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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 Fall Semester 2015


Full Semester: August 24 – December 12 (15FS)

ARCH1023 Introduction to Modern Architecture and Design (3 credit hours; BoK: HP, HU)
001         309944        Online (TBA)
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.

ARCH6026 Techniques of Historic Preservation (3 credit hours)
001        503290 TR 11L00a-12:30p
This lecture and lab course introduces methods used to research the history and significance of an historic building or site, and to evaluate and rehabilitate historic structures. The course actively engages a variety of historic building construction systems, and develops in the student an understanding of these methods and systems through structured field activities. Lectures by Cincinnati restoration craftspeople as well as DAAP faculty highlight problems and restoration techniques associated with each examined construction material or system. The documentation, of an historic structure is a required service-learning component of the course.


ARCH6027American Architectural History (3 credit hours)   (TBA)
This lecture course introduces the non-specialist to the history of American architecture from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. Lectures describe and illustrate significant buildings, but also investigate the social, economic technological and artistic contexts in which these, works of architecture were created. These high-style, professionally designed buildings vernacular structures and environments will be examined, presenting an abridged but representative examination of post-European-contact architectural production in the United States.


ARTH1001 History of Art I (3 credit hours; BoK: FA, HP)
006 503948 MWF 10:10a-11:05a
007 503949 Online
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 503950 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 credit hours; BoK: FA)
001      503953 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 credit hours; BoK: FA)
001         509965        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. 

DSGN1071 User Centered Design (3 credit hours; BoK; SE, TI)
001        500049 T6:00p-8:50p
This course provides an interdisciplinary overview, of the design philosophies and processes placing the user at the center of design. The purpose is design, participatory design universal/inclusive design, and human factors. Methods explored include user ethnographic and observational studies, task analysis, task and user scenarios card sorting, paper prototyping, interviewing surveys, and usability testing. This course, open for students to learn how to analyze and anticipate user behaviors while also identifying their needs. Subjects covered include empathic design, participatory design universal/inclusive design, and human factors. Methods explored include user ethnographic and observational studies, task analysis, task and user scenarios card sorting, paper prototyping, interviewing surveys, and usability testing. This course, open to all students, is essential for School of Design Students.


DSGN3081 Design History, Theory, and Criticism (3 credit hours)
001 500048 TR 11:00a-12:20p
This upper level lecture course provides an advanced analysis of design history, the evolution of theory and critical perspectives on them. It examines historical, theoretical and critical issues of common interest to many design fields as well as issues of interest to specific design fields. Learning occurs in the context of team-taught seminar and discussion sessions.


FASH2080 History of Fashion 1 (3 credit hours)
001      507391 TR 8:00a-9:20a
This course provides the student with an understanding of the evolution of dress in Western civilization from ancient times through the 19th century. Students will explore the technological cultural and social influences affecting fashion through history and become familiar with period costume characteristics and terminology.

FAA1022 Basic Rendering the Figure from Life for non-DAAP majors (4 credit hours)
001      508127 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 credit hours)
001      508128 MW 5:00p-7:50p
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 credit hours)

001      508129 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.

FAA1036 Basic Sculpture for non-DAAP majors (4 credit hours; BoK: FA)
001      508131 MW 5:00p-7:50p
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 credit hours)
001     508132 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.

SUST6000 Perspectives on Sustainability (3 credit hours)
001     510455 TR 11:00a-12:20p
This course provides foundational knowledge on the systemic concept of sustainability. The course will address the breadth and depth of issues relevant to a holistic definition of sustainability. The course addresses issues related to design, planning, engineering, ecological systems, and social justice, with attention to past, present and future. Students will gain skills necessary to consider the challenges of sustainability through cross-disciplinary dialogue and complex problem-solving. Guest lecturers and readings will provide multidisciplinary perspectives on sustainability.


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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