynamics of political campaigns, the use of media for political purposes and the role of pressure groups and activist organizations in American political life. Students meet candidates running for public office, political communications professionals and the leaders of high-profile interest groups, and each student is expected to provide volunteer work on a political campaign or for an activist interest group of his or her choosing. The course arms students with the essential political skills they need to assume the roles of engaged citizen and effective organizational leader.

NoteA number of Horticulture (HORT****) and Urban Planning (PLAN****) courses are open to non-DAAP students, provided they have met the appropriate prerequisites or have permission of the instructor.  

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