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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:


DAAP Course Offerings for Spring Semester 2016


ARCH6025 Introduction to Historic Preservation(3 credit hours)
001     603367 TR 2:00am-3:20pm

This introductory lecture course considers the preservation of artifacts of the past, with particular focus on the built environment. The course begins with an examination of why we as a culture need these artifacts, followed by a survey the history of historic preservation in the West. The practice of contemporary historic preservation is reviewed with an emphasis on career opportunities in the field. Finally, interpretations of historic artifacts, from museum restorations to adaptive re-use projects, are explored, including consideration of the political and social framework in which their preservation is accomplished, as well as for the meaning these sites might have for future generations.


ARTH1001 History of Art I (3 credit hours; BoK: FA, HP)

001     600039 MWF 10:10am-11:05am

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 credit hours; BoK: FA, HP)

001      600037 MWF 11:15am-12:10pm

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.


FAA1025 Basic Drawing for non-DAAP majors (3 credit hours)

001      600075 TR 8:00am-10:50am

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 (3 credit hours)

001      601769 TR 5:00pm-7:50pm

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 (3 credit hours; BoK: FA)

001      608081 MW 4:40pm-7:30pm

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 for non-DAAP majors (3 credit hours; BoK: FA)

001      600077 MW 4:40pm-7:30pm

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.


FAA1040 Basic Painting for non-DAAP majors (3 credit hours)

001      601772 TR 8:00am-10:50am

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.


DAAP2011
Fundamentals of Photography Design for non-DAAP majors (3 credit hours; BoK: FA)

001      600034 T 6:00pm-8:50pm

002      600035 S 9:00am-10:50am

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.


DAAP2013C A Non-Designer's Guide to Graphic Design (3 credit hours; Bok: FA)

001      608144 TR 12:30pm-1:50pm (Lecture and Lab)

This course focuses on the conceptual thinking and problem solving methods used by graphic designers in developing communications that sell ideas. Emphasis is placed on evaluating the messaging and sales objectives to create designs effectively communicating and influencing a targeted audience.


DAAP2021 Fashion in the Public Eye (3 credit hours; BoK: FA)

001      6000811 TR 9:30am-10:50am

This course will explore the impact of fashion design and trends, as they are conveyed to, and shared with the public. Students will develop a working knowledge of the history of fashion media and fashion marketing, along with the various media outlets for fashion. We will consider how the message of personal style, expression, and the newest trends reaches and effects public perception. This course will include field trips to industry locations and a hands-on experience with a fashion media event; fashion show.


DAAP2022 The Business of Fashion (3 credit hours)

001      600812 TR 11:00am-12:20pm

This course will explore fashion retailing and the various business structures in the fashion industry. The primary focus will be on the numerous forms of Fashion Retailing and trends with an exploration of possible fashion-based career paths in retailing and merchandising. This course will include lectures by professionals and experts from industry and local fashion organizations and an industry field trip.


DAAP3000 Applied Trend Research and Analysis (3 credit hours)
students must have 60 credit hours or more

001      608136 MW 6:00pm-7:20pm

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.


SAID2081 Sustainability(3 credit hours)

001      608929 R 6:10pm-9:00pm

This course provides an introduction to the principles of Sustainability and Sustainable Design. This includes issues of sociology demography, economy and finance, economic development, construction and environmental technologies, climate and climate change and all major disciplines of design, including humanitarian design. This includes an investigation of the thermal aspects of the environment including consideration of physiology, climatology, natural adaptation, and thermal conditions. Various forms of assessment, including ecological footprint and building rating,

systems will be explored.


NOTES:

All Horticulture courses are open for non-DAAP students, provided they have met the appropriate prerequisites or have permission of the instructor.

All of the SOP courses are open to non-DAAP majors. This is based on seating availability which we have not found to be a problem in the past. Our studios (PLAN 1012, 3031) and capstones/thesis (PLAN 5099, 7008, 7009) courses will allow non-DAAP majors if the topic pertains to their area of study and they possess the skills and ability to join the course. These courses would require professor permission for non-DAAP majors to enroll.

Questions? Contact DAAP Student Affairs at 556-1376. Thank you!



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